Senior network infrastructure engineer

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)

Job Summary

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!

Job Description

  • The Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for the strategic planning, management, support and optimization of the corporate enterprise network in a 24/7 environment.
  • The team provides high levels of availability for all network and hardware in support of business objectives. Work closely with decision makers in other departments/ strategic business units to identify, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Lead the team responsible for providing the 24 x 7 enterprise network for corporate and cloud applications
  • Develop strategies and plans to meet the needs of the department and business in alignment with established priorities
  • Work independently with Software engineering teams, PMO, Business Analyst, Managers, and third-party partners as needed to ensure solutions are adequately supporting the company’s growth and business needs
  • Review critical internal network and third-party systems to ensure that proper disaster recovery procedures have been implemented and tested
  • Develop capacity planning of all key services ensuring business growth does not outpace existing infrastructure capabilities
  • Develop and establish beneficial and cost-effective relationships with service providers
  • Monitor and maintain all systems to meet established Service Level Objectives
  • Lead crisis management efforts during planned and unplanned outages, driving rapid response and resolution to critical issues impacting the business
  • Maintain knowledge of current and developing technologies
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications

Essential Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science (or related area) preferred.
  • 8-10 years’ work experience minimum.
  • Must have strong Cisco networking experience, Cisco and other vendor firewalls, optional experience in Cisco Meraki cloud managed networks
  • Windows Server 2008 – 2016 and Linux experience will be an advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in managing Office 365 messaging, OneDrive, SharePoint and other Office related platforms
  • Information security knowledge/experience will be an advantage
  • Ability to provide level 3 user support related to networks and end-user systems
  • Track record of managing people and teams
  • CISSP, CEH, COBIT, CISM, CISA
  • CCNP, CCIP, CCSA.

Skills:

  • Ability to manage stakeholders across diverse teams & at the executive
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Must be organized and have the ability to manage projects of varying length
  • Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently
  • Must be a team player
  • Highly organized and efficient; able to multi-task effectively and prioritize work based on a minimal direction and multiple competing priorities
  • Committed to delivering high-quality results, with cost-effective use of resources

Additional Information

  • Flexibility is important.

Remuneration

  • Competitive based on experience

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