System administrator

MFS Africa

Job Summary

Deploy and configure MySQL databases

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

MFS Africa is a pan-African fintech company that develops innovative value-added services for mobile wallets. The company works in close partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions to bring simple and relevant financial services to un- and under-banked customers. MFS Africa currently connects over 170 million mobile wallet customers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Job Description

  • We are seeking a bright, energetic and motivated Systems Administrator, who will report to the Senior Systems Administrator, to work as a member of the technical team, building the next generation of MFS Africa’s products and services. The position could be based in Nigeria, Ghana or South Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install and configure Linux operating systems
  • Manage and monitor network servers
  • Set up email accounts and workstations
  • Monitor performance and maintain application systems according to requirements
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages.

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Fluency in English
  • Additional languages would be plus i.e. French.

Skills and Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge and experience working with MySQL, and proficiency with Tomcat web server
  • Bonus e-commerce, online payments or banking/card payments experience
  • Advanced knowledge in mail, apache, SELinux configurations on Linux boxes
  • Linux server installation and hardening
  • Advanced knowledge in TCP/IP networking
  • Advance knowledge in Linux networking and iptables
  • Basic Cisco server configuration and troubleshooting


  • Ranked by Fast Company as Second Most Innovative Company in Africa
  • Work with innovative new technologies on the cutting edge of fintech.
  • Attractive package including performance bonus and share options
  • Strong and collegial company culture with 20+ nationalities represented
  • We are can-do people; we are impact-seeking and diversity-embracing
  • We are passionate We care about what we build, who we build it for, and who we are while we build it
  • And we have a firm “no a**holes” policy. ).

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