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Date Posted

Jun 10, 2015



Job Title

Network Administrator At Microcred

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The mission of Microcred Group is to provide quality and accessible financial services tailored to the needs of individuals excluded from or ill-served by the financial sector, especially micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. It aims at improving the living conditions of people in the countries where it operates.

Network Administrator

Job description

Within the framework of our expansion, we are looking for a passionate, rigorous and creative network administrator, to join our team based in Kaduna.


As part of the IT department of Microcred Nigeria, the network administrator has for main objective the reliability and optimization of the Microcred’s IT production infrastructure as well as the security of data passing through it.



  • Proven expert in network administration, you carry out the reorganization and technical development of the computing equipment and the network infrastructure of Microcred (hardware, system, software, monitoring, network), namely more than 100 computers on 7 sites.
  • You are responsible for structuring the operation of the network infrastructure (Setting-up the monitoring, follow-up, support, maintenance). You maintain the operational condition of our equipments and platforms. You ensure the infrastructure’s high availability and security.
  • With the IT team, you develop some high availability strategies for backup and archiving as well as a Plan for the Continuity of Operations, both for the computing equipment and the network.
  • You are in charge of the management of disasters occurring in the infrastructure and the computing equipment (diagnosis, identification, resolution)
  • You handle the technical relationships with our service providers and ensure the R&D watch on market innovations. Making proposals, you take part in the financial optimization efforts related to infrastructures.
  • You provide the operational reporting of operating activities (technical and organizational) required by the management.

Desired Skills and Experience

You have successfully completed three to five years of higher education and you have a relevant experience in network and system administration, virtualization and cloud management solutions. You are fond of computer science and enjoy a recognized expertise in the following fields:

  • Cisco CCNA Certification (routing + security) is required. Cisco CCNP or CCDP certification would be a plus
  • Windows Server administration + Linux administration
  • Good command of Active Directory and of the security management using GPOs
  • Firewall and VPN administration. A good command of pfSense would be helpful
  • Monitoring infrastructure administration. A good command of Nagios is requested.
  • Good knowledge of relational databases (SQL Server, MySQL)
  • Good knowledge in development of scripts ((bash, awk, sed, etc.)
  • Mastery of a service quality policy (high availability, Failover, Load balancing)
  • Skills in business engineering (document & procedure drafting, and staff training)

You are an autonomous and rigorous person with good interpersonal skills and keen ability to adapt, you demonstrate strong passion for techniques.  Your team spirit, client-service orientation and determination will be the keys for your success in this position. Proficiency in English is compulsory (the working documentation is entirely in English).

Year of Experience

5-10 year


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