Data Center Specialist at the University of Ghana

University of Ghana, Legon
University of Ghana, Legon

Data Center Specialist at the University of Ghana.

The University of Ghana Computing Systems provides the IT services that the University of Ghana requires to fulfil its mission to be a world-class centre for research and teaching. UGCS provides innovative services and projects to support learning, teaching and research in response to the changing demands and trends in the IT ecosystem.

In order to more effectively carry out this mandate, applications are invited to fill the following Senior Member positions:

JOB TITLE Data Centre Specialist
DEPARTMENT Infrastructure and Security Services Division
REPORTS TO Head of System Administration

 

 JOB SUMMARY

The role of a Data Center Specialist is to monitor, identify, and resolve issues concerning the data centre, server equipment, VMs setup and backup equipment; performs upgrades, assists with data storage, and restore issues working with the storage Specialist, maintains data centre documentations, tracks physical data centre inventories, and maintains disaster recover processes for future references. We currently have a mix of HCI and traditional storage solutions infrastructure within our NOC which are required to be managed seamlessly so that all major applications, storage, and computing platform are up and running and when issues arise could be restored and many more.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring, identifying, and resolving issues concerning the data centre, server equipment, VMs setup and backup equipment.
  • Performing upgrades, assisting and working with the data storage specialist, restoring issues, maintaining data centre documentation, tracking physical data centre inventories, and maintaining disaster recovery processes for future reference.
  • Performing user provisioning activities for all users on campus and working to ensure users are in various systems, including but not limited to Active Directory (AD), e-mail, and telecommunications platform systems support.
  • Managing, diagnosing, resolving or escalating for additional support, issues at the Data Centre Network/Telecommunications issues related to PCs/Servers and Telephones.
  • Managing support tickets for the Systems and Network team, ensuring completion and resolution of issues by various team members.
  • Ensuring backup of servers and relevant databases as well as remote backup storage solutions and using enterprise-based backup solutions like Veeam.
  • Conducting daily server platform checks for the server farm and HPC solutions, observing warning lights and initiating replacements as much as necessary.
  • De-provisioning and replacing malfunctioning hardware, wiping data for security.
  • Restarting failing Enterprise Resource & Planning (ERP) software, as indicated by the user calls.
  • Maintaining physical inventory control of IT hardware and supplies for the Systems and Data center, Network and Telecommunications, as well as the User Services teams.
  • Assisting to seamlessly integrate the mix of Converged Infrastructure, hyper-converged infrastructure and traditional Data Centre solutions within the Network Operating Centre requiring to be managed seamlessly so that all major applications, storage, and computing platforms run smoothly and are easily restored when they go down.

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE (Data Center Specialist at the University of Ghana)

Applicants must have a master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Information Systems or a related discipline. Having the following certifications would be an added advantage:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Architect
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Engineer
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • VMware Certified Associate
  • VMware Certified Professional
  • Certificate In Advance Intelligence & Forensics in Information Technology
  • Sophos Unified Threat Management System Professional (Sophos UTM).
  • Applicants should have at least 7 years of experience in Systems Administration and Cloud Solution Development Engineering.

How To Apply for the Data Center Specialist at the University of Ghana

An applicant for any of the positions is required to submit an application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana,      P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:
i.    Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional Staff Application:      (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd

ii.   An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.

Closing date: 31st January, 2022

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the University website at www.ug.edu.gh.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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