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Job Title: Manager – IT Technical Infrastructure

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Division: IT Technical Infrastructure

Reports To: Head-IT Technical Infrastructure

Company: Etisalat Nigeria

Job Summary:

Develop strategic plans for, and oversee daily operations of, the IT Technical Infrastructure unit across all sub-teams, including database infrastructure, Unix/ Linux/ Solaris operating systems, Microsoft infrastructure, SAN infrastructure and private cloud/ virtualized infrastructure

Principal Functions:

•   Develop, plan and execute strategic initiatives aimed at improving and enhancing the efficient and effective utilization of enterprise resources across the business

•   Ensure effective implementation of approved strategic initiatives through detailed planning of relevant projects, assignment of required resources and optimal allocation of budgets

•   Develop and maintain close relationships with business partners to ensure the technology deployed meets business needs; gather inputs for future business requirements

•   Outline and embed processes to guide interactions between the IT Technical Infrastructure team and business units with customization/ specialized needs

•   Provide inputs in the selection of suitable technologies and enterprise applications; participate in negotiations with vendors and manage executed contracts accordingly

•   Provide inputs in the development of solutions to support the enterprise strategy

•   Provide support in the execution of technical test plans for enterprise application change and new deployments and upgrades

•   Develop a proactive maintenance cycle per enterprise application and keep application documentation updated at all times

•   Plan and co-ordinate operating systems upgrades and deployments

•   Co-ordinate and execute technical tests during operating systems upgrades and new deployments

•   Manage the installation, upgrade and maintenance of database systems and related operating systems

•   Provide standards, guidelines and procedures for managing and maintaining existing database systems

•   Ensure optimal performance of all enterprise databases and their operating systems (Unix and Windows)

•   Ensure the maintenance of database security and data integrity through the use of access codes and efficient password systems

•   Co-ordinate the monitoring and documentation of operating systems performance and resolution of slow-performance issues

•   Ensure the provision of support functions down to the last line of support (for problems relating to database and operating systems) before escalating to relevant IT vendor

•   Co-ordinate back-up management and validation of back-up data

•   Co-ordinate database administration, automation and script writing

•   Provide inputs in the evaluation of tenders for the enterprise database and operating systems

•   Support the implementation of the IT function’s work programmes and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines

•   Support the Head-IT Technical Infrastructure in planning and managing the human and material resources of the unit to optimize performance, boost morale and enhance productivity

•   Establish and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

•   Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions

•   Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives

•   Prepare/ compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Head-IT Technical Infrastructure

•   Perform any other duties assigned by the Head-IT Technical Infrastructure

Educational Requirements:

•   First degree or equivalent in IT, Computer Engineering, and/ or any other relevant discipline

•   Postgraduate/ professional qualification in a related field will provide an advantage

Experience & Skills:

•   Between five (5) and eight (8) years directly relevant post-NYSC work experience, with at least most recent three (3) years in a supervisory role

•   Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate strong experience with various flavours of Unix/ SAN/ virtualized environments

Deadline: 02 August 2012.

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