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Simply Intuite.

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

FullTime Kenya, Nairobi Posted 22/03/2022, 2 years ago

Industry: Computer and information technology

Role: Information technology

Salary Range: Confidential

Closing: 15/04/2022

Client: Confidential

Reports To:    Infrastructure Engineering Team Manager

Our Client is a young, agile, and dynamic B2B service provider for many large reputable companies within the technology, betting, and gaming industries. The company has a fast-paced multinational culture and a fantastic opportunity for stepping up in your career and becoming an instrumental part of the team.


The Principal infrastructure Engineer will manage the architecture, design and implementation of infrastructure and projects involving large-scale, complex and highly analytical tasks with a focus on managing virtual and physical infrastructure. This also involves designing and improving current designs and championing secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure standards for on-premises and cloud based globally distributed datacenters.


  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one or more of the following areas: Physical and Virtual Infrastructure/Performance/reliability
  • Develop broad business and technical “ecosystem” knowledge and expertise for infrastructure architecture in order to ensure solutions meet business requirements and overall quality standards
  • Ensure infrastructure solution architecture stays on course with the overall program and long-term vision of the entire suite of technical solutions
  • Make critical decisions that define a specific direction for a system in terms of implementation, operational performance, scalability, usability and maintainability
  • Will work with the different Project Management disciplines in order to provide architectural guidance on strategic Projects
  • Lead the development of formalized systems solution methodologies
  • Perform proactive evaluation and assessment of new and more efficient technologies
  • Lead PoC activities and Teams to establish reliable confidence in new required Systems Technologies
  • Develop and maintain system standards and guidelines
  • Will act as a support escalation point
  • Direct cross-functional resources to identify root-cause of system and operational issues, analyze data and recommend solutions
  • Continually assess the existing environment and identify opportunities for improving solutions and services
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations of overall Infrastructure requirements for performance, availability, utilization and reliability
  • Ensures that all architectural artifacts and deliverables are developed to the highest quality standards; provides architectural review and approval for major solutions
  • Implementing and reporting on systems as part of a larger Capacity Management process


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a infrastructure architecture role, defining long-term, highly impactful strategies that include system development and platform integration
  • In-depth understanding of Cloud, Server, Storage, and Virtualization architecture design techniques, theories, principles, and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows Server, Linux, in HA/DR type configurations
  • Excellent knowledge of Server hardware platforms: x86
  • Excellent knowledge of VMWare ESX, vSphere, vRa, vSAN, NSX
  • Excellent knowledge of SAN, NAS, DAS,RAID, SCSI, Fibre Channel, Backup to Disk, clustering, encryption technologies from multiple vendors
  • Expert knowledge of defining and documenting complex technical solutions, and effectively communicating these concepts to highly varied audiences; e.g., product and software developers, leadership -including C-level executives
  • Track record of successfully partnering with team members to define requirements and feature sets in a multi-vendor environment
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal direction in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Ability to influence without authority (both horizontally and vertically) analytical talent and leadership to achieve the goals of the business
  • The intellectual and emotional capacity to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent social skills; ability to articulate verbally and written
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar engineering field, or equivalent experience required. Master's preferred
  • VMWARE Cloud, Virtualization, Server and Storage vendor Certifications Preferred