Oil Industry Jobs - Systems Administrator - Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)


Job Title:       Systems Administrator
Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established under Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013, and in line with the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008. The PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda. This includes ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best practice for the petroleum industry.

Job Summary: The Systems Administrator will be responsible for the administration of PAU’s computer software systems, servers, storage devices and network connections to ensure high availability and security of the supported business applications. The successful candidate will participate in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with PAU’s goals, industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate and support capacity planning and development of longterm strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users.
  • Coordinate with network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to implement desktop and server  systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives.
  • Deploy workstations, servers, printers, scanners, firewalls, encryption systems, and appliances security systems.
  • Administer virtual and physical servers with both Windows, Linux and Perform, test routine system backups and restores.
  • Design enterprise LAN/WAN and Active Directory infrastructures and operate physical and virtual environments and carry out maintenance
  • Ensure the security of the server infrastructure by implementing industry best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and maintain documentation about current environment setup, standard operating procedures, and best practices.
  • Administer end user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best-practices
  • Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and correct hardware and software issues on servers, and workstations.
  • Develop required reports in response to business user and management needs.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Systems Administrator job placement must hold an honours Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or Information Communication Technology or Computer Engineering from an internationally recognized University/ Institution.
  • MSc. Computer Science or Computer Engineering or ICT Management, Policy and Architectural Development or Information and Network Security from an internationally recognized University/ Institution is desired
  • At least three years of working experience in a relevant field.
  • Must be fluent with Windows networking, and advanced desktop support.
  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft applications / infrastructure.
  • Capable of resolving critical software and hardware issues in a time sensitive manner, cognizant of requisite service levels.
  • Broad knowledge with MS SQL server, windows clustering, domain controller setup, and group policy.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of NAS and SAN storage management, and MS DFS.
  • Possession of a professional qualification in; MCSE, MCSA, CCNP, VCA, VCP, ITIL, RHSA, RHSE, PMP.
  • Membership with an internationally recognized professional body.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into enterprise networking issues and products as required.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a flexible schedule including late nights, early mornings, long days, weekends and public holidays.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

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Deadline: Wednesday, 18th April 2018 by 11:59 pm.

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