Senior System Architect & Administrator

Date Posted: Oct. 28, 2022, 10:50 a.m.

West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC)

Job Description

Job Objective

As part of the Engineering team, plan, design, select technologies & equipment, implement, and make required changes to the group Internet Exchange (IX) network within budget and timelines and to the correct level of quality and performance to enable services, satisfaction and revenue to be maintained and to meet or improve company targets. This is a technical hands-on position which candidate must understand the ecosystem on an Internet Exchange point, BGP peering, routing, switching, and Linux system administration, being able to configure, maintain and trouble shoot switches, BGP routing and various Linux packages.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • IX infrastructure, management, software & web frontend development
  • Build & maintain typical ISP services such as DNS, web, email, NTP, speed test, looking-glass, Radius, & VPN, to industry standards with enhanced security since these systems are exposed to the Internet
  • Product development to ensure efficient process and optimal user experience
  • Set and manage standards for the management of records and capacity planning
  • Provide technical support to Operations and Field Engineering
  • Assist other departments and create & lead and report on projects as requested
  • Adhere company policies and procedures, actively lead the use of and ensure data integrity of B/OSS
  • Deputise for Principal Architect (IP) or cover / support Senior Architect (IP/DCN) as directed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, masters preferred) in a technical field

Experience & Skills:

  • Requires minimum of 10 year’s technical experience in networking industry with at least 5 years in IP network engineering, system design/administrator role or equivalent
  • LINUX/Ubuntu, virtualization, server security, LAMP, O/S kernel tuning and life cycle maintenance
  • Good scripting skill is essential, either in shell, Python or PHP
  • Knowledge of Internet eco system is essential: ISP, IP transit, peering, upstream, BGP, registry & internet exchanges
  • IP routing & switching skill: ISIS/OSPF, BGP, MAC, VLAN, security, Radius, DCHP, STP, broadcast storm avoidance, BGP, route filtering, communities, Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) and Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs), etc
  • Security focus
  • Experience on Juniper and Mikrotik will be beneficial
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills evidenced by work history and accomplishments


  • Client focused, relationship builder
  • Integrity, honest with high ethical standards
  • Boundless, passionate, and flexible
  • Personal excellence, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Collaborative, achieve results through teamwork and partnerships
  • Strong analytical skills and able to collate and interpret data from various sources
  • Good English language communicator with a natural aptitude for dealing with people
  • Excellent communications and soft skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and solve problems in a fast-paced environment

How To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their updated CV including three referees.  Applications should be sent to [email protected] indicating the job position in the Subject Line.

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