Friday, September 14, 2018

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) IT Infrastructure and HPC Full Stack Specialist Job Vacancy

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence enabling Africa’s talented students to become innovators driving the continent’s scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!


 The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry.  The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) project is an integral component of the AIMS in Rwanda EcoSystem launched in Kigali April 2017! QLA is a world-class centre of scientific research excellence at the leading edge of information science and technology with a mandate to position Rwanda as a global information leader!

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

IT Infrastructure and HPC Full Stack Specialist
In support of the QLA project, we are in search of a smart, enthusiastic individual to join the team as its first IT Infrastructure and HPC Full Stack Specialist. Inspired by an ambitious mandate, and led by the Director & Lead Scientist, you will play an active role as the team works to build and maintain analytical models that mine large sets of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data in search of unique insights and correlations not evident through traditional Data Warehouse or Business Intelligence techniques.

With your hands-on technical know-how and expertise, you will install, configure and maintain enterprise Linux operating systems; configure and manage network-attached storage systems and provide support for various enterprise services including DNS, DHCP, NFS, email services, security protection mechanisms, and the interoperability of Linux and Windows based systems.

Additionally, you will develop and implement enterprise backup/recovery strategies, server configuration and consolidation, and perform verification of the health and status of the entire IT infrastructure to ensure the smooth delivery of QLA initiatives.

This is a full time opportunity based at the QLA Centre in Kigali (Remera) Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum three (3) years professional experience
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis
  • Experience as a systems administrator
  • A strong communicator, very engaged and hands-on with faculty, students and staff
  • Technical expertise and background knowledge to consult for and support academic researchers, faculty, students, and staff that use the computing facilities at QLA, and with knowledge in:
    • Linux/Ubuntu
    • OSI model, TCP/IP, firewalls, network security, and performance troubleshooting
    • Windows based systems
  • Self-sufficiency with MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet-based applications (Google Apps, Skype)
  • Available to work outside normal working hours to meet organizational demands

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?
Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “IT Infrastructure and HPC Full Stack Specialist” in the subject line).  Applications will be accepted until September 24, 2018.

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.           


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