Senior Systems Engineer

Engineering · Kigali, Kigali
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Who are we?

Irembo is a technology company that designs and develops digital products focused on users in Africa, starting with Rwanda. IremboGov, Irembo’s pioneer product, is a government services platform. To date, it has enabled 13M+ transactions since its creation and offers about 100 services online to Rwandan and international users. We are using this experience to develop a wide range of products that will transform the tech ecosystem as we know it.

At Irembo, Engineers develop technologies that change the way millions of people interact with digital services. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems and push our products forward.


The Infrastructure unit is a central entity that works closely with all Irembo departments on building great products. The responsibilities and activities of the infrastructure unit inside the Engineering Team are regrouped into three main categories:

  • Build and Scale great Infrastructure that supports smooth product releases, and champions performance, reliability, and security.
  • Providing Monitoring, Observability to help proactively identify long-term trends for capacity planning, detect outages, services degradations, bugs, and reduce the time to solve
  • Managing Incidents relevant to Infrastructure.

You will be part of the infrastructure team that is responsible for designing and developing scalable, maintainable, highly available network architectures that meet business objectives and SLAs.

What you will do:

  • For designing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting our growing hardware and software network, firewalls, and servers infrastructure. Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain operating systems, application software, and system management tools.
  • Maintain High Uptime of networks and server devices.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Implement security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support.
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem-solving.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 

You will be a great fit if:

  • Proven experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products.
  • Proven hands-on experience in the management and administration of NGFWs from different vendors - Fortinet, Cisco, Juniper, Sophos, F5, etc.
  • Network certifications from hardware vendors are a plus. Such as CCNA, CCNP, etc.
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic, and network analytics tools especially. Knowledge of Grafana, Prometheus, Nagios is a plus.
  • Experience in programming with Python or shell scripting is a plus
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to feel comfortable working with different teams and the organization’s partners.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Design and perform server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  • Solid scripting and Configuration Management skills are good Pluses.
  • University degree in Computer Science or a related subject or equivalent experience.


How to apply?


  • Submit your CV (mandatory) and your cover letter (optional) for the role at by 15-June, 2022, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis



  • Our head office is based in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Rwandan and international applicants are welcome

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