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Published on 01.05.2021


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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY-AFRICA’s vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a... read more

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Reports to : Senior IT Manager
Start Date : June 1st 2021
Location : Kigali, Rwanda

Job Purpose

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a Data Center Engineer, responsible for monitoring, administration and maintenance of the computing environment for its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will regularly handle sensitive information and requires maintaining strict confidentiality and discretion.

About Carnegie Mellon University

Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world.  CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 150 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years.  Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students.

The role

As CMU-Africa’s Data Center Engineer, your specific responsibilities will vary. They will include, but will not be limited to, the following:


  • Administration of servers at CMU-Africa
  • Configuring and monitoring network access
  • Monitoring of the data center environment including power availability and cooling.
  • Troubleshooting problems related to servers, networking, power and cooling.
  • Designing maintenance procedures and following up on repair logistics and technical queries
  • Performs related duties as assigned
Required profile for job ad : DATA CENTER ENGINEER


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
    • At least two years of experience in similar position
    • Internationally accredited certifications in server administration and networking will be an added advantage
    • Fluency in both spoken and written English and French a plus


    • Proficiency in UNIX, Cisco IOS and Windows Server operating systems
    • Demonstrated ability and flexibility, in a high pressure, fast paced and complex environment, to manage multiple, time sensitive assignments with the capacity to independently prioritize work with strong attention to detail.
    • Proven ability to accomplish projects and assignments with strict deadlines.
    • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to interact highly professional demeanor and strong customer service skills.
    • Exceptional written, oral and electronic communication skills.
Job criteria for job ad : DATA CENTER ENGINEER
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
Education, training
Research and development
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Central - Coast - Eastern - Nairobi - North Eastern - Nyanza - Rift Valley - Western - International
City : / Kigali, Rwanda
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
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Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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