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Technical Team Lead

About the role:

About Zone01 Kisumu

Zone01 Kisumu is a collective intelligence center who is revolutionizing the access to high-tech jobs in order to address the need for tech talent.

Our selection process, based on motivation and merit, open to all backgrounds, requiring no diploma or previous knowledge in programming and is followed by a two-year intensive program based on an innovative curriculum in software engineering and programming, without tuition fees and a guaranteed employment contract after training.

Our pedagogical system, created by our co-founder Nicolas Sadirac and our Tech team, is based on peer-learning and collective intelligence. Collective Intelligence Centers that run on the 01edu platform have no classes and no teachers, and students personalize their learning schedule through a gamified learning experience. After ending the program, we ensure students' employment into top tech jobs, by connecting the market with our international Talent network, ensuring Talent and Companies aspirations and expectations are met.

Discover more about us in our website www.zone01kisumu.ke  For an insightful view into 01Network click on the links andexplore 01Founders in the UK, Alem and Academie One in Kazakhstan, Kood/Jõhvi in Estonia, grit:lab on the Åland Islands / Finland, Zone01 Dakar in Senegal, Zone01 Dakar in Senegal, Zone01 Rouen in France, Ynov in France and Morocco, DigiFemmes Academy in Ivory Coast,  Reboot01 in Bahrain and Adam in Israel.

What you will be doing

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Head of Tech Team (Bocal) to join our organization and play a pivotal role in transforming the education landscape of our country. You will work closely with our local and international teams, to ensure the successful delivery of our curriculum in alignment with our pedagogical approach. Additionally, you will oversee the maintenance and management of our school's equipment and infrastructure, as well as lead the mentors team.

What is The Bocal and why is it so central?

The “Bocal” (meaning “Jar” in French) is the central space dedicated to the campus's technical, educational, and administrative team, starting from the launch of the candidate recruitment campaign.

This is the command center where the team manages the technical and then pedagogical operations, including the relationships with the candidates and the learners.


Your main responsibilities will be

● Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations.

● Assume technical authority over the platform and lead internal tech initiatives.

● Install and manage the school's informatics infrastructure and network, which includes server infrastructure, computer networks, and conference room equipment.

● Coordinate and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.

● Collaborate with the 01 tech team to understand the 01 Edu System curriculum and provide suggestions and communication regarding pedagogical tech content.

● Develop a deep understanding of the platform and be able to identify and communicate platform bugs to the 01 tech team.

● Boost a collaborative environment, based on autonomy and peer-learning

● Audit student work during test periods and communicate with students during recruitment and curriculum periods to address questions.

● Monitor, maintain, and repair the school's informatics infrastructure and network.

● Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve hardware, software, and network-related problems.

● Ensure credibility with corporate partners and understand their technical requirements for events.

● Support the organizing tech events and collaborations.

● Query databases to perform analytics and extract insights.

● Monitor network performance and adjust as needed.

● Design, configure, and test networking software, computer hardware, and operating system software.

● Gather and process tickets and issues from coworkers and students, and communicate them to the 01 tech and learning experience teams.


Experience and Skills we are looking for

●A computer science background with experience in multiple programming languages and the ability to learn new languages.

● Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar functions.

● Comprehensive knowledge of network infrastructure and hardware, including LAN and WAN.

● Experience in implementing, administering, and troubleshooting network infrastructure devices, such as wireless access points, firewalls, and routers.

● Ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for planning and designing network communication systems.

● Quick learner with the ability to grasp new technology and products using available resources.

● Experience in an environment using peer to peer (P2P) learning is a plus

● Network security experience is a plus.

● Strong leadership and Management skills, inspiring trust, passion with a strong sense of ethics.

● Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).

● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills in combination with technical savvy to make good decisions in a dynamic environment.

● Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with attention to detail.

● Strong collaboration skills and capable of mobilizing around a common goal.

● Self-starter, capable of working independently.

● Proactivity, dynamism and adaptability to change.

● Good command of the English language


What we offer

The opportunity to join a fast-growing scale-up that has the potential to change education.

Integration into a dynamic, innovative team within a challenging technological environment.

Competitive compensation package according demonstrated experience and skills.

How to apply:

Send your CV and cover letter to info@zone01kisumu.ke on or before 23rd November, 2023. Applictions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.