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Head of Cloud Infrastructure
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Internal Job Board is hiring a
Head of Cloud Infrastructure

Job Description 

As a leader within a 100+ staffer Technology Division, you will work with the Operations and Engineering departments to develop IT infrastructure systems that can manage our planned 10x scale by the end of the decade. You will report directly to the Director of IT Operations and will manage large budget items: our Azure cloud instance, networks across 9 countries of operation, and endpoints in the hands of over 10,000 staffers. One Acre Fund is nearing the end of a years long digital transformation, and we are looking for someone to help operationalize our new technologies and services at a completely new scale.

Examples of work you'll own:

  • Manage our PaaS growth; budget and plan for scale

  • Work with our head of DevOps to identify risks and opportunities to improve application stability

  • Team management: identify high performers, cultivate a deputy, and improve team deliverables

  • With the Director of Information Security, prioritize vulnerabilities and make incremental progress on a long-term vision

  • Design a change management process for an organization that moves quickly and takes appropriate risks

Job Level

JL 10


Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda

Expected Manager

Sean Gray

Will this position be managing others?


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Set the strategic and technical direction of our cloud services, networks, endpoints, and applications

  • Manage the careers and deliverables a team of 10 to 15 staffers

  • Get into the technical details: we look for leaders who can "zoom out" to set strategy and "zoom in" to the intricacies of -- for example -- network configurations

  • Build systems and automation for future scale

  • Prioritize competing interests in a resource scarce environment

Top Skills and Qualifications

  • You likely have 7+ years of experience managing complex technical systems or equivalent skills

  • Success managing a team

  • Technical knowledge (require most, not all):

    • Systems administration

    • Cloud management: containerization (kubernetes), availability, and monitoring

    • Networks: monitoring, configuration, security

    • Endpoints: administration, lifecycle management

    • Application management, including identity and access management with Google Workspace

    • IT Asset management (software and hardware)

  • Successful completion of projects without direct management authority

  • 3+ years of experience in one of our countries of operation

  • Fluency in English required


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of our countries of operation (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia)

Application Deadline

15 February 2023. Applications after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

For more information reach out to Marika West


One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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