System Engineer – Dublin

Position description

ICT Services on behalf of their cleint are recruiting for a Systems Engineer role. The successful candidate will work with a global leader in reinsurance and insurance. This is an excellent opportunity for a flexible individual who is a self-starter with the ability to be productive under pressure. This is a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment which requires an individual with an energetic and enthusiastic approach, along with maturity, self-confidence and self-motivation.

 

 

Systems Engineer – Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, deployment and support of Data Centre focused technology and services for the global organization. The individual will work closely with current Infrastructure teams to ensure that best of breed solutions are designed, implemented, monitored and maintained.

 

Responsibilities

Including but are not limited to:

 

•        Manages, implements and maintains company-wide Data Center technology

•        Assists the network team with day to day LAN and Wan administration and monitoring

•        Liaises with 3rd Party Vendor support on Hardware and Software Issues and manages datacenter specific issues with appropriate vendors

•        Monitors and proactively resolves issues in the Server estate

•        Deploys, maintains and operates server virtualization, including, but not limited to: Linux, VMware, Microsoft, & various external Cloud vendors

•        Shares responsibility for backup operations and monitoring

•        Develops end user FAQ’s and all technical communications, including educating & training business unit staff as required

•        Shares responsibility for the Data Center change processes such as approval and implementation of new DC infrastructure

•        Supports systems engineering efforts associated with product development, architectural design and operational support of new and existing technologies

•        Provides the IT team with level 2 and 3 technical support

•        Work with the infrastructure and platform team to identify and automate repetitive tasks, use PowerShell and other scripting technologies to increase levels of automation within the estate.

 

Education

 

•        Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent experience

•        VMware, Linux, and Microsoft certification an advantage

•        CCNA certification or equivalent experience with management of Layer 2 networking equipment

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

 

•        3+ years’ experience supporting a multi-vendor environment including Linux/VMWare/Microsoft Products

•        3+ Years’ experience in Server hardware monitoring and support

•        Proven track record working in a fast paced support environment

•        Ability to work within teams in multiple time zones

•        Experience with and understanding of fundamental network technologies (DHCP, DNS, VPN, NAT, etc.)

•        Solid experience and proven track record in Server hardware support and implementation of Dell server and storage products

•        Skilled with various Data Centre technologies including VMware, Linux, Microsoft Server Products 2008 – 2012R2, Dell Servers

•        Powershell and scripting experience required

•        Cloud technologies experience desired

•        A keen interest in automation and process improvement

•        Experience with and understanding of network operations at Layers 2 and 3

•        Excellent customer service skills

•        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•        Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

•        Strong problem solving skills, Able to work on own initiative to develop and enhance our Server infrastructure

•        Commvault and VMware Administration experience an advantage

•        Experience with managing and working with Network Monitoring products, Solar winds Orion experience an advantage.

 

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