Servers & Systems Specialist

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Servers & Systems Specialist
LuandaLocalITRef.: MO-040215
The Servers & Systems Specialist will be responsible for design, implementation, support and troubleshooting of Microsoft based physical and virtual servers (Windows 2008/2012/VMware, Exchange, SCCM/SCOM, MsSQL, clustering), EMC storage, High-power computing, backup and antivirus systems, Entreprise Vault, Panzura, Citrix.

The candidate will be a cornerstone of the infrastructure team, working hand in hand with the Telecom Specialist and the Datacentre Specialist; as a Subject Matter Expert he/she will ensure the optimum availability and performance of the managed services, while planning their smooth evolution
Key Responsibilities
•Responsible for third level support and management of servers, storage, servers applications and services, routine maintenance and monitoring
•Choice of technologies, designs and solutions in alignment with corporate guidelines
•Single point of contact for Servers and Systems in Maersk Oil Angola, managing escalation toward group and vendors
•Back-to-back role with Telecom Specialist and Datacentre & Audiovisual Specialist
•Definition of short-term plans and proposals of long-term strategy for managed services
•Capacity Management
•Service asset management
•Utilization reporting
•Contract management
•Change management
•Definition of internal procedures and delegation to first and second level support
•Responsible of security measures to safeguard servers and data
•Ability to say no to projects if operations are at risk
Who we are looking for
•Previous experience as a system administrator (at least 3 years’ experience)
•Deep insights in Microsoft Servers and Systems (technology, processes, best practice)
•Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to communicate IT concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
•Exposure to project management and planning revision
•High level of integrity and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters
•High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision
•Ability to deal with multiple priorities and changing environments
•MSCE/MSCA certification or equivalent required
•CCE/CCP certification is an advantage
•Vmware certification is an advantage
•ITIL certification is an advantage
•Knowledge of oil & gas industry is an advantage
>Last application date: 07 April 2014.
Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company with a 2016 entitlement production of 313,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Our production comes from Denmark, the UK, Norway, Algeria, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kazakhstan, and the US Gulf of Mexico. Exploration or development activities are on-going in Angola, Kenya, Brazil and in the producing countries. Turning complex and challenging fields into commercial successes has been the cornerstone of Maersk Oil business since 1962. Maersk Oil focuses on pioneering technologies and harnessing talent to continue to operate safely and successfully, creating value for partners and host governments. For more information about Maersk Oil, please visit the website at