Mandatory : MCSE, MCITP (Windows 2008), HP SAN/Blade Certification, VMWARE or Hyper-V certified.
Certification in Sun Certified System Administrator(SCSA) and/or MCSE is essential
15 years experience in similar or related position handling large IT Infrastructures.
Previous experience in Disaster Recovery Site Planning, SAN Infrastructure Planning, Systems Security Management, Systems Design and Implementation will also ensure your success in this position
Thorough knowledge of and understands Recovery Plan procedure, Disaster Recovery plan, Security, High Availability and redundancy from IT Server operation perspectives.
Good knowledge of overall infrastructure technical knowledge & troubleshooting methodologies
Strong expertise in the administration of Windows infrastructure including server and client environments
Experienced in the most recent versions of Windows Servers and operating systems; most recent versions of Windows products like MS SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, System Center Configuration Manager and Communication Server; Security on Windows platforms; Active Directory; VMware; SAN storage and Blade Technology.
Arabic speaking preferred but Optional
Strong knowledge in other infrastructure domains like storage, security, etc
Ability to write RFP and perform technical evaluations of certain bids
Related Project management experience would be an added advantage.
Experience on Installation, Upgrade, Migration activities, Backup and Recovery
Experience with Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 R2 server, Exchange 2003/2010, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP
The Administrator should be fully aware of Active Directory, Exchange 2003/2010
Messaging infrastructure, have solid background in HP EVA 8000 SAN / HP Blades hardware operation and administration.
Solid Understanding of Storage capacity planning, Disaster Recovery, Server Virtualization and Data Centre environment/facilities
Analyzing and setting objectives for the development of the Systems Infrastructure
Developing a Annual Work Plan (12 month schedule) to manage the development and implementation of key projects and services related to the Server Systems
Planning and preparing the annual budget estimate for forward year
Maintaining operating stability and system efficiency
Ensuring security of core server infrastructure
Plan, Design, and Implement, Maintain Windows based Servers.
Plan , Design , Implement and Maintain Storage Infrastructure as per needs including Backup and Restore Strategy and Plan.
Plan and Design Server Virtualization
Periodically Review and Plan Infrastructure requirements based on Core business IT requirements related to Servers , Storage or hosting buy in solutions in our Datacenter
Planning and implementing end user policies
Identify, analyze and troubleshoot incidents/problems in the IT infrastructure systems related to Windows
Maintain & operate the Systems infrastructure environment as per established procedures and Management Requirements
Plan and deploy enterprise level patches and/or upgrades on regular basis
Identify and recommend changes based on operating experience
Maintain proper documentation to ensure compliance with the established processes, and procedures
Plan and Execute changes / upgrade / enhancement to Infrastructure based on technology upgrades