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    Job Description
    TitleDesktop IT Engineer
    Job posted on22/09/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Desktop IT Engineer

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks:

    The key person as defined in the draft contract will be responsible for supporting Desktop infrastructure solutions and will apply industry accepted best practices related to Microsoft and VMware.

    The detailed tasks foreseen for the consultant include as a minimum:

    Operate, maintain and monitor:

    Windows 7 64 bit Desktop Operating System and Applications,

    Novell Zenworks,

    VMware Infrastructure vSphere 5.5;


    Contribute to the Migration to Office 2013 Project by packaging Office using WSUS and Zenworks;

    Contribute to the Migration to Windows 10 Project by

    Preparing the base Operations System,

    Setting up the SCCM software distribution system,

    Packaging applications running on Windows 7 for Windows 10;


    Prepare, evaluate and coordinate the validation of software patches and updates to keep the Desktops up-to-date against security issues and vulnerabilities;

    Maintain software and license databases;

    Operate and maintain Antivirus infrastructure to ensure that desktops and servers are properly receiving signature updates for viruses;

    Operate and maintain Backup infrastructure to ensure that empty tapes are available and backup jobs finished successfully;

    Create, update and maintain procedures to operate, maintain and administer the system;

    Provide 2nd level user and technical support;

    Liaise with the external service provider and if necessary escalate 3rd level incidents;

    Contribute to the procurement of information technology services, systems and components by providing specifications and performing price inquiries, as well as act as interface with hardware and software suppliers regarding procurement, warranty and maintenance issues.


    Your Profile:

    Mandatory Attributes, Skills and Experience

    In addition to having a University degree in the engineering, mathematics, physics, or computer science (or similar) domains the key person shall have the following mandatory attributes, skills, and experience:

    Three years of recent experience in administering Microsoft Desktop using the following tools:

    System Center Configuration Manager,

    Zenworks Configuration Manager,

    Windows Deployment Toolkit;


    Three years of experience in administering following VMware Infrastructure elements:

    vSphere 5.5,

    Horizon View

    Ability to plan the work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks.

    Ability to write technical documentation.

    The working language for the position is English and therefore the key person must be able to work effectively in this language.

    Desirable Skills and Experience

    Previous experience and knowledge in any of the following areas will be considered an additional asset:

    Visual Basic Scripting;

    Symantec Netbackup;

    Veeam Backup;

    Knowledge of ITIL;

    Experience with PKI;

    Experience with KEMP Loadmaster.


    REFERENCE: 16-213128

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 18th November 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
    Web Page

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