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    Job Description
    TitleLinux and VMWare Engineer
    Job codeG020/EUM/6422
    Job posted on22/05/2020
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Serco Services GmbH part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

    Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Linux and VMWare Engineer based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany.

     

    Job Description

    Highly competitive salary 

    Corporate Benefits Package 

    Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

    Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

     

    Main Responsibilities

    The successful candidate should concentrate his/her activities on the following tasks:

    design of robust, highly available and secure computer architectures including relevant documentation (e.g. System Design Document);

    installation and configuration of operating system and other software, tuning of operating systems parameters to optimise performance;

    analysis, planning and performance of H/W and S/W upgrades or reconfiguration, taking care of compatibility issues between subsystems;

    monitoring of the system performance, investigation into H/W and system S/W problems and performance of the relevant corrective actions;

    track and address technical vulnerabilities impacting the systems;

    address anomalies in an end to end manner (identify, raise anomaly, investigate, implement/coordinate remediation, track status, close and report);

    liaison with the external providers of H/W and system S/W maintenance for the request and follow up of maintenance interventions;

    support to S/W development and maintenance in relation to the utilisation of system resources;

    support to Integration, Verification and Validation (IVV) activities;

    operations of the systems in line with agreed SLAs;

    implementation/maintenance of scripts/procedures to automate above activities;

    reports on status of activities;

    provision of on-call support;

    provision of support, as required, to critical operations.

    As an essential part of the tasks above, the Contractor is expected to generate and maintain documentation. This may comprise writing and reviewing requirement and design specifications, change proposals, security guidelines, preparing documents supporting the procurement process, reviewing data packages belonging to technical inspections and reviews, writing and reviewing IT architecture and design, writing design evaluation reports, writing/reviewing reports, test reports and overall status reports.

     

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate should bring the following skills and experience:

    at least 5 years of experience in IT System Administration;

    expert knowledge and significant work experience of Linux operating systems (RedHat and SLES) as well as good command of Microsoft Windows;

    expert knowledge and experience in VMware vSphere virtualisation;

    provision of IT services according to ITIL best practices;

    Expertise and experience in IT Architecture and Design (high and low-level);

    good knowledge and experience in security (principles/concepts, secure architecture/protocols, implementation of security controls, tools, etc.);

    expert knowledge and experience in High-Availability and Clustering solutions at OS and application level;

    good troubleshooting skills incl. root cause analysis;

    In addition to having a university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in IT System Administration combined with proven skills.
    The experience shall have been acquired in an operational or production environment, driven by high availability requirements.

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    Important

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

    Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

    Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

    Data Protection:

    When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request.

    You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

     

    About The Company

    Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services, employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries.

    We work closely with the European Government Institutions & Space Agencies providing crucial Services with over 300 staff members.

    The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to your community and country.

    As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers

    What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

    Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

    If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

    A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

    We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

    Take pride in what you do.

    Web Pagehttps://careershub.serco.eu/members/?j=6422&ATSI=serco&jobboard=SpaceCareers&c=vacancyposter
    Contact information
    CompanySerco Group Plc
    Contact nameTatiana Thiessen
    AddressSerco Services GmbH
    Lise-Meitner-Str. 10
    Darmstadt
    64293
    EmailVPBBDB9EA7.1160@vacancyposter.com


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