Senior System Administrator, UAE

Job Category: Senior System Administrator
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: UAE


Responsible for managing, configuring, securing, monitoring, upgrading, tuning and the recovering of web systems and applications in a multiple different environment.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

 Overall LAMP web administration.

 Ensure continuous monitoring, security, audit and packages updates of local and cloud platforms.

 Performs server backups.

 Overall MSSQL and MySQL Administration.

 Responsible for the operating systems updates, Installation, patches and configuration changes, maintenance procedures.

 Network / Performance troubleshoot problems reported by users.

 Overall responsibility for the web and the server security

 DNS management.

 Web mail server management.

 Web Farm and Load balancing.

 Bash and deployments script automation.

 Maintain network and system security from all threats and maintain high performance of the websites. (I.e. Load Balancer, Firewall… etc.) as per MAF policy.

 Manage the contracts with Hosting and Hardware providers.

 Assisting the IT Team with the Dev and Test Infrastructure.

 Plan and implement software rollouts.

 Configure and implement new servers as needed.

 Help in setting up Data Recovery sites and making sure they are up and running as needed.

 Manage the overall server and database access management to the development team.

 Set up polices and procedure for the rollouts and access management along with the development team.

 Analyzing system logs and identifying possible issues with computer systems.

 Penetration testing.

Required Experience:

Minimum Qualifications/education: BA/BS degree in an IT field

Minimum Experience: 8+ years of experience as a System Administrator

Skillset (Job specific technical skills and behavioral competencies needed)

 Advanced LAMP experience

 Troubleshooting and managing the Unix/Linux operating system, and web servers

 Working experience with TCP/IP networking

 Knowledge in shell programming

 Database engines experience and especially MYSQL Experience

 Advanced skills and experience in subversion tools

 Fluency in multiple programming languages

 Web servers (IIS, Apache) on Linux and Windows

 Amazon Web Services and/or Azure management skills

 An eye for details

 Problem solving skills

 Thinks Group

 Fosters Innovation

 Drives Impact

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