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Ref: J3958

Senior OSE

Saudi Arabia
Term: Contract
Salary: Negotiable
Tel: +971 (0)4 365 2632

Description

The role comprises 2 core areas; technical skills focused on implementation to an application ready state, and soft skills enabling the applicant to engage with pre-sales and after sales support.

Implementation is comprises of; Rack & Stack, Servers/Blades, Networking, Storage, OS and Virtualization. Each technology component includes:

* Hands on experience
* An understanding of concepts 
* Beneficial skills

(Successful applicants are expected to have hands on experience in the majority of areas highlighted).

Rack and Stack
* Hands on experience in racking and stacking blades/server’s , network devices and storage arrays;
* Knowledge of PDU’s/UPS/power connections and cabling/labelling;
* Experience conducting site survey and the ability to identify issues prior to installation.

Servers /Blades
* Experience working with server hardware, replacing drives, memory, components;
* Understanding the concepts of blade server’s;
* Ideally Dell hardware, HP/IBM is sufficient;
* Blade management experience is beneficial;
* DCSE a benefit.

Networking
* Experience in networking basics;  configuring LAN/WAN, VLANs and trunking;
* Experience in configuring Cisco/Brocade/Juniper switches;
* Understand the concepts of TCP/IP, UDP and layer switching;
* Networking qualifications a benefit; CCNA or equivalent.

Storage
* Understanding of iSCSI and fiber channel storage;
* Understand concepts of RAID/redundancy;
* Experience in installing and configuring storage devices, ideally; Equallogic/Clariion/Compellent, whilst HDS/HP/IBM/Sun is sufficient;
* Understand concepts in replication/snapshots/cloning;
* Experience installing and configuring Tape Libraries

OS
* Experience in installing and configuring Windows Server 2003/2008/R2 is a must;
* Experience in Active Directory;
* Experience in installing and configuring Redhat Linux or SUSE would be a benefit;
* Experience in clustering Microsoft applications such as Exchange and SQL is a benefit;
* Microsoft/Red Hat Certifications a benefit.


Virtualisation
* Experience in installing and configuring VMWare ESX, or Hyper-V;
* Citrix Xen Server/desktop experience is a benefit;
* vCentre/vSphere experience is a benefit.

Backup
* Symantec
* Commvault
* Enterprise Vault.


Soft Skills
* Strong written and oral skills in English. 
* An aptitude to engage professionally with clients building trust and rapport.
* Self-motivated, able to use initiative and work under remote supervision.  
* Additional local languages experience a benefit.

Qualified and interetsed candidates please send your updated CV to [email protected] for further details.

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