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System Engineer - Data center Management

Location: 

Bologna, IT

We are selecting an IT specialist who is focused on the management of main technologies and infrastructures.

The candidate will work in the HQ Technology and Infrastructure Area, inside Technology Management team, stimulating area where the main IT technologies implemented and managed.
The team actively work, interact and support international IT department acting as Technology competence center.

The candidate will be involved in daily activities and projects and will have the ownership of the complete Datacenters Infrastructure Life Cycle management.

In particular:

  • Manages the 2 datacenters servers and equipment;
  • Manages and monitor the datacenter KPI with DCIM software;
  • Manages the financial aspects of server provision, from the budget phase to actual spending controlling and to requests for quotation and purchases orders;
  • Having competences related to hardware components and architectures;
  • Supervising rack installation of new servers and appliances, ensuring distribution in the racks according to high reliability and safety criteria, interfacing with external consultants for assembly and internal maintenance technicians for needs related to electrical equipment;
  • Cabling preparing for the correct connection to the network of the servers, cooperating with the Network team and external consultants;
  • Installation of the system SW on the new servers (FW, BIOS, DRIVER, ILO) according to the vendor compatibility matrices;
  • Managing the yearly process for FW, BIOS and drivers updates, according with HW vendors;
  • Installation of basic operating systems, interfacing with systems engineers for the necessary configurations
  • Keeps the DataCenter detailed documentation up-to-date;
  • In the event of new needs (new racks, new storage) or changes compared to existing configurations, evaluates the activities necessary for the correct preparation and interfaces with the necessary maintainers/suppliers;

 

The candidate must have the following technical skills (base level):

  • Linux Enterprise system (RHEL, CentOS..) in HA environment
  • Windows Server administration and configuration in Enterprise environment
  • Virtual environment systems, based on VMWare vSphere and VDI Hypervisor Technology
  • Basic knowledge of storage management and configuration (DELL\EMC preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of Project Management

 

The following skills will be considered an advantage:

  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure (preferred Nutanix)
  • Multi-Data Center Infrastructure
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Technologies and procedures (Zerto, VMware SRM, Synchronous and Asynchronous replication
  • Datacenter management tools: uCMDB, HP OneView, Schneider DCIM, StruxureWare Data Center Expert
  • Data Center Infrastructure LifeCycle (server’s purchase request, support and maintenance contract renewal..)
  • Infrastructure Capacity management
  • Infrastructure performance testing
  • Systems monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting

 

The candidate should have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience. At least 3-4 years’ working experience in System Administration, related problem solving and troubleshooting.

 

The following soft skills are required:

 

  • Fluent English (professional proficiency)
  • Good communication (technical and high level)
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork attitude
  • Good analysis and synthesis capability

 

Working location: Bologna

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