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Senior Infrastructure Specialist (HPE & VMware) - MFSA

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Job Reference:

    TEC/006/2021

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry:

    2021-06-30

  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

  • Skills tags:

    Tech , VMware

Technology is at the core of the knowledge-based organisation. It enables MFSA's strategic and operational objectives to be achieved efficiently and effectively. The Technology team leverages cutting-edge technology, industry standards and methodologies to provide reliable services to the rest of the organisation and the financial services sectors interacting with the Authority electronically. It is responsible for technology design, information security, development, integration and delivery of all information and communications infrastructure, platforms, and services, working with technology vendors and partners. The Technology team is made up of professionals specialised in relevant areas that include governance and planning, infrastructure and service management, information systems, and security. Officials from Technology also participate and give their contribution in several European committees, expert groups and industry fora.

The Role

The selected candidate will undertake duties in relation with the implementation and administration of the Authority's Servers Infrastructure. The primary job duties include, but not limited to:

  • Design, perform installations, updates, upgrades, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and fine tuning of the infrastructure.

  • Continuously identify and recommend opportunities to leverage technology to improve the existing infrastructure and processes, while ensuring secure practices and compliance needs.

  • Liaise with technical teams on design, specification, and architecture.

  • Ensure that the underlying infrastructure attains maximum performance, security, and availability through continuous improvement.

  • Maintain updated technical and operational documentation together with user guides.

  • Attend to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities.

  • Establish a good working and knowledge-sharing relationship with the Technology team.

  • Maintaining a healthy relationship with suppliers, as well as internal and external customers.

  • Keep abreast with new and emerging technologies.

  • Assist in other tasks as directed by the Technology Leads.

About You

We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in ICT, however well versed with HPE and VMware infrastructure. The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

Candidates for this position must:

  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills and able to find root causes, capture learning, share knowledge, and prevent re-occurrence.

  • Be knowledgeable with full-time work experience in these areas:

    • VMware – VMware 6.7 or above, VMware Metro Storage Cluster, Virtual distributed switches, Fault tolerance, VRealize, VSAN;

    • Backups – Veeam 11 suite and Data Protector Backup and Restore environment;

    • HPE – Hyperconverged systems comprising of C7000 blade systems, Synergy, Fibre Channel switches, Store Once, Virtual Connects, 3PAR StoreServ 8200 with Peer Persistence, MSL Tape Library and ProLiant Servers.

  • Preferably have a basic understanding of the below systems:

    • Microsoft - Windows Server Operating Systems, Hybrid Exchange 2016/Online, Active Directory Domain Services, Group Policies (GPOs), Domain Name Services (DNS), Distributed File System (DFS), NTFS, DHCP, Azure, MECM, Microsoft M365 Suite, MS Teams, PowerShell/Batch Scripting.

Related industry certifications would be considered an asset.

You will also possess a minimum of five (5) years working experience in ICT in the area of systems infrastructure. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications, however you have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a strong business orientation with a demonstrated knowledge of the IT industry.

  • Can communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal and external clients.

  • Strong customer focus and knowledge of IT Service Management standards and procedures.

  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Have good written and verbal skills and proven ability to work on own initiative with great attention to detail.

  • Has the ability to work within a team, multitask and capable of meeting strict deadlines.

  • Has the ability to listen actively and to work on own initiative when necessary.

  • The ability to work under pressure and able to respond to emergencies after hours.

  • Must be fluent in the English language.