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Oil and Gas / System Administrator


Vacancy ID: Req000621

Date: 19 March 2015

Deadline: 10 April 2015

Work conditions: Full Time

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:

  • The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. 
  • This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. 
  • This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, clients and partners. 
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements. 
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures. 
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. 
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Administer vSphere 5.5 and esxi server, Active Directory, Exchange Server 2010, TMG Server 2010 and FreeSwitch IP PBX and other infrastructure services.
  • Administer HP ProLiant Blade and HP Storage system and network systems.
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, personal digital assistants, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches. 
  • Establishes unit standards and policies; implements and recommends actions to improve work flow, simplify operational and reporting procedures and improve performance standards.
  • Working on day to day activities providing support function relating to wiredwireless infrastructure things relating routing, switching, load balancing, firewall changes, WAN optimization and Network Management.
  • Perform onsite analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex infrastructure problems for end users, and recommend and implement corrective solutions.
  • Oversee all phases of project from conception to completion.
  • Prepare tests and applications for monitoring Infrastructure performance, and then provides performance statistics and reports on quarterly basis to Division Manager.
  • Coordinate activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing required personnel, as instructed by IT/Telecoms Division Manager
  • Ensure robust IT support (help desk) is in place to support technical needs of staff based in main office, remote locations, customer sites, personnel based out of Azerbaijan
  • Troubleshooting and 24 hours helpdesk for major projects and for the company network; may require to be available out of hours for IT problems
  • Ensure routine check and maintenance of office network, Assist in maintaining LAN/WAN records and, as appropriate, telephone systems. 
  • Maintain inventory of all company computers and network-related equipment. 
  • Provide IT training and support to staff as required
  • Lifecycle management of IT for personnelo IT starter process for new joinerso carry out IT inductions o Manage IT process for leavers. 
  • Work with vendor support contacts to resolve technical problems with desktop computing equipment and software
  • Report to line manager any problems encountered and discuss possible solutions or alternatives before proceeding on assigned work
  • Report to line manager on completion of assigned work
  • Ensure timely completion of timesheets on ERP system
  • Perform any other job-related duties as assigned


  • University Degree, preferably in IT or Engineering
  • MS certification, Cisco certification, ITIL Certification
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related position
  • Bachelor degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science.
  • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Unix and Microsoft and VMware vSphereFour to six years system administration experience.
  • Able to communicate in Azerbaijani and English – written and verbalSelf-starter, able to work with minimal supervisionProactive, able to identify possible problem areas and suggest suitable remedies
  • Team player, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Conscientious, reliable, flexible, hardworking, professional and motivatedAble to work under pressure 
  • Customer focused