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1st & 2nd IT level system administrator with English (m/f)


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Frankfurt am Main area, Germany


Information Technology, Language: English




About us - Terma Group and Terma Space division The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry. Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S. The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions. Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, and the UK.   Job description For our Space division located in the heart of the space industry in the region of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, we are seeking a GNU/Linux, Solaris and/or AIX Engineer. Prior experience in space domain is not required but a certain degree of passion engineering and for anything that flies is quite helpful. We are involved in projects together with Eumetsat (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and ESOC (The European Space Operations Centre -where missions come alive) only to name two of our most important customers.  As a member of IT Support group, you will provide support to Ground Segment Commissioning and Routine Operations to our customer, providing 1st and 2nd level support of the GNU/Linux, AIX and Solaris based ground segment facilities. This includes preventive and corrective system administrative task, interface to HW repair and COTS support maintenance contract. The activities will be perform in a technically challenge environment and providing support to a wide range of technologies, from relatively old infrastructure components like AIX 6 and Solaris Sparc to cutting edge technologies like openstack/Docker, ansible/Salt, VMAX, VPLEX and so on.   Responsibilities   Your tasks will typically include but are not limited to: Act as Single Point of Contact for incidents and anomalies for Eumetsat's Operational systems via Ticketing system. Installation and configuration of operating system and other software, tuning of operating systems parameters to optimize performance.Analysis, planning and performance tuning of Hardware (HW) and Software (SW) installations, ensuring compatibility between subsystemsMonitoring of the system performance, investigation of HW and system SW problems and performance of the relevant corrective actions.Ensuring that in case of HW or system SW failures the operational configuration can be restored, including the definition, maintenance, performance of backup proceduresLiaise with the external providers of HW and system SW maintenance for the request and follow up of maintenance interventionsPerform administration and installation of databasesAdministration of user accounts, disk quotas and technical user support.Support to SW development and maintenance on system related matters implementation and maintenance of scripts and/or procedures where applicable for the automated and/or controlled execution of the above activities, generation or update of technical documentation in relation to system upgrades In the performance of the activities you shall apply the relevant change control and maintenance procedures.   This is a full time position, located at our office in Darmstadt, Germany, starting ASAP. Standby / call-out support and provision of support to critical operations, may sometimes be required.Applicants shall have a university degree in computer science (or equivalent). You should have proven extensive knowledge and work knowledge with GNU/Linux operating system(s) (SLES/Redhat), AIX and/or Solaris and virtualization technologies (VMware and/or PowerVC). Proven knowledge and at least 2 years hands-on experience with the following is mandatory: GNU\Linux administration using different distributions (SLES, RHEL are often used)Solaris administration and troubleshooting.File System administration (EXT2-4, BTRFS, XFS, quota management, NFS)Shell scriptingBasic IT System design skillsDefinition, implementation, testing and documentation of end-to-end system changesPreparation of technical documentation in English in a complete and clear mannerGood communication skillsCustomer oriented, used to communicate directly with technical end users Experience in the installation, administration and troubleshooting on some of the following shall be considered as an advantage: Knowledge of Cloud Technologies (OpenStack, Docker/Kubernetes, orchestration via Morpheus, automation via ansible/salt, etc)Advanced VMware vCenter / PowerVC management and troubleshootingHigh availability environmentsLenovo/HP Blade HW managementExperience with the monitoring tools based on NagiosCarry out basic hardware support like installing interface cards or physically setting up networks.The work is organized using a ticketing system (OTRS) therefore, previous experience on helpdesk and ticket handling is an advantage.ITIL Experience Fluency in English (spoken and written) is mandatory, as English is the working language. The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require a high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills together with the ability to effectively cooperate within the team.What can Terma offer ? At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the best-in-class solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace. Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company. Great opportunities for training and personal developmentChallenges in advanced technical environmentInternational and cosmopolitan working atmosphereAn employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefitsHighly competitive salary Language: English