IT Systems Engineer
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration among its members, within Europe and globally. The EFTA Secretariat provides services to the EFTA States. In Brussels this entails support in the management of the EEA Agreement, in particular in ongoing decision making for the continuing evolution of the EEA Agreement.
This position is open to nationals of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and to nationals of the EU Member States.
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term three years. If considered desirable and in the organisation’s interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Reference: VA 10/2018
The IT Unit consists of five staff members and is part of the Administration Division. The IT Unit is responsible for providing IT services to the organisation as a whole and to 170 end users in the EFTA duty stations in Brussels and Geneva.
We are looking for an experienced IT professional who will report to the Head of IT and have a wide range of challenging technical responsibilities.
The main tasks of the successful applicant will be the following:
Hybrid cloud infrastructure administration
Network and Firewall administration
Daily operations and help desk
Server, application and user management
Manage or contribute to cloud migration projects
Contribute to business process improvement projects
Develop and maintain technical documentation
Contribute to the planning and development of IT infrastructure and strategy
Coordinate tasks and follow up external consultants
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer sciences or equivalent training and experience
Minimum five years’ relevant work experience
Experience with the following technologies are required: Microsoft products including Azure, or similar Cloud IaaS technologies, Office 365 and Windows Server. Firewall and networking technologies
Experience with VMWare, Veeam, F5 or similar technologies will be considered an asset
Experience of document management systems would be an advantage
Knowledge of IT Service Management and ITIL best practices
Excellent organisational and communications skills, including a dynamic and flexible attitude and cultural sensitivity
Committed, positive attitude
Self-reliance and autonomy, but also a facility for teamwork
Result-oriented approach, and proactive and cooperative outlook
Business awareness and understanding of business requirements of IT
Able to work to tight deadlines under pressure
Excellent written and spoken English
Good knowledge of French and/or Dutch would be an advantage
Annual starting salary: EUR 58,756
Appointments are normally made at the first step of the grade. The Secretary-General reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level different from that advertised.
Salaries and related payments are exempt from taxation by the EFTA States, and as regulated in headquarters agreements, in the EFTA host states. Depending on the candidate’s family status, benefits and allowances may apply.
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Applicants must apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: https://jobs.efta.int Deadline for applications: 28 October 2018.