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SysAdmin / DBA / IT engineer

Job ID: R0089317 Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
Full time, Regular Employment
In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

We are now seeking a Senior DBA & System Administrator to join our Government Programs team in Bogota D.C. You should have the ability to handle a fast-paced business environment and work collaboratively under tight deadlines, with a range of positions and levels of authority. You should also possess the qualities of excellent communications skills, organizational talents, efficient, conscientious, and reliable work habits.

Our team is responsible for the design and development of highly innovative components and products for our GP unit, from desktop applications integrating various hardware (biometric devices integration) to high performance server applications, including issuance of official documents in a very secure environment (PKI, encryption, cryptography).

As a System administrator for the Government Programs team, you will be responsible for administration, operation and support of various hosted applications in the service production environment.

A week in the life of a Senior DBA & System administrator:

  • You will be part of the project team working on innovative solutions to issue government official documents
  • You will install and configure new hardware and software
  • You will apply OS patches, updates and configuration changes
  • You will ensure that system and network infrastructure is up and running
  • You will monitor system activities and fine tune system to optimize performance
  • You will perform analysis to ensure system compliance with best practices and security guidelines
  • You will develop and implement preventive maintenance processes
  • You will provide on call support to operations teams, usually outside of customer working hours (occasionally nights or week-ends)
  • You will troubleshoot system and network infrastructure problems
  • You will provide investigation, root cause analysis, and problem resolution
  • You will maintain operations such as a planned event while upgrading and Patching solutions (integration)
  • You will deploy and use infrastructure management and monitoring tools
  • You will keep system and infrastructure environments documentation up to date
  • You will follow-up escalated tickets to other Thales entities.
  • You will report progress against deadlines as requested by management.
  • As part of the development team, you will participate in conforming to company standards and actively improving them.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • 5 years or more of experience in the domain of system administration
  • Experience with windows OS and virtualization (VMWare) on Intel based platforms, Centralized user management (Active Director, LDAP), Networking (switches, firewall…), Enterprise storage solutions, backups (VEEAM preferred), Clustering (MWFC), SAN arrays, SCCM and WSUS
  • Experience with applications servers (IIS, JBoss, Apache), a deep knowledge of SQL Server / Oracle databases and a good understanding of IT security principles (PKI)
  • Advanced English
  • Strong team-player with proven experience and a willingness to take ownership of a topic and successfully bring it to completion
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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