Senior System Administrator

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Doha, Dawhah, Qatar
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Company: Qatar National Bank (QNB)
  • Updated on: 20 Nov 17

Role Summary:
The incumbent is primarily responsible for leading the installation, monitoring and maintenance of the main server operating systems and applications of Distributed Systems. The incumbent will ensure maximum security, operational continuity and contingency controls for every assigned operating system platform.

About QNB
QNB Group, the biggest bank in Qatar, and a leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, is looking to hire a Senior System Administrator, to meet the requirements of the expansion of its office in QNB - Qatar//Doha.
QNB Group's presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies now extends to more than 30 countries across 3 continents, providing a comprehensive range of products and services. The total number of staff is more than 28,000 operating from over 1200 locations.

Role Description:
Perform necessary system administration to support Distributed Systems operations and further the Group's strategy.
Ensure relations with selected vendors are maintained for systems software, application, and hardware delivery and maintenance.
Provide timely and accurate information to the external and internal auditors and the Compliance function as and when required
Install, monitor and maintain the main servers systems and applications for Distributed Systems.
Provide a reliable operating systems environment in order that the applications meet the required service levels.
Guide the documentation for specific platforms' procedures and guidelines for business continuity and contingency planning of the Group's systems architecture within the overall contingency planning policy of the Group; and check daily outcomes.
Direct the documentation for specific platforms' procedures and guidelines for data and systems security of the Group's main systems within the overall systems security policy of the Group; and check daily logs and exceptions.
Monitor assigned main systems operating systems and application performance sizing and utilization.
Provide automated and documented procedures in order to support simplification of data center operations activity for daily procedures and synchronization of backup site.
Ensure timely resolution of operating systems and application failures on main systems.
Provide guidance to the System Administrator (Distributed Systems) in handling more complex jobs.
Report to the Head of Distributed Systems for approvals of work and prioritization of projects on hand.
Monitor response and utilization of main systems applications and resources.
Possess in depth technical knowledge in operating systems of assigned main servers to provide a convenient platform for systems delivery, understanding the network and systems architecture to resolve any business disruption or inconvenience to the users that may critically impact the Group.

Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.
Minimum 4 years experience in financial services with a specialization in systems technical design, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, investigation, tuning, patching, scripting, documentation) mainly in RHEL (Redhat Enterprise Linux) and Oracle Weblogic.
Experience of Weblogic, Cash Mgt systems, mobile banking, Linux or E banking experience is a plus
Training courses and certification in operating systems, security and applications support.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV