Senior Cloud Systems Administrator

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An established airline with headquarters in Cyprus is currently looking for a Senior Cloud Systems Administrator to join the team in their Larnaca-based offices.   The successful candidate will have demonstrable skills in Clustering/High Availability and support of those technologies.  If you want to join a growing and international company, then we look forward to receiving your CV for this Larnaca based Senior Cloud Systems Administrator role.  
  • Ensure system backups are in place and adhere to the enterprise backup solution standards. Monitors system backups on a routine basis as evidenced by submitted performance reports and executes month restorations to ensure validity.
  • Define and manage disaster recovery and business continuity standard operating procedures.
  • Work well independently in the resolution of problems while allowing for other team members to continue to work on other tasks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to proactively identify & implement successful preventive measures as evidenced by minimal issues associated with assigned systems & implementations.
  • 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. Apply OS patches and upgrades regularly, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure/add new services as necessary.
  • Participate as an active, contributing member of project teams as evidenced by project meeting minutes, status reports, and project outcomes.
  • Initiate and/or completes tasks without continual reminders. Reports the status of tasks and projects back to the supervisor regularly.
  • Responsible for the performance and availability of infrastructure systems on premise or in the Cloud.
  • Follow change control procedures, testing changes in a non-production environment, developing back-out plans, and monitoring infrastructure systems for possible includes including but not limited to performance issues, security issues, application issues, and system issues.
  • Ensure operating systems and systems software components are properly installed, maintained, and supported for multiple and integrated platforms and evidenced by well-functioning systems and continuous communication with supporting vendors regarding updates and problem resolutions.
  • Design test scenarios and identify possible barriers to technical solutions. Performs adequate testing before implementations, modifications, or upgrades in a production environment required to ensure proper system performance & availability & evidenced by the number of successful implementations completed.
  • Develop innovative solutions to provide immediate and timely resolution of issues impacting system availability and performance.
  • Perform account audits, log reviews, system file audits, patch audits, service audits, and ports/protocol analysis for servers that must remain operational.
  • Provide support for escalated problems promptly to the appropriate stakeholders and vendors as necessary. Will continue to participate with others until the issue is resolved or mitigation is in place.
  • Deliver timely and high-quality solutions to customer problems and incidents focusing on root cause analysis, prevention, knowledge transfer, and opportunity generation.
  • Ensures that all security and vulnerabilities are mitigated/resolved based on the risk level of the vulnerability. Assists in the development of long-term capacity planning and technical solutions. Proactively researches industry trends and shares information and recommendations with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Ensures protection of system and data by proactively identifying and deactivating any unnecessary services, port, protocols on system infrastructure.
  • Incorporates automation into strategic and operational plans and repeating tasks
  • Assist in the creation of installation/configuration/maintenance policies, procedures, and automation
  • Document configurations, installation, upgrade, backup/recovery, security and operating systems standards, and other required information to ensure support and maintenance of system infrastructure, data storage, and associated systems.
  • Complete documentation for all planned operating systems & system software implementations & upgrades, including overall work plans, test plans, implementation schedules & backouts recovery plans & evidenced by a minimal number of problems or "backouts" associated with the implementation, modification, or upgrade.
  • Analyze hardware & software performance monitoring logs and reports to ensure system integrity & as evidenced by minimal/zero response time issues reported by the users.
  • Will communicate and inform appropriate stakeholders of escalated issues on time and will provide action plans and status until the issue is resolved.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • 4 or more years of experience using Veeam backup software
  • 7 or more years of experience in an enterprise server environment with both administration and problem resolution of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or newer.
  • 3 years or more of Linux experience is a mandatory.
  • 4 or more years working with Hyper-V, VMWare, or equivalent virtual product.
  • Server management in the cloud (Azure/AWS/GCP)
  • Active Directory/DNS management experience is a plus.
  • Candidate MUST have strong, demonstrable skills in Clustering/High Availability and support of those technologies.
  • Ability to independently plan, organize and document complex system design activities and to configure systems to be consistent with institutional policies/procedures.
  • Must be able to clearly and timely communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional cooperation, understanding, trust and credibility.
  • Willing and competent in performing multiple tasks concurrently and responding to emergency situations effectively.
  • Experience provisioning, operating, maintaining, and supporting infrastructure in Azure and AWS.
  • Expertise in the automation of processes, system monitoring, and operational tasks.
  • Ticket benefits on airline’s routes
Due to the high volume of applications, we receive at GRS Recruitment, only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
To apply for this position, please email your CV to Kristina Razorenova, quoting the above job reference or call +357 25 342 720 for further information.


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    8 March 2023
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