Vacancy System Administrator

Sapienza Consulting is looking for a System Administrator to work at ESA-ESTEC and also our office here in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Reporting to the Sapienza Technical Services Manager, you will be part of a small server / database team, and responsible for the production and development environments that Sapienza manages for it clients.

Responsibilities of the System Administrator

  • Unix/Windows server installation and configuration (Windows Server/Linux/Solaris)
  • Database support (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • 3rd line Operations support
  • Network Administration (VPN, Firewall)
  • Monitoring tool configuration and usage (e.g. NAGIOS)
  • Application server Administration (JBoss, Tomcat)
  • Web server Administration (APACHE)
  • Knowledge of Active Directory, user administration and group policies
  • Knowledge of backup systems
  • Knowledge of LDAP
  • Knowledge of Virtualisation (VMWare)
  • Knowledge of SAN

Profile of the System Administrator

  • The ability to communicate at all levels is a must, as is the ability to create and maintain relevant documentation. The candidate must have proven analytical skills with the ability to evaluate issues through client communication and self-investigation
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • All round knowledge providing complete support for complex environment
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of other European languages will be an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent working experience
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with Windows and Unix operating systems is desirable
  • Knowledge of ITIL best practices
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.


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