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IT Infrastructure Specialist
 
Job Detail
Industry
Information Technology
Division
NewStar
Category
Computer Networking
Total Position
1
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent ( Second Shift (Afternoon) )
Department
G&A - IT
Job Location
karachi
Gender
No Preference
Career Level
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience
3 Years
Apply By
Nov 16, 2018
Posted On
Aug 16, 2018
Job Description

The Division
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the largest provider of home building software and website solutions in North America. With numerous award-winning products, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped over 2,800 customers manage their information technology costs from websites and lead management, to purchasing, accounting, production, warranty and service. With a comprehensive suite of fully integrated software, Constellation is the most innovative solution in the home building industry today.

Our New Star ERP division requires an IT Infrastructure Specialist to join the Karachi team.

The Position
The IT Infrastructure Specialist is a person with strong hands-on IT Systems Administration skills and superior interpersonal skills and senior-level experience in pro-actively managing a software development environment. This person demonstrates:

a> The hands-on capabilities and experiences to allow them to perform a wide range of IT Infrastructure Management tasks, on a day-to-day basis, with minimal supervision and a high degree of accuracy for mission-critical needs, as well as
b> A strength of communication skill that relates well with Business Unit IT management, covering technology directions, the controls, and how solutions will evolve to meet the future needs of internal R&D.

This person demonstrates tenacity, flexibility, and an attention to detail that ensures software/hardware environments are ready for operational use upon release. The selected candidate shall perform hands-on daily tasks while also routinely performing proactive analysis and communication with senior management, with regard to capacity planning, disaster recovery, and other such infrastructure decisions, covering quality, robustness, cost and other criteria.

Job Responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain virtual machines and servers for development and QA across the product lines, taking into account current needs and future growth
  • Optimize the use of existing computing resources, including cost-effective proposals as expansion needs dictate
  • Operate and manage backup processes for internal and cloud-based computing environments, including carrying out disaster recovery initiatives in these environments
  • Troubleshoot customer technology issues that may pertain to hardware, networking, or software
  • Capacity plan, support, and document locally hosted and cloud-based infrastructure environments
  • Proactively plan and apply software upgrades on internal servers
  • Support the operations of Microsoft Team Foundation Server and ensure its operation is sufficiently resilient
  • Manage the allocation of internal use software licenses for the R&D division
  • Help/consult in other IT related activities and controls as assigned by management
Job Qualifications

General skills and knowledge
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and multi-tasking skills while working effectively with others under pressure
  • Flexible, organized, detail-oriented, and responsive person with a customer-oriented disposition
  • Superior verbal presentation and written communication skills with colleagues and management
  • Self-directed and consistently motivated
  • Quick learner with a passion for continuous learning and applying how technology trends can be of benefit
Specialized skills and knowledge

3 to 8 years of hands-on skill in:
  • SQL
  • migration projects with strategies to minimize downtime
  • Building virtual machines, physical servers, maintaining systems software and the suite of Microsoft operating systems
  • Operating IT environments including backup and recovery activity
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Reporting on operational metrics
  • Knowledge of the cloud computing options that are available, including popular cloud computing platforms (like Azure, Amazon, GoGrid), and the processes to follow with hosting providers
  • Experience working with onshore and offshore colleagues
  • Hands-on skill with Microsoft Team Foundation Server, SharePoint, and an appetite to remain current with the suite of client-side and server-side Microsoft technologies
  • Knowledge of Progress OpenEdge is an asset
Education and work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or related area with an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Microsoft and ITIL certifications are assets.
Exciting Benefits we offer:
  • Market-leading Salary
  • Medical Coverage Self & Dependents
  • Parents' Medical Coverage
  • Provident Fund
  • Employee Performance-based bonuses
  • Home Internet Subsidy
  • Conveyance Allowance
  • Profit Sharing Plan [Tenured Employees Only]
  • Life Benefit
  • Child Care Facility
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Leaves Encashment
  • Recreational area for in-house games
  • Sporadic On-shore training opportunities
  • Friendly work environment

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