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Company                    A large multinational Oil and Gas firm based in Sharjah

Position Title             Systems Engineer

Direct Supervisor      Manager, IT Infrastructure

Department               Information Technology

Job Location             Sharjah

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibilities


  • Primary responsibility will be administering the cloud platform (Microsoft Azure) including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, provisioning, deployment, backup, patching, upgrading, etc.
  • Will also be responsible for administering the Office 365 ecosystem including, but not limited to, Microsoft Licensing, Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, etc.
  • Additional responsibilities will include administering other communication and collaboration platforms like Zoom, Webex, etc.
  • Will be responsible for administering Active Directory (on prem and Azure) including, but not limited to, deploying/decommissioning domain controllers (DC), ensuring connectivity between on prem DCs and Azure Active Directory in the parent and child domains, group policies, updating and patching servers, etc.
  • Will work closely with the Senior Systems Engineers and provide administrative support on servers such as DNS, DHCP, SharePoint, File servers, Azure, Office365, Video Conferencing solutions, Backups, etc.
  • Will be responsible for managing and deploying Intune MDM & MAM policies.
  • Will closely coordinate with the PBX system vendor to ensure that telephony services are always online. This includes SIP trunks between various locations.
  • Will provide IT user support to the user community as and when required.
  • Support Calls will be handled by phone, in person or remotely. All Support calls will have to be logged into the IT ticketing system and closed in a timely manner as per predefined SLAs.
  • Will provide Level 2/3 IT support to all users.
  • Will be an escalation point for the User support engineers for various issues.
  • Will handle the installation and configuration of servers and server applications in conjunction with the Senior Systems Engineers when required.
  • Will work closely with vendors to identify and implement/procure relevant technologies required to enhance IT services.
  • Reports to the Manager, IT Infrastructure


  • Administration of Azure, Active Directory (on prem & Azure) and other servers either on premise or in the cloud.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware, software and connectivity issues on servers, applications and services provided by the IT team.
  • Ensure connectivity to Emails, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, etc., from user devices (laptops/smartphones/workstations) is always available.
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance from users within the organization in person, via phone or remotely.
  • 5Perform routine hardware and software installations/upgrades on servers, cloud solutions and other key equipment such as Application Delivery Controllers, Network USB devices, etc.
  • 6Identify and escalate situations as required.
  • Provide Level 2/3 IT support for all users.
  • Provide prompt and quick service to users.
  • Provide Support and assistance to Senior System Engineers and IT Managers when required in setting up or troubleshooting servers, applications or services.

Reporting and Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Manager, IT Infrastructure.
  • Liaises and coordinates with the Senior Systems Engineers to resolve issues/problems facing users.
  • Liaises with external suppliers to secure IT products and services.
  • Exhibits and maintains an excellent relationship with all the staff.

Continuous Improvement of Position

  • Ensure that for every issue that is escalated, he/she follows up with the concerned Senior Systems Engineer so that they are informed on how the issue was resolved.
  • Conduct regular research on contemporary IT practices particularly those related to cloud services, automation, etc. Recommend subsequent actions.

Working and Other Reporting Relationships

Senior systems Engineers                                                                                 Frequent/daily.

Manager, IT Infrastructure                                                                              Frequent/daily

Director, IT                                                                                                     Frequent/daily

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent discipline.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure, Active Directory. Certification on the platforms will be an added advantage.
  • Additional Microsoft certifications such as Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office365, etc. will be an advantage.

Minimum Professional Experience Required

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Azure Administration

Special Requirements and Conditions

  • Driving license is an advantage.
  • Own car will be an added advantage.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent communication, written and verbal skills in English
  • Planning & organizing skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Time management

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Alertness & attention to details
  • Ability to work in fast‐paced environment
  • Ability to work with individuals from different backgrounds
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good reasoning and sound judgment abilities

Functional Competencies

  • Experience on Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC), preferably Terraform.
  • Knowledge of landing Zone and Cloud governance policies.
  • Good Knowledge of Azure Identity Management
  • Good Knowledge of Office Products especially MS Outlook.
  • Knowledge of networking and wireless technology.
  • Basic experience with VoIP telephone systems



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