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IT Expert and Systems Administrator

  • EED - European Endowment for Democracy
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: September 1, 2024
  • EED - European Endowment for Democracy
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: September 1, 2024

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is seeking highly skilled and motivated IT Experts including Systems Administrators to manage and enhance its IT infrastructure. The ideal candidate(s) will have extensive experience in Windows AD management, Office 365 administration, Azure, AWS, and user support. They will play a critical role in ensuring the security, efficiency, and reliability of EED’s IT systems and services.

The candidate must have Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field and have at least six years of relevant IT experience.

  • Location: Brussels, with potential for telecommuting from nearby regions;

  • Employment Type: Full-Time (a service contract may also be considered depending on individual circumstances).


Deadline for applications is Sunday, 1 September.

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is an independent, grant-making organisation, established in 2013 by the European Union (EU) and EU member states to foster democracy in the countries of the European Neighbourhood and beyond.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and international team in a challenging and varied role.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Active Directory and Windows Server Management

  • Manage and Maintain: Windows Active Directory (AD) including domain controllers, certificate authority, and file server;

  • Administration: Ensure AD policies, user accounts, and group policies are correctly implemented and maintained;

  • Security: Configure and manage security settings and permissions within AD.


Office 365 Administration

  • Office 365 Management: Administer Office 365 services including user accounts, email, and collaboration tools;

  • Security and Compliance: Implement and monitor security measures using Office 365 Defender and other security tools;

  • Support and Training: Provide user support and training for Office 365 applications.


Azure Administration

  • Azure Services: Manage Azure services including Virtual Machines (VMs), SQL databases, and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD);

  • Security: Utilize Azure Sentinel for security monitoring and incident management;

  • Optimization: Monitor and optimize the performance of Azure resources.


Office Access System

  • Maintenance and Support: Oversee the maintenance, upgrades, and troubleshooting of the system;

  • Security: Ensure the security and integrity of the system.


AWS Knowledge and Management

  • AWS Services: Manage AWS services;

  • Administration: Perform routine checks, updates, and backups of AWS resources;

  • Optimization: Monitor AWS resources for cost-efficiency and performance.


User Support and Hardware Management

  • Technical Support: Provide technical support to users for IT issues, devices, and in-house applications;

  • Hardware Management: Oversee the purchase, maintenance, and updates of hardware and software;

  • Inventory Management: Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all IT equipment.


Database Management

  • Maintain and support databases: ensuring data integrity and performance;

  • Backups and Recovery: Implement backup and recovery solutions for databases.


IT Security

  • Configuration and Monitoring: Configure security settings for all IT systems and monitor for potential security threats;

  • Compliance: Ensure all IT systems comply with security policies and best practices.


Hypervisors Management

  • Manage and maintain virtualized environments:

    1. Configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines;

    2. Administer and troubleshoot virtual machines and infrastructure.



  • Optimization: Optimize the performance of virtualized environments to ensure high availability and efficiency;

  • Backup and Recovery: Implement backup and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized systems.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field;

  • Experience: At least 6 years of relevant IT experience;

  • Certifications: Relevant certifications such as Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, VMware Certified Professional, and CompTIA Security+ are preferred;

  • Technical Skills:

    1. Proficient in Windows AD management, Office 365, Azure, AWS, and hypervisors management;

    2. Experience with office access system maintenance;

    3. Strong knowledge of database management;

    4. Excellent understanding of IT security practices and tools.



  • Soft Skills: Strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


APPLICATION:

Please make sure you meet all required qualifications and experience before applying. Applicants must upload a motivation letter (max. one standard page), a CV (in the Europass format), and contact information for three references via the EED website.

Failure to submit these three documents shall result in the exclusion of the applicant concerned from the selection procedure.

Applications should be made online using “apply” panel on this page.

Applications should be submitted no later than 1 September 2024, midnight (Brussels time).

The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information. Applications will be subjected to pre-employment screening & vetting, including criminal records check.

TERMS OF CONTRACT:

EED is not an international organisation or EU institution and its employment contracts are fully based on Belgian Employment Law.

Indicative GROSS salary of approximately €7,900 per month depending on experience and individual circumstances, plus competitive personal benefits including complementary health insurance and public transport subscription (subject to Belgian tax and social security).

Non-Belgian residents may be eligible for the special tax status under Belgian legislation.

An initial contract of two years will be offered, followed by renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Expected start day at EED: Autumn 2024
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