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Infrastructure Engineer



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Infrastructure Engineer

Job Description

As an Infrastructure Engineer you will organize and plan the processes in our environment with our external providers for implementing and supporting the backup as a service. You will also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in automation via Windows and/or Linux based scripting. Last, but not least, you will enhance your ITIL knowledge and work in a dynamic environment applying agile methodology.

We are looking for an IT professional with experience in backup and storage to join GfK’s IT Services team in Sofia. The team is part of a large and diverse global structure of IT hubs, located in Bulgaria, Germany, UK and Malaysia.

As an Infrastructure Engineer you will have the following key accountabilities:

  • Do project management and planning on a large scale (multi-site environment)
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, vendors and external providers
  • Implement all necessary operative tasks to guarantee maintenance of operation
  • Run applications, services, platforms and network to deliver promised service portfolio according SLAs
  • Ensure global IT support, based on follow-the-sun organization as well as 24/7 on-call-duty (one week per 2 months)
  • Do Incident resolution and incident management
  • Implement changes and change management
  • Record documentation of all executed tasks in a ticket tool and CMDB
  • Possess a proactive capacity and skill for performance management of systems and system components

Now that you know what an Infrastructure Engineer does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?

  • 5+ years of working experience in IT, at least 3 of them in Storage and Backup administration
  • IT-related education
  • Good and applicable knowledge of CommVault or another backup solution
  • Applicable knowledge about automation e.g. automation of backup solutions, installations, updates and configuration via RestAPI
  • Fluent in English

It would be a great addition if you have knowledge in:

  • EMC block storage products, especially VMAX and Unity
  • Brocade Fibre Channel Infrastructure
  • Tintri VMware-Storage
  • EMC file service products, especially ISILON
  • VMware VSAN
  • VMware ESX 5.x/6.x
  • ITIL framework
  • Agile methodology for planning and implementation of projects / new designs

Join our team and benefit from the following advantages:

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together
  • Use of the latest digital technologies
  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results
  • 3 additional non-working days annually
  • Food vouchers
  • Health insurance
  • Discount program with external vendors (+ Sodexo Andjoy plan Active preferences)
  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees
  • Variety of sport activities such as football and traditional Bulgarian dances
  • Last, but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd

All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 11 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: -

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00005217