Infrastructure Engineer – Backup



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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

As an Infrastructure Engineer – Backup you will be a part of a Backup and Storage infrastructure team but your focus will be on the automation of operational tasks for faster and more reliable service delivery. You will have the opportunity to use your knowledge and skills for the integration of Cloud solutions with on-premises infrastructure. 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 automation 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 – Backup you will have the following key accountabilities: 

  • Build and maintain a reliable infrastructure using automation and orchestration
  • Support the infrastructure architecture development
  • Ensure that the infrastructure and applications are appropriately monitored
  • Troubleshoot issues with backup application, servers, storage and other infrastructure as required
  • 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 do 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 – Backup does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?

  • 5+ years of working experience in IT, at least 2 of them on a site reliability role
  • Applicable knowledge about automation of operational tasks, e.g. configuring backup, integrating CMDB
  • Applicable knowledge about scripting languages e.g. JavaScript, Python, Powershell, Perl, Bash etc.
  • Applicable knowledge about integration of Cloud solutions, backup, storage, VMware and other infrastructures
  • Applicable knowledge about RestAPI, JSON and SQL
  • Knowledge about Ansible and Terraform
  • IT-related education
  • Fluent in English

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

  • Backup (e.g. CommVault)
  • Visualization solutions like Grafana
  • EMC file service products, especially ISILON
  • SDS (Ceph)
  • VMware ESX 5.x/6.x
  • Docker and preferably Kubernetes
  • FC based block storage
  • SAFe / Agile methodology for planning and implementation of projects / new designs
  • ITIL framework

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
  • 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: 37 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: -

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00005217