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!
Mission of the role
The Windows Engineer is responsible for all operational activities such as installation, management, monitoring and the decommissioning of the GfK Windows Server OS environment. He or she also works on improving the infrastructure and proposing new solutions to ensure high availability, centralized, homogenous and automated environment.
As an Infrastructure Engineer - Windows you will have the following key accontabilities:
Configure and maintain server platforms to ensure reliable operations
Implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to servers
Manage server, operating system and application patching - perform appropriate regular and timely patch management for server Infrastructure
Manage server performance monitoring, providing KPI statistics and reporting as required by senior management, as well as performing problem troubleshooting to quickly restore service to the business whenever issues arise
Create and maintain full documentation relating to physical and virtual server configurations and service records (include defining server policies and processes
Provide effective, appropriate and timely communication as appropriate
Now that you know what an Infrastructure Engineer - Windows does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?
Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Windows Server Engineer in large (1,000+ users) multi-site environments, commissioning and administering physical and virtual servers
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Experience building and maintaining strong working relationships with other technical teams, including internal infrastructure teams and external service providers, vendors and partners
Good Windows system administration at the command-line level
Good scripting skills and an understanding of Infrastructure as Code: Design and security, configuration management, integration, deployment, performance monitoring and tuning, automation of infrastructure
Good understanding of server security best practices
Experience with templates and other configurable items to enable automation
Familiarity with deployment techniques (and tools) in a distributed environment
Familiarity with messaging and queuing services
Strong analytical skills, able to investigate faults and determine root cause issues
Strong customer service orientation
Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in high-pressure situations
Ability to present complex technical information to non-technical audiences
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
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!