Context of the job: 

With over 3500 employees, Cegeka is one of the most important ICT providers in Benelux. We develop, implement and manage IT applications and infrastructures for medium-sized and large organizations. We overcome challenges for clients in the healthcare, social security, retail, public, industry, logistics and financial sectors.

Our current portfolio includes customers from all over the world, with a vast majority in the BeNeLux region, customers for which we are availible 24/7/365.

Customers use our services to implement and integrate IT infrastructures, managed services, outsourcing, user support, desktop management, the development and implementation of applications, technical support and consultancy. With our own data centers in Hasselt (BE), Leuven (BE) and Veenendaal (NL), we are ready for the future and for new business models, and so are our customers.

Job overview:

We are looking for a Wintel System Engineer to join our L3 Team, team which handles medium-complex infrastructures, mainly enterprise environments. The team has 21 members in Bucharest and Iasi and collaborates with colleagues from Romania and Belgium to ensure that the quality of the services provided is at the highest level.  

As a member of this team, you will be involved in monitoring the infrastructures of our Customers, troubleshooting technical problems and deliver projects requested by our Customers. You will make sure that the services are up and running and that the incidents assigned to your group by L2 Wintel Engineers are acknowledged and resolved in the agreed time frame. In addition to that, your activity will include performing maintenances and changes in the Customers’ infrastructure. You will be proactive and deliver reports to our customers, with technical proposals that would improve their environments and optimize them.

In terms of managed environments, we are talking about Wintel environments – around 5000-6000 devices for over 100 customers, located abroad. The team members solve incidents for each and every one of these customers, thus interacting with multiple technologies: Active Directory, Exchange, SCCM, Virtualization solutions (Citrix, Hyper-V, VMware, etc.), antivirus, storage and backup solutions.

At team level, we use 2 ticketing tools - CA Unicenter Service Desk (CA USD) and LANDesk and an Unified Dashboard, which integrates multiple monitoring tools (SCOM, Zenoss, etc.) that help us monitor the environments of our Customers. We have a Knowledge Base (KB) implemented, where you will find documentation, articles and procedures uploaded by other team members and, among your tasks, you will be involved in updating those documents. Also, as a member of this team, you will be involved in creating technical procedures for L1 Team, procedures which help solving first line problems.

Due to the fact that we offer 24/7/365 support, you will be working in shifts. The team has day and night shifts during week days (the night shifts usually start on Sunday evening and end on Friday morning), the duration of a shift being of 8h30min. Currently, the team operates on 3 shifts: 07:00 AM - 15:30; 11:30 AM - 20:00 and 23:00 - 07:30 AM (the night shifts are performed every 10-11 weeks). In addition to those shifts that require your presence in the office, the Engineers also perform stand-by shifts, which are performed remote and are designed to cover the work load during weekends (for critical issues) and ensure a backup for the person who is on the night shift during week days.

We are ITIL certified, which means that we respect specific standards for the procedures and operational flows we have in place, which are implemented at division-level. In addition to that, in order to increase efficiency and transparency in terms of team interaction and communication, we use periodically 121 and team meetings, which help us deliver our services continually while not overburdening the team members.

 

What you need to do:

  • Offer 3rd line support for our customers
  • Analyze incidents generated by our monitoring systems in order to quickly repair them
  • Analyze the support requests sent by our customers by phone, email or web submit
  • Timely update every support request assigned to your group
  • Accurate ticket documentation of the support request and troubleshooting steps taken
  • Take ownership and responsibility for all tickets assigned to your queue
  • Configuration, fine tuning and follow-up of Management Applications (SCOM, Zenoss, etc.)
  • Ensure SCOM Reports & specific client reports are delivered in time
  • Create trend analysis reports per client
  • Create change & maintenance requests prior to implementations
  • Maintenance of operational systems/resources at customer sites (Windows updates, Citrix updates)
  • Provide technical training for other levels when new projects/tools are integrated within Cegeka
  • Provide management with possible enhancements regarding the clients’ infrastructures
  • Create and modify the technical procedures, manuals and processes for monitoring projects
  • Create the technical documentation for all new Cegeka integrations (Server documentation, SCOM handbook, etc.)
  • Interact with the customer, by positively exposing Cegeka during the direct communication with customers
  • Work in close collaboration with your colleagues to ensure that service delivery to the customer is of the highest standard
  • Work in accordance with the Cegeka quality standards, procedures, processes and internal regulations
  • Maintain a strict adherence to change management procedures before performing any change
  • Attend trainings and team meetings
  • Respect deadlines and procedures agreed at team level or with the customer
  • Ensure that the SLAs are met
  • Also: be a colleague and not only a team member – and a very good one! :)

What you need to know:

  • 5+ years in a similar position
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with virtualization products (VMware, Hyper-V, Xen Server, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft server platforms (2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, etc.)
  • Very good knowledge and experience in managing and configuration of Microsoft Exchange Servers
  • Very good knowledge and experience in working with Microsoft Directory Services
  • Very good knowledge and experience with SANs and other storage subsystems
  • Very good knowledge and experience with Citrix XenApp farms and Microsoft Terminal Servers
  • Very good knowledge of enterprise class backup systems
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft SQL Servers
  • Good knowledge and experience with enterprise Antivirus products
  • Good knowledge and experience in managing the monitoring of servers and network devices
  • Strong desire to work in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to identify process improvement opportunities, demonstrated knowledge of change management
  • Ability to adapt quickly to constantly changing business priorities
  • Essential networking knowledge
  • Proven Windows operating system background

 

What you need to be:

  • Professionalism is required in all communication with the clients (phone calls, emails)
  • Initiative is required in day to day tasks
  • Passion for IT and strong interest in self-development
  • Strong team spirit and involvement
  • Punctuality and flexibility
  • Schedule adherence is one of the objectives of your activity and it will be taken into account during your performance evaluation
  • Ability to listen, learn and improve
  • Excellent English skills, both written and verbal
  • Willing to travel

What we offer:

  • Headquarters in the centre of Bucharest (Victoriei Square)
  • Flexible working environment within a dynamic team
  • We leave you room to balance your work and private life - 22 days as annual vacation, plus 1 day added at every 3 years within the company
  • Private medical subscription, you can choose from 2 providers
  • Meal tickets
  • Free Gym Subscription - fitness, aerobic, pool (according to internal policies)
  • Preferential rates to 7Card subscription
  • Access to a modern library
  • Preferential rates to a dental clinic
  • Guidance and support for different loans, from one of our partner, a financial broker company
  • Massage within the company premises
  • Team events (team-buildings, team hangouts, Christmas party, etc.)
  • Relaxation room (Foosball, darts, board games, X-box, etc.)
  • Access to various training programs (soft and hard skills trainings, according to the internal policies)
  • Being part of a growing organization with Belgian roots