HOT VACANCY AT TOTAL, TUESDAY 22, FEBRUARY 2011

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

JOB TYPE
COMPANY: Total Gas & Power Ltd
CONTRACT : permanent position(local)
BRANCH: Gas & Power
LOCATION: United Kingdom – London (Canary Wharf)
INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE IN: Canary Wharf
STARTING DATE: As soon as possible
SALARY: According to profile


Job description
JOB DIMENSIONS

Financial:

* Impact of systems failure (Canary Wharf, Houston, Singapore & DR sites): several millions of pounds
* Technical advice and recommendations given for the purchase of K£ IT solutions within scope of responsibility

NON FINANCIAL:
* Operational role. 24/7/365 support of production server environments
* Sites: 5 (London Canary Wharf, Houston Total Plaza, London, Houston Disaster Recovery sites and Singapore)
* Number of servers : UK (CW & DR): 150 & 30, US (TP & DR) : 60 & 20 and SG : 8
* Number of users supported : London 150, Houston 70 and Singapore 7

ACTIVITIES
Report to the IT Services Manager to carry out all Systems related tasks with an emphasis on Business Intelligence

Architecture & Design
* Research and advise on feasibility of new projects and keep abreast of developments in the server and systems’ architecture fields with an emphasis on Business Intelligence solutions and technologies
* Responsible for the provision of server hardware and software solutions which have company-wide impact
* Design, configure and implement complex server technology solutions throughout the company with an emphasis on Microsoft (OS and DB) and Oracle Linux technologies and in accordance with Group and local IT guidelines
* Ensure the existence of related work documentation procedures.

Production and integration
* Administer and support all aspects of the server hardware, OS and DB (other than Oracle) server infrastructure to ensure the 24/7/365 availability of the service and provide 24/7 1st, 2nd and 3rd line call out service with an emphasis on BI solutions
* Testing and installation of OS and DB (MS only) technical patches for bug fixes and increased level of security
* Provide high-level expertise and support on all Microsoft (OS and DB) and Oracle Linux server technologies as well as all server based business applications with an emphasis on Business Intelligence solutions and technologies
* Ensure the availability of the Disaster Recovery server environment meeting the Business operational requirements
* Carry out the transport to production of the migrations or upgrades of server based applications (other than Oracle).
Technical areas of responsibility
* Overall Microsoft and Linux server, central storage and related back-up solutions,monitoring and proactive maintenance of all systems, central infrastructure for virus-protection, procedures for security patch deployment across all Linux and Microsoft platforms. Administration of all TGP Business Intelligence solutions. Data centre server environment, Disaster Recovery server environment.

CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT
* Fast-paced and complex Trading environment with commercial deadlines requiring 24/7 responsiveness
* Material financial consequences of disruption of IS – Impact of systems failure = several millions of pounds
* Shift Environment covering 08:00 to 18:00

ACCOUNTABILITIES
* Design, implement, administer and support all aspects of the Corporate and Trading server environment (UK, US and SG) – other than Oracle – within the Systems team on a 24/7 basis to provide the business with a performing, reliable and secure IS environment with an emphasis on Business Intelligence solutions

REQUIRED SKILLS
EDUCATION

* Education to A levels or equivalent

TECHNICAL SKILLS :

REQUIRED:

* Business Intelligence technologies and Database Applications (Qlikview, SQL Server, Analysis Services, SSIS and SSRS 2005/2008), Development skills (C#,Windows scripting and/or Visual Basic)

ADVANTAGEOUS:
* Windows 2003/2008 Server, Systems Management Solutions (SCCM, Altiris), Active Directory architecture Security & authentication, Symantec Netbackup, Citrix XenApp, Vmware ESX v4, IIS, Systems Monitoring Solutions, AV platforms (McAfee, Symantec), HP Server and SAN hardware, MS Sharepoint admin.

EXPERIENCE
* Proven experience within a relevant industry demonstrating the ability to design and build large-scale, mission critical, scalable, resilient system solutions
* Good understanding of the Energy Trading business and constraints

PERSONAL SKILLS
* Organisation and planning abilities, ability to identify deadlines
* Good communication skills, adaptability, flexibility in working within a team
* Work under pressure
Applicants Must Be Eligible To Work In The United Kingdom

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