BlackSky is looking for a Systems Administrator to support in Qatar.
Advise and assist Apex personnel maintaining and servicing a CISCO Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5505 Firewall or a compatible replacement
Advise and assist Apex personnel in setting-up, managing, maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting, and replacing Windows based servers, switches, routers, data diodes, desktops, laptops and other hardware which are part of the Apex network
Assist and advise Apex personnel in installing, managing, maintaining, patching, updating, troubleshooting, and submitting trouble tickets to 3rd party vendors for all software which is part of the Apex network
Advise and assist Apex personnel in conducting weekly anti-virus updates and security checks on all Apex network components
Advise and assist Apex personnel in developing and maintaining an inventory of all hardware and software (to include expiration dates, warranties, user accounts, and contact information) associated with the Apex network
Provide on-site training and the On-the-Job training to Apex personnel on the maintenance of Apex network
Assist and advise Apex personnel in developing documentation and checklists for maintaining and troubleshooting te Apex network. Conduct an annual review of all documentation to ensure accuracy
Assist and advise Apex personnel in escalating trouble tickets to the Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and determine the best solution for remediation
Assist and advise Apex personnel in developing daily, weekly, and monthly checklists to ensure appropriate actions are taken to ensure the health of the Apex network.
Assist and advise Apex personnel in designing solutions for new requirements to the Apex network.
Assist and advise Apex personnel in maintaining Apex network operating logs, records, documentation and reports that describe the operation and maintenance of the Apex network.
Assist and advise Apex personnel in maintaining drawings, revisions, specifications, lists, clarifications and other materials related to operation and maintenance of the Apex network.
Assist and advise Apex personnel in coordinating with QAF Cyber compliance, ensuring the system architecture, maintenance and operations are in accordance with industry best practices and applicable Laws Such assistance shall include providing reports, records, logs and other information that QAF may reasonably request and approved by the Apex Program Manager as to the Operation and Maintenance of the Apex network.
Assist and advise Apex personnel in developing a checklist for normal shutdown and start-up procedures of the Apex network, and a checklist for re-booting the network after an abnormal shutdown (i.e. generator failure).
Assist and advise Apex personnel in developing a trouble ticket log on a shared drive on the Apex network where users can document system issues. Additionally, assist in developing a system to notify the Apex and BlackSky program managers of issues which require immediate attention (critical component failure).
Assist and advise Apex personnel in preparing a monthly presentation used to inform Apex leadership on the maintenance and health of the Apex network. The presentation should include top maintenance issues, list of equipment nearing end of life cycle and pricing to either repair or replace components.
Education and/or experience totaling four to six years of experience in information technology, system engineering, system administration, and designing, building, and maintaining a data center in a foreign country
Able to obtain and retain a QAF background check
Successfully pass a medical evaluation to live in Doha (U.S. and Doha)
Obtain all immunizations recommended by CDC prior to travel to Qatar
Possess a valid US passport which is valid 2 years from date of hiring
Possess a valid US driver s which is valid 2 years from date of hiring
Obtain a Qatar driver s license
Able to work in environment that does not have handicap accessibility
Able to work between 10 and 16 hours a day without additional pay and no time compensation
Able to work US holidays
Live in Qatar for one year unaccompanied in a communal setting (villa mates)
Be punctual to scheduled meet times
Able to instruct on the utilization of SOCET GXP, SOCET Xplorer and other SOCET products
Able to use Microsoft Office Products
Able to assist in basic file management and office tasks (printing) and in the preparation of presentations and periodic reports)
Able to instruct on the usage of applications on the BlackSky platform
Able to assist in program management duties
Able to work as a member of a small team where interchangeability is a requirement
Able to remain on call during off-duty hours
Able to prepare lesson plans and provide instruction
Able to lift 50 pounds without assistance and carry up and down stairs
Able to walk 1 km in desert environment with extreme temperatures
Ability to understand and communicate verbally and non-verbally in Arabic
Knowledge of local culture
BlackSky Will Provide You With:
Computer, software and monitor / IT support
Tax advise Daily per diem when in country at JFTR rate
Work residency facilitation services
Lodging / with cable and internet services
Stipend for local phone in Doha
Scheduled transportation to work site
-30 days annual paid vacation
-1 paid round-trip travel back to US (miss maximum 15 workdays)
-$1000 voucher for travel (miss maximum of 5 workdays)
-Stock options (stipulations)
-Reimbursement for work related expenses (approved by PM)
Qatar Will Provide You With:
Sponsorship to work in Qatar
Working with Qatari Consulate to obtain requirements
Facilitate access to Qatar Armed Forces installations
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