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Global Network/Systems Engineer

Vacancy #:   5700
Unit:   Information Technology Services Unit
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland
Reporting to:   Head of IT Infrastructure
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   01 October 2021
Type of contract:   Indefinite
Closing date:   23 July 2021
BACKGROUND
The Global Network/Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the Global Wide Area Network (GWAN), Wireless Network and Local Area Networks (LAN) required to support the Global IUCN Secretariat including the IUCN Headquarters (HQ), out-posted, regional, country offices and special events and Congresses.

This position will also be responsible for planning, acquisition, implementation, maintenance and administration globally of the GWAN Infrastructure (Service provider, Routers, Firewall, Wifi, Network Accelerators, VPN, etc…), maintain and review standards, setups and policies for LAN equipment (Routers, Switches). Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements of IUCN. Participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Global Network/Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the Global Infrastructure Wide Area Network (GWAN), Wireless Network and Local Area Networks (LAN), Servers and Applications required to support the Global IUCN Secretariat including the IUCN Headquarters (HQ), out-posted, regional, country offices and special events and Congresses.
This position will also be responsible for planning, acquisition, implementation, maintenance and administration globally of the GWAN Infrastructure (Service provider, Routers, Firewall, Wifi, SDWAN, VPN, etc…), maintain and review standards, setups and policies for LAN equipment (Routers, Switches). Install and maintain physical and virtual servers, configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements of IUCN. Participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

Information Management Services
Develop and contribute to the development of long-term strategies and policies for Networking in the Union in support of programme implementation, HQ and regional operations, Commissions and special events.
Plan, manage and provide support services related to the GWAN Infrastructure and applications (monitoring, accelerating, SDWAN), operations, standard configurations and special software set-ups, training and trouble shooting for IUCN HQ and remote locations.
Work with the Union Applications and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Teams to ensure that existing and new global applications run effectively. Participate in the architecture design of global applications to ensure efficient operations over the GWAN.
Evaluate needs and service efficiency and effectiveness as part of on-going IT management. Interface with local IT personnel to develop high performance solutions in order that IUCN can benefit from productivity gains offered by technology.

System Administration
Plan, organize and manage the network , WAN and LAN (hardware and software) infrastructure for the global secretariat including routers, firewall, switches.
Plan, design, set up and maintain IUCN Infrastructure, servers and storage (hardware and software), including backup, antivirus ; laptops, remote users, and printers.
Review and test new systems, tools and services for integration in IUCN IT systems and services operations.
Ensure that IUCN’s network and servers are compliant with all policies.
Ensure security threats can be identified and stopped.
REQUIREMENTS
  • University degree or equivalent in Computer Networking field.

• Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in deploying and operating global wide area networks in international environment using MPLS and Internet (VPN) for global connectivity.

• Experience in Standard Configuration and Patch Management for Networking equipment.

• Strong knowledge Fortinet, Riverbed equipment (formal certification on one of these vendor equipment a definitive plus).

• Strong knowledge experience managing Microsoft OS and different applications, Active Directory, Exchange, SCCM, SCOM.

• Good knowledge of Microsoft Teams, OneDrive.

• Experience managing Microsoft OS and different applications, Active Directory, Exchange, SCCM, SCOM.

• Good knowledge of VMware ESX. vCenter, SRM.

• Good knowledge NetApp (SAN) Storage Network Area equipment.

• Experience in managing multiple parties across multiple IT disciplines including Project Managers and third party vendors.

• Knowledge of working with an ITSM tool for support purposes, knowledge of ServiceNow tool a plus.

• Strong problem analysis and solving skills.

• Fluent in English. Professional working proficiency in French or Spanish a strong advantage, any other language a plus.

• Due to the global nature of the IUCN GWAN it can be necessary to work outside regular business hours and/or also on weekends and to travel to IUCN offices outside Headquarters.
SALARY
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is CHF 100'355, subject to deductions for social security contributions and second-pillar pension, and before tax. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.
APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/


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Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

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