Senior Systems & Networking Administrator
SAT-7 aims to provide Christian television to support the work and witness of the church in the Middle East and North Africa.
We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Senior Systems & Networking Administrator to join our ICT team. As a Senior Systems & Networking Administrator, you will be responsible for managing and maintaining our organization’s systems and networking infrastructure. You will play a key role in ensuring the smooth operation, security, and performance of our systems and networks. This position requires a strong technical background, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, this role involves providing technical assistance for projects and guidance to the SAT-7 IT team in MENA and international offices when required.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Manage and administer the organization’s systems and networking infrastructure, including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, and other network devices ensuring reliable infrastructure and access to all users of SAT-7 corporate applications.
- Manage and administer SAT-7’s O365 Microsoft Tenant (Teams, SharePoint, Exchange, Azure AD).
- Oversee the installation, configuration, and maintenance of hardware, software, and networking components.
- Monitor system performance, troubleshoot issues, and ensure high availability and reliability.
- Implement and maintain security measures to protect the organization’s systems and data.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement system and network improvements.
- Provide technical support and guidance to other IT colleagues and end-users.
- Conduct regular system and network performance analysis and develop strategies for optimization.
- Maintain documentation of systems, configurations, and procedures.
- Stay updated with industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to systems and networking administration.
- Collaborate with external vendors and technicians to diagnose IT problems and ensure timely resolution.
- Respond to system and network emergencies as needed.
- Implement measures to protect SAT-7’s online information, including off-site data backups, policies, software patches, antivirus software, firewalls, and physical security measures.
- Maintain the Cybersecurity Awareness Training program.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Sympathy with and enthusiasm for the purpose and goals of SAT-7.
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
- Proven experience as a Systems & Networking Administrator, with a focus on managing complex networks and systems.
- In-depth knowledge of network protocols, routing, switching, firewalls, and VPN technologies.
- Strong proficiency in server administration (Windows, Linux/Unix), virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), and storage systems.
- Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud is preferred.
- Solid understanding of security principles and best practices, including network security, access control, and data protection.
- Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to analyze and resolve complex technical issues.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
- Industry certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, MCSE, or RHCE are a plus.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
- Flexibility to work during non-business hours and respond to system emergencies when required.
- Fluency in English is a must; knowledge of Arabic is advantageous.
- Flexible and adaptable with a “can-do” attitude when facing new challenges, leading by example.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively via phone, email, and in-person with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Self-motivated, confident, proactive, and highly organized with ability to multi-task to meet deadlines
To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter explaining your motivation to serve with SAT-7 to email@example.com. Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.