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Sr. Engineer - Systems & Virtualization

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Oman
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/05/2016
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The Company:
Our Client is a National Refining and Petrochemicals company operating in Oman. Due to recent expansion, they are currently looking to recruit a Senior Engineer - Control Systems (Systems and Virtualization) reporting to the Team Leader.

The Role:
Ensures availability, quality and reliability of industrial automation Servers, Stations, Clients, HMI’s and other systems infrastructure in plants – comprising Distributed Control System (DCS), Emergency Shut Down (ESD) system and PLC based control systems.
Ensures OEM Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies (IBM, Dell or EMC) and SAN fabric technologies (FC, iSCSI) are engaged for high availability for automation systems.
Ensures that disaster recovery (DR) infrastructure are placed and tested in plants for automation systems includes physical and virtualized servers like Cluster, Resource Pools and High Availability, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), VMware Storage APIs, multi-pathing and VMware Site Recovery Manager.
Ensures all the automation and critical systems are patched & upgraded as per OEM approved best practices release for all Hardware & Software Components involved: Storage/Servers Firmware Upgrade, OS Patching and VMware Update Manager.
Ensures physical and virtualized servers backups, archives and Image backups are configured on daily, weekly and monthly basis according to data retention policy of plants.
Ensure all automation systems performance (physical and virtualized servers) is monitored on daily basis for traffic and system health status.
Ensures Microsoft Technologies like SQL, DC, Active Directory, TS, FTS, SRS, System Center Suit, DNS, DFS and KMS are placed and maintained in plants for automation systems.
Ensures to support VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, Physical to virtual (P2V), Linux and Oracle platform OS and applications.
Contribute to operational security through effective and reliable system hardening.
Develop specification and scope of work for new control systems infrastructure (physical server or virtualization technologies) to be installed based on requirement and support execution of related project.
Carries out physical server, client, VMware hosts and software preventive maintenance including upgrades during planned shutdown.
Plan and execute assessments, audit and generate reports based on log analysis.
Provide technical inputs for evaluation of bids related to control systems servers and VMware infrastructure.
Assist in detail design, project schedule, quality action plan documentation in line with international, national and company standards.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications for this position is a University degree in IT or Computer Science/Engineering or similar.
Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in a similar role.
Knowledge of servers, computers, virtualization, backup infrastructure and integration and cyber security platforms /solutions.
Knowledge of process control domain and process control access domain.
Knowledge of Process Control Domain & Process Control Access Domain infrastructure.
Experience in systems suitable for monitoring applications.
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