Information Technology and Communication (IT/COMs) Senior Engineer

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Department: Software Development
Job Description

Job Description:

Job Summary:
The role of Information Technology and Communication (IT/COMs) Senior Engineer is expected to support the Chief Engineer and the IT/COMs Lead with IT/COMs domain activities related to the life cycle of a large integrated system, deployed at a national level. This system life cycle includes concepts, requirements, design, implementation, verification, deployment, validation, acceptance and maintenance/support. It involves also interaction with the customer and end-user. The role reports to the Head of Engineering (Chief Engineer) and the IT/COMs Lead Engineer. The role is based in Riyadh, but frequent travel to locations in Saudi Arabia is required. Occasional international travel is also expected.

Person Specifications:

  • 10+ years of diverse hands on experience in information technology infrastructure systems and platforms including Networking, Security, Database, Hyper Converged systems, SAN solutions, Backup & Restore, , System management (e.g. deployment & provisioning, monitoring), Data center solutions, etc.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft product technology and architectures
  • Have extensive experience in designing and managing Microsoft Windows servers systems
  • Advanced knowledge with Microsoft Active Directory Services including DNS, DHCP, and DFS.
  • Advanced Microsoft virtualization services (Hyper-V) - virtual machines and containers
  • Advanced Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure and Microsoft Exchange knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft System Center suite (SCCM, SCOM, SCDPM, SCVMM, SCOrch)
  • Knowledge of other virtualization technologies are welcomed (e.g. KVM, RHEL, VMware)
  • Knowledge of network design, deployment and administration
  • Knowledge of the CISCO technology (switching and routing)
  • Knowledge of Containerization technologies (e.g Kubernetes, OpenShift, Rancher)
  • Hands-on experience with Continuity of Operations/Disaster Recovery architecture and planning.
  • Ability to work in diverse cultural and challenging professional environments
  • Analytical thinking and Strong engineering mindset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong listening skills (to understand customer requirements)
  • Strong service orientation and on-time delivery focus
  • Cost, Quality and Time sensitiveness
  • Team player and cooperative
  • Solution oriented
  • Flexible (willingness to travel to remote sensor sites)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, IT, Communication or any relevant field.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; ability to effectively explain complex technical concepts.
  • Experience with IT/COMs Systems
  • Essential to be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Desirable to be able to communicate in Arabic

Benefitial Qualifications and Experience:

  • Have a strong engineering background working on large integration projects
  • Experience in working with direct interface to the customer
  • Have worked with a broad range of information technology systems e.g. Networking, Storage, Server, Virtualization, System/Network administration etc.
  • Detailed experience in relevant Information Technology and communication solutions.
  • Driving license

Key Result Areas & Areas Of Accountability:

  • Develop parts of IT and communication system design documents and specific artefacts (requirements, tests, etc) in collaboration with the ITC team in Europe.
  • Act as first PoC for IT/COMs technical issues.
  • Develop and review IT/COMs documents (design, installation, administration and user manuals)
  • Develop and review System Acceptance Documents
  • Support System Element Acceptance in EU and Saudi Arabia
  • All the activities are performed in alignment with the IT/COMs team in in Europe Support delivery in time, to quality and within cost of the IT/COMs system
  • Conduct workshops related to IT/COMs CFI (Customer Furnished Items) related to SWAN, WAN, VoIP, External IF, IT/COMs Security and IT2/3.
  • Understanding the needs of stakeholders and conveying them to requirements and solutions, support other domains (e.g. do basic power and cooling calculations to support INFRA Team)
  • Provide support to O&S (in service support) to resolve outstanding tickets assigned to engineering.
  • Technical Procurement Management (internal and external suppliers) for IT/COMs products.
  • Attend all project technical workshops related to IT/COMs
  • Develop layouts in Visio
  • Develop detailed technical presentations
  • Support the handover and training activities to O&S department for IT/COMs components

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Defence and Space Saudi Limited

Employment Type:

Fixed term


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Job Family:

Chief Engineering & Architecture <JF-EN-EA>

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