System Administrator with “Microsoft COTS” specialisation (NATO NCIA)

Geilenkirchen, Germany, Sapienza Consulting [AAS2018-0053]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a System Administrator with “Microsoft COTS” specialisation to work at NATO NCIA in Geilenkirchen, Germany.


HQ is looking for someone to support their process of accrediting large number of software applications and systems. They have large number to tackle, plus new capabilities come online all the time. Specific tasks identified for role, and associated skill/knowledge requirements, are as follows:

  • Executing efficient maintenance (both in-house and outsourced), installation and testing, operation and user support of application software for E-3A Component data and mission support processes, hosted on NAEW&C networks and stand-alone IT/CIS Systems (Data and Support Software)
  • Assisting with application administration for assigned software applications, to include introduction and maintenance of user groups, user profiles and site content management of portal software
  • Ensuring that all assigned IT/CIS Services (including software, on-line and archived data, workflows, etc.) are adequately protected according to NATO and NAEW&C security directives, to include viable disaster recovery capability
  • Providing technical support on assigned application software to external agencies,when required
  • Executing review, testing, documentation, implementation and release for use of data and applications software
  • Arranging for and participating in installation support for IT/CIS Service application software and data on server and client platforms, including configuration management (i.e. user and system administration, license monitoring, product version identification, etc.)
  • Participating in analysis of causes and incidents of IT Service failures (including IT System troubleshooting) and effecting appropriate action to correct problems
  • Providing support needed to ensure continuous availability of all required software application functionalities


  • As member of Technical Management team, you will be required to support engineering and production infrastructure including but not limited to hardware, Microsoft (MS) Windows based operating systems, networking, security, and storage
  • Profound knowledge of MS Windows Server and associated core enterprise services (Windows Server, workstation operating systems, active directory management, MS Exchange, MS Lync) – Installation, patching, administration,tuning, configuration, hardening/securing, troubleshooting
  • Profound knowledge of networking protocols, ports & topologies (TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting)
  • Thorough understanding of backup techniques (configuration, administration,troubleshooting)
  • Familiar processes related to Disaster Recovery (HW /OS/Storage – planning, implementation, testing, documenting
  • Familiar with processes related to Change/Configuration management.f)Knowledge of Windows Server 2012R2 and higher; DNS management;Group policy management
  • Understanding of Remote Desktop Gateway Services; Remote App provisioning
  • Deep knowledge of SharePoint farm administration with expert level skills on SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016


Desirable Specific Experience:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert SharePoint
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Developer
  • Microsoft Technology Associate IT Infrastructure
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge and experience of NAEW&C Force CIS Squadron organisation, procedures and IT Systems
  • Deep knowledge on SharePoint farm migration from SP2010 to SP 2013 to SP2016


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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