Microsoft Server and Cloud Infrastructure Administrator (EUMETSAT)

Darmstadt, Germany, Serco Europe [2258]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

On behalf of our customer EUMETSAT, we are looking for a Microsoft Server and Cloud Infrastructure Administrator. You would be working on-site at EUMETSAT’s site in Darmstadt, with a generous distribution of working hours into the hybrid model. Your mission is to provide operational, monitoring, patching, upgrading, troubleshooting and maintain overall operational procedures for Microsoft Servers and Services. The role is available for an immediate start, featuring an initial 6-month temporary contract and the possibility of permanent placement, all while offering the flexibility of full remote work.


  • Operate, monitor, patch, upgrade, troubleshoot, maintain operational procedures for Microsoft on-premise servers and services:
    • Windows Servers (2012 R2, 2019, 2022)
    • File and Print Services
    • PKI Services Internal and Public CA (Certificates provisioning and renewals)
    • Email related services (Exchange SMTP routing, transport rules, connectors, Edge subscriptions, Web services publishing)
    • Active Directory, ADFS, DNS, DHCP, WSUS
    • SQL Servers (2014, 2019)
  • Upgrade the Server OS regularly in order to keep the systems always under support
  • Operate, monitor, migrate, troubleshoot, maintain operational procedures for Microsoft Cloud services:
    • Azure VMs / Server Infrastructure
    • Azure AD
    • Microsoft / Office 365
      • Teams
      • Exchange Online
  • Working knowledge of networking/security services and virtualization infrastructure for troubleshooting server infrastructure issues. (firewalls, switches, routers, virtual switches, Virtual Machines, ESXi Hosts, VCenter administration)
  • PowerShell knowledge and scripting.
  • 2nd Level Support for Service Desk related incidents.
  • Coordinate 3rd Level support with providers of products.


  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with system administration.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Microsoft Server Administration.
  • Azure infrastructure.
  • Virtualization infrastructure.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.


Considered as an advantage:

  • VMware VCenter and VDI Horizon administration
  • Windows Desktop Applications packaging and deployment with SCCM and Intune.
  • Windows Desktop OS Deployment and Configuration with SCCM and Intune.


Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.

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