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Linux Systems Engineer

Dimension Data Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Posted: 02 Jul 2024


  • Estimate: $55k - $100k*
  • Zero income tax location


  • Hybrid
  • Visa Provided


  • Experience: Unspecified
  • English: Professional


About the job

Make an impact with NTT DATAJoin a company that is pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We are renowned for our technical excellence and leading innovations, and for making a difference to our clients and society. Our workplace embraces diversity and inclusion – it’s a place where you can grow, belong and thrive.

Your day at NTT DATA

The Information System Engineer is responsible for delivering enterprise-level IT support and maintenance of various IT services into the organisation. The core responsibilities of this role include leveraging engineering tools and processes for effective installation, configuration, operation and maintenance and support of NTT infrastructure and systems. This role works independently and uses troubleshooting skills to research and resolve issues considered as medium- to complex in nature.

What You'll Be Doing

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Installs, tests, and maintains new hardware or software to provide new services or to resolve user and system problems
  • Performs troubleshooting and system analysis to resolve incidents and to ensure system availability
  • Performs system administration tasks including configuration, systems monitoring, troubleshooting, and support
  • Tests and validates new systems to ensure that they fulfill the requested functionality and quality
  • Implements backup and recovery procedures to ensure the needed availability
  • Implements and performs system monitoring for proactive support by collecting, for example, availability, performance metrics, and system logs
  • Performs hardware or software upgrades and patching to support vulnerability and risk management
  • Defines, raises, and executes changes as part of the Change Management Process
  • Creates system documentation and maintains fixes, modification, or other changes
  • Executes tasks as part of the request fulfillment
  • Escalates and collaborates with vendors or other delivery organizations if needed to provide the right level of support
  • Identifies and documents potential problems of the system within the ticket tool
  • Identifies and suggests possible service improvements
  • Creates and manages tickets for the Incident Management, Change Management, Problem Management, and Request Fulfillment
  • Documents work results, actions taken, steps to resolve, effort, and resolution time in the ticketing system
  • Performs other tasks as defined, planned, and approved by the leadership team
  • Works with senior members of the team to get guidance about working procedures and technical possibilities to ensure the highest level of systems availability

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Good Knowledge of the needed infrastructure technology or Software
  • Good Knowledge of the necessary management tools and management languages (e.g. PowerShell, python, SQL, ABAB, etc.)
  • Good Knowledge of the underlying protocols of the used technology
  • Proficient at troubleshooting and good technical understanding
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of ITIL Support process (Incident, Change, and Request Management)
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems with the support of more senior colleagues
  • Ability to work and collaborate with teams from several business areas/functions in facilitating projects
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multitask and work independently
  • Ability to utilize key systems and tools related to the supported system

Academic Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Technology or related (or equivalent work experience)
  • Relevant certification for the requested technology - CCNA, MCP, A+, Linus+, Microsoft Certified

Required Experience: Seasoned demonstrated experience in a similar role gained within a similar information technology environment

Workplace type: On-site Working

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About Dimension Data

Dimension Data is a leading African born technology provider operating in the Middle East and Africa, offering a portfolio of services including systems integration, managed services infrastructure, cloud solutions, business applications, customer experience, and intelligent security solutions. We provide innovative solutions that optimize today’s evolving technology environments, enabling clients to leverage data in a digital age.