Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network based hardware and software IT systems to ensure their continuous availability, integrity and functionality.
Systems administrators install, configure, test, troubleshoot and maintain local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), and Internet systems or segments of a network system. They provide support and monitor them to ensure uninterrupted access to all system users are security measures are functioning as intended. Included also is monitoring and testing internet performance and access. They may assist in network modelling, analysis, planning, and coordination concerning performance, between the network and data communications hardware and software systems and components. They may supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists, as well project manage and coordinate the augmentation, maintenance, upgrade, and support of servers and associated hardware, software and networks. They may administer network security measures to mitigate security vulnerabilities and risks, and maintain server integrity and availability.
Job activities and tasks include:
- maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software and all configurations
- recommending changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determining hardware or software requirements related to such changes
- diagnosing hardware and software problems
- performing data backups and disaster recovery operations
- operating master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use
Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Work in offices and may travel to see clients in their workplaces with regular work hours, but they may be required to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines on projects. They may also travel locally, nationally and internationally to attend workplaces or conferences and seminars. They may often work long hours at the computer. They may also be required to hold certificates from, or be competent in specific proprietary hardware/ software products such as Microsoft, Oracle or Cisco, or SharePoint.
Advanced / Higher Diploma in computer and network administration or computer systems administrator or related field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
Required Work Experience:
4 years and above
General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, Critical National Infrastructure Authority, Technology Development Committee, Statistics Centre - SCAD, Department of Economic Development, Department of Transport, Ministry of labour, Ministry of economy, Injazat Data System, Al Taif, Advanced Integrated Systems, Dubai eGovernment Department
More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Systems administrator - Network administrator
Examples of some related occupations:
Database administrator - Network analyst - Website administrator - Website technician - Webmaster - Computer engineer - Computer systems auditor - Information technology support technician - Policy and planning manager - Systems designer (Information Technology) - Website Administrator
UAE Industry Groups:
Arts, entertainment, multimedia and ITC applications
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi