Virtualization and Cloud Senior Engineer

UNOPS , Spain

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st November, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The Virtualization and Cloud Senior Engineer will carry out his/her tasks within the Platform Support Unit in the Field Technology Service (FTS) at the UN ICT Facility, Valencia (UNICTFV). Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Information Systems Officer (P4), the incumbent works under the guidance of the Chief Infrastructure and Operations Section in the UNGSC, Valencia, Spain, provides specific expertise in the implementation and operation of the UN Hybrid Cloud strategy for the back end infrastructure including: storage arrays, SAN switches, processing cloud services and tools to monitor performance, availability and capacity of the hybrid environment.

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Telecommunications, Engineering, Statistics, or relevant field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • VMware Certified Professional certification is required.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect or Microsoft Azure Architect Design certifications are highly desirable.
  • PRINCE2 practitioner certification is highly desirable.



  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information technology and/or telecommunications and systems, preferably in an international environment.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience with virtualization and related technologies in complex and multilocation environments (e.g. VMware, VMware SRM, etc).
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience supporting multi location enterprise grade data centres.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience supervising teams located in different geographical locations.


  • Cloud experience, preferably in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience producing technical documentation to support projects and initiatives.

Language Requirements: Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement, knowledge of a second UN language an advantage


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