Automation Associate
Valencia, Spain
hace 3 días



The AutomationAssociate will carry out his / her tasks within thePlatform Support Unit in the Field Technology Service (FTS) at the UN ICTFacility, Valencia (UNICTFV).

Under the overall supervision of UNOPS InformationSystems Officer, the incumbent works under the guidance of the ChiefInfrastructure and Operations Section in the UNGSC, Valencia, Spain, providesspecific expertise in the implementation and operation of the UN Hybrid Cloudstrategy for the back end infrastructure including : storage arrays, SANswitches, processing cloud services and tools to monitor performance,availability and capacity of the hybrid environment.

Thisis a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the UnitedNations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member ofUNOPS under its full responsibility.

Under the overallsupervision of the UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the incumbe...

Under the overallsupervision of the UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the incumbent works underthe guidance of the Chief Infrastructure and Operations Section in the UNGSCand will report to Information Systems Officer or his / her designate and isresponsible for the following duties :

Summary of Key Functions

  • Automation Support
  • Technical Support
  • Knowledge Management
  • 1. AutomationSupport :

  • Automate tasks using Ansible and PowerShell for Linux and Windows systems.
  • Operate System Center Configuration Manager to deploy software, monitor health, and enforce compliance across all devices in the organization.
  • Operate Red Hat Satellite system management solution to deploy, configure and maintain systems across multiple environments.
  • Automate infrastructure deployments using Infrastructure as a Code solutions and framework using Terraform.
  • 2. TechnicalSupport :

  • Operate containerized workloads and services using Kubernetes and related Cloud products.
  • Operate Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services cloud and on-prem infrastructure at data centres as well as overlay onto existing hosted server network.
  • Act as technical resource on deployment projects, including hands-on configuration of complex components.
  • Contribute to solve complex problems on cloud and data centre specific activities.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • 3. KnowledgeManagement :

  • Continually explore, evaluate and recommend advanced technologies to provide higher quality service, scalability and modern architectural standards.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required andin line with the incumbent’s scope of services above

    Impact of Results

    The result of work of the Automation Associate (Red Hat / SCCM / Ansible / Kubernetes) impacts directly on delivery of services thatsatisfy the requirements of the Department as well as the performance of theservices implemented in the DPOand Peace Keeping and Special Political Missions andheadquarters.

    It will also ensure proper processes and methodologies arefollowed and implemented according to the latest of the industry standards.

    Theincumbent is responsible for ensuring activities for all global locations arein line with the overall business targets and UN policies, rules andregulations.

    Education : Required High school diploma or equivalent is required. ...

    Education : Required


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator is required.
  • Microsoft system administrator related certifications is required.
  • Red Hat Certification on Ansible Automation is required.
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Management related certification is required.
  • ITIL Foundation certification is required.
  • Desirable

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) related certifications is desirable.
  • Microsoft Azure related certifications is desirable.
  • Kubernetes related certification is desirable.
  • Experience : Required


  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information technology and / or telecommunications and systems, preferably in an international environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with both Linux and Windows technologies and their use in delivering secure, highly available, mission critical enterprise-class solutions
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience managing System Center Configuration Management in large complex environments with at least ten thousand endpoints.
  • Experience using Terraform to automate Infrastructure deployments in cloud environment.
  • Desirable :

  • Experience supporting multi location enterprise grade data centre is desirable.
  • Experience with Identity Management and related technologies (Microsoft Active Directory (ADFS, DNS, CA, etc. / Red Hat IDM)
  • Extensive experience with virtualization and related technologies (e.g. VMware, VMware SRM, etc).
  • Cloud experience, preferably in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience with Log Management Platform (e.g. Elastic, Kibana, Logstash)
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g. shell scripts, PowerShell, Python)
  • Language Requirements :

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement, knowledge of a second UN language an advantage.
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms.

    Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

    Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only : Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

    Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and / or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas.

    Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.

    Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.

    Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others.

    Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Contract type : StaffContract level : G6Contract duration : One year initial...

    Contract level : G6

    Contract duration : One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

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