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Technical Systems Analyst for Luanda, Angola
Job ID IT JOBS#139
Location: Luanda, Angola
Required Skills:

Our client, a SouthAfrica based privately held firm provides procurement services for the oil, gas and mining industries. 

They plan to hire a full time Technical Systems Analyst for their office in Luanda, Angola. As a Technical Analyst, the recruited employee will be responsible for handling routine system administration tasks related to application, database, networks and the OS including implementation, configuration, maintenance and support, application security, user management and the development of specialized system procedures for the G&G application.
Key Responsibilities
- Installation of G&G applications such as Petrel, Paradigm, etc
- Liaising with vendors and IT development group to maintain and support system after the implementation for Periodic application upgrades
- Interact with Geologists and business users to analyze and resolve any application or the platform related issues to ensure high availability of the application
- Develop, install, modify and test emergency patches/scripts;
- Handle periodic system level upgrades including planning, scheduling, testing, and release of these upgrades in the production environment.  
- Responsible for testing of fixes and moving these fixes to the production environment
- Play a technical consultant role for application and infrastructure issues. 
- Apply routine preventive repairs, maintenance and upgrades of existing systems using solutions in accordance with standard operating procedures. Investigates and resolves matters of significance. 
Key Requirements
- 5+ years related work experience supporting scientific and technical applications used in oil & gas E&P companies 
- Good understanding of geological and geophysical workflow will be a definite plus.  
- Experience in installation and configuration of upstream applications such as Petrel, Paradigm, etc
- Basic understanding of Unix
- Medium to good knowledge of Windows Administration
- Good Database skills on Oracle/SQL Server
- Basic knowledge of user licensing and management.
- Ability to diagnose, prioritize resolve and perform root cause analysis and fix the issues critical to business continuity for the customer.
- Detailed knowledge of Linux/Unix OS 
- Excellent interpersonal and customer handling skills 
- Should be a self-motivated and self-directed team player
Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Science degree required, preferably in geosciences, engineering or computer science;  
Location: Luanda, Angola
Contract Type: Long Term and Permanent Placement