Sr. Manager, Business Applications wanted at Ghassan Aboud – Dubai

Ghassan Aboud Group Dubai


Ghassan Aboud Group Dubai
Ghassan Aboud Group Dubai

Job Description
We are currently looking for a Sr. Manager Business Applications to provide leadership and direction in the design, implementation and support of business application systems for the group. This is a highly technical role and will lead the application, development, maintenance and improvement of delivery operations for a portfolio of business applications to deliver IT service improvement to the business.

Responsibilities :
Managing the Application Development and Maintenance delivery of respective applications through direct and direction staff and directs the development teams in the areas of scheduling, technical direction, future planning and standard development practices.

Meets scheduled milestones to ensure project/program objectives are met in a timely manner and has an in-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing and implementing systems analysis and application development projects and programs.

Report Application Development and Maintenance related performance to the business taking action where necessary to address performance issues.

Ensure compliance with best practices in Application Development and Support including establishing governance, standards and polices in this area

Participates in budgeting and capital equipment processes and quality improvement activities for the Applications Team.

Coordinate Application Development and Maintenance communications to the business (e.g. Incident alerts, change management etc.).

Monitor critical application governance and report on service level performance, generating improvement actions where necessary.

Ensure that every critical application have a technology roadmap, to maintain related hardware and software and reduce operational risk from out-of-support infrastructure in collaboration with other teams.

Manage customer satisfaction and service improvement programs, as well as escalation and complaint management.

Approve operational readiness for projects and releases.

Contribute to the definition of new vendor services in close collaboration with Senior Management and peers.

Ensure supplier and partners plans align with and support IT planning.

Work with the business to ensure that the disaster recovery capability meets business requirements, including planning, performance of testing, communication and restoration of services in response to a major outage or disaster, as well as setting up IT services at Disaster Recovery sites in coordination with the business and infrastructure teams.

Ensure compliance with appropriate internal control requirements for both internal and external suppliers, and provides assistance and support for audits, where applicable.

Successful deployment of application service related change programs.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems

Typically has 10 to 15 years of IT and business work experience including managing team(s) in systems analysis and/or programming functions. In dept knowledge of ERP systems implementation and Support of platforms like SAP, NAVISION, EPICOR etc.

Manages a team of System Analyst and Technical staff of Developers and Testers both FTE and Contractors. Reporting into the Group Head Of IT.

Sr. Network Engineer wanted at Ghassan Aboud – Jebel Ali

Ghassan Aboud Group Dubai


Ghassan Aboud Group Dubai
Ghassan Aboud Group Dubai

Job Description
The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for designing, installing and troubleshooting Group network systems (including wireless and VoIP) to meet the functional objectives of the business.
The role is involved with the configuration and maintenance of physical and logical network components. Providing assistant to the Head of Infrastructure and Operations in the design of the network architecture, the network infrastructure, and planning and designing of LAN/WAN/wireless/VoIP solutions.

Job Sepecifictaions:
Technologies: WAN and LAN connectivity, routers, firewalls, and other security systems, data protection systems, cloud infrastructures.
Microsoft related technologies: AD, Windows Server, Office365, SQL, SharePoint
Virtualization technologies: VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft
Remote access solution support: VPN, Terminal Services
Remote monitoring and management of system alerts and notifications

Perform network assessments and security audits and ensure compliance with Security Best practices and IS policies
Participate in the administration and maintenance of the remote monitoring and management system
Deploy and troubleshoot technologies, perform Root Cause Analysis
Document and maintain all computer systems and network infrastructure
Communication with stakeholders keeping them informed of incident progress, notifying them of impending changes or agreed outages
Be available for other junior staff and coach them to resolution.

Automation Software Engineer wanted at CISCO – Dubai

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cisco logo dubai
Automation Software Engineer – SIO
JOB ID 1239888
Cisco’s Advanced Services (AS) Software Integration and Orchestration (SIO) team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work on design, develop, build, test and integration of Automation & Orchestration solutions. The team works with large Service Provider and Enterprise customers to help transform their networks to virtualized, automated, cloud enabled, self-healing and secure network systems. The Automation solutions cover both physical and virtual infrastructure including Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Hardware/Software Disaggregation, Cloud, DC, WAN, Mobility and Security infrastructure.

The Software Developer role is to work with team of software developers working on Automation solutions leveraging software products & tools from both Cisco and non-Cisco (OpenSource, 3rd party) vendors. The Automation solutions may be comprised of software products & tools such as Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), NFV solutions to automate Cisco and 3rd party Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), Ansible, OpenStack, Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), Integration Middleware, Workflow Management and UI/Portal systems.

Who You are

The Team is comprised of Automation Architects, Software Development Leads and Software Developers who work on customer’s software integration, automation & orchestration projects. The work activities are;

understand customer requirements
advise customer on possible solution options
design the solution
implementation of solution using Cisco and 3rd party products with potential extensions and customizations
integrate into existing customer’s OSS/BSS systems
package and deploy solution in the target environments
perform integration, system & acceptance testing in various non-production as well as in a customer’s production environmet
provide day-2 support and ongoing optimization.

Who You’ll Work With

The Team interacts with Customer, Business Units, Sales team and Technical Services during the lifecycle of a project through Presales scoping/Proof-Of-Concept/Project delivery/Optimization. The role is to work in a small team of software SMEs spread globally.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The role of Software Developer is work in small team of software developers & automation architects to build and deliver integration, automation & orchestration solutions. Internally, the person works with the virtual team of developers and testers and externally, the person may work with customer’s technical leads and middle management.

The candidate should be able to perform the following activities: comprehension of solution requirements & documentation, solution architecture & design, Test-Driven and Behavior Driven development (TDD/BDD), software customization, software deployment architecture and software packaging, integration, system and customer acceptance testing for the customer’s software solution.

Candidate must be experienced on Agile Software Development methodology.

The candidate should have prior experience (about 3-5 years) of delivering on complex and highly scalable software projects.

The candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations. The person should be self-motivated and able to work independently and/or in support of small teams

Desired Skills

The person should have skillsets on most of these software technologies:

Hands-on experience with programming languages like Java, Python, JavaScript, No-SQL & Relational Database
Hands on experience with software integration – Web Services (SOAP/RESTful), ESBs
Working knowledge of network & software configuration tools such as Tail-f/NSO, Ansible, Chef/Puppe
Working knowledge of BPMN workflow engines (jBPM/Activiti or Camunda etc) is preferre
Hands on experience with SDLC tools (Jenkins, Git, Automated Testing Frameworks
Working knowledge of MEAN stack (Mongo, Express, Angular & Node.JS) is preferre
Knowledge of Virtualization & Cloud (VMware, OpenStack)
Knowledge of Analytics with Big Data, AI, Machine Learning algorithms
Exposure to networking architectures including DC, WAN, Campus, Mobility, Security is a plus