Consulting Engineer wanted – CISCO – Dubai

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cisco logo dubaiData Center (ACI) Consulting Engineer
– Provide Planning, Designing, Implementation, Operation and Optimization services to Cisco Customers around Cisco’s Data Center products and solutions. Participate in the preparation of proposals and Statements of Work. Establish trusted advisor relationship with customer management and teams on Data Center Infrastructure areas and future technology trends
– Participates in or leads complex Data Center and Cloud infrastructure (network, storage and compute) design/implementation and migration, performance engineering or problem resolution projects. Solves complex, cross-functional issues that cross many technologies in network, server, storage, O/S, virtualization, consolidation, middleware, security, applications, operations, content switching, caching and/or content delivery networks, and security. Applies good analytic process to help bring any issue to resolution.
– Provides technical support for customers during software and hardware upgrades and Proof of Concepts. Delivers migration plans, with a thorough understanding on networked applications and related dependencies. Ensure compliance to delivery methodology operational structure, roles & responsibilities. Participates in weekly status meetings and other ad-hoc interactions with the customer managing specific asks from the customer and managing customer expectations from Cloud Consumption engagements

– Support the PM in resolution of project issues. Track deliverables against the engagement schedule and support the PM track financial, resource and material requirements for the engagements. Ensure smooth closure of engagements using relationship with the customer to guide them to the next step i.e. Sampler service to Assessment Service, Assessment Service to Optimization Service.

– Guide other consultants and engineers, resolving challenges and ensuring customer success

Who You’ll Work With

Let’s change the world together. Work directly with our customers and gain hands on experience and exposure into their networks. Be immersed in a small close knit group of cohorts, to collaborate on a variety of projects that have a real impact. You’ll learn from industry experts. We value your ideas, perspective on how to get things done. Work on network infrastructures. Deliver business solutions and technology solutions from data, security, mobility, and cloud.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications:

– Requires BS/BE/BTech degree or equivalent plus related experience in IT industry.

– Broad technical knowledge of the data center and its components: Applications, Storage, Network, Server and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization. Architectural knowledge of virtualization tools and concepts. Architectural knowledge of Three Tiered application environments. Expert familiarity with cloud computing concepts including virtualization, web services API’s, elastic infrastructure, distributed data storage (database, block, object), multi-tenancy, and metered usage patterns.

– Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Bash. Python experience is strongly preferred. Networking: OSI Layer 2 (Spanning tree, vPC, EtherChannel, VLAN, etc), Layer 3 switching /routing (OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, IPv4/6), DNS/DHCP WAN/ISP, network virtualization (N1kv, VRF), basics of higher layer protocols: SSL/TLS, HTTP, real-time traffic (voice/video), NFS, database access protocols. Compute technologies: x86, hypervisor (Openstack/KVM), OS (Linux/Windows), workload mobility

– Storage technologies: file (NAS), block (SAN), object storage, transport (FCoE, iSCSI, etc), replication, backup, and performance. Programmatic control of infrastructure elements (data model, API), integration frameworks and technologies (SP-style).

– Cisco’s Data Center Product Line: ACI, Nexus Products (N7K, N5k, N2k, N1kV), Catalyst products (65xx, 49xx switches), and UCS. Content Switching (OSI Layer 4-7 Switching, Cisco, Citrix or F5 Loadbalancers), Caching and Content Delivery. Strong understanding of SaaS and Application Workloads in context of Data Center Architecture design. Network/Infrastructure Security technologies (Firewall, access control, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, administrative access control) and Compliance (PCI, SOx, HIPAA).

– OSS / BSS, including: Network Management Systems, Service Delivery, Service Fulfillment (including the network inventory, activation and provisioning), Service Assurance, Customer Care

Desired Skills:

– DC CCIE Preferred.

– Passionate, persuasive, charismatic thought leader capable of quickly establishing executive interest in how to architect, deploy and operate the virtualized data center of the future. Understands and can articulate the value and business advantage of data center virtualization techniques and cloud architectures.

– Strong customer-facing sales and architectural skills. Core expertise to include design concepts, IT analysis/analytical thinking, innovation management, enterprise perspective and process knowledge. Analyzes opportunities with a broad, strategic view; integrates business and technology requirements to achieve cross-domain solutions that work across the enterprise; applies methodologies that are appropriate for multiple users / technology platforms. Client-facing skills to include cross-functional influence, external and internal consulting/partnering.

– Excellent understanding of the industry landscape (competitors and partners). High-level, out-of-the-box thinking, analytical reasoning, and creative problem solving skills. Ability to shift from high-level thinking to realistic and pragmatic execution is essential.

– Solid understanding of the end-to-end IT process, including architecture, design & engineering, implementation, and operations; Excellent written and verbal communications skills: ability to communicate technology strategy and architecture approach to engineers, executives, and Cisco customers. Willingness and ability to work with teams, ability to build relationships using an open and respectful communication and collaboration style

– Communication skills to include conflict management, negotiation, presentation/demonstration, and written communication. Cisco best-practice skills to include building relationships, cultural sensitivity, goal alignment, learning agility, and virtual/remote training.

Data Science Analyst wanted – ADCB bank – Abu Dhabi

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Expiry Date: 2018/12/30
Ref. JB3847527
Analyst – Data Science
Job Description
To apply advanced analytics and data science techniques/approaches and produce MIS reports/dashboards in order to support modeling activities, reporting and campaign execution

Data Science:
Determine and apply the right supervised/non-supervised machine learning technique(s) using all types of data sources (For example; online/offline, structured/unstructured) in order to solve various analytical problems and use cases Measure, document and communicate the pact/return on investment (ROI) of delivered use cases/analytical models and propose necessary updates/refinements in order to maintain the accuracy of developed models Attend forums/seminars/courses and conduct research/reading in order to stay up to date on the latest analytical/big data/machine learning developments and make recommendations/suggestions on the most effective modeling approaches
Reports and Dashboards
: Develop consistent/standardised report formats and continually refine ‘on demand’ MIS/dashboards for key stakeholders in order to ensure/maintain accuracy of information/data provided

Policies, Processes, Systems and Procedures:
Adhere to all relevant organisational and departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out to the required standard and in a consistent manner while delivering the required standard of service to customers and stakeholders

: Manage self in line with the bank’s people management policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure adherence and to maximise own contribution to business performance

Customer Service
: Demonstrate Our Promise and apply the ADCB Service Standards to deliver the bank’s required levels of service in all internal and external customer interactions


Minimum Experience

At least 2 – 4 years of experience in data science with knowledge of advanced analytics techniques and big data tools and hands on experience of business/data analysis

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of machine learning and data mining techniques (Regression, decision tree, neural network, random forest, SVM

etc.) and statistics concepts

Experience in handling large amounts of all types of data from different sources

Proficiency with SAS and SQL

Experience with visualization tools (Tableau, QliK Sense, SAS VA etc.)

Microsoft Office (Word; excel and PowerPoint)

Knowledge of programming languages (Python, Java, Scala, R)

Experience with the Hadoop ecosystem (MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Spark, HBase etc.)

Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment (IT, Business, Marketing etc.)

Analytical and data interpretation skills

Planning and time management skills

Written and verbal English

Associate Consulting Engineer – CISCO – Dubai

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JOB ID: 1242377
Associate Consulting Engineer – Bachelor/Master (Graduate) – UAE
Program Start Date: March or September 2019
Location: Krakow, Poland for the first 6 months and then UAE, DUBAI
About Cisco:
It has never been a better time; to lead, inspire and innovate. Today at Cisco we are building teams that are expanding our technological capabilities in exciting new ways across mobile, cloud, security, IT, collaboration and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. Through the Internet of Everything we transform our customers’ businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. We work with customers across all sectors so your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and beyond. There are over 3 billion people and 10 billion connected things in the world now, and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco. Join us to collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place to Work.

What you will do:
By joining the Customer Experience Delivery team you will become a trusted advisor to our customers. You will consult with them to build a solid, long-term relationship, providing thought leadership in solving their technology challenges and supporting them in achieving their business outcomes. On a day to day basis this involves working with them directly to review their technical business requirements in order to propose new technology designs that will meet their current and future needs. This will involve the provision of a range of

IT consultancy services and the creation and presentation of project documentation incorporating elements design, implementation and testing in line with Cisco standards.

On an average day this means:

* Building and maintaining relationships with a variety of international customers

* Navigate customers through evolving technology and digital transformation

* Prepare customer’s business and technology infrastructure for emerging trends

* Propose and review data center, cloud, network or security designs exceeding business specifications

* Install, configure, and integrate new solutions or applications of Cisco and Third Party solutions

* Keeping an eye on the ever increasing security requirements and constantly evolving threat landscape

* Manage or optimize existing network or cloud infrastructure with redundancy and risk mitigation in mind

* Solve technology and software problems that cross a broad range of technologies, help reduce risk and increase operational efficiency

* Opportunity for travel and face-to-face customer consulting as required

* Building a specialization in a specific technology, customer or market segment, based on broad general training

Cyber Security Architect wanted – ADCB bank – Abu Dhabi

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Expiry Date: 2018/12/24
Ref. JB3845947
Lead – Cyber Security Architect

To manage and implement ADCB’s cyber security and incident response strategy by designing and implementing security measures, conducting vulnerability assessment and monitoring and managing the response to cyber security incidents to ensure bank operates within a pre-defined risk appetite to mitigate any foreseeable cyber security threats
Technical and Cyber Security Advisory:
Evaluate technical risk, design, architecture, feasibility analysis, vendor review and security controls of all infrastructure technologies and business systems being implemented in the bank Manage programmes and projects to implement new information security products, tools, and innovations that would augment the controls and improve user experience Research the latest trends in threats, threat actors, industry security news, global security incidents and trends to ensure that the bank is protected against similar scenarios and design, develop and implement technical information security frameworks in line with the required standards

Vulnerability Management
: Manage and implement the vulnerability management lifecycle and penetration testing on the banking infrastructure and systems to ensure that all the bank’s technology systems are continuously protected against threats Manage the implementation of information security policies, procedures and technical standards to prevent unauthorised disclosures, unauthorised use, inappropriate modification, premature deletion and unavailability of data and business/infrastructure systems Develop and ensure technology baselines for the secure management of systems across all platforms, including development and maintenance of encryption standards, intrusion detection strategy, and network authentication

Security Operation Centre:
Manage an effective internal Security Operations Centre to ensure effective monitoring is carried out by SOC staff for any unauthorised use or leakage of sensitive data from the bank, phishing attacks, social media abuse and other malicious activities that could bring about a reputational damage for the bank or unauthorised access to bank’s critical systems Build capabilities within the SOC for advanced malware analysis, forensics and detection of advanced persistent threats

Monitoring: Design and implement a continuous monitoring strategy for the bank’s information systems according to the threat landscape for evidence of malicious activity or intrusion attempts Run programmes for the implementation of automated tools to bring efficiencies log collection, correlation, analysis tools for effective monitoring of security Provide advisory services to business and infrastructure projects on maintaining adequate audit trails so that sufficient evidences of computerised business activities exists to reconcile accounts Detect frauds, identify unauthorised access attempts and breaks ins and quickly resolve problems to maintain secure and reliable information systems within ADCB

Incident Response:
Create and oversee crisis and emergency management practices and provide in-depth technical advice for investigations of information security incidents such as internal frauds and hacker break-ins, ensuring root cause analysis is performed to identify and recommend corrective actions to prevent similar incidents from reoccurring Manage the SIRT (Security Incident Response Team) to conduct full coordinated cross functional response to major security incidents and lead the actions to a full remediation of any potential causes of security breach Provide technical information security consulting assistance for ADCB staff disciplinary measures, civil suits and criminal prosecutions, if and when needed

Big Data Security:
Review and recommend security configuration requirements for Big Data infrastructure in order to protect the confidentiality and integrity of customer’s personally identifiable information and to ensure availability of the system Review big data ecosystem/applications and determine where encryption is necessary in order to protect sensitive information. Review big data ecosystem/applications and determine optimum set of role based access controls to ensure access is based on a need to know basis Review Big Data architecture and recommend appropriate controls to ensure the infrastructure is protected against all internal and external threats Conduct periodic vulnerability assessments, internal penetration testing and recommend remedial action to ensure systems are secure, any implemented fixes are working effectively and no new venerability gaps are evident Perform detailed risk assessments of big data ecosystem in order to provide recommendations Recommend baseline security standards for big data infrastructure to ensure optimum security

People Management:
Manage self and team in line with ADCB’s people management policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure adherence and to maximise own and employee contribution to business performance Manage the effective achievement of the team’s objectives through setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing the team and providing formal and informal feedback to maximise overall performance, engagement and motivation

Budget Management
: Contribute to the preparation of the business area’s budget and manage and monitor the financial performance against the budget so that areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified, rectified promptly and potential performance improvement opportunities are capitalised upon

Continuous Improvement:
Identify opportunities to contribute to organisational and departmental change initiatives, programmes and projects taking into account best practice and standards in the business environment

Customer Service:
Demonstrate Our Promise and apply the ADCB Service Standards to deliver the bank’s required levels of service in all internal and external customer interactions

Policies, Processes, Systems and Procedures:
Recommend and implement improvements to departmental policies, procedures and processes covering all areas of activity so that all relevant procedural requirements are fulfilled while ensuring that ADCB delivers best-in-class services, products and innovation



Minimum Experience

At least 12 years of experience in a banking industry or similar environment, with 5 years of related managerial experience

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Professional Qualifications

Professional Certifications such as CISSP, CISA, SANS GIAC, CEH (mandatory)

Knowledge and Skills

In-depth knowledge in information security, specifically in risk/vulnerability assessment, data classification and industry standard frameworks such as ISO 27001, PCI-DSS

Thorough knowledge of firewalls, network components, protocols, intrusion prevention systems, antivirus software, web content filtering, database products

Sound understanding of the vulnerabilities in operating systems, databases and major applications and the technical knowledge necessary to mitigate these

Working knowledge experience of banking operations and related problems

Strong awareness of application security requirements and techniques

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

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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

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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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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