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Systems Administrator

MBC Group


Ref: LP104-82

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

- Manage Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS and Ubuntu Servers;
- Maintain the systems, applications and infrastructure;
- Create backup and recovery policies;
- Monitor network communication;
- Update the system as soon as a new version of OS and the application software comes out;
- Password and identity management;
- Cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Openstack etc;
- Systems/applications/servers performance tuning;
- Contribute to and maintain system standards;
- Manage all internet applications including, but not limited to DNS, DHCP, FTP, Tomcat, LDAP, Apache, Nginx, Tomcat, Sendmail, EximPostifix, MySQL, Postgres, GIT, SVN, Nagios, Munin, and Puppet.
- Analyze system logs and identify potential issues;
- Introduce and integrate new technologies into existing environments


- BSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering
- 1-9 years of relevant experience
- Problem solving skills; the ability to decide on the best solution for existing problems.
- Proficiency in writing scripts, and maintaining backups;
- Ability to work under pressure and multi-task;
- Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people;
- Regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues; administrator may resolve problems within established practices;
- Accomplish work with minimal supervision;
- Analytical thinking;
- Work proficiently and accurately under time constraints and deadlines.

About the Company

MBC GROUP is the largest media company in the Middle East & North Africa region that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, in 1991, MBC GROUP moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates.

Today, MBC GROUP includes over 17 leading TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 & MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC ACTION (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC VARIETY (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting); MBC DRAMA (24/7 Arabic drama) & MBC+ DRAMA (a joint pay-TV channel between MBC and OSN); MBC PERSIA (general family entertainment dubbed and subtitled in Farsi); WANASAH (24-hour Arabic music channel); MBC MASR & MBC MASR2 (general family entertainment geared towards the Egyptian family); MBC BOLLYWOOD (delivering the freshest in Bollywood content geared towards the region via an Arabized interface); MBC USA (on “Dish Network” in the US); MBC IRAQ (a premium channel aimed at the entire Iraqi family), MBC5 (new satellite channel dedicated to the Maghreb); all of them benefit from MBC STUDIOS which produces the region’s most compelling premium content for cinema, television and on-demand platforms. MBC GROUP also includes two FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music).

Furthermore, part of MBC GROUP is Shahid and its premium subscription-based service Shahid VIP, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels.

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