Vacancy Details

11168 - ICT Engineer

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Closing Date 30-Jun-2022
About the Role
About the Role

Job Purpose: 

Facilitate and provide IT support to all Administrative and Educational staff.  Facilitate the use of systems/applications Intranet and Internet to all users and ensures best practices, installation & configuration of school's computer hardware operating systems and applications and its maintenance and monitoring.

Key Responsible Areas:

1)    Operational 

  • Install, configure and maintain servers, PCs, peripherals, IT tools/equipment, packaged software, antivirus, utilities, software tools and software patches.
  • Install, administer and upgrade the computer network infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot problems arising from hardware, software, application systems, network infrastructure virus and security related attacks
  • Install/ reinstall and configure packaged software and applications, antivirus, software utilities and patches.
  • Update antivirus, systems software and other software updates, when required.
  • Setup user accounts and profiles for school users (Admin & Academic).
  • Set up equipment in offices, classrooms, and labs.  Along with setting up accounts and profiles for all users.
  • Assign priorities to problems reported, based on the severity, and coordinate with the concerned parties (SSC-IT, vendors, suppliers, etc.), where required, in tracking and resolving the problem.
  • Provide user support (Admin  &  Academic ) - assist users in the appropriate use of systems/applications Intranet and Internet usage and provide them the best possible solutions to their IT related issues/ problems.
  • Respond to queries on the status of the problem or service request.
  • Respond to emergency call to classrooms for equipment, software and network problems, provide AV support and provide technical support for software projects at school.
  • Follow service desk procedures and deliver excellent support and customer service.
  • Diagnose and resolve user tickets related to hardware, software, and networking.
  • Setup and ensure the strict compliance of procedures related  to daily  backup  and other periodic routines - Software  patches,  data  transfers/  interchange, port/ import/ export and restoration from backups when required.
  • Maintain records of and manages site licenses for software purchased.  Notifies SCC-IT when upgrades/ renewals are required.
  • Record, monitor and control software licenses purchased and used and notify SSC-IT when upgrades/ renewals are required.
  • Maintain current inventory of hardware and software.
  • Prepare school ict budget for every academic year.
  • Assist the school in updating their web-sites, as required.
  • Train users in the appropriate use of hardware, network, Intranet, internet, standard software packages and software tools.
  • Assist in closure of technology related audit observations points.
  • Coordinate and interact with SSC-IT, for all school matters related to IT policy, systems integration and networking (group wide), IT- infrastructure, purchases, upgrades, warranty, and replacements, new technology and requirements, technology plan and budgets.
  • Coordinate with IT vendors (and SSC-IT, where relevant) for IT items ordered and delivered, upgrades and replacements warranty issues and payments due.
  • Interact and provide technical support to digital leads, VLE coordinators, PRE, MSO and school administration.

2)    General

  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
  • Contributes to the liaison and effective communication with vendors for all device related hardware and software technologies and requirements.
  • Ensures the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Ensure high standards of confidentiality to safeguard corporate sensitive information.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Perform other duties as requested by reporting line managers / supervisors.

Communications and Working Relationships


Faculty, Administrators, SSC IT, Employees of the school and corporate offices.


External Consultants and Service Providers

 Job Context and KPIs

  • SLA adherence (response and resolution) for the reported issues
  • % of devices compliant with corporate policies and standards
  • Effectively handle escalation points and issue resolutions.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Degree (BSc/ MSc) in technology related subject.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ hands on experience in maintaining ICT Infrastructure (Servers, Data & Voice cabling, Data Switches, Wireless Access Points, Access point Controllers, Routers, Firewall, Internet Lines, PCs, Laptops, Tablet PCs, Printers, Peripherals, Multimedia Projectors, Interactive Whiteboards, Robotics, Video Conferencing System, Digital Signage ,AV equipment etc.), Microsoft Server Operating Systems, Server Security and Server based applications.
  • Knowledge on MS Office 365 and other MS office tools.
  • Knowledge of Android and iOS operating systems and prior experience in handling similar roles.
  • Experience in deploying technologies policies and standards.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to details and effective problem solving (technical) skills. Ability to multi task and cope with a degree of pressure at peak times.
About Your Benefits
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School
GEMS Cambridge International School (Abu Dhabi), is an international school with a real difference, providing children from all over the world with invaluable opportunities to realize their full potential academically, socially and personally. The ‘British’ National Curriculum prepares students for the IGCSEs, AS & A Level University of Cambridge examinations, which are recognized by colleges and universities around the world. There is also the opportunity to study vocational subjects to prepare students for the world of work. 
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.