Job Details

International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Position Number: 2689947
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Position Type: Business - Information Systems and Technology

IT Systems Engineer(P2)-(2021/0545 (191163)

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Organization: MTIT-Services Delivery Unit

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-11-11, 1:50:40 PM

Closing Date: 2021-12-27, 11:59:00 PM

Duration in Months: 36

Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular

Probation Period: 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Division of Information Technology provides support to the IAEA in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including information systems for technical programmes and management. It is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an ICT strategy, for setting and enforcing common ICT standards throughout the Secretariat and for managing central ICT services. The IAEA\'s ICT infrastructure comprises hardware and software platforms, and cloud and externally-hosted services. The Division has implemented an IT service management model based on ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) best practices.The Client Services Section (CSS) is responsible for setting standards, providing first and second level support of the IAEA\'s desktop computing environment, delivery of the IAEA\'s IT training programme and promoting client oriented services. It designs, manages and implements desktop services, including their architecture, processes and policies to meet current and future business requirements. It aims at achieving the delivery of agreed levels of services to clients in compliance with best practices defined by international standards, in particular ITIL.

Main Purpose

The purpose of the post is to help the IAEA information and communication technology services define, create, and implement repeatable and consistent processes in the design, implementation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure.


The IT Systems Engineer is (a) a technical specialist supporting the design and formulation of procedures and standards on all aspects of IT infrastructure; (b) a team member supporting and coordinating services delivery; and (c) a project team member soliciting inputs from other specialists and assisting in defining, planning and executing projects.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Project management support: provides support to the Project Manager while running IT projects on a daily basis to ensure that projects produce the required results. This includes providing support in planning and monitoring the project, and creating/maintaining project documentation using the PRINCE2 and/or Agile related methodologies.

Service management: perform tasks to ensure the availability, performance and security of supported services within an agreed time frame. The service components include the software, operating systems, and virtual infrastructure. Tasks include the installation, upgrading, maintenance, monitoring and development of standard operating procedures.

Technical input: provide technical recommendation based on professional expertise.

Problem solving: investigate and resolve problems for services within his/her own area of responsibility, following ITIL processes.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.

Achieving Results
Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division's programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.

Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Planning and Organizing
Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section's priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.

Functional Competencies

Client orientation
Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.

Commitment to continuous process improvement
Identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement as well as improving current practices, increasing effectiveness and achieving efficiency gains. Actively supports the application of sound quality management standards and process improvement.

Technical/scientific credibility
Acquires and applies new skills to remain up to date in his/her area of expertise. Reliably applies knowledge of basic technical/scientific methods and concepts.

Required Expertise

Information Technology
End User Support
The incumbent will be required to implement information and communication technology services and establish effective relationships with clients at the IAEA laboratories in Seibersdorf. Regular site visits to Seibersdorf are required.

IT Security
Solid knowledge of IT Security practices and concepts

Information Security
Strong knowledge of Information Security

Project Management
Experience in project management, including project planning, work assignment and supervision, and in progress review and reporting

Systems Administration
Up-to-date knowledge of an experience in administering Enterprise on-premise and Cloud systems.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related field.

Internationally recognized Project Management Certification such as PMP or Prince 2 is desirable.

Internationally recognized Information or IT Security Certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, or GIAC is desirable.

Minimum of two years of relevant experience in the IT Infrastructure areas indicated above.

Knowledge of ITIL processes is desirable

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $48805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 22548*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance


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