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The International School of Lausanne (ISL) is a leading non-profit, English language, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School set in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Our school is committed to excellence in education. We strive to recognise the unique potential of each student, and to equip them to play an active and responsible role in a complex, multicultural world. The school employs approximately 250 members of staff on its campus where we welcome approximately 950 students from over 60 nationalities, from 3 to 18 years of age. 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, customer-oriented, and passionate

Systems and Network Engineer

Full-time permanent position from 1 April 2020

Reporting to the Head of IT, you work in a team of 5 people which also includes a System and Network Administrator, and three Help Desk technicians.

Key responsibilities

  • Plan the development and implementation of new, efficient and effective IT solutions for the school (approx. 1’200 staff members and students)
  • Actively participate to the development of the IT strategy, together with the Head of IT
  • Be the first point of contact with IT manufacturers, vendors, and consultants to insure proper development, installation and operation of IT services
  • Ensure smooth day-to-day operations with regard to network infrastructure, systems, hardware, software, and peripherals
  • Test and configure networking equipment, computer hardware, operating system software and mobile devices
  • Monitor network and systems performance; establish performance requirements and specifications, conduct evaluations, and observe usability studies
  • Protect hardware, software, and data by planning and implementing network security measures
  • Plan for disaster recovery solutions, including backup and restoring operations with lowest possible RTO & RPO
  • Technically oversee IT helpdesk support function and assign priorities to the team
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve complex IT issues; lead and interface with external partners to resolve technical problems when necessary
  • Ensure accurate software licensing and inventory
  • Develop and monitor IT budget together with the Head of IT
  • Lead large scale IT projects
  • Develop IT policies, guidelines, procedures, and training for IT support staff

Desired profile

  • Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a Systems Engineer
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure (wired and wireless), network security, server systems (Microsoft/ Linux), Voice Over IP & Unified Communications (Microsoft Exchange/ Skype for Business), virtualisation and storage
  • Ability to think at a strategic level, combined with the ability to plan, prioritise, and take actions at operational level; ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative IT solutions
  • Ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network devices including firewalls, routers, switches, WAPs, and controllers
  • Ability to identify complex IT problems and review related information to develop, test, and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Vendor expert certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, Cisco CCNA/ CCNP, VMWare VCA/ VCP, etc.) are a strong asset
  • Ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for design and planning network
  • Flexible and dependable person with a strong customer service mindset and the ability to interact with all users (students and staff)
  • Excellent communication skills in both English (minimum C1) and French
  • Well-organised, reliable, and detail-oriented with good project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects in parallel, prioritising, and meeting deadlines; ITIL certification desirable
  • Team player who enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team, as well as working independently
  • Energy and drive to motivate colleagues coupled with the ability to provide clear direction and accountabilities
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to cultural variance; ability to personally model our core values: honesty, respect, self-control, equality, and care
  • Commitment to self-reflection and professional development.

ISL is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please submit the following documents by clicking here:

  • a cover letter
  • a CV/ résumé
  • copies of diplomas and references
  • copy of work permit (if applicable)

We care for children

The International School of Lausanne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. All new employees are required to undertake a security clearance, which includes providing criminal records reports as well as a special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records for people working with children.