System Administrator for international design studio, Rotterdam direct availability
West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.
Rotterdam, NL
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West 8 is an international office for urban design, landscape architecture and infrastructure, founded in 1987. Our team consists of eighty-four people from seventeen countries.

Together we form a collective of designers that builds visionary and groundbreaking projects around the world.

For our Rotterdam-based office, we are looking for a service-oriented and flexible :


About the position

IT is a fundamental pillar in West 8’s design processes. Our staff designers, artists, engineers employs a large variety of digital tools to research, sketch, draw, model, calculate and communicate internally and to our global clientele.

As our System Administrator, you play a key role in keeping our IT operations running smoothly and in enabling our team to perform at its best at all times.

  • Daily tasks include : workplace management and support; monitoring services and backups; storage management and reporting;
  • software deployment and management; and documentation / administration.

    The main systems and applications we work with are :

  • Windows Server 2008 / 2016, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Routing and Remote Access VPN
  • Hyper-V
  • Exchange 2013
  • SQL server 2005
  • MacOS
  • Scripting, Visual Basic, Powershell
  • Routing and Switching
  • VLAN and Trunking
  • Sophos firewalls
  • IPSEC tunneling
  • FileZilla FTP
  • QNAP storage servers
  • HPE D3600 storage
  • For 2020, a number of larger projects are scheduled, including the phasing out of Server 2008 and Windows 7 and the migration of Exact project management to Server 2016.

    Currently we work with an external service provider for a small number of complex maintenance tasks and general consultancy.

    Why work with us as a System Administrator?

  • You are responsible for IT budget management and advising on how to spend it wisely.
  • You’ll be working intensively with a fun and diverse group of (mostly) young professionals.
  • We welcome new ideas there’s room for your personal contribution to improve our firm’s digital processes.
  • You can take holidays and even turn off your phone while you’re away our external service provider has your back.
  • Your workplace is located in our brand new collaborative office space in in the Fenix I building, on the buzzing Rijnhaven-Zuid waterfront in Rotterdam.
  • You won’t easily find a more dynamic and innovative working atmosphere West 8 was named the world’s most Innovative Firm in Architecture (Fast Company, 2017).
  • We know you won’t come for free, but salary is highly dependable on your level of skills, experience and education. Please indicate your desired salary in your application.
  • Please send your CV listing relevant experience and a short personal introduction to Christian Dobrick, principal / partner : c.

    dobrick west8 by March 9, 2020. If you have any questions about the position, please direct them to this email address.

    Functie-eisen :

    What does this job require?

    The following professional qualities :

  • Excellent communication skills you’re easy to get along with and enjoy helping others.
  • Reliability, flexibility and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to switch easily between tasks.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritise work under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language. Knowledge of the Dutch language is preferred (but not a requirement).
  • Inventiveness and creativity in finding solutions.
  • An interest in 3D design hard- and software e.g. real time rendering, 3D printing, Adobe Suite, CAD, Unreal Engine, Virtual Reality et cetera.
  • Bedrijfsomschrijving :

    West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design, landscape architecture and infrastructure, founded in 1987 with offices in Rotterdam, New York and Belgium.

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