System Administrator
Kantar Media
Romania, Bucharest
‎în urmă cu 6 ore

Our team in Bucharest is currently looking for a .

In this role, you would be responsible for maintaining the hardware and IT solutions, collecting and processing our raw data, managing a time critical production process running continuously on a 24 x 7 basis.

You would be also in charge of keeping our systems up to date and securing project work although the focus of this role is to maintain the SLA s agreed with our client to deliver data by a given time, every day.

During the set-up phase, you would be closely involved in the preparation of the relevant databases and in the installation and configuration of the systems required to run the service.

Occasional attendance of our client project and technical meetings is also included.

Main responsibilities :

  • Maintenance and operation of the systems used to collect. Process meter data and TV channel audio comparison data used in the daily audience data production process
  • Delivery of the Programme and Commercial Transmission Logs with the maintenance and operation of TV Monitoring service
  • Daily handling of data returned by meters installed in panel homes, processing that data to produce the output files for the client’s subscriber
  • Ongoing tasks :

  • Routine housekeeping of the system (backups etc) and system administration
  • Responding to data queries from system users
  • Oracle system administration routine tasks (archives, exports) setting up new users, access control
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of the TV reception equipment used to capture the broadcast audio gathered by the reference Capture PC network.
  • Maintenance and operation of the Audio Matching processing system. This is a network of Linux based machines that perform the front-
  • end processing of the meter data

  • Maintenance and operation of the Reference Capture PC network. A network of machines will be located at several reference sites throughout Romania / Bucharest.
  • These machines are required to run on a 24 / 7 basis

  • Overseeing the operation of the Data Collection System (DCS). This is the system that collects the meter data (via modem) from panel homes each night
  • The maintenance and operation of the Commercial spots automated recognition system EventsMatching and of the broadcast (both programmes and spots) recording system CaptureTV
  • Liaison with Kantar IT central support staff as necessary
  • Delivery of the Programme and Commercial Transmission Logs with the maintenance and operation of TV Monitoring service
  • Regular review of Disaster Recovery arrangements
  • Operation of the main data production system ( Atria ). This is a Unix based processing system running on a Unix server cluster maintained by Kantar’s Unix Operations Group
  • Ensuring data integrity and delivery of data to clients via electronic means (internet, telecom line) or otherwise
  • Delivery of panel incentive points file
  • Candidate Specification

    1. Core Experience Required

  • System network administration.
  • Management of a service to SLA’s
  • UNIX administration including exposure to scripting languages
  • Experience of Oracle administration and some experience of SQL.
  • 2. Knowledge Required

  • Good knowledge of / exposure to managing the installation of third party software and upgrades
  • Good knowledge of / exposure to managing the use of network / host monitoring tools such as Nagios
  • An understanding of computer telecoms, GPRS communications protocols and network maintenance
  • Ideally experience in working in a commercial data processing environment in a system administrator capacity
  • Very good written and spoken English skills to communicate with the Kantar central staff
  • We are looking forward to your application.


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