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Systems Administrator

Houston
Desktop Support, IT

JOB SUMMARY

The Systems Administrator position requires a dedication to producing high-quality output and proactive involvement in the successful delivery of infrastructure systems; on time, on budget, on function and through coordination within the rest of the technology department and the business owners.  The Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting information systems which directly support the enterprise infrastructure of the organization. Ensures that all systems are working at optimal levels and pursues a continuous improvement model for responsible systems.

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide day-to-day monitoring & support
  • Monitor and tune systems to ensure optimum level of performance
  • Monitor, manage, and maintain Backups Environments
  • Create & Maintain documentation related to technical architecture, standards, procedures, and policies
  • Working & design knowledge of VMware virtual environments
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts including the support of routing/switching
  • Experience with implementing and managing Exchange Server in a production environment
  • Implements, installs, configures, monitors, troubleshoots, and evaluates existing and new Microsoft Windows server operating systems
  • Responsible for the support and management of infrastructure systems (Servers/SANs/Monitoring & Management systems)
  • Supports junior technical staff and is a technical contributor with Infrastructure projects as directed
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Infrastructure manager other more senior managers.
  • Experience with SOX Compliance & Audits

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/certifications in computer science, management information systems, or a related field
  • Five years of relevant experience with Microsoft Windows server operating systems, Active Directory, Group Policies and TCP/IP networking, VMware, Citrix experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree/Technical degree
  • Demonstrated ability to properly develop and maintain accurate documentation
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers served and systems administration staff
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (design/deployment/support)
  • Experience with SharePoint (management)
  • Working knowledge of VMware, Citrix, and other Virtualization technologies (design/deployment/support)
  • Experience with SAN technologies (management/support)
  • Experience with networking including Cisco and/or Dell Force10 technologies and routing/switching/load-balancing concepts and technologies (management/support)
  • Experience with SQL Clustering (support)
  • Microsoft, VMware Certifications

ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
  • Could involve some lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time without much movement.
  • Ability to work in time-sensitive environment with non-flexible deadlines.
  • On-call availability for a minimum 7 days per month
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components
  • Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals
  • Professional and courteous demeanor at all times
  • Good project management skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • On-call availability for a minimum 7 days per month
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components
  • Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals

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