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Company: 3coast

Location: Houston, TX

Date Posted: August 25, 2014

Source: 3coast

IT Systems Administrator

The System Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual is accountable for the following systems: ESX and Windows systems that support Global Information Systems (GIS) infrastructure; ESX, Windows and Application systems that support Asset Management. Responsibilities on these systems include SA engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation. The IT System Administrator will report to the IT Network Communication System Administration Manager and be responsible for the daily operation of the systems for the company Microsoft Windows servers. The position requires technical expertise in all areas of Wide Area and Local networks, hardware management and Infrastructure related software. The tasks will require a combination of experience in seeking out solutions ...
IT Systems Administrator

The System Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual is accountable for the following systems: ESX and Windows systems that support Global Information Systems (GIS) infrastructure; ESX, Windows and Application systems that support Asset Management. Responsibilities on these systems include SA engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation. The IT System Administrator will report to the IT Network Communication System Administration Manager and be responsible for the daily operation of the systems for the company Microsoft Windows servers. The position requires technical expertise in all areas of Wide Area and Local networks, hardware management and Infrastructure related software. The tasks will require a combination of experience in seeking out solutions, creating and managing projects, along with daily system management.  

Essential Functions (include, but are not limited to):

- Management and maintenance of all Windows servers which includes the ability to install, configure and maintain server operating systems, troubleshoot problems and repair server hardware
- Support of a multi-site Microsoft Exchange 2010 organization with responsibilities for planning, testing, tuning, configuration and setup of Microsoft Exchange 2010 architecture as well as supporting common email applications (Outlook, OWA, PDA based email).
- Provide 24/7 on-call support as part of the team
- Administer and support Active Directory, DHCP, and DNS
- Support, maintain, and administer third party applications related to infrastructure services
- Produce and maintain appropriate documentation for all server, network, and communication related processes.
- Enforce change management and compliance processes.
- Support network system backups and participate in the ongoing disaster recovery planning, testing and response,  and offsite storage.
- Perform routine preventative maintenance on all hardware on a routine and scheduled basis.
- Support and Maintain ESX Servers and VM's
- Support and Maintain Group Policy's

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Minimum of 4 yrs of business experience and/or a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or an equivalent combination in education and work experience
- Minimum of 4 years working experience and intimate proficiency with Microsoft Exchange Administration, Windows Server Administration, and Active Directory Administration and troubleshooting in a mid to large-scale multi-site environment. 
- ESX, Virtual Center, V-Motion experience
- NAS and SANS knowledge with some NFS and ISCSI experience 
- Xenserver and VDI experience would be a plus
- SOX compliancy knowledge would be a plus
- Oil industry experience preferred but not mandatory
- Strong problem-solving skills to address complex problems within the technical arena and develop creative and practical recommendations
- Proficient and familiar with MS Office Professional Suite including the ability to fluently use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Working experience supporting, maintaining and administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008.   SQL DBA experience a plus.
- Must have good verbal and written communications skills.
- Excellent documentation and organizational skills
- Self-directed, needs little supervision, with the ability to multi-task.
- Organized and disciplined
- Strong project management experience

Working Conditions:

- Normal office environment
- On-Call duty will be required , , Active Directory,Microsoft Exchange,Windows
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