08 Apr
Server and Cloud Administrator
Texas, Houston , 77002 Houston USA

Genuent is hiring a Server and Cloud Administrator for our direct client in Houston, TX. This is a Direct Hire Opportunity with a tentative start date. Qualified candidates should send their resume (Word format) to Mark Ahrenholtz at Server and Cloud AdministrationEssential duties and responsibilities:The ideal Candidate will have the following work experience and the job level will commensurate with experience and skill set.Cloud TechnologiesRequired Technical Skills:

  • Design and deployment of all aspects of Azure infrastructure technologies and topologies
  • Profound understanding of cloud computing technologies with demonstrated hands-on experience in one or more of the following domains:
  • Core IaaS and PaaS: Compute, Storage, Networking, High Availability
  • Identity and Authentication: SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD, ADFS, MFA, etc.
  • Experience in one or more languages (PowerShell, BASH, Python, C#, Open Source)
  • Ability to create a well-informed cloud strategy and manage the adaptation process
  • Offer guidance on infrastructure migration techniques including bulk application transfers into the cloud
  • Extensive knowledge with designing, deploying and monitoring virtual servers, desktops and applications in the cloud
Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:
  • Deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e., Windows and Linux IaaS, Cloud Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers, and Infra as a code technologies)
  • Web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture, and practices
  • Advanced Analytics visualization tools such as PowerBI
  • Data Governance
Server Virtualization
  • Provide technical support for various virtualization environments including Hyper-V and VMware required
  • Implementing, deploying, and administering Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware virtualization in large environments (2,300+ VM's) required
  • Capacity planning and predictive analysis of virtual server environments required
  • Understanding of Storage Technologies such as EMC, HP, NetApps and NAS desired
  • Possess in-depth troubleshooting and performance tuning skills required
  • Responsible for engaging and managing support escalations with vendors such as Microsoft, VMware, Dell and HP.
Server Administration
  • Demonstrate progressive in-depth knowledge of security best practices
  • General Windows, PC, network troubleshooting skills e.g. logon, server connections, RDP sessions, Citrix connections, end clients issues (network drive mapping, print queue mapping etc.) required
  • Solid understanding of networking principles such as TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP.
  • Familiar with Windows OS's up to 2019 required as well as LINUX and UNIX Operating Systems
  • Understanding of AD and GPO policies and how they function desired
  • Understanding of Citrix technologies desired
Other Duties as assigned
  • Solve highly complex problems, involving broad, in-depth product or application knowledge. Build and support Windows Operating Systems from both a hardware and software perspective
  • Collaborate on cross-team and cross-product technical issues by working with resources from other groups as needed to resolve issues
  • Collaborates with Tech Leads, Technology Services Manager, and escalation resources when appropriate
  • Provide after-hours support and participate in after-hours on-call rotation. During the scheduled interval of performing on-call duties, will be required to stay within the general vicinity of the offices to respond promptly to issues. Will also be required to track and document all incidents; stating the time of the call, the nature of the call, and what actions were taken to resolve the problem or issue.
  • Complete special projects and annual objectives as assigned.
  • Engage with a variety of individuals with tact, courtesy, mutual respect and professionalism.
  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of performance.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Possess good customer relation skills
  • Carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working hours, and occasionally during non-working hours.
Minimum requirements:
  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years' relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of experience focused on cloud environments and supporting infrastructure in Azure.
  • Experience architecting, designing, and implementing Microsoft and hybrid-cloud solutions
  • Experience in migrating from on-prem to Azure environment
  • Experience with configuring Office 365 services including Azure AD Connect, Intune
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Advanced level knowledge of Hyper-V and VMware virtualization technologies (create and modify VM's and templates, create snapshots, cloning/exporting of VM's, HA, replication, dynamic provisioning
  • Ability to build and troubleshoot Hyper-V, VMware and Windows Hosts
  • Advanced working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and related technologies
  • Experience in deployment, administration, troubleshooting and maintenance of Virtual and Windows server environments for large and complex sites
  • Must demonstrate excellent English-language skill, good written and verbal communication skill, and ability to learn new technology at a rapid pace and problem solving skill.
  • Ability to work under pressure is required; experience in handling critical situations is preferable
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with the ability to identify and resolve complex IT technology issues/problems
  • Must be able to successful and simultaneously manage multiple tasks, and work with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work, and maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ensure Change Control and other processes and procedures are followed
  • Ability to identify and establish expectation in an employee/employer (subordinate/manager) relationship
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from manager, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
Education:
  • B.S. degree in C.S. or E.E. or equivalent experience would be desirable
Experience / specific knowledge:
  • Experienced in operating and administering Enterprise environments
Certifications, licenses, registrations:
  • Azure Cloud certification a preferred
  • Microsoft MCSE certification preferred
Competencies, skills, and abilities:
  • Excellent troubleshooter, good communicator and possess excellent time management skills is required


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