Information Specialist / Analyst - Systems Administrator

Aera Energy   •  

Bakersfield, CA

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Aera Energy is one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, accounting for nearly 25% of the state’s production and represent almost 100 years of industry leadership and commitment to California. We are characterized by our excellent safety and environmental performance, innovative business practices, application of cutting-edge technology, dynamic company culture, and active community involvement.


Aera is looking for candidates who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves-authentic individuals who believe in having a career that makes a meaningful impact on our company and the world.


We are looking for the brightest minds and boldest spirits; people with a passion for learning, growing, and continuously improving and innovating. We want individuals who live our values each and every day and will help us power great todays and better tomorrows.


Key Deliverables:

  • Responsible for providing a reliable, secure, and maintained Windows and Linux infrastructure
  • A work environment with respect, honesty, and teamwork
  • Establish security procedures and documentation
  • Lean work processes within and across teams
  • Create, maintain and update documentation supporting the Windows and Linux infrastructure
  • Documented disaster recovery plans
  • Metrics for key deliverables 


Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide senior level support for Windows Server Operating Systems
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for all aspects of a Microsoft Windows infrastructure including:
    • DNS
    • DHCP
    • File and Print services
    • Backup services
    • User and Group management
    • Group Policy
    • Office 365
    • Azure Cloud Services
  • Use, configure, and operate Microsoft System Center products (SCCM, SCOM, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Linux system administration
  • Citrix XenApp Administration
  • Perform daily system monitoring:
    • verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes
    • reviewing system and application logs
    • verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware installation and upgrades, and patching as required.
  • Maintain security and integrity of supported system
  • Ensure preventative maintenance completed thoroughly and timely
  • Develop quality Disaster Recovery documentation
  • Participate in recovery drills and exercises (Disaster Recovery)
  • Continually look for ways to improve systems and team and implement Lean Thinking
  • Ensure adequate support availability for applications and systems
  • Be available for after-hours and weekend duties including on-call rotatio
  • Establish a positive relationship with the business to establish and fulfill business requirements
  • Collaborate across the department to create effective, cross-functional teams


Critical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Strong customer service and team skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Windows server Administration in an enterprise
  • Microsoft Active Director and Service administration in an enterprise (i.e. DNS, DHCP, Group Policy and file/print)
  • Backup services
  • Microsoft Office 365 administration
  • Citrix XenApp administration in an enterprise
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SCOM and SCCM
  • Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel and Visio)
  • Strong organization and process documentation skills
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Understanding of WAN / LAN applications
  • Familiar with establishing and reporting process metrics
  • Willingness to learn new tasks


Experience and Education:

  • High school graduate required
  • BS or BA degree in IT related field preferred
  • 5+ Years of Microsoft Windows administration experience in an enterprise