Systems Administrator

Port Of Houston Authority   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 153 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for configuring Window server operating systems
  • Serve as a technical resource on Windows server systems hardware and software and its effective application at Port Houston facilities
  • Install and configure new Windows server hardware, software, peripherals, and services in accordance with current IT standards; manage, upgrade, and configure Active Directory infrastructure
  • Create and maintains network shared folder, shared printer, and group policy objectives
  • Monitor and review system logs, detect and troubleshoot problems
  • Install, manage, and maintain anti-virus software
  • Ensure all Windows systems are kept current with regard to patch levels, software revisions, and feature sets
  • Assist with troubleshooting and problem resolution in Windows server and associated systems
  • Create and maintain VMware and VMware Horizon View Datastores
  • Maintain VSphere networking and manage upgrade and configure VMware Vcenter servers
  • Maintain, install, configure, and administer Web server software
  • Manage exchange storage and mailbox databases
  • Update, work and close tickets in IT ticketing system
  • Mentor and act as a point of escalation to Service Desk team
  • Answer Service Desk phones on an occasional basis during heavy volume or during Service Desk meetings
  • Install, configure, maintain, upgrade and manage enterprise application server clusters.
  • Manage, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot all storage equipment and related services
  • Assist in storage backups, data retention and related user community services
  • Create, maintain, and update documentation including server inventory (physical and virtual) and monitoring/alerting via SolarWinds

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


  • Port Houston is committed to safety. All employees must follow all safety procedures and take all safety precautions to ensure freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss at all times;
  • Employees are responsible for understanding and following all laws and regulations applicable to their job responsibilities;
  • Exhibits a can-do attitude that is positive, supportive and cooperative;
  • Must be detail oriented, through and accurate, and have the ability to efficiently solve problems;
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for actions;
  • Demonstrates ability to adapt and embrace change;
  • Must have ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively across organizational boundaries to accomplish goals;
  • Strong team player, mature, independent, and works well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must exhibit the Port Houston Corporate Values and incorporate them into work activities and initiatives: Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Diligence and Customer Focus.

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Information Systems, or related major in a public or accredited private academic institution required; additional years’ experience can be substituted in lieu of a undergraduate degree
  • 5+ years of related information technology experience required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

  • Advanced Knowledge of server administration
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure
  • Knowledge of server security configuration
  • Knowledge of server replication technologies
  • Knowledge of communication protocols
  • Knowledge of DNS services and domain routing
  • Knowledge of SSL encryption and installation
  • Knowledge of content management systems
  • Knowledge of Apache Tomcat, Apache Webserver, Microsoft IIS, SolarWinds
  • Advanced knowledge of Active Directory
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Visio
  • Knowledge of Internet Information Server (IIS) and the basic operation of websites, Application Pools, IIS Administration, the IIS Metabase, Ports and SSL Certifications
  • Customer service skills
  • Attention to details and effective organizational skills
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of employees, management, and customers
  • Tactical critical thinking skills
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to configure and install operating systems
  • Ability to mentor, transfer knowledge and support escalation
  • Ability to troubleshoot