Windows Systems Engineer - Active Directory in Austin, TX

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Rackspace   •  

Austin, TX 78701

Industry: Information Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 48 days ago


Rackspace is seeking a new crucial member for our Active Directory Engineering team to support our worldwide infrastructure. We are looking for an experienced Windows Engineer who loves learning on the job and relishes the opportunity to be inventive about spearheading innovation in the systems and tools that run our globally distributed infrastructure. We support US government services so candidates must be US citizens residing within the US.

The ideal team member will dive into learning the existing systems and apply their extensive technical knowledge in Active Directory, systems management, and automation to maintain the existing infrastructure on a small collaborative team as well as constructively recommend and implement improvements.

We are looking for a high-level Windows Systems Engineer who wishes to take their career to the next level by joining our AD Engineering team. Rackspace's unique culture allows Rackers to grow and develop technically while working at a company that encourages creativity, mentoring, knowledge sharing, and inclusion.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: At the application/product level, responsible for implementation of intermediate architectural design of hardware, software and/or networking systems.

  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: Intermediate to advanced knowledge of: OSs and distributions, patching, monitoring, RAID, security, web servers, cluster management, high availability, root cause analysis, systems optimization, configuration and source code management, database administration, scripting language, auth/directory services, backups, caching, SSL certificates, storage, packet analysis, DNS , HTTP, FTP, SNMP, PowerShell, hardware, virtualization, networking, firewalls, load balancing, troubleshooting, stack trace analysis, methodologies of design and implementation. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Windows, Shell Scripting. Able to resolve problems in a timely manner. Understand automation principles and design. Demonstrate ability to learn and adapt to Rackspace specific tools. Seeks out guidance and knowledge. Understanding and knowledge of adjacent roles. Beginning understanding of business impact.
  • JOB COMPLEXITY: Responsible for implementation of intermediate architectural design of hardware, software and/or networking systems. Analyzes systems and determines business requirements. Ensures completeness and compatibility of the technical infrastructure to support system performance. Keeps informed of new technology. Follow and execute Rackspace change management. Contribute and organize central store of knowledge. Attend interdepartmental meetings. Automate and scripting using PowerShell. Participates in systems/code reviews and design sessions. Participates in Root Cause Analysis sessions. Evaluate changes using RPN methods and develop MOPs for changes. Take full ownership of problem life cycle.
  • SUPERVISION: Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work. General instructions on new assignments. Mentors junior staff.
  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Requires a minimum of 4 years Windows systems experience, including systems administration or engineering experience. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field preferred. MCSE preferred.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: General office environment. Some stress may occur at times. Some lifting up to 20 pounds required.


About Rackspace

We accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Join us on our mission to build the world's best technology services company.

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Rackers aren't all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Valid Through: 2019-10-29