HP IT Engineer-Server SME in Houston, Texas

IT Engineer-Server SME

Description -

We are looking for a candidate with rich experience in server infrastructure administration, virtualization or hybrid cloud (Azure/AWS). This role is for talented System Administration (Unix/Linux and Windows) Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support our Server Infrastructure. Individual will join a team responsible for managing the administration of the server production environment infrastructure. Candidate will provide leadership and oversight to UNIX/Linux & windows activities and work with Service provider to deliver on uptime SLAs.

Duties Include The Following

  • Provide support for the HP global corporate IT server infrastructure, which is an environment with more than thousands of servers and systems across multiple locations worldwide;

  • Administrate the server hardware, operating systems, and the virtualization infrastructure;

  • Plan, coordinate and implement changes by following the IT change process;

  • Challenge and optimize any of the existing technology or process to continuously improve the capability of the team and self;

  • Work with Service provider to troubleshoot hardware and software problems with Server and Operating systems.

  • Preparing Root Cause Analysis reports in support of the ITIL process.

  • Work with Service provider to Develop and maintainin installation and configuration procedures for new server builds.

  • Assess on going Operation issues and assess/rectify architecture and hardware limitations

  • Evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services

  • Optimize Service delivery with Vendor

  • Regular capacity planning exercise to account for organic growth

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, MIS/CS related majors would be preferred with 10 years of industry experience

At least 5 years’ experience working as a senior or higher systems administrator on Windows, Unix and virtualization platform for a multi-national company larger than 3,000 employees;

Solid experience of administrating and managing servers and systems, various flavor of Severs OS - Microsoft Windows, Linux/Unix

Hands-on experience on VMware (5.x/6.x) or MS Hyper-V (2012) administration, including cluster administration;

Hands-on experience on AWS, Azure will be a big plus;

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Solid knowledge of LAN and TCP/IP networking. Network administration experience is a big plus;

Basic knowledge of SAN/NAS storage. Storage administration experience is a big plus;

Working in an Outsourced environment and ability to manage service provider to deliver on SLAs is must

Must have basic sense of ITIL fundamental (esp. change/configuration/incident processes);

Job -

Information Technology

Schedule -

Full time

Shift -

No shift premium (United States of America)

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Relocation -


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