Robert Half Technology Network Architect in Houston, Texas

Senior Systems Architect Job Description We're looking for an experienced Senior Systems Architect (SA) to come onboard and take ownership of our existing web-based infrastructure. The SA is responsible for all physical and virtual machines, their design, implementation, administration, security, recovery as well as the network and protocols used to connect them. The SA is someone who can build, maintain, and troubleshoot a solution as well as research and make suggestions using loosely defined requirements. The SA must be reachable around the clock as emergency issues can happen at any time, day or night, and must be able to quickly diagnose/resolve such issues.

With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis for initiatives ranging from web development and systems integration to network security and technical support. Through our alliances with industry-leading organizations such as HDI® and the Microsoft® Partner program, we have access to client companies that other staffing firms don't. In addition to our free job search services, we provide our candidates with access to free online technical training and a competitive benefits and compensation package.

Our parent company, Robert Half, once again was named to FORTUNE® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" and was the highest-ranked staffing firm. (March 1, 2016)

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Req ID: 04130-0008837033

Functional Role: Network Manager

Country: USA

State: TX

City: Houston

Postal Code: 77027

Compensation: $47.50 to $55.00 per hour

Requirements: Overall Experience

  • 8-10+ years of experience in Unix/Linux IT Systems Administration

  • 5+ years of experience in System Design (Physical and Virtual machines) Strong/Advanced Experience in:

  • High Availability architecture (Clustering, Load Balancing, etc)

  • Enterprise Virtualization (VMware, Citrix/Xen, OpenStack)

  • Enterprise Storage design / implementation

  • Systems Security and Vulnerability scanning / remediation

  • LDAP and User Account Management

  • Enterprise Monitoring and Plugin Development

  • SMTP-based email services

  • DNS Management

  • Systems Troubleshooting Solid Experience in:

  • Networking and network protocols

  • General DBA skills (Installation, Backup, Security, etc)

  • Disaster Recovery design and implementation

  • Installation and use of Open Source tools and Applications

  • Scripting Languages (Bash, Perl, etc)

  • Data Analytics (Logs, performance metrics)

  • Vendor Relations Bonus Skills / Experience Experience in the following technologies is a major plus! Candidates with experience in these technologies are preferred. Please make sure to let us know if you're familiar with any of the following:

  • VMWare vCenter

  • Pacemaker

  • Corosync

  • NetApp Enterprise Storage (Snapshot / SnapMirror)

  • LAMP Stack / Enterprise Web (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

  • Groundwork / Nagios / New Relic

  • Ubuntu Server

  • Windows Server

  • AWS / Azure / Cloud Management

  • Infrastructure Automation Tools (Docker, Vagrant, Packer)

  • Continuous Integration Tools (Bamboo, Jenkins, CruiseControl)

  • Provisioning / Configuration Management Tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)