Southwestern Energy Senior Systems Administrator in Spring, Texas

Company Overview

Currently one of the largest producers of natural gas in the continental United States, Southwestern Energy Company is a growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within North America. We are also focused on creating and capturing additional value through our natural gas gathering and marketing business, which we refer to as Midstream Services. Visit to learn more.

Working at Southwestern Energy

Southwestern Energy produces and provides energy to our world. It’s a commitment that has motivated our employees for more than 80 years. Every day we are explorers and producers, working to discover innovative new ways to fuel the future. Our culture demands creativity and innovation, and we foster this by building programs and procedures that make our company and industry better. We give employees, including new hires, the opportunity to be a contributor from the first day on the job. It’s important to us to create a rewarding and inclusive work environment. We reward team and individual performance, in addition to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits. We support our employees with opportunities to participate in ongoing development training and support groups.

We are at the forefront of several significant projects, including the Fayetteville Shale and Marcellus Shale plays. In fact, Southwestern Energy was the first to discover the economic viability of the Fayetteville Shale and is the largest producer of its natural gas. Our work is also well known in the Arkoma Basin in Western Arkansas, East Texas, and we have exploratory efforts in the Brown Dense, located near the Arkansas-Louisiana border, East Texas and Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin and Niobrara formation.


As a Sr. System Administrator you will be responsible for managing, maintaining and operating SWN’s entire architecture. You will also be managing and providing training, education and support of other team members in current and future technologies. Other responsibilities include planning, researching and presenting new technologies to upper management. Recommends (and implements after approval) the redesign and configuration of operating systems and other infrastructure components. Investigates and analyzes feasibility of system requirements and develops system specifications. Identifies methods, solutions, and provides project leadership and management of ongoing projects. The Senior System Administrator is responsible for the reliability, performance, recoverability and security of SWN’s infrastructure. This position requires a proactive team player that must uphold the core values of the organization, which include integrity, reliability, respect, personal accountability, creative initiative, teamwork and excellence.

Under general direction, assists with the following:

  • Design, implement, and maintain complex systems

  • Understands the business and makes recommendations for improvements

  • Leads projects throughout lifecycle

  • Performs software installations, configurations and upgrades to operating systems and third-party software packages.

  • Installs, configures, and maintains Windows and/or Linux servers

  • Monitoring server/storage environment

  • Architect, implement, and maintain virtualization platform

  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve complex hardware and software problems on servers/storage

  • Advanced knowledge storage

  • Communicates well in both written and verbal medium. Can communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Support and maintain Business Continuity Plan and Contingency Plan by creating redundant systems and quality control measures, security review, testing and documentation

  • Serve as a role model to less senior members of the organization.

  • Enjoys working as a member of a team, fosters a team environment, is a active and positive participant in forming a team oriented culture.

  • Foster, practice knowledge sharing with team members and end-users; good documentation skills

  • Works well under pressure with changing priorities and not always predictable workload

  • Demonstrates an aptitude for continuous learning and personal development (intellectually curious)

  • Highly organized with excellent follow through and follow up skills

  • Some travel required

  • Available for on-call and after hours support including weekends and holidays

  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with OS and file systems

  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with Load Balancers

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in System monitoring tools and performance monitoring tools

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in systems and infrastructure security

  • Extensive knowledge of distributed systems with high availability

  • Proven experience with large MSSQL and Oracle implementations

  • Thorough understanding of disaster recovery and business continuity

  • Advanced experience in Project Management methodology

  • Excellent documentation of processes, procedures and diagrams

Southwestern Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities, females, protected veterans and disabled.

Job: *Information Technology

Title: Senior Systems Administrator

Location: Texas-Spring

Requisition ID: 10882