16 days old

ITG System Administrator

Houston, TX 77002
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IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The Systems Administrator (Senior) is primarily responsible for the overall health and welfare of Windows and Linux platform infrastructure including SAN data storage. Job duties include setup, configuration, maintenance, operation, troubleshooting and repair of Windows and Linux server infrastructure. The hands-on nature of the position requires applicant to live within reasonable driving distance to the data center and be onsite M-F during normal business hours. Server Ops scope includes:
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, manage and upgrade Windows and Linux based servers (physical and virtual) and appliances hosted in ITG Data Center. This includes the hardware and operating system layer and coordination with project teams to keep application software levels and security patches current

  • Operate, maintain and manage hypervisor images of Windows and Linux platform virtual machines

  • Troubleshoot and resolve operational problems to minimize service interruptions. May require coordination with 3rd party vendors and support personnel

  • Test, validate, and deploy all required hardware and software security patches and updates

  • Support new hosting requests by utilizing available server hardware, ordering software, licenses or hardware components required to build servers and meet data center customer requirements

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Active participation in all phases of a 24x7 data center environment including: server builds, hardening, patching, monitoring, troubleshooting, responding to trouble tickets and working with customers/teammates/vendors
  • Minimum 3 years experience as system administrator in a data center operational environment
  • Experience in the technical evaluation, analysis and troubleshooting of server software and hardware
  • Experience in building, patching and security hardening servers
  • Experience in multiple technologies, or the ability to gain knowledge of additional operating systems-like Linux, Windows Server and/or scripting language
  • Experience with implementation and configuration of MS Active Directory preferred
  • Experience with SAN storage devices preferred
  • Experience with system administration in a virtualized environment

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Professional Certification (RHCSA,MCSE) preferred

About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter business by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employees strengths and career aspirations
Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

About IBM
With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!



Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-23

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