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Senior Cloud Architect/Systems Administrator

at BGE

Posted: 7/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 72d193a0-dccc-4b5d-abfa-5cdde5a2169b
Keywords: architecture

Job Description

BGE, is a rapidly growing Civil Engineering company and is seeking a Senior Cloud Architect and Systems Administrator who is a highly organized and reliable team member to join our team at our office located in Katy, TX. The candidate must have experience in Azure Cloud, server administration, virtualization, information security, storage systems, networking, firewalls, and cloud computing. Candidate will also require the skills and abilities to identify, troubleshoot and resolve potential problems in hardware configurations and applications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the system administration, infrastructure and security team 
  • Sustain a leading edge technology position across responsibility areas 
  • Stay abreast of changing and evolving technology across responsibility areas and incorporate the evolution of these technologies into the overall Information Technology roadmap 
  • Implement, administer and evolve technologies across responsibility areas 
  • Develop, test and maintain backup, disaster recovery and business continuity plans across responsibility areas 
  • Define, implement and evolve security standards in accordance with commercial best practices 
  • Areas of Focus:

o   Windows and Linux systems 

o   Azure and VMWare platforms 

o   Active Directory & Azure Active Directory 

o   Public Key Infrastructure (Certificate Authority) 

o   SDWAN, LAN, Wireless, Firewalls and Point to Site VPN

  • Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation including standard operating procedures 
  • Visually document systems, infrastructure and applications using Visio 
  • Plan and carry out planned after-hours changes to meet business and operational needs 
  • Work closely with IT Service Desk team and service delivery departments for escalations and within a process improvement capacity 
  • Respond to and provide timely updates to support incidents 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to help resolve technical challenges 
  • Travel to other offices as needed to perform hardware upgrades and facilitate the opening of new offices 

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years' experience 
  • Experience leading a small team 
  • Microsoft Azure & Traditional Certifications (current) preferred 
  • VMWare Certifications (current) preferred 
  • ITSM knowledge and experience, ITIL certification preferred 
  • Understands architecture standards concepts to apply to project work
  • Systematic problem solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Understands technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction aligning with business goals and the Information Technology roadmap 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, system log files, technical procedures, or governmental regulations 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in English using proper grammar and spelling 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent understanding of Windows Servers in design, configuration and the administration of Windows Server 2012 and 2016 
  • Experience with SCCM and SCOM 
  • PowerShell Script design and coding experience 
  • Experience managing Active Directory including Active Directory certificate management (e.g., Certificate Authorities), Sites and Services, DNS, DFS
  • GPO administration experience is required 
  • Remote Desktop Services (Login and Security) 
  • Detailed knowledge of anti-virus/anti-malware tools (Windows Defender) 
  • Basis understanding of Linux operating systems 
  • Experience with Windows backup tools and strategies  
  • Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment 
  • Good understanding of storage technologies (e.g., NetApp, EMC) and how these technologies fit into the Windows environment 
  • Exposure to SQL database concepts and installations