Systems Administrator in Houston, TX at NorthStar Memorial Group

Date Posted: 9/5/2020

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Job Description

At NorthStar, we know it's never too late to find your calling. Whether you’re entry-level, a seasoned professional, or considering a complete career change – all you need is the desire to truly make a difference in the lives of others. 

Work and life: balanced. Ideas and innovation: invited. Employment with NorthStar Memorial Group is designed to transcend expectations. This is where purpose and passion collide and where fun meets functional experience.

We've made it our life's work to take care of others - and that starts with our employees.

We are seeking a Systems Administrator for our Home Office in the Galleria area of Houston, TX. The Systems Administrator will support existing IT systems and bring new ideas to help us optimize our cloud first IT model. The Systems Administrator will work closely with IT, external departments, and service providers to design, implement, and ensure quality delivery of services.

  • Integrate enterprise applications with cloud services to ensure seamless delivery of data to all users
  • Administer and provide support for SharePoint, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Single Sign On
  • Assist with project implementations for Azure Site Recovery, Docker or related solution, auto-scaling and load balancing, and Azure AD
  • Provide tier 3 support for issues escalated from the helpdesk

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Background

  • Experience automating processes using Powershell scripts
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Server operating systems, and Active Directory.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience managing IT projects
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting and maintaining server systems and network infrastructure related issues

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Background

  • High availability, scalability and performance optimization (e.g. distributed deployments, HTTP traffic Load balancing, content caching, data replication)
  • Identity and access management (Active Directory, LDAP)
  • Disaster recovery implementations
  • Solid understanding and experience in system/network security
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud-based architectures and delivery models - Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure experience
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer technology or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of progressive experience in system administration and architecture
  • 3+ years related work experience with Active Directory, MS Exchange, MS Windows, Virtual Machines, Server OS and Cloud architecture
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to travel periodically (California, Florida, Hawaii); travel expectation less than 10%
  • Share on-call support duties