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Systems Administrator (Windows, Linux, SCCM & VMWare)


Houston, TX, US

Req ID:  1288
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Description of Duties:

  •     Responsible for day to day operations of various Windows and LINUX server and SAN technologies.
  •     Duties include installation, management, upgrade, monitoring, troubleshooting of the O/S and virtual environments. Additionally, candidate will be responsible for Backup and Restore operations as needed and will collaborate with the Applications, Database, Network and other support teams as required. Will be involved in server/storage capacity management and reporting as well as disaster recovery operations activities.
  •     Providing an expert understanding both technically and functionally of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Office365, and Group Policy in a Windows Server environment
  •     Delivering hands-on expertise in Windows server management in a datacenter environment (2008, 2012, and 2016 Server) including an ability to develop and maintain PowerShell and/or VB scripts, and Group Policy deployment in an enterprise environment
  •     Hands-on VMware administration including virtual server management, template building, monitoring and design.   Must be familiar with VMware vSphere/VCenter 5.x - 6.x environments, and SAN technologies; iSCSI and Fiber Channel
  •     Utilizing network/datacenter monitoring tools to analyze network, server, and storage devices, maintain up-time, generate usage reports, and spot trends. Escalate issues with broader implications for entire environment to the Technical Director.
  •     Creating and maintaining documentation and diagrams (Visio) as needed when assets are added, updated, or removed.
  •     Connectivity troubleshooting for desktops, servers, and basic network issues
  •     Installs and tests necessary software and hardware.  Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds and work will occasionally require after hours and weekend work
  •     Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, system log files, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 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, customers, and the general public.
  •     Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  •     Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Required Experience:
  • Windows Server Administration (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • LINUX Server Administration (RedHat, Debian)
  • VMWare vSphere / VCenter
  • Enterprise Anti-virus Deployment (McAfee, Symantec, Windows)
  • Working knowledge of:
    •     Microsoft SQL
    •     Microsoft Office software including Access
    •     Office365 Administration (Enterprise Tenant)
    •     AWS Cloud
    •     DNS
    •     DHCP
    •     TCP/IP
    •     PowerShell and/or VB Script Programming
    •     SPAM firewalls (Barracuda)
    •     Anti-spyware
    •     Microsoft Active Directory and Global Policy Management


Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Microsoft Certifications (Current)
  • VMWare Certification (Current)
  • Cisco CCNA, a definite plus

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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