Job Details

Kinder Morgan
  • Position Number: 2096304
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Position Description

Primary Purpose: Server and Cloud Administration

Essential duties and responsibilities:
The ideal Candidate will have the following work experience and the job level will commensurate with experience and skill set.

Cloud Technologies

Required Technical Skills:
  • Design and deployment of all aspects of Azure infrastructure technologies and topologies
  • Profound understanding of cloud computing technologies with demonstrated hands-on experience in one or more of the following domains:
  • Core IaaS and PaaS: Compute, Storage, Networking, High Availability
  • Identity and Authentication: SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD, ADFS, MFA, etc.
  • Experience in one or more languages (PowerShell, BASH, Python, C#, Open Source)
  • Ability to create a well-informed cloud strategy and manage the adaptation process
  • Offer guidance on infrastructure migration techniques including bulk application transfers into the cloud
  • Extensive knowledge with designing, deploying and monitoring virtual servers, desktops and applications in the cloud

    Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:
  • Deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e., Windows and Linux IaaS, Cloud Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers, and Infra as a code technologies)
  • Web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture, and practices
  • Advanced Analytics visualization tools such as PowerBI
  • Data Governance

    Server Virtualization
  • Provide technical support for various virtualization environments including Hyper-V and VMware required
  • Implementing, deploying, and administering Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware virtualization in large environments (2,300+ VM's) required
  • Capacity planning and predictive analysis of virtual server environments required
  • Understanding of Storage Technologies such as EMC, HP, NetApps and NAS desired
  • Possess in-depth troubleshooting and performance tuning skills required
  • Responsible for engaging and managing support escalations with vendors such as Microsoft, VMware, Dell and HP.

    Server Administration
  • Demonstrate progressive in-depth knowledge of security best practices
  • General Windows, PC, network troubleshooting skills e.g. logon, server connections, RDP sessions, Citrix connections, end clients issues (network drive mapping, print queue mapping etc.) required
  • Solid understanding of networking principles such as TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP.
  • Familiar with Windows OS's up to 2019 required as well as LINUX and UNIX Operating Systems
  • Understanding of AD and GPO policies and how they function desired
  • Understanding of Citrix technologies desired

    Other Duties as assigned
  • Solve highly complex problems, involving broad, in-depth product or application knowledge. Build and support Windows Operating Systems from both a hardware and software perspective
  • Collaborate on cross-team and cross-product technical issues by working with resources from other groups as needed to resolve issues
  • Collaborates with Tech Leads, Technology Services Manager, and escalation resources when appropriate
  • Provide after-hours support and participate in after-hours on-call rotation. During the scheduled interval of performing on-call duties, will be required to stay within the general vicinity of the offices to respond promptly to issues. Will also be required to track and document all incidents; stating the time of the call, the nature of the call, and what actions were taken to resolve the problem or issue.
  • Complete special projects and annual objectives as assigned.
  • Engage with a variety of individuals with tact, courtesy, mutual respect and professionalism.
  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of performance.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Possess good customer relation skills
  • Carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working hours, and occasionally during non-working hours.

    Position Requirements

    Minimum requirements:
  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years' relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of experience focused on cloudenvironments and supporting infrastructure in Azure.
  • Experience architecting, designing, and implementing Microsoft and hybrid-cloud solutions
  • Experience in migrating from on-prem to Azure environment
  • Experience with configuring Office 365 services including Azure AD Connect, Intune
  • Strong organizational and documentationskills
  • Advanced level knowledge of Hyper-V andVMware virtualization technologies (create and modify VM's and templates, create snapshots, cloning/exporting of VM's, HA, replication, dynamicprovisioning
  • Ability to build and troubleshoot Hyper-V,VMware and Windows Hosts
  • Advanced working knowledge of Windows OperatingSystems and related technologies
  • Experience in deployment, administration,troubleshooting and maintenance of Virtual and Windows server environmentsfor large and complex sites
  • Must demonstrate excellentEnglish-language skill, good written and verbal communication skill, and ability to learn new technology at a rapid pace and problem solving skill.
  • Ability to work under pressure isrequired; experience in handling critical situations is preferable
  • Strong analytical skills and logicalthought processes, with the ability to identify and resolve complex ITtechnology issues/problems
  • Must be able to successful andsimultaneously manage multiple tasks, and work with minimal directsupervision
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work, and maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ensure Change Control and other processesand procedures are followed
  • Ability to identify and establishexpectation in an employee/employer (subordinate/manager) relationship
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver'slicense and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers
  • Must be able to work with a team, takedirection from manager, adhere to required work schedules, focus attentionon details, and follow work rules.

  • B.S. degree in C.S. or E.E. or equivalent experience would be desirable

    Experience / specific knowledge:
  • Experienced in operating and administering Enterprise environments

    Certifications, licenses, registrations:
  • Azure Cloud certification a preferred
  • Microsoft MCSE certification preferred

    Competencies, skills, and abilities:
  • Excellent troubleshooter, good communicator and possess excellent time management skills is required

    Physical demands:
  • Moderate lifting

    Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities:
  • Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams or end-users; effective cross-team collaboration with the ability to drive decisive action
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements to deliver results in an environment of ambiguity
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence business and technical decision makers
  • Experience with Solarwinds or SCOM preferred

    The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

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    Kinder Morgan is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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