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Senior Systems Administrator - IT Operations

Company: RPS Group
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Systems Administrator - IT Operations

Senior Systems Administrator - IT Operations

RPS North America - Shared Services

Global Technology (North America)

Houston, TX (Dairy Ashford) - Hybrid (in office/remote)


RPS North America provides engineering, environmental, and scientific advice across the US and Canada. We offer a comprehensive range of consulting services and technology solutions to support our clients in all sectors of the economy. We serve as the North American platform of RPS Group, one of the world's preeminent consultancies.

RPS is a connected global professional services firm of 5,600 people. Operating in 125 countries we're as diverse as the communities and clients we represent. Together, we define, design, and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanizing and resource-scarce world.

We solve problems that matter to our clients and their communities. And we are easy to work with. We are confidently pragmatic, and we have a winning mindset. Making complex easy.


  • This is a position for a Senior Systems Administrator who has both on Premise and Cloud experience with Vmware and Microsoft technologies. Excellent knowledge of Server hardware, SANs, and Firewall administration. The administrator will also have some experience in DevOps and working in Linux environments such as Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL.
  • You will need to possess strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of an international team. You must be able to work outside of normal working hours. Strong documentation skills are required and following principles of an ITIL framework.
  • The role requires a passion for technology and an ability to monitor existing processes, analyze their effectiveness and create strategies to improve the productivity and efficiency of the operations team.
    Key Responsibilities

    Position Specific:

    ---The Systems Administrator is responsible for the overall integrity and availability of the Technology infrastructure across the region. This will include all WAN, LAN, storage systems and servers.

    ---As the lead for the Operations team, you will be responsible for providing an excellent level of 3rd line support to the group.

    ---You will be expected to act as a technical expert to support the team in exploring and resolving complex Technology issues.

    ---You will work with suppliers and the wider team on specifications, costings, installation, configuration, testing and documentation of systems.

    ---You will be expected to plan and implement upgrades and develop and lead the replacement of infrastructure at the end of its life.

    ---Assist with establishing standards and best practices for managing the internal infrastructure, including networking, access rights, desktops, servers, and storage.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    ---5-10 years' experience of specification, installation, and support of windows server systems.

    ---5-10 years' experience of TCP/IP based WANs and LANs, including VLANs and routing.

    ---5-10 years' experience of large-scale virtual environments, including VMware.

    ---5-10 years' experience of supporting large scale storage systems.

    ---5 years' experience of Office 365.

    ---Azure / AWS - Cloud experience to include monitoring of development and production systems, billing and transition of services to the cloud.

    ---Must have VMWARE administration experience, preferably over 5 years.

    ---Experience of Veeam and Azure backups preferrable

    ---Experience of automation tools, SCCM, PowerShell, Windows Auto-Pilot and application delivery.

    ---Experience of application-level firewalls - particularly Palo Alto and their deployment in a cloud environment.

    ---Ability to prioritize and allocate resource/effort appropriately.

    ---Possess good communication skills both written and oral.

    Minimum Professional Qualifications and Requirements:

    ---Bachelor's degree in a technology related subject

    ---Desirable - A recognized IT service management certification such as ITIL.

    ---Experienced in delivering a technology service from network infrastructure through to end user devices and applications.

    ---Microsoft and VMware certification desirable


    All RPS employees have a responsibility to behave in a manner, which ensures that their actions, or omissions, do not adversely affect the environment or health, safety and wellbeing of themselves, colleagues, contractors, or members of the public.

    All Employees are responsible for:

    ---Meeting all responsibilities as outlined in the RPS HSE policy and management systems.

    ---Participating in any training and safety initiatives implemented by RPS.

    ---Complying comply with all reasonable safety directives, and work instructions.

    ---Stopping work if it is not safe to continue.

    ---Reporting immediately any incident or potential hazard to their supervisor.


    ---Demonstrates the skills and knowledge appropriate for the position.

    ---Adapts to the team and builds team spirit.

    ---Listens, consults others, and communicates proactively.

    ---Shares expertise and knowledge with others and demonstrates flexibility.

    ---Shows appropriate initiative and adaptability.

    ---Delegates work appropriately and fairly.

    What RPS Offers in Return:

    RPS is an industry leader, and we pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain exceptional talent by treating our employees well. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer:

    ---Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage for employees and families, with no waiting period and generous contributions to monthly premiums.

    ---401(k) Plan, with a dollar-for-dollar Company match of employee contributions, up to 5% of eligible compensation

    ---Share Purchase Plan, which enables employees to purchase shares via payroll deductions at 85% of market value, with the Company matching employees' shares 1:1

    ---Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care costs

    ---Performance-based bonus program

    ---Generous vacation and sick leave policies in addition to company-wide paid holidays

    Working at RPS:

    RPS is a dedicated team of talented scientific and technical individuals working together to provide our clients with cutting edge solutions to meet their evolving needs. Our global footprint enables us to work with a variety of government and private client through diverse projects.

    RPS North America provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. RPS complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and requirements governing non-discrimination in every location in which we operate.

    Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company's future.

    Our approach to Diversity and InclusionOur people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviors every day. Our behaviors define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

    'Stronger Together' is one of our five core behaviors and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:
    'We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognize the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.'

    Recruitment AgenciesWe have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs, resumes, or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.


Keywords: RPS Group, Houston , Senior Systems Administrator - IT Operations, Other , Houston, Texas

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