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Systems Administrator III
Title:Systems Administrator III
Department:System Administration
Location:Houston, TX

Systems Administrator III

Location      Houston, TX
Type             Regular, Full Time
Pay rate       Commensurate with experience
Travel           Periodic local and overnight travel

The Systems Administrator III is responsible for architecting, implementing, and maintaining company servers;  adjusting, monitoring, troubleshooting, and has the overall responsibility for providing technical leadership in the efficient operations of the company’s computer systems by performing the duties below.

These are the essential duties for which you'll be responsible for
  • Independently investigate and resolve issues with servers and other infrastructure as reported through ticketing system in a timely, and communicative manner
  • Designs and deploys new infrastructure, and performs upgrades to systems consistent with Systems Administration team procedures
  • In collaboration with a network engineer or consultant, architects network infrastructure
  • In collaboration with Lead Systems Administrator, establishes standard processes and procedures for day-to-day tasks on the Systems Administration team
  • Writes and maintains scripts to help Systems Administration team operate more effectively and efficiently
  • Effectively participates in a team on-call rotation requiring coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Provide mentorship to Systems Administrator I and IIs
  • Responsible for designing, developing, executing and testing both system and network backup solutions
  • Collaborates with Systems Engineering Department to ensure uptime, failover, and other Systems Administration concerns
  • Updates Puppet manifests and related code consistent with standards prepared by the Systems Engineering Department 
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures of the company
  • Exemplifies the Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Collaboration and Follow-through

These are the skills, requirements, and experience we require
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 5-8 years Systems Administration and Linux experience
  • CCNP or equivalent certification preferred
  • Technical Skills -
    • Advanced working knowledge of *nix / Linux administration experience:  Linux, Apache, MySQL, Firewalls (iptables), VPN 
    • Cisco networking experience (preferred)
    • Some knowledge of server components and configurations
    • Strong working knowledge scripting languages commonly used in systems administration: Shell scripting (bash, sh, tcsh), Perl 
    • Strong working knowledge of automating system deployment and maintenance using Puppet, Chef, or similar automation tools
    • Experience working with virtualization platforms such as EX2, VMware, or Xen, KVM
  • Oral Communication - able to speak clearly and effectively in positive or negative situations to employees and customers 
  • Written Communication - able to communicate effectively in all written work, utilizing proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Time Management - able to use time effectively in an unsupervised fashion, pursuing other activities when regular duties have reduced volume; able to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Planning/Organizing skills - able to prioritize work activities, use time efficiently and work through large projects in a self-motivated manner 
  • Adaptability - able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Problem-solving skills - able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully; able to apply independent judgment on a regular basis in making decisions
  • Interpersonal skills - able to interact with co-workers in a professional and effective manner
  • Schedule Flexibility - able to be on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and work occasional nights and weekends in order to perform specific tasks
  • Travel - Periodic local and overnight travel, some by interstate air, will be required. Ability to transport oneself to the site in the event of systems disruption is required.
In return for all the above, we offer the following:
Competitive Salary
Full Health, Vision, and Dental coverage
Flexible Spending Account
Free on-site lunch
Paid Vacation
Tuition Reimbursement
Casual Working Environment
401K Matching


EEO Statement

At our company, we take great pride in our diverse and talented workforce. We recognize that our continued success as a company depends largely on the collective strengths of our employees.

cPanel provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related) or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.  Privacy is taken seriously at cPanel, Inc. Information submitted is kept internally and not shared with third parties.


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