Sr. Systems Administrator at Energy Recovery | Powderkeg

Location: Katy, TX

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: IT

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business advancing the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. For more information, please visit

Job Summary:

The Senior Systems Administrator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to maintenance and management of systems on premise and in-cloud as well as providing user support to employees in the Katy TX, San Leandro CA offices and abroad. This individual will also be accountable for the following systems: Windows OS, VMware Solutions, storage systems, monitoring hardware. This individual should be able to do research and development to ensure continual innovation for the responsible services.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and secure technology solutions including: servers, endpoints, storage, virtualization, switches, firewalls, and cloud systems
  • Propose and implement system enhancements (software and hardware) to improve system performance and reliability
  • Provide systems analysis and participate in making recommendations on potential hardware and software purchases and upgrades
  • Actively monitor system performance, security policies and logs
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify/prevent intrusions
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades using patch management software
  • Coordinate & perform upgrades of servers and workstations
  • Assist with moves, adds, and changes of computers systems & phones
  • Setup and support Windows 2012-2016 servers
  • Setup and support Windows 10 & Mac OS endpoints
  • Refine, implement and test system backups and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Develop system documentation/SOPs using strong technical writing
  • Troubleshoot and repair of hardware, software, networking, email and web applications
  • Help Desk support
  • Setup and support of Office 365 Suite
  • Ability to work weekends or after hours for occasional system updates and emergencies
  • Basic-level support for SQL servers, Azure, AWS, Box and Okta
  • Support of backup system and the management of virtual tape archive with AWS Storage Gateway and Glacier
  • Maintain virtual environment consisting of VMware ESXi hosts, Vcenter and Horizon View VDI
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale
  • Monitor Systems performance, respond to alerts and system issues in a timely fashion
  • Communicate with end-users and provide training as needed on new or changes in technology
  • Able to take ownership and assist with projects with little supervision
  • Other duties & projects as assigned

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in System Administration

  • Extensive experience with administration of Windows AD/DNS/DHCP

  • Extensive experience with HyperV

  • Experience in supporting remote computers/servers/users

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Strong documentation skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Ability to engage end users with patience and clear communication

  • Cisco firewall/IPS experience is desirable

  • Commvault and Splunk experience is desirable

  • Linux administration experience is desirable

  • Microsoft MCSE, Cisco CCNA/CCNP/CCSP, or other certifications are desirable

  • ** Required Technical Skills:**

  • Strong experience with AD, SQL, Network, and Storage

  • Active Directory, Exchange Online and Okta (SSO)

  • Windows server experience, performance monitoring, and understanding of central logging services.

  • Knowledge and understanding of backup software, snapshots and disaster recovery.

  • Design, install, maintain, configure, secure and support hardware platforms, operating systems, wired/wireless network components, and related products and technologies

  • Basic understanding of the Linux operating system

  • VMware and virtualization technology experience, App Virtualization using VMware ThinApp

  • Must have experience maintaining and administering Azure environment

  • Ability to work in a hybrid environment with on-premise systems and cloud applications

  • Understanding of basic administration of ERP systems such as Dynamics 365

  • Experience writing basic scripts.

  • Willing to take on new assignments, grow in capabilities, and learn new technologies.

  • Energetic self-starter that requires minimal supervision

  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • _ Preferred Skills:_

  • IT certifications a plus (Microsoft, Azure, Cisco, VMware, AWS)

  • Experience working with monitoring tools like Splunk, Solarwinds and SCCM

  • Microsoft AX Dynamics 365

  • Nimble storage and SAN technology

  • Project Management, Technical Documentation

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Sr. Systems Administrator
  • Company
    Energy Recovery
  • Location
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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