Kforce Systems Administrator II in Houston, Texas

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Systems Administrator II in Houston, TX.Summary:As the Systems Administrator II, the individual will function as Virtualization engineer in a managed services environment supporting a variety of customers ranging from medium size business to large enterprise. The systems administrator's primary responsibilities include monitoring, administering, and supporting the core services of their customer's virtualized environments.Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs systems maintenance, upgrades, capacity planning, and administration

  • Develops, documents, and standardizes preventative maintenance routines to ensure system availability and performance standards on production systems

  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and resolves incidents and problems within defined service level agreements (SLAs)

  • Communicates effectively with various entities, including CRMs, account managers, remote site personnel, and client technical and non-technical resources

  • Other duties as defined by management

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Hypervisors - ESXi and HyperV

  • VMware - vCenter, VUM, and Virtual Networking

  • Windows Server (2003, 2008, and 2012)

  • Core Server infrastructure (DNS, DHCP, SNMP, etc)

  • TCP/IP Networking

  • Blade chassis management (UCS, HPC 7000, etc)

  • Server Optimization and Hardening

  • Working knowledge of SAN technology

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, datacenter racking/stacking, and cabling



  • MCSA/MCSE 2012

  • ITILv3


  • Cisco Networking

Soft Skills:

  • Client Email Etiquette

  • Able to effectively lead detailed technical discussions and develop and present required briefing materials to ensure the customer's needs are met

  • Experience in a rapid paced, time sensitive, high-quality environment

  • Must have excellent team and collaboration skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours