NorthStar Memorial Group

  • Systems Administrator

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    Location Name
    NSMG Home Office, TX
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  • Overview

    NorthStar Memorial Group is seeking a Systems Administrator for our home office in the Galleria area of Houston, TX. The Systems Administrator will support existing IT systems and bring new ideas to help us optimize our cloud first IT model. The Systems Administrator will work closely with IT, external departments, and service providers to design, implement, and ensure quality delivery of services.



    • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for existing applications and servers
    • Integrate enterprise applications with cloud services to ensure seamless delivery of data to all users
    • Administer and provide support for SharePoint, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Single Sign On, PCI, and vulnerability remediation
    • Project implementations for Azure Site Recovery, Docker or related solution, auto-scaling and load balancing, and Azure AD
    • Provide tier 3 support for issues escalated from the helpdesk

    Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Background

    • Knowledge and experience with cloud-based architectures and delivery models
    • Experience working with hosting and cloud providers
    • Experience automating processes using Powershell scripts
    • Strong knowledge of Windows Server operating systems, and Active Directory.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Experience managing IT server and application projects
    • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting and maintaining server systems and network infrastructure related issues

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Background

    • High availability, scalability and performance optimization (e.g. distributed deployments, HTTP traffic Load balancing, content caching, data replication)
    • Identity and access management (Active Directory, LDAP)
    • Disaster recovery implementations
    • Solid understanding and experience in system/network security
    • IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, microservices, APIs
    • Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.

    Requirements and Qualifications


    • Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual in English/Spanish
    • Bachelor's degree in computer technology or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 5+ years of progressive experience in system administration and architecture
    • 5+ years related work experience with Active Directory, MS Exchange, MS Windows, Virtual Machines, Server OS and Cloud architecture
    • Certification – Microsoft and/or VMware preferred
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to travel periodically (California, Florida, Hawaii); travel expectation less than 10%
    • Share on-call support duties.


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