Senior Systems Administrator at Jacobs (Houston, TX)

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Job Description

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA's pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA's largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team with JETS teammate company, Oceaneering Space Systems.

As a Senior Systems Administrator, you will:

  • Serve as the backup to the lead systems administrator
  • Perform daily maintenance and operations tasks related to system administration in a multi-server
  • environment
  • Provide maintenance and performance tuning of the virtual environment utilizing VMware 5.5 or greater, support tools
  • Oversee patch remediation and software deployment
  • Ensure all backup/restore operations are effective
  • Maintain and enhance system security across the environment
  • Monitor systems and produce required reports to maintain documented service levels
  • Provide support for local and shared services (account management, storage arrays, disaster recovery, etc.)
  • Update documentation and maintain configuration control for the environment
  • Manage multiple projects for improvements to the infrastructure
  • Perform physical server installation into the server racks and removal from server racks
  • Perform server hard drive replacements
  • Provide Active Directory support for user permissions
  • Complete server shutdown and power ups during hurricane season or general scheduled power outages
  • Make any approved software install requests
  • General server and network configuration
  • Perform other duties as required


Requisition Qualifications:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • Typically has a BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of progressive, relevant experience, or an MS degree in a computer or system science and four (4) years of progressive experience, or Ph.D. degree in a computer of system science discipline
  • The candidate must also have a strong background in understanding Windows domain architecture, Active Directory, systems/network security, and load balancing in order to perform day-to-day duties
  • Must have knowledge of Windows Server 2012 and above, VMware 5.5 and above
  • Must have prior work experience working in Linux (Ubuntu version 18.04+) administration
  • Must have Perl scripting knowledge and proven experience

Requisition Preferences:

  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of progressive, relevant experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following technologies:
  • VM Ware 5.5 and up
  • Cloud-based server administration
  • Website development (Perl, Sharepoint, MS SQL, WordPress)
  • C# with Visual Studio

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.
More Information on Jacobs
Jacobs operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Irvine, CA, Baton Rouge, LA, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Reston, VA and New York, NY. Jacobs was founded in 1947. It has 67337 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 177 open jobs at Jacobs, click here.
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