Sr. Systems Administrator

Houston, TX

Onsite  -  IT - Infrastructure / Network / Systems  -  Right to Hire  -  Job ID: 24-00243

Title: System Administrator                     
Location: Houston, TX (100% onsite)
Duration: 6-month Contract to Hire
Work Requirements: US Citizens, GC Holders, or Authorized to Work in the U.S.
Collaborating with IT team members, the Systems Administrator is heavily involved with identifying, prioritizing, and resolving critical systems-related issues that impact business operations. In addition, the Administrator proactively seeks to communicate solutions to systems-related issues and preferred emerging technologies that can be used to improve the overall health of the enterprise.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, virtualization, and cloud environments.
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing the impact of issues.
  • Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures.
  • Responsible for capacity, storage planning, and database performance.
  • Monitor and report systems performance, identify opportunities, and recommend solutions for improving the overall system's health by assessing overall effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Perform problem-solving tasks as needed when alerted by the user or monitoring system.
  • Participate in enterprise projects as needed to assess technical fit and ensure alignment between business and IT objectives.
  • Implement complex and comprehensive solutions related to the performance and accessibility of systems and security.
  • Proactively communicate the status, plan of action(s), and resolution(s) of issues.
  • Evaluate new technologies and platforms to determine whether their applicability aligns with business needs.
  • Engage third-party vendors when necessary to problem-solve issues and analyze design options.
  • Create and maintain documentation relating to system configuration, processes, and procedures.
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Management Information Systems, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of Systems Administration in an enterprise environment.
  • MCSE certification is a plus.
  • CompTIA Server+ is a plus.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a plus.
  • Install and configure software and hardware.
  • Manage network servers and technology tools.
  • Proficient in Active Directory and creating GPOs.
  • Experience with PowerShell scripting.
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements.
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages.
  • Ensure security through access controls and backups.
  • Maintain and update server and endpoint security.
  • Upgrade systems with new releases and models.
  • Assist in building internal technical documentation, manuals, and IT policies.
  • Assist in building Azure environment for production and disaster recovery.
  • Administration of the O365 and Azure environments.
  • Maintain and update mobile platforms as needed.
  • Working with Vendors to coordinate and troubleshoot issues through to resolution.
  • Knowledge of virtualization technology such as Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware.
  • Software licensing and maintenance of contracts is a plus.
  • Security Certificate Management is a plus.
  • Experience in Intune is a plus. 
  • Working with and supporting a Windows environment, including SQL, database, and server management.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to company and team members.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Our benefits package includes:
  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay, 401(k)
  • Retirement plan
  • …and much more!
About INSPYR Solutions

Technology is our focus and quality is our commitment. As a national expert in delivering flexible technology and talent solutions, we strategically align industry and technical expertise with our client's business objectives and cultural needs. Our solutions are tailored to each client and include various professional services, projects, and talent solutions. By always striving for excellence and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at
INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.