February 15, 2019

Cloud Systems Administrator 3rd Shift – Houston

Shaw Systems Associates, LLC., an established software development company with a rapidly growing cloud offering, is seeking a motivated cloud systems administrator who is a highly organized and reliable team member to work full time on our 3rd shift either Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Sunday night in our corporate office, located in Houston, TX. The hours for this position will be from 9 pm – 6 am with a one-hour break. The ideal candidate will have experience in server administration, virtualization, information security, storage systems, colocations, networking, firewalls, and cloud computing. This role will be responsible for handling all urgent after hours calls and tickets in addition to updating nightly fail-over procedures and regular sys admin duties as assigned. Candidate will also require the skills and abilities to identify, troubleshoot and resolve potential problems in hardware configurations and applications.


  • Act as first responder to all urgent after hours calls and tickets that come in during the overnight shift
  • Administer/troubleshoot the company’s growing Cloud platform
  • Provide a stable environment with Microsoft Windows, SQL, IIS, Windows Scripting, and related technologies
  • Support LANs, WANs, Internet, and intranet systems
  • Maintain system efficiency
  • Troubleshoot problems reported by users
  • Make recommendations for future upgrades
  • Maintain network and system security
  • Analyze and isolate issues
  • Identify user needs
  • Maintain integrity of the network, server deployment and security
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in systems administration
  • Experience architecting and support Azure environments
  • Experience with VMware technologies including vSphere 5.0+, vCenter
  • Windows 2008 R2 – 2016, SQL Server 2008 R2 – 2016, Windows 10
  • O365 administration
  • Some experience with Cisco firewalls and routers
  • Cloud experience a must
  • Experience with Active Directory/group policy
  • At least 3 years’ experience with DNS
  • Process and network monitors
  • Lotus Notes experience a plus
  • Microsoft and Cisco certifications a plus
  • Experience supporting application developers using java and .net technologies
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or similar field a plus
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

Please submit a resume and include a cover letter indicating your overall experience, your accomplishments, and what programming skills you possess. Demonstrated portfolio of work required.

Please email your resume to: resumes@shawsystems.com