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Analyst IT Infrastructure 4

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Date: Sep 17, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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Position Summary

The role for the Analyst IT Infrastracture 4 is a subject matter expert with Microsoft Window Administration, Microsoft Active Directory, VMware Virtualization, and Cloud native solutions from a design/usage perspective, and created a knowledge hub to convey best practices, common issues, and lessons learned.


GRADE:  16


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Requires expert knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server software, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and/or other industry standard server platform services.
  • Experience in managing and maintaining an Active Directory Infrastructure, including, design and implementation of group policy, domain consolidation for large scale organizations.
  • Experience in managing VMware in Hyper Converged and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure; installing ESXi servers, configuring vCenter server with all clustering features and provisioning virtual machines using templates and vRealize automation.
  • Experience in VMware Cloud Foundation and NSX micro-segmentation design and implementation is highly desirable.
  • Hands-on experience with multiple storage technologies including SAN/NAS, interfaces, data replications and backup and recovery solutions.
  • Strong understanding of change control procedures, security patch management, high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery concepts.
  • Exceptionally strong troubleshooting and problems solving skills with demonstrated persistence in driving solutions through to completion.
  • Experience in creating and modifying scripts to configure and automate common tasks with esxcli or PowerCLI and any of the common scripting languages (Powershell/ BASH/Perl/Python/etc).
  • Requires good understanding of LAN topology, Networking Devices, firewalls and network protocols and services, including TCP/IP, DNS, WINS, DHCP, SMTP, SNMP, etc.
  • Good understanding of Linux and Unix environment a plus.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Sought as a subject matter expert with Linux Administration, VMware Virtualization, and Cloud native solutions from a design/usage perspective, and created a knowledge hub to convey best practices, common issues, and lessons learned.
Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving abilities
Extensive knowledge of Information technology infrastructure in a field supporting the migration of infrastructures from physical to virtual environments.
Applied Computer skills to include understanding of networking, hardware, system administration, active directory, operating systems and desktop applications.
Knowledge of the principles of data communications and telecommunications.
Knowledge of computer operating systems, storage virtualization, compute virtualization, and hypervisors.
Extensive knowledge of Linux/Unix environment.
Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, including repository management, system patching, and CLI configuration/administration.
Experience in creating and modifying scripts to configure and automate common tasks with esxcli or PowerCLI and any of the common scripting languages (BASH/Perl/Python/Powershell/etc).
Experience with SAN and FC networks
Provide support in defining and developing product architecture through the provision of designs and evaluation of storage products in order to meet business needs.
Experience setting up and maintaining in production VMware DRS, HA, storage/network multipath.
Solid foundation in Linux System Management, Virtualization, Scripting and Programing, SAN and NAS deployment and management, Storage Virtualization, System Backup utilization enterprise class backup platform.
Strong understanding of TCP/IP communications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience as a Systems Administrator in Microsoft Windows and VMware Virtualization environment.
  • Collaborate in assessing current and expected Windows infrastructure needs, configuration, maintenance, optimization and documentation of Windows infrastructure.
  • Strong communication and technical skills, prior experience of leading teams and working on a highly process driven environment.
  • Willingness and ability to learn emerging technologies to continually expand skillset.
  • Relative experience in supporting utility construction & maintenance.
  • Knowledge about DevOps Tools supporting Continuous Delivery Ansible, Git, Jenkins, and Bugzilla


Demonstrating Initiative
Working with Ambiguity
Driving for Results
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Driving Continuous Improvement
Communicates Effectively

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Computer Systems, Management Information Systems or related field from an accredited university OR equivalent working experience

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business related events. After hours work may be required. Overnight travel may be required.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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