Server Engineer I

Houston Methodist
Houston, Texas
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Category: IT

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: April 11, 2019

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F
Job Summary


The team is responsible for developing & executing test plans, installation & support documentation, planning & managing initial deployments, training, 3rd level support, and vendor management for server based products. The team researches and evaluates vendor proposals for the standardization of hardware and software solutions. The team plans, designs and recommends platform modifications or additions to increase system stability, capacity, and scalability. They provide implementation planning, management, and support during production rollouts. They establish performance standards, policies and procedures. They coordinate training for Help Desk staff, operations and Desktop Technicians.  Monitors and controls performance and health of the server resources. Utilizes software and hardware tools, identifies and diagnoses problems and factors affecting server performance.



  1. Participate in departmental and enterprise-wide projects with an emphasis on new technology.
  2. Complex problem analysis and recovery
  3. Technical consultation on complex projects
  4. Performance monitoring, technical support and advanced trouble-shooting of servers.
  5. Data integrity, backups, restores and disaster recovery.
  6. Provide proactive Server support including firmware/BIOS updates, Support Packs, researching the latest customer advisories, implementing recommendations; ensuring the desirable server performance.
  7. Package, test and deploy application packages and configurations to clients.
  8. Maintaining and creating standards and documentation for Server and Storage environments
  9. Performance monitoring, technical support and advanced trouble-shooting of servers.



  1. Data integrity, backups, restores and disaster recovery planning and execution.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of time management skills.






  1. Interact and communicate effectively with customers, team members, and management.
  2. Demonstrates and supports the Methodist vision, mission and value statements.
  3. Demonstrates and supports the Methodist customer service standards.
  4. Adheres to system, division and department policies, procedures, guidelines and standards.



  1. Ability to script and automate common procedures a plus
  2. Demonstrates the ability to look outside of the HMH environment to find solutions to issues and opportunities to enhance the server infrastructure.


This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)  required.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Management Information Systems or Computer Science is preferred.


  1. 4 + years IT experience.
  2. 2 + years server administration experience in a large networked environment.
  3. 3 + years of administration experience in Microsoft Server Operating Systems.
  4. Experience in supporting VMWARE ESX Environment.
  5. Experience in supporting a large Citrix XenApp/Xendesk Environment
  6. Expert Knowledge of Windows Server Operating Systems, NTFS Permissions, Performance Analysis and Active Directory configuration/support.
  7. Solid understanding of Active Directory and Windows Networking (DNS, DHCP, WINS).
  8. Experience with MS Exchange 2007/2010, ActiveSync, and Blackberry.
  9. Experience with Windows clusters and hardware load-balancing solutions.
  10. Solid IIS experience, including support and security lockdown of IIS protocols.
  11. Experience in supporting and configuring Server hardware and SAN Disk.
  12. Knowledge of all major storage protocols
  13. Storage experience: IBM and/or NetApp.
  14. Experience in capturing and repackaging software installs into MSI for deployment via SCCM.
  15. Experience in System Center Configuration Manager to remotely deploy applications and configure systems is desired.
  16. Experience in working with enterprise fax solutions like right fax that translate faxes to emails or print jobs or files
  17. Experience with Deploying and Troubleshooting MS SQL and Oracle databases.
  18. Experience with AIX Operating Systems.
  19. Experience with IBM TSM backup solution.
  20. Excellent troubleshooting, root cause analysis and permanent problem resolution skills.
  21. Ability to manage detailed tasks efficiently and effectively
  22. Good project management skills.
  23. Excellent customer service skills.
  24. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  25. Ability to communicate technical proposals to supervisors and management
  26. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.




Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of 7 hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 20,000 employees.   FORBES magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of Best Employers in 2016.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.


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