Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0004
State TX

Position Title: IT Systems Engineer


Location: Houston, TX


Gulf Interstate Engineering provides quality project management, engineering and design, GIS, materials management, and construction management services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.  Specializing in onshore pipelines, gathering systems, production facilities, compressor stations, pump stations, meter stations, storage terminals and loading facilities; Gulf is one of the largest privately-owned pipeline engineering companies in the world.


Position Description

The IT Systems Engineer will perform duties under the general guidance of the IT Infrastructure & Cloud Supervisor.  The Systems Engineer will focus on the operational integrity and stability of the IT on-premises infrastructure and various cloud services.


Essential Functions

  • Researches, designs, implements, and maintains:
    • The company’s IT on-premises infrastructure including: physical servers, virtual hosts and guests, storage area networks, switching, routing, firewalls, and other related systems.
    • The company’s IT cloud environments in Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google.
    • The company’s backup and recovery systems, insuring against the loss of critical data.
    • The company’s disaster recovery cloud services, insuring against the loss of critical data.
  • Monitors systems and configurations to ensure uptime availability, security, and data integrity.
  • Installs and maintains new operating system releases, performs upgrades, performs patching, and resolves operating system related problems.
  • Monitors and maintains MS Office 365 Cloud environment supporting Exchange and SharePoint.
  • Develops and maintains technical documentation and diagrams for the IT Infrastructure and Cloud environments.
  • On-call duties require response to off-hours alerts, calls, emails, etc. to insure uptime and operational efficiencies.
  • Other duties as required.



  • Experience with:
    • Virtualization technology, specifically VMware v6.x
    • SAN and NAS systems
    • Computer networking protocols, VLANs, iSCSI, and FC
    • Cisco routing and switching
    • Office 365 Cloud (Exchange & SharePoint)
    • VEEAM Backup and Replication
    • Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud services
  • Knowledge of:
    • Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure
    • Palo Alto firewalls and security subscriptions
    • Kemp Load Balancers
    • Wireless
    • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
    • Windows and Linux operating systems.
    • Operating System shell programming.
    • IIs, Apache, and SSL.


Education & Experience

  • Associate degree, with bachelors preferred (computer related educational focus).  Experience/technical certifications may be substituted for degree.
  • Systems Engineer: 3-5 years (preferred)



  • Excellent customer service with strong written and verbal communications skills
  • High attention to detail, accuracy, and problem solving with root cause analysis skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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