KBR Lead IT Systems Administrator- Network in Houston, Texas

Title: Lead IT Systems Administrator- Network

Location: US-US-TX-Houston

Job Number: 1049022


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

With operations in 40 countries, KBR has more than 25,800 people delivering services to customers in over 80 countries. Together they represent an unmatched reservoir of talent and experience in a wide range of markets.

Join us and you'll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.

Position Title:

SIDS40- Lead IT Systems Administrator- Network

Position Description/Job Responsibilities

Functional job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Under general direction, uses specialized knowledge or skills to solve complex and unique problems and direct the daily activities of the network functional support team. Establishes priorities for the completion of assigned tasks. Uses judgment to interpret internal and external issues and develop best practices. Directs resources, prioritizes tasks and provides guidance to less experienced team members. Relies upon experience, interpersonal skills, and broad knowledge of field to ensure task completion in compliance with policies, procedures, and business strategy. Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets and monitoring expenses.

Responsible for establishing team goals and managing the AIM process for individual team members.

Reviews circuit billing for correctness.

Participates in the annual budgeting process.

Investigates, recommends and installs enhancements and operating procedures that optimize network availability.

Ensures the team follows established processes (change, incident, request, problem).

Demonstrated knowledge of Cisco network operating systems, network design, routing and switching and network equipment (e.g., ASA, 6509, Nexus, Prime)

Experience in troubleshooting in four or more of the following; routing and switching, wireless, QoS, application load balancer and VPN technologies.

Strong skills with Routing, Switching, QoS, and Data center switch equipment (Nexus 7k, 5K, 3K and 2K).

Proven experience with Cisco Wireless LAN and Cisco Prime.

Experience deploying, configuring and supporting Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimization appliances utilizing the SMC.

Provide 2nd level support for networking hardware and software problems.

Monitors and configures network to optimize performance and resolve faults.

Skilled at performing site surveys and developing and carrying out an implementation plan.

Ability to plan and implement scheduled maintenance work.

Skilled in liaising with third party providers.

Manages backup network configurations, maintains history, monitors and prevents unauthorized change.

Ensure compliance of all supported network gear to established standards.

Development and maintenance of technical documentation.

Working knowledge of F5 Big IP load-balancing LTM setup and configuration.

Current Cisco certifications with CCNP desirable along with other industry certifications.

Cisco call manager technologies a plus.

Participates in the on-call rotation.



Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 8

years of experience implementing and supporting networks. Additional years of experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree. The successful candidate will have the technical knowledge to solve problems, ability to align technical implementation to business strategy, provide direction to more junior members of the team and be able to operate successfully with little to no supervision. Experience with Cisco voice technologies a plus. Ability to identify issues in the network environment, make recommendations for improvement and implement the solution. Ability and willingness to mentor, train and share knowledge with team members. Must be prepared to collaborate with a global team members located in other time zones. ITIL v3 foundation and/or exposure to incident/problem management and change control.

Motivated to perform the work as required each day with a desire to improve.

The ability to work under direction within established guidelines.

Ability and desire to follow established processes.

Flexiblility to support the business across multiple locations.

Dependable, well organized and accountable.

Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Have the ability to work and contribute in a team environment and/or as an individual, as required.



KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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