Sr Windows Systems Administrator

Position: Sr Windows Systems Administrator

Job ID: 150709

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: IS TECH SRVC

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8-5

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at



We are searching for a Sr Windows Systems Administrator — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll develop clinical/business solutions by investigating processes to understand data and communications flow with individual tasks and transactions within the hospital’s Integrated Delivery System.


Strongly prefer experience with Windows O/S 2012, 2016, 2019.

Strong experience supporting and troublshooting.

Strongly prefer Automation Scripting.

Strongly prefer VMware

Strongly desire  cloud experience  i.e. building and deploying servers on the cloud (IaaS/PaaS)

Desire experience in managing and maintaining Windows systems in a large enterprise environment.


Nice to have: 3PAR storage

                    Azure cloud


Responsibilities :

  • Maintains operating system administration software
  • Conducts software product evaluations and make recommendations to management
  • Monitors and maintains system performance of Enterprise Servers (approx 500+ servers)
  • Performs capacity planning and file systems management
  • Provides technical assistance and training in operating systems, hardware platforms, network protocols and vendor or third party utilities to Information Services staff
  • Supports application activities that require specialized system-level support
  • Plans, installs and tests application software in production and test environments
  • Identifies need for new hardware or software
  • Provides end user support
  • Ensures business continuity and participates in execution of disaster recovery plan
  • Captures information from user requesting Crisis Alert, by documenting affected systems, preliminary impact to users, and verbiage for decimating crisis information
  • Translates users’ needs into detail requirement specifications
  • Assists users in determining specific requirements to increase system effectiveness
  • Investigates alternative solutions including feasibility studies using results from vendor analysis/evaluations
  • Supports the system installation through the implementation cycle
  • Develop, schedule and facilitate test plans for hardware, network, integration, user acceptance, and parallel usage
  • Performs configuration analysis for system design associated with small and less complex projects
  • Analyzes system problems and modifications
  • Coordinates implementation and upgrades of systems



  •  High school diploma or GED
  • 7 years of experience in administration of enterprise-level systems
  • Bachelor’s degree will substitute for 4 years of work experience
  • Knowledge of current business practices and computing systems, interfaces, and hospital standard software
  • Familiarity with applicable operating systems used by the hospital and data processing techniques and practices
  • Familiarity with a variety of hardware and software environments
  • A working knowledge of the healthcare industry is also required
  • Project management and planning, process mapping, group presentation, leadership, team building, written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills, ability to analyze the functionality of systems and their fit with specifications, and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision

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