Systems Administrator

Buckeye Partners, LP

Houston, TX

Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners, L.P. has a proven track record of stability and success.  We pride ourselves on the laser focus we apply to safely providing service and value to our customers, operating under a strong set of values, and empowering our employees to make decisions. We have a tenacious commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance in all that we do.


It is our internal culture that sets us apart from other companies.  Our goal is to provide our employees with a greater span of responsibility, the ability to make decisions, and access to experts to help you build your skills and experiences.  Each of our career tracks provides employees with the ability to innovate, and be a significant contributor from their first day on the job.

Role Summary:

The Systems Administrator role is responsible for managing the continuous operations of all company-wide business information systems related to midrange and server infrastructures.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Systems Implementation: Implementing enterprise architecture and high availability server-based solutions. I.E., blade server, clustering, replication.
  • Installation and Support: Providing system installation, maintenance, and support for all server based systems and services including Infrastructure, SAN technologies, etc.
  • Cloud Services: Management and Administration of cloud services such as Office 365, Microsoft Azure, etc.
  • Tuning, Installs, Upgrades and Enhancements: Performance tuning, installing fixes, upgrades & enhancements. Implementing and maintain security standards using certificates, GPO, SSO services and MFA.
  • Shared Infrastructure: Managing support of shared desktop environments such as Citrix, and Microsoft Remote desktop services (AVD).
  • Assessing System Performance: Maintaining system availability, preparing metrics to evaluate systems performance, and working with IT groups to ensure that service objectives are met.
  • Disaster Recovery: Implementing and maintaining a backup/recovery/disaster plan that provides maximum coverage for systems software, applications, and user network data.
  • Server Administration: Install and manage Windows server, Active Directory, Group Policy, DFS, and directory integration.
  • Support: Provide support for all office and field locations relating to the datacenter and server platforms.
  • Systems Integration: Providing design and integration support of existing and new systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience required.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • At least 2+ years of related experience required
  • Experience implementing Windows Server Operating Systems, VMWare, SAN technologies.
  • Experience implementing Infrastructure-related components including: Active Directory, GPO, NTFS Setup, and Security.
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory configuration (including AAD), setup and maintenance required.
  • Experience following ITIL best practice methodologies. Experience using operations metrics and trend analysis.
  • Experience with VMware and Citrix.
  • Experience preferred in the following:
    • Microsoft SQL server
    • Linux
    • HPE Nimble
    • Zerto
    • Backup and patching technologies
    • NetScaler and blade server technologies


Certificates & Licenses:

  • None required


Other Skills, Attributes and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to assist PC users in a pleasant, non-technical manner for problem resolution.
  • Proven ability to recognize symptoms, analyze system data, and take corrective actions when problems arise. Also demands flexibility to work off hours and provide On-Call assistance to perform system maintenance without effecting availability during normal working hours.
  • This position requires good visual acuity, with a large portion of the time using a PC or other screen.


Essential Functions:

·        This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.

·        This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

·        This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.



About You:

To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You must be able to work independently. You must also be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal clients and external counterparties (customers, vendors, etc.), as well as when handling sensitive and confidential information.


Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of our employees and results in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.



About Us:

Buckeye Partners, L.P. is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business and one of the nation’s largest independent petroleum products pipeline transportation and terminalling service provider; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs.