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Kinder Morgan Server Engineer in COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado

Server Engineer

Job ID #: 22397 Location: CO-COLORADO SPRINGS

Functional Area: Technology Position Type: Full Time

Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Relocation Provided: No

Education Required: High School Diploma


Position Description

Primary Purpose: Server Administration

Essential duties and responsibilities:

The ideal Candidate will have the following work experience and the job level will commensurate with experience and skill set.

Server Virtualization and Administration

  • Provide technical support for various virtualization environments including Hyper-V and VMware required

  • Implementing, deploying, and administering Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware virtualization in large environments (2,300+ VM’s) required

  • Capacity planning and predictive analysis of virtual server environments required

  • Understanding of Storage Technologies such as EMC, HP, NetApps and NAS desired

  • Possess in-depth troubleshooting and performance tuning skills required

  • Ability to configure alerts and respond to automated events to ensure system uptime and stability required

  • Responsible for engaging and managing support escalations with vendors such as Microsoft, VMware, Dell and HP.

  • General Windows, PC, network troubleshooting skills e.g. logon, server connections, RDP sessions, Citrix connections, end clients issues (network drive mapping, print queue mapping etc.) required

  • Solid understanding of networking principles such as TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP.

  • Able to handle server racking, packing, hardware server parts replacement, RAID battery, hard drive replacement etc. (Dell and HP would be highly desirable)

  • In-depth working knowledge with scripting language (WMI, VB, Perl, PowerShell) would be preferred

  • Ability to write scripts to automate admin tasks and processes.

  • Familiar with Windows OS’s up to 2019 required

  • Familiarity with LINUX and UNIX Operating Systems a plus

  • Understanding of AD and GPO policies and how they function desired

  • Understanding of Citrix technologies desired

Other Duties as assigned

  • Solve highly complex problems, involving broad, in-depth product or application knowledge. Build and support Windows Operating Systems from both a hardware and software perspective

  • Possess good customer relation skills

  • Collaborate on cross-team and cross-product technical issues by working with resources from other groups as needed to resolve issues

  • Collaborates with Tech Leads, Technology Services Manager, and escalation resources when appropriate

  • Provide after-hours support and participate in after-hours on-call rotation. During the scheduled interval of performing on-call duties, will be required to stay within the general vicinity of the offices to respond promptly to issues. Will also be required to track and document all incidents; stating the time of the call, the nature of the call, and what actions were taken to resolve the problem or issue.

  • Engage with a variety of individuals with tact, courtesy, mutual respect and professionalism.

  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.

  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • Possess good customer relation skills

  • Carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working hours, and occasionally during non-working hours.

    Position Requirements

    Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of 4 to 7 years direct work experience

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills

  • Advanced level knowledge of Hyper-V and VMware virtualization technologies (create and modify VM’s and templates, create snapshots, cloning/exporting of VM’s, HA, replication, dynamic provisioning

  • Advanced working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and related technologies

  • Experience in deployment, administration, troubleshooting and maintenance of Virtual and Windows server environments for large and complex sites

  • Must demonstrate excellent English-language skill, good written and verbal communication skill, and ability to learn new technology at a rapid pace and problem solving skill.

  • Ability to work under pressure is required; experience in handling critical situations is preferable

  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with the ability to identify and resolve complex IT technology issues/problems

  • Must be able to successful and simultaneously manage multiple tasks, and work with minimal direct supervision

  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work, and maintain strict confidentiality

  • Ensure Change Control and other processes and procedures are followed

  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from manager, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.


  • B.S. degree in C.S. or E.E. or equivalent experience would be desirable

Experience / specific knowledge:

  • Experienced in operating and administering Enterprise environments

Certifications, licenses, registrations:

  • Microsoft certification preferred

  • Azure Cloud certification a plus

Competencies, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent troubleshooter, good communicator and possess excellent time management skills is required

Physical demands:

  • Moderate lifting

Working conditions:

  • Office

Supervisory responsibility:

  • None

Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities: Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:

  • Experience in Azure Cloud Technologies preferred

  • Experience with Solarwinds preferred

MCSE - Windows Server 2016 or 2019 preferred *Position may be filled at various levels depending on the job skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Kinder Morgan Offers:

  • Competitive Wages

  • 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Retirement Plan

  • Comprehensive Medical/Rx and Dental Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Bonus Program

  • Paid Bus Pass or Parking

The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.