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Phillips 66 System Ops UNIX Engineer/Administrator in Houston, Texas

Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future

Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.


The SysOps Storage Engineer/Administrator’s primary role is the support and administration of virtualized Unix environments in both on-prem and Cloud/AWS configurations. The role also requires a broad knowledge of the infrastructure technology stack including Operating Systems (Windows and RedHat Linux), VMWare, Network, and Cloud strategies (AWS/Azure). The role exists to provide 24x7 operational monitoring, troubleshooting, and resolution coordination for the company’s on-premise and cloud-hosted storage infrastructure. In addition, this role will be integral in operationalizing our Containers technology and providing operational support for Containers to DevOps and Service Delivery teams.

This position can be based in either Bartlesville, Oklahoma or Houston, Texas.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Perform hardware and software installations, upgrades, and maintenance

  • Provide technical assistance with installation of third-party software

  • Maintain documentation for all related software, hardware, and procedures

  • Build and maintain virtual servers on IBM pSeries, VMware platforms, and in Cloud environments

  • Support IBM AIX, SuSE Linux, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu and Solaris

  • Maintain operational stability while enforcing security controls

  • Create advanced shell scripts for automating various operating system/software functions

  • Utilize automation tools such as Chef, Terraform, Ansible, or similar

  • Assist in upgrading, installing, and configuring cloud solutions for Windows and Linux servers

  • Manage development repositories, build automation and application deployment activities

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5 or more years of supporting IBM AIX, SuSE Linux, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu or Solaris

  • Knowledge of both on-prem and Cloud flavors of Unix, x86/Intel environments, Storage Area Networks, and Disaster Recovery strategies

  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and moderate shell scripting experience

  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people effectively

  • Demonstrated experience successfully delivering complex initiatives, meeting quality and time expectations

  • Must be able to communicate at a highly technical level in order to work effectively with peers and other I/T staff

  • Available to participate in a rotational 24x7 on-call support team

  • Knowledge of DevOps processes


  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology technical field

  • One or more Microsoft or Amazon cloud certifications

  • Experience with at least one configuration technology including: Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, etc

  • 1 or more years of relevant hands-on cloud experience in administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure

  • Experience implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications in an enterprise cloud computing environment

  • Experience supporting SAP R/3, Oracle or other large Enterprise platforms

  • Experience with network and/or systems administration in Linux/Unix and/or Windows

  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally

  • Energetic, motivated and calm under pressure

  • Ability to work in team environment on assigned tasks and large projects

Located in northeast Oklahoma, Bartlesville is home to approximately 36,000 people. Area families appreciate the affordable cost of living and the conveniences a small town community offers while enjoying the cultural amenities of a larger metropolitan area. Bartlesville hosts many festivals including its own world-renowned OKM Music Festival. It has a symphony orchestra, Broadway series, dance companies, and an active art association. Among the state's 32 largest school districts, Bartlesville is an award-winning leader in STEM education and the high school is ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report. By the fall of 2020, every student will be provided a Chromebook. In July 2013 Coldwell Banker ranked Bartlesville #30 as one of the nation’s best “booming suburbs” to live in, based on economic factors, school quality, cost of living, crime rates, and other criteria. Phillips 66 has deep roots in Bartlesville dating back to 1917 when its predecessor-in-interest, Phillips Petroleum, was founded. Centrally located on major highways, it has close proximity to larger cities like Tulsa (45 miles) and Oklahoma City (123 miles). It’s only 18 miles to the Kansas border with Wichita and Kansas City well within driving distance.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of June 14, 2021 .

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 54252

Location: O

Job Field: Information Technology

Division : Information Technology

Technical Req : No