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Specialist Server Infrastructure I


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC
Job ID:  6674

Midstream Natural Gas Team

DTE Midstream is an owner, operator and developer of natural gas midstream interstate and intrastate pipelines; storage and gathering systems; and compression, treatment and surface facilities.  Our customers include gas and electric utilities, power plants, marketers, large industrial customers and energy producers.

As a subsidiary of DTE Energy, our company has grown into an energy industry leader with the people, assets, resources and capabilities to stand on our own.  That’s why we’re becoming an independent, publicly traded company, more agile and poised for growth. And why we’re looking for exceptional people to help us build our new company.

DTE Midstream is more than a great company, it’s a great place to work. Beyond the excellent compensation and benefits we offer, being part of our team means caring for each other and the communities we serve. It’s a commitment to creating a culture of belonging for one another and working effectively to make a lasting contribution to a better world through good energy.

Job Summary

Responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting information systems that will enable the enterprise infrastructure of the organization. Analyzes system requirements and defines system architecture that will meet business needs, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols. Ensures that architecture project rollouts meet security standards and can be effectively integrated with the current applications. May supervise and guide the work of lower-level engineers and technicians. May provide expert level support when needed. Works on large and complex IT projects reporting to IT Director Infrastructure and Operations.

The IT Specialist Infrastructure has specific industry expertise and functions as an expert in one or more of the following areas: Server Infrastructure, Microsoft Suite, Network, Cyber Security, Cloud and Client Applications. IT Specialist Infrastructure position researches, makes recommendations, and works in conjunction with other areas of IT to deliver and support state of the art solutions.

Key Accountabilities

•    Research, cost justifies, negotiates, makes recommendations, and consults on infrastructure opportunities
•    Establish and maintain business relationships with key Midstream personnel to assure a thorough understanding of business drivers within the overall business climate
•    Establish the appropriate business relationships with technology providers to assure a thorough understanding of their business drivers with the technically competitive marketplace
•    Consults on application projects and monitors to ensure the application is utilizing new technology appropriately and ensures the application will integrate into the infrastructure
•    Takes corrective actions to rectify issues and provides solutions
•    Keeps abreast of technology trends to select technology platforms that are appropriate and cost beneficial; and establish other business relationships with key technical dependent industries and organizations to support the application of technology to specific business areas
•    Consult on issues and contract negotiations related to one or more of the following areas: performance monitoring, server engineering, database design and telecommunications infrastructure.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

•    Ten years experience including seven years of highly technical IT Infrastructure experience

Other Qualifications

•    Certifications: Microsoft Certified System Administrator, Microsoft Certified System Engineer, CompTIA A+, and/or CompTIA Network+
•    Bachelor's degree in a related field MIS, CIS


Other Requirements:  
•    Ability to influence and build relationships to foster a positive work environment and elicit support for acceptance of new technology within the organization.
•    Communication skills, including ability to design and conduct presentations, written communications skills and experience in dealing with all levels of the organization.
•    Influence and negotiation skills, analytical and decision-making abilities.
•    Requires advanced knowledge of principles, practices and procedures in a particular field of specialization to complex projects, e.g emerging technologies, industry standards, support services, network architectures, telecommunications, systems and database design, systems integration and emerging technologies.


Physical Demands
The physical demands must be met to properly perform the functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, reach, talk, hear, grasp and carry objects.  


Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in a business office, with a moderate noise level. 

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit