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Full Time
11/7/2018
Houston
Works closely with business unit staff in evaluating system upgrades/enhancements, appropriate technology solutions within the IT Strategic Plan guidelines, developing cost-benefit analyses, creating and managing project plans, making formal presentations, and documenting recommendations and findings to senior staff.
Assists in the preparation, review, consolidation and reporting of the IT operating and capital budgets and business plans.
Operates as in-house database SME, responsibilities include managing, planning, instructing and monitoring the work of IT and vendor personnel to meet project deadlines and the goals of METRO.
Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.
Provides primary managerial direction and performs personnel administrative functions of direct report staff (e.g. training, supervising, work assignments, timesheets, performance evaluations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of staff and ensuring necessary department outcomes are achieved. Manages multiple, complex projects concurrently using in-house IT resources, business unit resources, and outside vendor and contract resources as required. Builds and manages effective partnerships with project sponsors to develop technology solutions that meet business unit strategic and tactical goals and objectives. Evaluates user requirements and the potential technology solutions to satisfy those requirements.  Presents findings including cost-benefit analyses, life-cycle project costs, etc. to IT and business unit management for review. Manages and prepares detailed specifications and project plans to provide for system implementations/upgrades/enhancements; and ensures standard control procedures are followed. Tracks the status of multiple projects to ensure timely delivery and adherence to budget. Communicates progress on projects, resource utilization, adjustments to project plans, and resource availability to the project sponsor, business unit resources, and management. Ensures all recommended and implemented solutions are consistent with IT guidelines, procedures, Strategic Plan, goals, and objectives. Identifies and implements staff and business process improvements to meet the goals of both IT and METRO. Manages the system implementation/upgrades/enhancements, testing, and installation of technology solutions. Leads committees in collaboration with other business units to support IT's and METRO's strategic and tactical goals. Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Full Time
11/7/2018
Houston
Responds to end-user issues and applies best practice troubleshooting principles and techniques to diagnose and resolve a variety of basic to moderately complex system problems on desktops, laptops, telephones, tablets, printers and other peripheral equipment. Establishes and follows operational standards and provides outstanding customer service to end users. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures
Responsibilities and Specific Duties: Provides desk-side, telephone and remote support for information technology (IT) products and services. Support may include equipment moves/adds/changes. Answers questions, troubleshoots problems, teaches/instructs customers regarding software or hardware functionality and communicates policy to all levels of the organization effectively, professionally and respectfully. Researches and troubleshoots to resolve technical issues in the most effective manner and verifies that suggested solutions effectively resolved users' problems through verbal or email follow-up. Reports significant or recurring issues to higher level support teams for further action. Utilizes IT Service Management System to accurately document issues, track and monitor assigned tasks and ensure a timely resolution. Updates support tickets with appropriate journal entries of activities and closes tickets with complete description of resolution. Installs software, patches, upgrades and performs proof-of-concept testing of new applications in coordination with other IT groups and provides end-user training. Coordinates with Infrastructure and Applications teams to ensure system changes are compatible with current image installations and production applications. Works closely with asset management function to ensure compliance with software licensing, IT asset, and inventory control. Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents. Performs other duties as assigned.
Full Time
11/7/2018
Houston
Responds to end-user issues and applies best practice troubleshooting principles and techniques to diagnose and resolve a variety of basic to moderately complex system problems on desktops, laptops, telephones, tablets, printers and other peripheral equipment. Establishes and follows operational standards and provides outstanding customer service to end users. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.
Responsibilities and Specific Duties: Provides desk-side, telephone and remote support for information technology (IT) products and services. Support may include equipment moves/adds/changes. Answers questions, troubleshoots problems, teaches/instructs customers regarding software or hardware functionality and communicates policy to all levels of the organization effectively, professionally and respectfully. Researches and troubleshoots to resolve technical issues in the most effective manner and verifies that suggested solutions effectively resolved users' problems through verbal or email follow-up. Reports significant or recurring issues to higher level support teams for further action. Utilizes IT Service Management System to accurately document issues, track and monitor assigned tasks and ensure a timely resolution. Updates support tickets with appropriate journal entries of activities and closes tickets with complete description of resolution. Installs software, patches, upgrades and performs proof-of-concept testing of new applications in coordination with other IT groups and provides end-user training. Coordinates with Infrastructure and Applications teams to ensure system changes are compatible with current image installations and production applications. Works closely with asset management function to ensure compliance with software licensing, IT asset, and inventory control. Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents. Performs other duties as assigned.
Full Time
11/1/2018
Galveston
We want the best, so you can stop looking at the rest!!
TAK Communications is looking for TECH SAVVY individuals to join our fast-paced and fast-growing team!
Learn a trade that is transferable while you start your career at TAK!
Work at your own pace, being more efficient will mean a bigger paycheck.
Be your own individual, yet be part of a great team.
Too Good to Be True? NOT AT TAK!
Join our Team and start your new career with the fastest growing Business Partner in the Nation!

Why choose TAK Communications?TAK Communications, Inc., is a premier sales and installation company representing leading telecommunications providers around the country. Here at TAK, we understand any company is only as good as its employees and our employees are the most important part of our company. Our employees are the most important part of our company. When becoming an employee at TAK Communications, Inc., you are part of a team that looks out for your best interests. Our leadership team is passionate about mentoring and setting our employees up for success! We are proud to say we have countless veteran employees that are making their career with TAK Communications, Inc. We strive to be the best. We are growing and moving into new territories, thus looking for individuals wanting to advance as we promote from within.
TAK offers great benefits including:  Commission/Production pay scale make as much as you like! Company issued vehicle that you take home and free fuel! In most cases, routing begins from home   Only positive work, no disconnects or TC’s, no on call   Great Red Wing Boot Program Paid Training  - Learn a transferable Trade that you can take anywhere! Paid weekly   Health, Dental & Vision Insurance   Vacation Pay & Sick Pay   Life, Accident, Short Term Disability Insurance and 401k    Great Management Opportunities  
POSITION SUMMARY:  The position is a critical piece of our exciting and people-oriented company which delivers high-quality technical services to residential customers in the market.  Includes installing broadband services (cable/internet/telephone). Requires willingness and desire to deliver an outstanding customer experience at each and every residence. This position’s focused area is in West Houston. The days and hours of the position will be Monday - Saturday, 6am – 7pm, depending on the workload for the day.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Climb 25-ft poles utilizing 28ft extension ladder Climb a ladder up to 8 times a day or more Lift up to 80lbs continually Access and climb in attics/trusses Enter confined spaces while bending, twisting, and reaching Work while standing for 70 to 80 percent of the day Work outdoors in all weather conditions Drive Company vehicles responsibly and safely Complete assigned work to code in its entirety by understanding work orders and having the proper customer premise equipment (CPE) needed to complete assigned work Ensure equipment (hand tools, cell phones, cordless drills and meter) is in working order and have fully charged batteries Properly track working time and never conduct off the clock work Perform work in a safe manor, following all OSHA and company guidelines Communicate and present technical information to non-technical audience in a friendly professional manor at all times Keep assigned company vehicle interior and exterior clean and organized at all times Report any vehicle performance or maintenance concerns to Supervisor/Manager immediately Pick up jobs when needed as instructed by TAK Dispatch and/or Supervisor/Manager Work long hours as needed based on customer demand
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics during extreme heat Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, cleaning solutions Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night Work performed near power lines and electricity Work and travel in inclement weather
TAK Communications, Inc. strives to hire, recruit and promote associates without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. TAK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. TAK Communications will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Full Time
10/27/2018
Houston
The Cloud Infrastructure Architect role on the Enterprise Architecture and Integration team is an exciting role which helps lead Phillips66’s technical and strategic direction.  With ongoing programs and the drive to mature the Phillips66 digital footprint, there are abundant opportunities to lead changes.
This role will be one of several architects that will help research, define and implement tools, strategies and innovations in support of the digital transformation and long-term operational efficiencies.
You will have the opportunity to consult with numerous business and IT groups and projects on the design and implementation of key IT solutions.  You will also have responsibility for oversight and guidance for the integrated design and collaborating with others to facilitate common approaches and optimized architectural synergies and standardization across projects. The ideal candidate knows how to integrate systems, utilize various cloud providers to best leverage their capabilities to modernize applications and functions, and implement changes in a safe and efficient environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, a breadth of experience, and sound analytical thinking are essential for success in this position.  A strong sense of ownership and a drive to improve existing systems and processes is also needed.
Responsibilities may include: Create and socialize strategies to reduce the level of human intervention required to operate, maintain and optimize processes and systems. Work with IT and project teams to identify and evaluate processes and systems to provide an efficient, working, and verified context for the digital transformation, including cloud architecture, security footprint, IT standards, and network and application design. Lead the adoption of new cloud based technologies to promote IT efficiency and promote the adoption of consumption based IT services. Reduce IT technical debt by promotion of best practices for sustainable IT system design. Continually improve the enterprise architecture by consulting with project architects, promoting innovative approaches, and sharing knowledge. Spearhead and host technology reviews with project teams to ensure alignment with technology strategies, consult/influence on innovation ideas, and ensure integration with other programs of work. Provide technical support (e.g., trouble-shooting, knowledge sharing on emerging architectures). Identifies automation opportunities where possible to minimize all human interventions, increase transaction speeds, and the flow of information. Maintain visibility across multiple workstreams/efforts, and facilitate communication and alignment across multiple working teams. Assure solutions are designed to meet or exceed audit requirements. Frequent travel to Bartlesville, Oklahoma to engage face-to-face with counterparts.
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 November 7, 2018.
Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1).  Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Full Time
9/26/2018
Houston
$66,752 to $88,447 / yr
JOB SUMMARY: The team’s primary products include: An Enterprise Data Warehouse; business intelligence dashboards and reports used by thousands of teachers, principals and administrators; a ‘Power User’ Reporting Environment; and integrations to/from internal and external systems. Responsible for facilitating business process, function and organization design, working collaboratively with business strategists, process owners and subject matter experts. The role focuses primarily on business requirements, workflow and leveraging technology to enable or alter business processes or practices. Provide strategic consultation to assigned line-of-business (LOB) customers in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling technologies based on customer requirements. Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Expected to know the business better than a normal business person since this position will be working across the business and have specialized analytical skills. Using business process engineering skills. expected to develop business requirements; do business analysis; understand and analyze the competitive situation; understand business practices and approaches; recommend business process changes; understand how to integrate systems and business possesses; drive their work into systems initiatives; lead system selection processes; understand business organization, politics and culture; manage change in the business resulting from IT applications; help users develop processes, procedures, and training; exercise any required project management. Develops and recommends solutions and strategies, based on the analysis of customer business goals, objectives, needs, and existing systems infrastructure. Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.
Use of this job family outside of centralized IT requires approval from the Chief Technology Information Officer.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works with key stakeholders to develop and document business requirements/specifications. Conducts business analysis; reviews design documents, tests strategies, and tests cases to ensure alignment with requirements; understands educational business practices. Translates high-level business requirements into technical specifications. Evaluates information gathered from multiple sources and works with stakeholders to reconcile conflicting information. Plans/executes unit, integration and acceptance testing. Identifies/evaluates potential risks and translates abstract or high-level information into actionable documentation. Conducts project management activities including business case development and organizational change management. Multi-tasks; productively and accurately contributes to multiple concurrent projects of varying scope and complexity with minimal supervision. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Full Time
9/10/2018
La Porte
This position is part of the Operations team at the Battleground Manufacturing Complex. The primary function of the Digital System Specialist at BMC is the support of the Honeywell Distributed Control System. This support can be broken into the areas of hardware, system administration, software, documentation, project support, operations and plant maintenance.
RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
Select, install, configure, upgrade, maintain, and perform troubleshooting diagnostics on all DCS hardware. This includes all electronic devices on the Honeywell Local Control Network (LCN), Universal Control Network (UCN), Data Hiway (HWY), and all associated Fiber Optic networks. Responsible for the Total Plant Network (TPN) Domain and all associated open architecture equipment such as servers and PCs. Responsibility including installation, maintenance and upgrade. Provide expertise to implement Serial Interfaces between the DCS and other equipment utilizing different communications standards or protocols. Responsible for the administration of the various control networks, including the configuration of the networks, point address assignments, performing system full backup and fast load as required, performance monitoring, operating system upgrades, and fault diagnosis and correction. Support is provided in transferring data to the business LAN which requires interfacing with Technical Computing and IT Specialists. Supports Process Control Engineers in point configuration as well as development and modification of operating schematics, alarm management, logic and control programs. Expected to support other software applications, such as PI and PHD, which work in conjunction with the Honeywell system in data collecting, point configuration, or viewing the various processes. Maintain all documentation of the DCS including network topographies, elevation and plot plans, power distribution, maintenance, spare parts usage, and system resources. Includes the implementation and maintenance of such application software as DOC 3000/4000. Support all phases of projects including equipment selection, installation, configuration, startup, checkout, and supervision of personnel contracted for specialized equipment installation. Responsible for identifying reliability issues and recommending solutions for system improvements. Routinely assist both operation and maintenance personnel in problem isolation and resolution. Provide appropriate training to operation and maintenance personnel on the Honeywell distributed control system and how the system interfaces with field instrumentation. Identify and drive process control improvements as well as leverage any third party technology suppliers.
Full Time
5/2/2018
Houston
Responsible for the daily management of multiple North American (Development / Test / Preproduction) environments to support projects, program and BAU operational changes.
Support the change plan to deliver fit for purpose Environments across multiple work streams.
Assure that the environments delivered by IT outsource suppliers and internal partners are fit for purpose and adhere to DTS standards.  

Will assure that both the quality and delivery of environment services will be adhered to as per DTS standards. Will work closely with project managers and Testing Assurance Managers other internal IT service providers to ensure we have a robust environment plan that is fit for purpose for projects.
Responsibilities Responsible for prioritising and managing own workload, and others as required Works with projects and programmes to define appropriate physical environments for delivery programmes/projects and Integration support functions Identify the most appropriate environment plan and strategy for projects in conjunction with the QA and Project Manager Develops project-by-project high-level environment delivery plans and strategies in collaboration with PM/TM Ensures a cost-effective delivery of Non-Prod Environments including for resource forecasting and planning Creates non-production environment plans and strategies within Plutora Manages Cross Impacts between concurrent developments and releases from a test environment build and support perspective Ensures the work priority for team is aligned with the business strategy and the requirements Ensures that all delivery projects and support functions have appropriate and accurate environments Assures delivery of environments against project and program milestones.Provide inputs and assistance to the Environment Delivery Services Manager for the management, planning and improvement of test environment delivery at a long-range where required. Managing Customer expectations and Escalations, Ensuring the customers and internal business stakeholders are kept informed about the status and development of the project in a transparent / proactive manner Identifies and resolves complex integration problems arising from co-dependent project development and testing across the wider change plan, with reference to environment availability conflicts Acts as the point of contact for programs for NAB and NAH environments – Application and Infrastructure provisioning activities and escalations Manage and publish the test environment usage schedules, identify and manage Test Environment risks and develop contingency plans to resolve issues.
Direct Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AAM/F/Vet/Disability