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Senior Systems Administrator
Brand: SumTotal
Req#: 517355
Updated: 10/24/2019
Job Type: Regular
Location: Hyderabad India
Category: Cloud Operations
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Senior Systems Administrator

Are you passionate about learning and intellectually curious?  Do you thrive in a fast paced, innovative work environment where team members hold themselves and others accountable?  Are you energized by trying new things, have an agile mindset and enjoy making an impact?   Is working for a purpose driven organization important to you?  If the answers to these questions are a resounding YES, then read on!

Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning. We help businesses solve their biggest challenge – attracting, motivating and retaining world class talent.  Our team is recognized for cutting edge digital learning and human capital management solutions. Trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500, we train more professionals than any other company in the world. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.

Skillsoft’s SumTotal Strategic Business Unit has nearly 30 years of learning and HR software experience. High-performing organizations recognize that learning and development are core to their business success and overall talent management and workforce initiatives. That’s why more than 3,500 organizations, including many of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s solutions to enable their employees.

We are all about “Making Work Matter.”  With over 2000 employees around the world, we are always looking for amazing talent! 

Will you be next to join our team?

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Performs system configuration, software installation and upgrades of Windows 2008/2012/2016 systems acting as application servers and database servers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Remote administration of Servers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Troubleshooting of issues related to windows and VMware servers/Infrastructure.                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Respond to customer requests for program loads, and system customization specific to SumTotal System’s industry leading product(s).                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operation of systems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Optimizes system availability, security, and performance of systems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Server Patching/Upgrades                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Perform all backups and recovery for the hosted environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • FTP/SFTP administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • VM deployment from scratch/Template/cloning                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Provide backend support for the systems to internal Customer Support staff                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Monitor system performance and capacity; provide input for needed expansion or alternative configurations to support additional storage, database capacity, or web server capacity needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong Knowledge of Windows 2008/2012/2016.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Clustering, DNS, Active Directory and Group policy                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Server updates/patching validation before implementing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Strong knowledge on Performance monitoring and analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Strong Windows troubleshooting skills                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Understanding of SSL, SSO and  NT Authentication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Strong knowledge of VMWARE ESXi 6 and 6.5 Clustering, Resource Pools, Memory and CPU management, VMOTION, Networking, VM Deployment, Cloning, and templates.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Good Knowledge on VMWARE troubleshooting skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Scripting in any of PowerShell/VB will be must.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Strong knowledge on Backup/Restore. Rubrik knowledge will be additional advantage.                                                                                                                                                  
  • Good knowledge on FTP/SFTP. Working knowledge on GlobalScape additional advantage                                                                                             
  • Knowledge of systems and network security principles, and general systems administration best practices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Basic Knowledge of Firewalls, Load Balancers, switches, and network design.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Strong Knowledge on Change and Incident management process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • The ability to work in an energetic, fast paced and interrupt driven environment, with openness to the demands and rewards of a 24 x 7 workplace.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Goal-oriented attitude and demeanor to work through roadblocks, motivate external concerns and bring about resolution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Be self-motivated and work well with end-users, management, and external technical support personnel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Strong documentation and record keeping skills, should have skills to prepare RCAs with extreme attention to detail.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Be able to thrive in a fast-paced, think-on-your-feet business environment and possess strong organization skills, excellent verbal and written communication, good interpersonal skills, and an attention to detail, and be deadline focused.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Understanding of 3par, EMC, Netapp, Tintri, Isilon and Pure storages, will be an added advantage                                                                                                                              
  • Degree in Computer Technology or equivalent experience.                                                                                                                           
  • 8+ years of experience in job specific skills.                                                                                                                          
  • Microsoft certification for Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and/or vSphere 5/6 certification will be added advantage                                                                                                                          
  • Experience of working in a 24 x 7 Data Center environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Attributes:

  • Proactive with a strong sense of urgency and competitive drive.
  • Independent, entrepreneurial mindset with ability to make independent decisions.
  • Influential, and enthusiastic communicator.
  • Adaptable, embraces change.
  • Collaborative team player, working across various teams within the organization.
  • Customer service minded.
  • Strong attention to detail, organized and goal oriented.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. 
If this opportunity intrigues you, we'd love for you to apply!

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