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Systems Administrator II
Brand: SumTotal
Req#: 172887
Updated: 01/16/2013
Job Type: Regular
Location: US-NJ-Parsippany
Category: Professional Services
Salary: Salary + Bonus
Benefits: Benefits
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Job Description

The System Administrator II position will be a senior level position generalizing in automation, system deployment, process streamlining, process creation, and teamwork along with administration of infrastructure. The System Administrator will be responsible for processing tier III tickets, escalations, project planning, and architecting solutions for the future while solving problems of today. The position will be part of our 24x7 on call rotation and will be expected to follow all escalation and triage process. The system administrator will be tasked with the creation of change management documentation and process and procedure for use by our Tier I and Tier II teams.

  • Perform the installation/configuration/updates and troubleshooting of 3 tier applications on hosted and on-premise infrastructure.
  • Optimize application availability, security and performance.
  • Document processes.
  • Work directly with 3rd party vendors as necessary.
  • Ability to identify inefficiencies/gaps and make improvements.


  • Software installation and configuration, applying modules and patches.
  • Strong documentation and record keeping skills, with extreme attention to following documented Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Knowledge of systems and network principles and general systems administration best practices.
  • Understanding of Firewalls, Load Balancers and Proxy Servers.
  • Any experience with MS SQL and Oracle configurations, troubleshooting, and tuning skills are a strong plus.
  • The ideal candidate has good communication skills and is able to learn new technology quickly and thoroughly, and is equally able to work as a team member or tackle a complex project individually.
  • 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.
  • Ability to sometimes work outside of a normal scheduled shift (weekends, shifts that fall outside of 8AM  5PM, etc)
  • Goal-oriented attitude and demeanor to work through roadblocks, motivate external concerns and bring about resolution. 
  • Basic J2EE experience is a strong plus.
  • HS diploma at a minimum, any college is a definite advantage. 



More about SumTotal: SumTotal Systems is the global leader in strategic human capital management (HCM) software, and offers an integrated line of solutions dedicated to managing companies’ most valuable asset- its people. As the largest and most profitable independent HCM company in the industry and recognized by analysts as the most complete solution, SumTotal is proud to include over half of the Fortune 500 as our customers. We are looking for people who are passionate, dedicated, and motivated by lifelong learning. We provide each employee not just a competitive salary structure, bonuses, and a benefits plan, but also a chance to develop your talent. If you’re creative, forward thinking, and have a passion for excellence, SumTotal is the right place for you. For more information, please check out

SumTotal Systems is an EEO/AA employer.


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