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Senior Systems Engineer


Bengaluru, KA, IN

Req ID:  1654
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Job Responsibilities & Requirements

Technology Focus: Microsoft Active Directory and Corporate Services such as Okta, Box, O365, etc. 


  • Design, implement and administrate mission-critical infrastructure, including SaaS solutions, and both on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Use best practice, security principals, and fault-tolerant/resilient architecture to deliver secure and reliable solutions.
  • Install, manage, configure, and maintain Enterprise-Class Data Center Hardware.
  • Support and automate tasks using various methodologies, tools, and languages.
  • Monitor and manage infrastructure using Nagios, SNMP, and another tooling.
  • Assist in policy and process creation/expansion, best practice, documentation, Support, architecture, and administration of development tools.
  • Design, implement, configure, and administration of Linux and Windows operating systems to support various applications.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to deal with outages and maintenance windows.
  • Be part of a team. Share knowledge.  Mentor. Be open, honest, and have a positive attitude.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with teammates to provide reliable 24 x 7 x 365 support to production systems.
  • Any other duties as assigned.



Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience


  • 7 - 10 years of experience in an IT corporate environment, with at least 5 years as an enterprise-level Systems Administrator or better. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education,
  • and training.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of Windows/Linux operating systems, architectural philosophies/practices for both on-premises and cloud solutions.
  • Ability to create scripts to automate tasks using PowerShell, Python, Shell Script, or similar languages.
  • Internally motivated.  Candidate should have the desire and ability to own problems and solve them.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to document complex systems to various levels of support/administration.
  • Deep technical knowledge of several monitoring and analytics tools.
  • Multi-year Experience maintaining a secure production, lab, and development environments.
  • Multi-year experience with distributed application architectures.
  • Deep understanding and experience troubleshooting and resolving complex system issues.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for administration tasks.
  • Ability to plan, hold yourself and others accountable, and follow-up with others.
  • Be able to work within Waterfall, and various types of Agile management approaches.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to clearly communicate status and urgency.
  • Ability to understand priorities and escalate accordingly.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.