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Lead Systems Administrator

Req id:  4701

Cork, C, IE



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management.  


Overview of Business Function 


OpenText Cloud Operations is responsible for the global operations and delivery of our Open Text cloud services to clients in multiple industries. Our offerings range from shared, multitenant SaaS offerings to Managed Services supporting Enterprise Clients and are hosted on a variety of infrastructure platforms. The Cloud Operations team is responsible for defining the technical platform and partnering with our engineering and security teams to deliver solutions using a DevSecOps approach.  


The Opportunity


The OpenText Lead Systems Administrator will be part of a global team of engineers responsible for the deployment, management, performance tuning, configuration and troubleshooting of the of the computing infrastructure that powers the OpenText cloud.


You are great at


- Deploying, managing and troubleshooting VMware vSphere platforms.

- Deploying, managing and troubleshooting Cisco UCS hardware infrastructure.

- Upgrading and security patching of existing infrastructure according to vendor recommendation.

- Participating in troubleshooting, capacity planning and performance tuning.

- Staying current with manufacturer’ technology and product offerings.

- Participating in the infrastructure automation initiative.


What it takes


- Participate in strategic projects.

- Ability to scope and specify technical solutions based on requirements.

- Strong understanding of industry best practices and standards.

- 5-8 years of experience in virtualization and system deployment.

- Experience in the deployment, management, and troubleshooting of VMware vCloud Director and related products.

- Experience with VMware vSphere 5,6,7 platform suites; design, configuration, administration, capacity planning, and troubleshooting.

- Experience with Cisco UCS server hardware and other hardware such as Dell and HP.

- Experience in automation and configuration tools such as PowerShell (PowerCLI), Python, Ansible.

- B.S in computer science or equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Participation in on-call rotation.

- Current VMware advanced certification preferred.

- Current Cisco CCNP data center certification preferred.



Statement of Learning Opportunity  


We will provide you with a platform for success including coaching, training and on-the-job learning that will strongly support you in your career advancement.  You will become adept at operations and consumption of key technologies including public clouds and the latest continuous delivery tools and automation. You will discover an innovative, flexible and award-winning working environment using the latest OpenText technology to enable and empower you to perform to the very best of your abilities. Our teams adapt quickly to respond to market changes and we are all highly encouraged to give back to our local communities.  


At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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