Sr System Administrator II

Job Locations IN-KA-Bangalore
Job ID


At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.


And our history runs deep – we have been in Silicon Valley for 25+ years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.


As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in Silicon Valley.


Lead Site Infrastructure Servers Administrator (Bangalore)

The site infrastructure lead server administrator will lead a team of core services infrastructure SME’s (Windows Servers, Virtualization, Messaging and Collaboration) within the company and must work with existing system/storage administrators, other technical leads, network support, application analysts/developers/architects, and other IT personnel to resolve day-to-day issues and to plan upgrades and other projects.  Teamwork, ability to delegate work to less senior personnel, and being flexible to changes to the business are essential to be successful in this role.  Datacenters and co-locations are currently located in Sunnyvale, Sacramento, India, North Carolina, Rotterdam (The Netherland) and East Kill bride (Scotland).


  • Technical Lead a team of infrastructure SME’s (Windows Servers, Virtualization, Messaging and Collaboration)
  • Monitor systems and services globally
  • Manage and maintain windows servers, support monitoring & applications, etc.
  • Manage and maintain virtualization infrastructure globally, including configuration, performance, capacity, monitoring, provisioning, life cycle, security, etc.
  • Support Dev/Ops environment (windows and virtualization)
  • Partner with cross functional teams of IT and vendors to design and deploy virtualization infrastructure solution based on the project requirements
  • Manage and maintain VDI (primarily Citrix) environment
  • Manage and execute on projects within the team and cross-functionally
  • Perform root cause analysis to resolve issues quickly in a complex IT environment
  • Ensure high availability and security by updating and patching systems
  • Support remote sites’ systems needs
  • Follow policies and procedures including those for ITIL incident, problem, change, and release management
  • Drive process improvements and make recommendations for continuous service improvement
  • Identify key risks on the technical design and work with involved teams to mitigate
  • Contribute to infrastructure technology strategies by staying up-to-date on industry trends and best practices
  • Provide budgeting input and create purchase requests for projects, maintenance, capital, and expenses
  • Evaluate and manage vendors and contracts within budget
  • Perform other duties as requested by team manager
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows server administration
  • Strong working knowledge of VMware ESX environment, Citrix VDI and HP/Cisco blade infrastructure
  • Strong working knowledge of system monitoring
  • Strong working knowledge of security and system best practices
  • Strong working knowledge of storage and networking concepts
  • Ability and experience with building highly available, robust, manageable, and secure solutions
  • Strong knowledge of applications architecture components
  • Organized and being detail oriented with high initiative
  • Strong communication skills (written and presentations)
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Experience in a heterogeneous environment (including Linux)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced multi-tasking environment with flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Ability to travel to other locations (both domestic and international) as needed, sometimes on short notice.
  • Be able to respond to issues nights and weekends as needed, requiring carrying PDA 24/7


  • BS or better in MIS, Computer Science, or related field required
  • 5 or more years working with virtual enterprise infrastructure (VMware ESX, Virtual Center, SRM, Citrix, blades, storage, network/fiber channel switches, virtualization management tools, etc.)
  • 7 or more years working as Windows system administration
  • VMware and Microsoft certifications are desirable
  • Previous technical lead experience a plus

Rambus offers a competitive compensation package, which includes a strong base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.


Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed