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Senior IT Systems Administrator

Job Details

Corporate Headquarters - Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$90,000.00 - $135,000.00 Salary/year
Information Technology


Come join our growing team!

Teacher Created Materials is a 45+ year-old, award-winning publisher of educational and trade books, digital products, and provider of professional learning services. Our vision is to create a world in which children love to learn and our products are recognized for their effectiveness and embraced by educators worldwide. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, the company is experiencing remarkable growth driven by customers including educators at all levels, parents and caregivers, and trade partners. We continuously work to ensure that our interactions with customers, authors, community members, and employees are always positive and that our products and services espouse the values of our company.

Teacher Created Materials offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off plus Company Holidays
  • Generous 401(K) program with Match
  • Generous Childcare and Wellness Programs
  • Hybrid schedule available
  • Plus more!


Huntington Beach, CA Office

Position Summary:

We are seeking a skilled and versatile Senior System Administrator with proficiency across a range of technologies, primarily AWS, Azure, VMware, Windows, and Apple environments. In this dynamic role, you will be responsible for managing, optimizing, and securing our diverse IT landscape, encompassing cloud platforms, virtualization solutions, operating systems, and Apple hardware. As a crucial member of our IT team, you will ensure the seamless operation and integration of these technologies while providing expert technical support. Your expertise in cloud technologies, scripting languages, and system automation will be essential in troubleshooting complex issues and implementing innovative solutions. In this multifaceted role, you will be responsible for overseeing the administration, optimization, and security of our organization's complex IT infrastructure. The ideal candidate has a strong background in cloud platforms, networking, and security practices, along with exceptional problem-solving skills and effective communication abilities.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • AWS Solutions. 
    • Infrastructure Design and Deployment.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot.
    • System Administration.
    • Security and Compliance.
    • Automation and Scripting.
    • Capacity Planning and Scaling.
  • Azure Solutions. 
    • Infrastructure Design and Deployment.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot.
    • System Administration.
    • Security and Compliance.
    • Automation and Scripting.
    • Capacity Planning and Scaling.
  • Design, Build and Deploy Virtual Environments. 
  • Monitoring and maintaining and deploying networks and servers. 
  • Maintain SQL Databases. 
  • Unified Communications support. 
    • RingCentral
    • Zoom
    • Teams
  • Microsoft Domain Administration. 
  • Support Security Appliances, such as Palo Alto, Arctic Wolf, and Endpoint Security solutions. 
  • Upgrading, installing, and configuring new hardware and software to meet company objectives. 
  • Implementing security protocols and procedures to prevent potential threats. 
  • Creating user account templates and performing access control. 
  • Performing diagnostic tests and debugging procedures to optimize computer systems. 
  • Documenting processes and backing up and archiving data for the enterprise. 
  • Developing data retrieval and recovery procedures. 
  • Designing and implementing efficient end-user feedback and error reporting systems. 
  • Mentoring IT Helpdesk employees, as well as providing IT support. 
  • Keeping up to date with advancements and best practices in IT administration. 
  • Oversee the Support Desk function. 
  • Administrative Support to Organization Applications.
  • Assist with the management of other systems as needed. 
  • Address requests escalated beyond Tier I and Tier II. 
  • After-hours work as necessary. 



  • Experience in cloud technologies: AWS, Azure.
  • Experience with Office 365 Admin Portal. 
  • Experience with Windows Domain Roles and Services.
  • Experience with OKTA or another Multi-Factor Authentication.  
  • Experience in creating and managing system permissions and user accounts. 
  • Experience in Virtualization technologies. 
  • Experience in IoT. 
  • Experience with Linux. 
  • Experience with Manage Engine: Support Desk +. 
  • SQL Administration Skillset. 
  • Experience with server-side scripting languages (e.g., PHP, Python, Ruby) and databases (e.g., MySQL, MongoDB).
  • Knowledge of web security best practices and techniques.
  • Familiarity with cloud services and hosting platforms.
  • Understanding of SEO principles and optimization techniques.
  • Experience with mobile app development (iOS, Android) is a plus.
  • Ability to work with APIs and integrate third-party services.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Extensive experience with both Mac and Windows environments
  • Knowledge of VOIP technology. 
  • AWS Certified
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate.
  • Red Hat Certification Engineer.
  • VMware Certification Professional- Data Center Virtualization.
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar. 
  • Applicable professional qualifications: Microsoft, Oracle, CCNA. 
  • Extensive experience with IT systems, networks, and related technologies. 
  • Solid knowledge of best practices in IT administration and system security. 
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, and time management skills. 
  • 5+ of years of progressive IT experience.  
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate commitment to both quality and tight deadlines. 
  • Experience with basic networking. 
  • Strong Organizational skills 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite desired, not required. 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry computers and related peripherals.

Work Conditions:

General office environment.


Teacher Created Materials (TCM) is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran. This policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action applies to all levels of employment and to all employment practices, including (but not limited to) compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, educational, training, recreational and social activities.