Job Description

Systems Engineer- Windows


smartShift at a glance

smartShift Technologies is a business transformation company with experience in transforming and managing hundreds of mission-critical applications of market-leading organizations of all sizes – early-stage start-ups, mid-market enterprises, and Fortune 1000 corporations. We are leading the enterprise software management revolution. Through our innovation in automation, we have radically changed the way companies transform and manage their enterprise systems. We have proprietary technology in automated code transformation that has been utilized in SAP to revolutionize updates to Fortune 500 companies. We also deliver large scale cloud transformation projects along with continued managed services in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and other leading cloud technologies.

Our working culture combines the meritocratic approach of responsibility and compensation with swarm intelligence: we work as one team concentrating on deliverables under situational leadership. At smartShift, our customers are in the center of our activities and we take the risk to get actual results for them. We live an open and transparent culture which means we are honest with ourselves. Nevertheless, each team member embodies and appreciates accountability and reliability following the principle “I will be the change I seek”.

At smartShift, you will have the opportunity to work in a unique startup atmosphere – learning something new every day while still experiencing the top of line delivery. We like to dress casual, work smart, and constantly challenge the status quo. smartShift Technologies is headquartered in Boston, with offices in Bengaluru (India) & Mannheim (Germany). 

We are an ISO 27001:2013 compliant organization and emphasize on information security of our clients.

Job Description:

Position Summary

smartShift Technologies is looking for a seasoned Systems Engineer-Windows to join our Bangalore team.

The Systems Engineer will act as the first point of contact for customers to report any issues relating to their 24/7 environment. The primary objective of the role is to provide the first-time resolution to incident tickets. This will be achieved by working, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving requests at the first point of contact and/or by escalating to one of our 2nd line specialist teams to investigate and resolve. Throughout this process, the Systems Engineer will remain the single point of contact for the customer, maintaining ownership of the original request and acting as the main point of contact between the customer & smartShift. The Systems Engineer is responsible for providing timely updates and ensuring the customer requests are given the correct level of priority and attention.

This is a challenging position, which calls for excellent customer service skills, the ability to articulate solutions clearly to the end-users. The Systems Engineer must possess a high degree of technical knowledge across a broad range of technologies & products including; Hosting (Linux and Windows), Network and Cloud technologies


  • Triage incoming requests/alerts in a professional, courteous manner over the phone, email, and ticketing system
  • Take ownership of tickets and manage them in a logical & methodical manner
  • Log incidents/requests accurately, categorizing and prioritizing them in line with team procedures
  • Conduct full & thorough diagnostics with end-users to enable the first point of contact fault resolution
  • Ensure all issues are adhered to within defined SLA’s – escalate to internal and external teams as necessary
  • Manage tickets through their entire lifecycle from the first point of contact through to resolution, proactively communicate with the customer
  • Identify and escalate repeat issues or service risks to 2nd level specialists
  • Maintain & upgrade skills by proactively seeking learning opportunities
  • to the shift roster maintained by the team manager
  • Share learnings and knowledge with colleagues

Skills & Experience:

  • Manage/Handle incidents/service requests (Escalated by the L1s or directly known) within the SLA.
  • Follow documented processes and workflows provided by higher-level support engineers, vendors, or clients etc.
  • Collaborate with other domains/teams/vendors in case the incident has a dependency/linkage to other support personnel or outside vendors.
  • Track/Review all tickets until they are successfully resolved.
  • Intermediate to Advanced level skills to administer MS Windows Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016.
  • Intermediate to Advanced level skills to manage Amazon Web Services (AWS) /MS Azure public cloud.
  • Intermediate level skills to administer Docker containers on MS Windows Servers.
  • Solid experience in Cloud and Virtual Environments.
  • Strong in Networking – TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, Firewalls.
  • Ability to manage and maintain an Active Directory forest infrastructure and administering Active Directory GPOs.
  • Ability to troubleshoot common Windows and Active Directory issues.
  • Good knowledge of Windows File/Storage Services, SMB, Shared Folders.
  • Strong understanding of reviewing/checking server logs for errors and issues, resolving as necessary.
  • Good understanding of various backup strategies/tools to ensure business continuity.
  • Good understanding of System hardening, applying/managing security privileges.
  • Experience with PowerShell Scripting.
  • Working knowledge on implementing/configuring various Database/Applications/Web solutions on MS Windows Server Systems.
  • Carry out a systematic approach to problem solving/troubleshooting.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, multi-task, and manage time efficiently and effectively.
  • Microsoft Server Technologies Administration Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification
  • Train L1 support team/new joiners
  • ITIL V3 Certification


  • BE/MCA or equivalent area
  • 4 to 6 years’ experience in Windows Server Administration

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