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We’re Hiring! Director of Human Resources

Our International Cloud Computing, Telecommunications, and Technology Consulting Family of Companies is seeking a Director of Human Resources (HR). The Director of HR reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the overall HR functions of the company. The Director of HR will help employees be successful in their roles by offering services to support each individual, as well as the company as a whole. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for someone with an extensive background in human resources! The salary range for this role is $120-140k.

Responsibilities of the Director of HR:

  • Overall Human Resource management of the staff including strategy and development, coaching of employees, and long term planning for staff
  • Talent acquisition including, but not limited to the recruitment and hiring of new employees
  • Coordinate company benefits programs (Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Supplemental, 401k)
  • Facilitate orientation for any and all new employees
  • Update company’s protocol dependent on changes in laws and regulations
  • Maintain all policies, procedures, and employee handbook
  • Oversee and direct all required training courses
  • Encourage team morale with employee appreciation programs
  • Introduce strategies for employee growth and career building
  • Handle all Human Resources tasks such as employee verification, unemployment claims, and exit interviews
  • Record and file all necessary employee records
  • Experience working with and evaluating credit and background checks
  • Work with Regulatory Compliance department to maintain internal process controls to meet compliance objectives (AICPA SOC1 / SOC2 / SOC3 – TYPE 2)

Job Requirements:

Requirements of the Director of HR:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 10-15 years’ experience
  • SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP preferred
  • Oracle NetSuite experience preferred
  • AutoTask experience helpful
  • Rev.Io experience helpful
  • PayChex experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Anticipate and navigate any personnel issues that may arise
  • Strong sense of initiative
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Superb leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Experience in project management

Compensation Package:

  • 120-140k based on experience
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • HSA
  • 401k with employer match
  • Life insurance (employer paid)
  • 10 days PTO
  • Employee American Express Card
  • Work from home
  • Relaxed team environment

Now Hiring HR Cloudstar

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Cloudstar Adds Support for FreeBSD

Cloudstar is pleased to announce support for the ultra secure unix like FreeBSD operating system- when hosted in either our private cloud, public cloud, or within our customer’s infrastructure.

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), which was based on Research Unix. The first version of FreeBSD was released in 1993. In 2005, FreeBSD was the most popular open-source BSD operating system, accounting for more than three-quarters of all installed simply, permissively licensed BSD systems.

FreeBSD has similarities with Linux, with two major differences in scope and licensing: FreeBSD maintains a complete system, i.e. the project delivers a kernel, device drivers, userland utilities, and documentation, as opposed to Linux only delivering a kernel and drivers, and relying on third-parties for system software; and FreeBSD source code is generally released under a permissive BSD license, as opposed to the copyleft GPL used by Linux.

The FreeBSD project includes a security team overseeing all software shipped in the base distribution. A wide range of additional third-party applications may be installed using the pkg package management system or FreeBSD Ports, or by compiling source code.

Much of FreeBSD’s codebase has become an integral part of other operating systems such as Darwin (the basis for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS), TrueNAS (an open-source NAS/SAN operating system), and the system software for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game consoles.

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Cloudstar Welcomes Director of Title Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 8th 2021 – Jacksonville FL.  Cloudstar is proud to announce and welcome Nancy Allen as the company’s Director of Title Services.  Nancy will be responsible for managing the title service department which includes consulting, SQL reporting, and workflow services for ResWare, RamQuest and SoftPro along with developing innovative new technologies such as blockchain integrations, APIs, and machine learning.

Throughout her 15+ year career, Nancy has worked across a wide range of industries from real estate title, settlement services and mortgage default, to FinTech, Big Data, and blockchain technology. Nancy specializes in process improvement, data analysis, product and project management and technology implementation.  She is also a subject matter expert in the mortgage industry.  Prior to her current role, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Oversite Data Services, LLC., where she was instrumental in developing a docket-based legal compliance and management solution recognized by HousingWire as one of the most innovative technologies in the U.S. housing economy. Additionally, Nancy served as Director of Operations at Albertelli Law, a full-service real estate law firm.

“We are extremely excited to have Nancy on board as her industry and technical knowledge make her a true leader in the mortgage and land title space and a major asset to our team” said Christopher Cury, EVP at Cloudstar.

Nancy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida International University, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and is currently an MBA candidate, specializing in Business Data Analytics.  She holds Six Sigma Champion and Lean Black Belt certifications and has a distinguished record for successfully analyzing critical business needs, identifying deficiencies and opportunities, and developing innovative and cost-effective solutions to accelerate growth and drive performance.  Nancy is an incredible talent with the experience and ability to make an immediate impact on any operation.

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Cloudstar Adds Support for Promox Virtual Environment

Cloudstar is pleased to announce the addition & support of Promox Virtual Environment to our suite of Cloud products and services.

Promox provides compute, network, and storage layers into one single solution and is part of Cloudstar’s strategy to embrace open sourced solutions meet the next generation of cyber security challenges.  This addition dovetails with the addition of Cloudstar’s Linux and open-source offerings through our recent acquisition of open sourced hosting company, CloudBunny.

“Banks, Credit Unions, Law Firms, and Title Companies, are facing more cyber security challenges than ever before, and by embracing the native security that open source solutions such as Linux provide, they’ll have one more tool in their arsenal of defense against ransomware and data breaches” said Gregory McDonald, CEO of Cloudstar.

Proxmox VE is an open-source server management platform for your enterprise virtualization. It tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC, software-defined storage, and networking functionality on a single platform. With the integrated web-based user interface you can easily manage VMs and containers, highly available clusters, or the integrated disaster recovery tools with ease.

Enterprise-class features and a 100% software-based focus make Proxmox VE the perfect choice to virtualize your IT infrastructure, optimize existing resources and increase efficiencies with minimal expense. You can easily virtualize even the most demanding Linux and Windows application workloads, and dynamically scale computing and storage as your needs grow ensuring that your data center adjusts for future growth.

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Cloudstar Publishes Work From Home Internet Guidelines

With COVID-19 lockdowns increasing, more and more people are choosing to work from home.  Some are not even choosing; they have no other option. With that being said, many are experiencing trouble connecting and have no idea where the problem may reside.

Cloudstar is pleased to provide new educational resources to help those working from home better understand the Internet technology they rely on to perform their day-to-day tasks.  These business related tasks are very different from traditional home Internet use such as streaming video content, or engaging with friends over social media.

Let’s take a look at what’s required of our Internet connection to use business applications, remote desktops, video conferencing, and VoIP.  Then, take a deeper dive in how it all works, and the steps we can take to make our Internet work even better.

Click HERE to learn more.

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Cloudstar Launches Virtual CTO Service

Cloudstar is pleased announce a new service offering, designed to address business of all sizes, by offering virtual CTO’s on demand.

Is your business struggling with finding technology solutions to fit its needs? Do you believe you are losing money due to a lack of technological efficiency? A Virtual Chief Technology Officer, an outsourced, off-site IT manager, solves these issues and more every day.

Click HERE to learn more!

 

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Cloudstar Introduces Support for End-of-Life Systems

A significant portion of the country’s businesses still rely on old, dead operating systems, which puts them at grave cybersecurity risk.

End-of-Live System and Obsolete OS Hosting from Cloudstar is the solution.

Research by Kaspersky found that four in ten of very small businesses (VSB), and roughly half of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), still rely on operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7 which are nearing their end of life.  Many still are forced to run dangerously outdated server operating systems, some dating back to the 1990’s such as Windows NT, or Novell Netware.

Sometimes however, there are specific reasons why business must continue forward running these outdated operating systems.  Legacy line of business applications, custom software that cost millions to write, tends to drive the decision.

Security is not only the biggest concern. Often times, as employees retire, knowledge is lost, and today’s IT professionals simply aren’t trained on 30 year old technology- Hardware begins to fail, placing these companies between a rock and a hard place.

Cloudstar is here to help extend the life of your business applications.  Our team of experts can transfer outdated workloads from on premise hardware, to secure custom build cloud environments where it is forever preserved.  Our team is here to assist as an extension of yours, and through VPNs,  private circuits, and image based server imaging, we do our best to tackle the security challenges and recovery.

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Now Hiring – Certified Cloud Engineers!

Cloudstar is looking to hire multiple Google Certified engineers to work on a special project for our global client with devices and end-users located worldwide.

In this position you will be tasked with managing very large workloads within Google Cloud, including expert administration of Microsoft Active Directory.  Under your management will be:

10,000 + Microsoft Windows Servers

1.5 Million End Users from day one scaling to 5 Million end users over the next 24-36 months.

The ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of experience working within Google Cloud Infrastructure, in addition to high level Microsoft Server Server and Network Certifications. Must display a strong skillet in the following areas:

  • Designing, planning and preparing prototype of GCP networks.
  • Configuration of network services.
  • Implementation of a GCP Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  • Implementation and management of Google VPN Peering.
  • Implementation and management of network security.
  • Implementation and management of hybrid interconnectivity.
  • Expert level skills installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting large scale Microsoft Active Directory environments

 

As a Google Certified Engineer with Cloudstar, you will be working with our New Jersey and Florida engineering teams to install, maintain, administer and troubleshoot our Google Cloud and hybrid environments.  VMware and Fortigate knowledge preferred but not required.  Experience performing hypervisor conversions preferred but not required.

Hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern with a 24/7 on-call rotation.

Salary:  Negotiable and commensurate with experience.  Please email [email protected] to apply.

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Cloudstar Now Offering Open VZ Support

Cloudstar is please to announce support for pre-existing OpenVZ instances, as well as fully managed OpenVZ, and OpenVZ isolated container hosting.

OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. For more information about the technology and how it differs from the others like Xen, VMware etc., see introduction to virtualization

While virtualization technologies such as VMwareXen and KVM provide full virtualization and can run multiple operating systems and different kernel versions, OpenVZ uses a single Linux kernel and therefore can run only Linux.

Containerized Applications benefit from being both highly portable, and sand-boxed for additional security.

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American Bankers Association Launches Phishing Prevention Campaign

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be from their bank. Banks of all sizes are suffering significant monetary and reputational losses from these increasingly sophisticated scams targeting their customers. We want to change that.

ABA is calling on all banks across the country—members and nonmembers alike—to register to participate in the new #BanksNeverAskThat anti-phishing campaign—a fresh, bold plug-and-play campaign created to educate consumers about phishing scams and how to thwart them.

Register your bank now and receive a toolkit full of ready-to-use assets. Designed to be humorous, eye-catching and engaging, the kit includes videos, GIFs, social posts, printables and more to help educate and protect bank customers. The campaign is entirely FREE (including for non-ABA members) and can be co-branded, bank-branded or ABA-branded. Take a sneak peek at the toolkit.

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