IT Systems Administrator, Full Time

SparkFun is looking to add an IT Systems Administrator to our IT team, to help in the design, maintenance, and operation of our systems infrastructure.

Pay: $80,000 - $95,000 / year

Shift: M-F 9-5 with flexibility

Department: IT

About SparkFun

Since 2003, SparkFun has been helping turn ideas into reality – whether you’re creating a smart weather station, exploring the frontier of machine learning, building a robot for school or prototyping your first (or tenth) product. No matter your vision or skill level, our open source components, resources and online tutorials are designed to broaden access to innovative technology and make the road to a finished project shorter.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SparkFun offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills from other Funions, in addition to many other benefits and perks.

SparkFun's Next IT Systems Administrator

This position focused on network operations and Linux administration, supporting our IT infrastructure at our headquarters building, as well as our internal application infrastructure on AWS.

Focusing on success, this position helps design, select and deploy industry standard systems and software that are resilient, end-user friendly and required minimal long-term maintenance.

The right candidate collaborative works with fellow team members and internal customers to find solutions to IT infrastructure needs. As issues arise, the candidate works cooperatively to identify and correct the issue, ensuring progress is communicated to the team.

This position is not a Windows Administrator role, but knowledge of Windows is a plus.

Essential Job Functions

  • Help in the design, deploy, and maintain the infrastructure for SparkFun’s internal and external cloud systems.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring and response for systems using monitoring and alerting tools.
  • Perform system troubleshooting efforts: identify issues, develop corrective actions, and deploy fixes.
  • Perform Linux administration tasks
  • Participates in an on-call rotation with other team members
  • Support backup and disaster recovery capabilities.
  • Support systems security measures and deployments

Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency administering Linux-based systems
  • Experience in network design and topology, administration, and routing
  • Experience and knowledge of cloud-based infrastructures. Knowledge of AWS a plus
  • Experience with enterprise configuration management software
  • Experience in administrating common enterprise systems, including relational databases, caching systems and NoSQL data stores.
  • Experience in the deployment and operation of common system services (i.e. DHCP, DNS, LDAP, SNMP…etc).
  • 3+ years of systems development and operation experience
  • A “Team First” attitude, putting team needs ahead of individual tasks
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with scripting tools and languages (sh/bash, Python, Perl)
  • Experience with VPN deployments and management
  • Experience with enterprise Wi-Fi deployments

SparkFun Benefits & Perks

At SparkFun, we ask a lot of our employees, and that’s why we give so much in return. Here are just some of the benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/dental/vision plan
  • Matching 401(k),
  • A casual dress code for you
  • Dogs - yes, we bring dogs to work
  • Full gym with climbing wall. If that’s not your style we offer a monthly gym stipend or onsite yoga
  • We have a great employee discount and opportunities to create and share content with the SparkFun community
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid time to volunteer
  • EcoPass (public transportation pass)
  • Paid time and/or flexible time off
  • Summer BBQs, work parties, and more!

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