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Linux Systems Administrator
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Microsoft Azure
  • 4+ years of experience in IT systems administration
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science, engineering, IT, information systems, math, physics, or other technical discipline with 2+ years of systems administration experience
  • OR 5+ years of systems administration experience without a degree
  • Professional experience building, deploying and troubleshooting IT systems
  • Positive and strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proven track record of adapting in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment
  • Ability to prioritize workflows effectively according to multiple criteria
  • Experience with Linux and Windows servers in physical and virtualized enterprise level environments
  • Experience with Active Directory, Kerberos, and multi-platform authentication/identification environments
  • Experience with on-premise and cloud networking technologies
  • Python, Bash, PowerShell (or similar) scripting experience
  • Enhance automation through scripting and process documentation
  • Linux, Microsoft, Azure, AWS, Cisco, Fortinet or other technical certifications
  • Experience with a scripting language (Bash, Python, etc.) to automate and solve reoccurring tasks
  • Comfortable working with mission critical and sensitive systems, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilities
  • Experience customizing and working with Jira via scripting languages or system customizations
  • Familiarity with database and MS-SQL administration, and demonstrated competency in writing SQL queries
  • Ability to address and resolve information technology issues promptly, effectively, and independently
  • Motivated self-starter personality and ability to work independently
  • Experience with hardware (i.e., racking, troubleshooting, swapping components)
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with internal/external customers, vendors, management etc. in both formal and informal situations
  • Must be physically able to regularly lift 25 lbs. for duties such as delivering computers, unpacking and rack-mounting equipment, etc
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Perform as a Linux System Administrator for an enterprise classified network working in a hybrid on-prem and cloud infrastructure environment
  • Work closely with Varda Space engineering to gather requirements, research, evaluate, design, plan, deploy, and troubleshoot, networks in a world-class environment (and "out of this world" environments due to the nature of the business')
  • Manage and maintain secure, minimally-interrupted operations of Linux servers and workstations
  • Build highly resilient, high-performance, scalable, and flexible systems
  • Exercise a high degree of responsibility for the processes/tools and implement improvements using an accepted change control methodology
  • Define, document and follow standards and best practices for systems design, testing, and implementation
  • Read, modify, and create shell script and scripts in various other languages
  • Meet with stakeholders to perform requirements gathering, business process workflows, and process improvements for new and existing projects and configuration
  • Install, run, and monitor Kubernetes in production environments
  • Participate in on-call rotation to handle urgent after-hours work when necessary
  • Occasional travel to customer or other Varda sites in support of troubleshooting, testing, and deployment activities
  • Linux System Administrator: $90,000.00 - $130,000
  • Role is located in El Segundo, CA
Varda Space

1-10 employees

Space terrestrial applications manufacturer
Company Overview
Varda Space’s mission is to manufacture products in space to benefit life on earth. The company is committed to accelerating innovation in space through their microgravity manufacturing platform, with applications including pharmaceuticals, hypersonic testing, and fiber optics.
  • Exciting team of professionals at the top of their field to working by your side
  • Working in El Segundo, CA - an awesome Southern California beach city with quick access to entertainment and outdoor activities
  • Equity in a fully funded space startup that is about to go through massive growth
  • Company parties and generally a fun atmosphere
  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Lunch and snacks provided on site. Dinners twice a week for those working late.
  • Parental leave