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System Administrator

Advertiser: UpGuardMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Feb 2020
$80,000 - $119,999 plus super & equity
Work Type
Full Time
Information & Communication Technology, Networks & Systems Administration

At UpGuard, we build cybersecurity products that help organizations protect their information and prevent data breaches.

Founded in 2012, we're a profitable venture-backed startup with hundreds of enterprise customers around the world, such as NASA, NYSE, Xinja, First State Super, IAG and ADP.

Our threat intelligence capabilities have lead to the discovery of data exposures cited by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BBC and The Washington Post among other publications.

With the recent opening of our Hobart office, we are looking for a Systems Administrator, servicing our International offices and teams.


What we’re looking for: 

  • Bachelor's degree, equivalent practical experience or an exceptional demonstration of raw skills.

  • 4 years of experience implementing, troubleshooting and supporting OSX/Unix/Linux operating systems.

  • Experience in configuration management and automation efforts with technical troubleshooting and performance tuning experience.

  • Excellent scripting experience in writing/modifying code to improve monitoring and automation (Python,Perl, Shell, etc.).

  • You have excellent knowledge and experience in networking and associated topics.

  • Experience programming in any of the following languages; Java, Perl, Go, Ruby, C or C++.

  • Experience with mixed operating systems (e.g. OSX, Linux, Red Hat, Windows, etc.).

  • Knowledge of OS internals (file systems, storage, process lifecycle, etc.).

  • Exceptional customer service, leadership, organizational, communication and interface skills.

  • Experience with managing SaaS applications in an OS-agnostic environment (ChromeOS/OSX/Linux)

  • Past experience in a desktop support role


In addition to exceptional technical skills, our ideal candidate has: 

  • A highly ethical personality

  • A keen interest in gaming and/or general logic puzzles

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Exceptional EQ

  • An interest in working in a security-conscious environment

Bonus points

  • Familiarity with topics such as CI/CD, ITIL and/or SOC-2

  • Experience in Chef, Puppet, Ansible or Salt.

  • Deep or emerging interest in security topics

  • Well travelled and experienced in other cultures

  • Fluent in a language other than English

  • Community management skills, OSS, etc.


  • Administer OSX, ChromeOS & Cloud Application systems, including configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and automation

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, network systems, key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

  • Maintain SaaS applications for employees

  • Analyze complex system behaviour, performance, application issues and participate in the on-call rotation

  • Ensure security practices are maintained and continually improved

  • Work in a fast-paced environment while ensuring the uptime and availability of UpGuard's products to customers and employees

  • Respond to tickets and support, maintain, and deploy team-supported infrastructure and documentation.

  • Occasional travel to the USA (Mountain View) and within Australia (Sydney) so a passport is necessary


  • Generous Equity (ESOP)

  • Above Average Salary

  • Free Lunches daily


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