IT Systems Administrator - SpaceX Texas
Build, manage and administer a growing IT environment including Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMWare
Work closely with the engineering teams to ensure customer satisfaction is high and reduce risk associated with IT systems supporting active rocket testing
Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
Implement and maintain enterprise-wide network infrastructure for high performance applications and content streaming
Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities
Develop and operate enterprise storage systems on high performance and scalable mediums such as NAS, SAN, optical, and tape
Install and configure servers, network equipment, telephone devices, and other IT datacenter systems
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
Support SpaceX with the regular maintenance of monitoring, backup, and infrastructure power and cooling systems
Research and recommend innovative automated approaches for system administration tasks
Identify approaches that leverage resources and provide economies of scale
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary
Repair and recover from hardware or software failures
Create, change, and delete user accounts per request
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
Education & Experience Requirements:
BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred; equivalent work experience/certification required
Systems Administration/System Engineer certification a plus
Four to six years system administration experience preferred
Experience in server hardware, management software, storage technologies, and networking required
Experience with storage technologies, including RAID, iSCSI, CIFS, NFS, SATA, SAS, and fiber channel
Experience with WAN/LAN dynamic routing, VPNs, switching, multicast, network security, enterprise monitoring, high performance design, and quality of service for telephony and video applications
Familiarity with Linux command line management a must
Familiarity with Windows-Linux interaction and associated tools preferred
Must be able to troubleshoot computer hardware, software, and IP networks
Ability to plan, implement, test, and troubleshoot system software
Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware, printers, and software
Working knowledge of audio visual equipment
Must be comfortable working with mission critical and sensitive systems, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilities
Ability to address and resolve information technology issues promptly, effectively and independently
Ability to take a highly technical idea and communicate it to others through alternative descriptions
Preference will be given to qualified local candidates
SpaceX is a US based space technology company founded by its residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk, the former co-founder of PayPal. The company's goal is to renew a sense of excellence in the space industry by disrupting the current paradigm of complacency and replacing it with innovation and commercialized price points; laying the foundation for a truly space-faring human civilization.
SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. In-house development includes nearly all flight critical custom components amounting to approximately 85% of our vehicles both by mass and by value. Our development and production efforts represent some of the most dynamic and challenging technology problems seen in any organization.
Our success is driven by a wide variety of engineering perspectives and openness to all great ideas. We pride ourselves on being a meritocracy where employees are defined by their capabilities and contributions, instead of title or tenure. We are actively seeking the best and brightest minds from all industries to continue to build our world class team.
Our employees thrive in a fast-paced engineering ecosystem focused on innovation and high levels of personal responsibility. At SpaceX we cut through the noise and believe in the essentials of hardcore engineering.
We build it, test it, and fly it.
Rocket Development Facility – Our Texas team is an integral part of SpaceX operations and plays the critical role of testing our flight vehicles and spacecraft. Located on a 700 acre site in central Texas, the Rocket Development Facility is responsible for testing hardware from development stages through acceptance for flight, and from component level to complete stage testing. Experiencing the rumbling of a rocket engine multiple times each day is just one of the highlights of working at our Rocket Development Facility.