IT Specialist

Our mission at Spatial Networks is to build and sell cutting-edge technology that enables us to acquire and analyze unique data in order to solve our customer’s most difficult problems. This requires combining talented people, effective methodologies, a focused mission and vision.  A creative, collaborative culture means we agree and disagree, complement and critique, teach and learn but most importantly, do.  Spatial Networks provides an energetic, fast-paced and fun environment that allows each team member the opportunity for great career and financial success.   

Summary

We're looking for an experienced IT Manager to help us manage our servers, network, systems security, and meet devops requirements. The successful candidate is a problem-solver who has and can an arsenal of tools to keep corporate IT infrastructure humming along, and our team productive day to day. You will be joining a team of motivated engineers, geographers, and designers who spend everyday learning, teaching, and advancing the state of the art in geospatial technology.


Roles & Responsibilities

Create and manage deployment systems for provisioning of cloud servers, databases, and web applications.

  • Setup & maintain employee computers, make sure our team has what they need to get work done.

  • Manage all office network systems including routers, switches, firewalls, and VPN.

  • Develop, design and implement best-practices and policies for corporate IT networking infrastructure and other resources, including but not limited to physical security, software security, networking.

  • Ensure corporate data assets are backed up and archived on a regular basis to prevent loss of information, develop & execute business continuity plans.

  • Establish acceptable use policies for corporate computing profiles and resources to minimize risk of unauthorized penetration, malicious code or social engineering practices.

  • Participate in regular staff meetings, and keep the entire corporate team apprised of IT issues as needed.

  • Own and manage corporate-wide software tools, including desktop (installed) software & web services.

  • Respond to IT issues throughout the company including desktop support / maintenance.

  • Keep great documentation on how our systems are put together.


Qualifications

  • Intimate knowledge of Mac operating systems and Linux-based systems (preferably Ubuntu)

  • Extensive experience working with shell scripting & Linux command line tools.

  • Deep knowledge of networking technologies.

  • Experience building secure networks & server systems.

  • Experience using AWS cloud services (EC2, S3, RDS, ECS, CloudWatch, VPC, Route53)

  • Experience administering G-Suite (Google) organizations

  • Problem-solving skills to help our team get technical issues resolved quickly.


Bonus Skills

  • Deployment & continuous integration with tools like Chef and Puppet

  • Experience with container technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes

  • Experience with virtualization with Xen, KVM, etc.

  • Experience with IT budgets & cost management.


Qualities we look for:

  • Awesome communication skills.You should be a great writer and speaker -- you'll be writing content, documenting our systems, and communicating constantly with our whole team.

  • A GTD attitude. Identify next actions, communicate intent, and execute. We're a fast-paced team, and this role covers a wide area, so a results-driven mentality is critical.

  • Ownership thinking. Have the ability to take ownership and make decisions. Passion and self-motivation are key. We don't micromanage, you'll be expected to own and deliver.

  • Desire to build something great and bring technical solutions to people to solve their problems.

  • Bonus: You {love coffee, love geography + maps, have a good sense of humor}

We offer an opportunity to make daily impacts in support of our aggressive strategic growth plans as well as experience professional and personal growth as an integral part of a high-tempo, unique culture. Candidates must be able to demonstrate US Citizenship or existing authorization to work for any US employer.  Successful candidate will be subject to reference checks, business due diligence verification and drug screening. Spatial Networks also offers an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and more. For more information please visit www.spatialnetworks.com

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