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IT Systems Administrator



IT, Education
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Systems Administrator

We are looking for a versatile and skilled System Administrator to join our IT team. This role is ideal for someone who enjoys wearing multiple hats and is comfortable navigating through a diverse technical environment.


  • Manage and maintain diverse computing environments, including Windows, Linux, and MacOS, ensuring optimal performance, security, and user support
  • Collaborate with different departments to understand and meet their technical requirements and support needs
  • Test and evaluate new technology to determine its potential benefits for the company
  • Provide technical support and training to users, promoting best practices and efficient use of IT resources
  • Assist in developing and maintaining IT policies and procedures to ensure that practices meet compliance regulations and security standards
  • Implement and oversee network basic administration tasks, including changes to DHCP, DNS, and troubleshooting


  • 3+ years of proven experience as a System Administrator in a multi-platform environment, with solid knowledge of Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
  • Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMware
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, with a customer-oriented attitude
  • A strong foundation in basic network administration, including LAN/WAN, network services (DHCP, DNS), and VPN management


  • Experience with cloud services such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Ability to script and automate routine tasks using PowerShell, Bash, or Python
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$120,000$150,000 USD
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.