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We are in the business of innovation. At Spatial Networks we firmly believe in the power of company culture and its direct affect on success. Our ongoing mission is to provide an optimum environment for fostering ideas into effective technology solutions for global markets. This requires combining talented people, effective workflow, a focused mission and vision, and coffee... lots of coffee.  A creative, collaborative culture means we agree and disagree, complement and critique, teach and learn but most importantly, do. We have an energetic, fast-paced and fun environment that allows every team member the opportunity for growth. In addition to all the coffee you could possibly consume in a day, we offer an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and more.

We're looking for an experienced IT Specialist to help us manage our servers and network, systems security, and meet devops requirements, a problem-solver who can use an arsenal of tools to keep our IT infrastructure humming along, and our team productive day to day. You would 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.

Essential Skills

  • Intimate knowledge of Linux-based systems (preferably Ubuntu).
  • Experience with Postgres / Postgis DB.
  • 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, CloudWatch, VPC, Route53).
  • 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 virtualization with Xen, KVM, etc.
  • Experience with IT budgets & cost management.

Qualities

  • 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.

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