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Farsight Security — System Administrator

Farsight Security — System Administrator

job id: 2020-3
posted: April 2020
applications: email <>
principals only, no recruiters

Farsight Security, Inc. is the leading provider of contextual mapping data for the network threat intelligence market. Our solutions are leveraged world-wide to identify, prevent and take action to protect organizations critical assets, infrastructures and brand. In addition, government agencies and investigators utilize the data in their on-going investigations regarding cyber threats.

Our Technical Operations team supports the business by operating our technical estate, including development, pre-production, and production environments. The team is responsible for 24/7/365 uptime and resiliency of customer-facing services.

Your role is very important to the company’s success. The requirements and skillsets outlined below are not all inclusive of the role and responsibilities of your job.


  • Oversee, maintain, upgrade, and support datacenter and system infrastructure.
  • Participate in continuous improvement of monitoring and system management tooling.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Provide for a stable, secure, documented, scalable and responsive systems environment.
  • Help foster a culture that ensures success for both team members and the business.
  • Work closely with other teams, including Engineering, Research, and Customer Support.
  • Maintain a “hands on” familiarity with all aspects of architecture and infrastructure.
  • Maintain high standards both within Technical Operations and company-wide.
  • Prioritize multiple streams of work, ensuring investment aligns with company needs and deadlines.
  • Manage ambiguity and change, adapting as the details of a situation emerge.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals with differing knowledge levels and technical ability.
  • Work effectively with cross functional groups and participate in problem solving process.
  • Be available to take on other responsibilities as they arise.


  • Familiar with operation and maintenance of servers, switches, and other datacenter gear
  • Experience with lights-out system management, production monitoring, and centralized system management tools
  • Experience with virtualization environments, KVM and OpenStack a plus
  • Specific experience with DNS
  • Excellent communication, verbal and written skills, including experience writing internal operational documentation
  • Self-starter with high levels of initiative, commitment and energy
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Some travel is required with trips several times a year to visit various colocation facilities
  • Comfortable working in a colocation facility, lifting hardware up to 50 lbs. into and out of racks, and working with basic hand tools
  • Experience working with a distributed team and collaborating with co-workers in different time zones a plus

To Apply:

Submit a resume, via email to Farsight Security at (principals only, no recruiters, please)