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IT Senior Network System Administrator

Pacific Biosciences

Menlo Park, CA 94025
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  • Administrative / Clerical
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Job Details

The Information Technology Network Security Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation, operation, and maintenance of network hardware and software. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, network, security, and software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff and partners.


  • Architect and manage current and future networking infrastructure for office, data center, and remote services with performance and security as the highest requirements

  • Configure, test and deploy network configuration management and monitoring services

  • Second-level support for end-user systems and applications issues

  • Work collaboratively with the Infrastructure team

  • Cross-train group members to remove single points of knowledge

  • Ensure all servers and services are properly monitored with alerting

  • Lead / Participate in IT projects

  • Clearly document and describe new and existing systems for supportability

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

Position Requirements:         

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years system administration experience

  • Senior level network administration OSPF, LACP, IPSEC/SSL VPN, Load Balancers, TCP/IP, WIFI

  • Senior level firewall and security administration (PAN, honeypot, and antivirus)

  • Senior level experience with large-scale, high-bandwidth HPC networking and wireless infrastructures

  • Linux operating system administration

  • VMWare virtualization administration

  • Strong problem-solving and research capabilities and time-management skills

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and documentation skills

  • Working experience in SOX and ISO regulated environments a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
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