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System Administrator at Venafi
Salt Lake City, UT, US

There are 2 actors on a network, people and machines. People use usernames and passwords to identify and get access to machines. Machines use keys and certificates to identify and get access each other. Venafi is the inventor of the technology that secures and protects keys and certificates, the most important assets of Global 5000 companies. We are Warriors!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact and protecting the world from cyber criminals? If so, you may be a natural Venafi Warrior!

How you’ll be protecting the world:

Venafi is looking for a bright and innovative System Administrator with a passion for IT. Our IT and Security teams build the foundation for secure, efficient, high performing work environments to help our teammates succeed. This Engineer will help drive the team’s vision to reality and will be a key contributor to an agile, proactive, positive, team-based work environment while showing individual style and enthusiasm. 

A System Administrator is self-motivated, responsible and dedicated. This person is not afraid to challenge and motivate others. The right candidate should be positive, have an open mind, and be willing to learn and adapt to different situations. This person will be a big picture thinker that is focused on excellence. 

The responsibilities of a System Administrator include, but are not limited to experience installing, configuring and supporting the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server Management
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Microsoft Azure
  • LDAP
  • Office 365 and MS Exchange Online
  • LAN, WAN, WLAN, VPN and other network hardware
  • VSphere
  • DNS – Cloudflare, Route53, Bind, and Microsoft
  • Microsoft SQL and MySQL
  • Strong experience with JQuery, PHP, HTML5, CSS 3, Expression Engine, Code Igniter (Laravel or Cake helpful).
  • API experience a plus
  • Domain Name Management
  • Troubleshoot Server and workstation hardware and Operating system issues
  • Scanners, Printer, and other common office peripherals
  • Excellent analysis and troubleshooting skill
  • Install & configure new systems and related hardware and software, including industry-specific solutions.
  • Ability to work on projects individually or as a team
  • Ability to skillfully and professionally handle client interactions
  • Ability to build and/or expand computer networks
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Able Ability to work within multiple technology methodologies/philosophies
  • Expertise in Windows 7 and Windows 10. Familiarity with Windows Server 2012, Ubuntu, and Centos, Redhat experience a plus
  • Familiar with MacOS and associated administration
  • Experience providing network level assistance with LAN connectivity, routers, firewalls and overall security
  • Experience with Jive or cloud hosted VoIP systems
  • Experience with Okta SSO a plus

The ideal Venafi Warrior will be armed with:

  • At least three years’ experience solving computer problems is expected and certifications and technical degrees are desirable. Of greatest importance is that you possess a commitment to resolving the issue, no matter what it takes.
  • Good verbal and written communication ability, being able to discuss and explain technical issues in non-technical terms to which a customer can relate.
  • MCSA or MCSE qualification preferred
  • CCNA certification preferred
  • Network + / A+
  • College or IT trade school degree

While you are busy protecting the world, we’ve got you covered!

In addition to working with the best and brightest in cybersecurity, really cool office space and competitive pay we also provide a benefit package that is in the top 1%.  We offer 100% employer paid premiums for both team members and their families. That includes health, dental, and vision insurance. YES, REALLY! We offer four weeks of PTO (Paid Time Off), eleven holidays, and a “pick your own community service day.” We also offer 401(k) and company matching, company HSA contribution, 2x salary employer paid life insurance and parental leave. We even offer pet insurance!

More About Venafi:

Venafi is the undisputed heavy weight champion in Machine Identity Protection. Why? Because we created the category and are light years ahead of anyone that would consider competing! Gartner has recognized Venafi as number one in our space and as it turns out, one is NOT the loneliest number!

Venafi is the inventor of the technology that secures and protects keys and certificates. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile and SSH. Many of the largest organizations in the world use Venafi.