IT (System Administrator)

IT (System Administrator)

We are a fast-growing company with a single lofty goal: to bring personal aviation to the general public. Innovating at the leading edge of electric aviation technology, we have developed BlackFly, the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing VTOL personal aircraft. Join us in ushering in a new age of aviation.

We are seeking someone with a passion for innovation and technology, who possesses the technical, organizational, and attention-to-detail skills to keep our computer systems healthy, up-to-date, and secure, and our users happy and productive.

Role Responsibilities

  • Evaluate our existing computer and network setup
  • Provide network, server, laptop, and mobile device support to staff
  • Establish standard laptop and mobile device configurations
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain virtual machines and associated hardware
  • Procure computer-related devices, software, and supplies
  • Install new and upgrade existing hardware and software
  • Monitor backups and perform backup audits
  • Maintain network security and perform security audits
  • Identify, analyze, and report on key computer system metrics
  • Troubleshoot IT-related issues and fortify system to prevent recurrence
  • Develop documentation for user and administration tasks and configurations
  • Track hardware and software assets
  • Research, propose, and implement system improvements and best practices
  • Improve the efficiency of the company through education and automation scripts
  • Participate in the selection and implementation of business intelligence solutions
  • Keep up-to-date on new technologies, discern applicability, and educate management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree(s) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • Spring 2018 graduates also are encouraged to apply
  • Strong understanding of information technology, including networking and computer systems
  • Programming fluency in Python, Bash, and Powershell
  • Knowledge of and experience with Linux, Windows, macOS, and Android
  • Familiarity with firewalls, wi-fi, VMware, and cloud computing services
  • Hands-on experience installing and troubleshooting enterprise software, networks, servers, laptops, and peripherals
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively with both technical and business team members

Optional Qualifications

  • Interest in aviation, robotics, and automation
  • Experience with financial accounting systems
  • Programming experience in C, C++, Django, Javascript, and/or Node.js
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Advanced Google Sheet or MS Excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to write in a clear and concise manner

Personal Attributes

  • Thrive in a fast-moving, stimulating, and collaborative team environment
  • Resourceful, curious, and never satisfied with the status quo
  • Strong work ethic, extremely organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask
  • Always thinking about how to increase efficiency and improve processes
  • Proactive about solving problems and suggesting solutions
  • Love learning and being challenged

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and willing to relocate to Palo Alto, CA. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Be sure to include IT (System Administrator) and your name in the subject line.