Systems Administrator

  • Boston, MA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

PayScale is the world leader in modern compensation software. Our rich data and unique algorithms power the world’s largest real-time database of salary profiles, giving both employers and employees immediate visibility into the right pay for any position. We are bringing the dark art of compensation into the light by helping more than 6,500 businesses to stay competitive in the labor market and retain and manage their largest investment: their people.

We’re disrupting the compensation industry and are looking to bring on talented professionals with diverse perspectives. We foster a playful work atmosphere where highly motivated individuals can be truly innovative. Are you bright, tenacious, and inventive? If so, PayScale may be the perfect place for you to grow your career!

We are a fast-growing Warburg Pincus portfolio company who is thrilled to have brought the MarketPay product into our suite of offerings in 2016, and started a strategic alliance with Mercer in 2017. We can't wait for you to join us!

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced System Administrator to join our team! The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience supporting medium to large networks, data center management, cloud infrastructure management, a good understanding of network security, and a desire to stay current with new technology solutions.


  • Maintaining, configuring, and monitoring of datacenter and cloud infrastructure
  • Managing, supporting, and improving existing systems
  • Research and implement new technologies
  • Maintaining and developing standards and procedures
  • Participate in troubleshooting and RCA for security and Infrastructure events
  • Works closely with outside vendors to plan and complete projects
  • Contributing to the development of organizational goals and objectives
  • Performing other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years progressive, relevant IT experience
  • Ability to function effectively under minimal supervision
  • Understanding of both cloud and on-premise infrastructure
  • Capable of multitasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience with Firewall systems, preferably Palo Alto
  • Understanding of networking configuration and troubleshooting
  • Experience working in the framework of ISO and SOC2 requirements
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux and Windows Server OS’s; deployment, optimization, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of configuring and managing APIs and automation/scripting (Bash, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Good understanding of Cryptography/encryption concepts, methods, and processes
  • Experience with key management solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Strong demonstration of “systems thinking,” analytical and problem-solving skills

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks – The Highlights:

All around awesome culture where together we strive to:

  • Pursue excellence every day
  • Create customer value
  • Compete to win (and lose!) as a team

As part of our culture of transparency and commitment to employee engagement, we have several programs and resources such as:

  • Regular virtual company meetings
  • Coffee chats
  • Table for 4 Executive conversation
  • Spirit Week
  • Pulsing tools for continuous conversations to drive performance and career growth
  • Strengths based tools designed to help employees engage with peers and managers, supported through a program called StandOut
  • Access to top notch learning courses for all employees through LinkedIn Learning
  • As well as constant re-evaluation of what our employees need to be successful at work!

Our more standard benefits include:

  • Flexible Paid Time Off program – most employees average around 3 weeks per year
  • 14 paid holidays including Independence Week, Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day
  • 3 comprehensive health plans to fit your unique needs; plans have up to 100% company-paid premium coverage for employee Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Access to Premera’s Healthcare Services including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 24-hour Nurse Hotline, Telehealth (Doctor on Demand), Talkspace, and other virtual care options
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, and Transit
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive Paid Parental / Adoption Leave program
  • 401k program with fully vested, immediate company match

Equal Opportunity Employer: We embrace equal employment opportunity.

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