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IT System Administrator

IT System Administrator

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Information Technology
Regular Full-Time

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Who we are

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


Our Values
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


Who You Are

As a key member of TSC’s IT department, the IT Systems Administrator will work in close coordination with the Director of Information Technology and the IT team to ensure high levels of service to all users. This position will be responsible for all activities associated with maintaining the computing environment by identifying system requirements, installing upgrades, and monitoring and improving system performance.



Your Mission

  • With direction from the IT Infrastructure Manager helps establish and improve the IT infrastructure environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation, defining, documenting and maintaining system standards.Oversees Windows server hardware installation, maintenance, problem resolution, failure recovery, performance tuning, configuration and optimization issues.
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems as directed by IT Manager.
  • Maximizes network effectiveness by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades, collaborating with Network Engineer on network optimization.
  • Supports enterprise operations efforts to maintain servers, routers, and switches.
  • Create and maintain documentation for the IT Infrastructure Team.

What you bring



  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent required.
  • BS Degree in Information Technology or equivalent combination of education is a plus.
  • Minimum 4 years of previous Systems Admin experience within a corporate environment.
  • Minimum 3 years of appropriate experience in a primarily Windows virtualized environment, using Hyper-V Hypervisor.
  • Experience writing and using scripts (PowerShell, Python, VBScript, batch scripts, etc.) for managing workstations/servers or basic development experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of PC hardware, phone systems, local area networks, active directory, VPN client applications, mail systems, backup systems and antivirus systems is required.
  • Ability to independently research and educate self on new hardware and software applications.
  • Create a high level of user satisfaction through accurate and timely follow-up & strong technical skills.
  • Linux experience a plus.




ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.



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