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IT Systems Administrator

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

IT, Education
Santa Cruz, CA, USA · Marina, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

IT Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz | US-CA-Marina
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


An IT Systems Administrator would operate on premises at a Joby worksite (Santa Cruz, San Carlos, or Marina, CA.) providing support for network, server, storage, and R&D computer systems. The administrator works in conjunction with the IT Network, Infrastructure, Business Systems, and Security Operations teams as an on-site resource to troubleshoot, implement, and deploy organization-needed systems. This role will take on long-term projects related to site development, organization goals, and infrastructure deployments.


  • Install, configure, and maintain Linux servers and related software across various distributions (e.g., Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat).
  • Ensure system security through the implementation of best practices and regular security audits.
  • Monitor system performance, troubleshoot issues, and ensure efficient operation of Linux servers.
  • Automate routine tasks and system deployments using scripting languages (e.g., Bash, PowerShell, Python) and automation tools (e.g., Ansible, SALT, Terraform).
  • Manage virtualization technologies and containerization (e.g., VMware, Docker, Kubernetes, LXC).
  • Lead IT projects and initiatives related to Linux systems, including planning, execution, and documentation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support infrastructure needs and address system-related issues.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation for system architectures, configurations, procedures, and best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Linux Administrator, with at least 2 years in a senior or lead role.
  • Strong expertise in managing and configuring various Linux distributions (e.g., Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat).
  • Proficient in scripting languages (e.g., Bash, Python) for automation and system administration tasks.
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g., VMware, ProxMox) and containerization (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Solid understanding of network protocols, architecture, and security practices.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team with effective verbal and written communication skills. Should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences


  • AWS and Azure Cloud
  • VMware virtualization
  • Linux Ubuntu containerization
  • Docker and Kubernetes containerization
  • Enterprise storage solutions
  • Monitoring and alert tuning

Please still apply if you don’t meet all items in the desired section! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and effective workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $129,000 - $188,800/yr. The compensation package offered will be determined by location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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