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Data Center Administrator

$85k - $115k

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SpaceX is looking for a data center systemsadministrator to help us build and manage our data center infrastructure. As part of our infrastructure team, your responsibility will be the proficient installation and management of server, network and power systems in our data centers, adhering to best practices to ensure optimal performance. The ideal candidate has experience working with various types of hardware architectures and understanding the strengths of each. You will also carry out performance-tuning and quality assurance operations on critical infrastructure components to ensure high level of data quality, availability, and security across the enterprise. In fulfilling this role, you will be expected to collaborate with the team to develop and implement strategies for improved data center operations.


  • Resolve operational, infrastructure or hardware incidents in multiple data centers
  • Manage complete lifecycle for data center hardware including deployment, operation, and decommission
  • Physically rack and cable data center equipment
  • Track and logically organize the physical storage of incoming data center equipment
  • Perform quality assurance testing and resolve recurring issues
  • Schedule and track hardware maintenance tasks
  • Update port maps and rack layouts and create operational procedures
  • Monitor the environmental conditions and power/cooling systems of a data center to ensure they are optimum for servers, switches, storage arrays, and other devices
  • Run hardware diagnostics and replace failing parts in a timely manner
  • Upgrade internal system components, including CPUs, memory, and storage
  • Setup and operate common Linux and Windows servers
  • Document processes and keep event logs
  • Work with purchasing department on the procurement of new data center equipment


  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree in a STEM discipline and 1+ year of data center experience OR 3+ years of data center experience without a degree
  • Professional experience working in a data center or with IT hardware


  • C Certifications related to IT infrastructure such as CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Network+, and CCNP
  • Experience with data center infrastructure management (DCIM) including tools to monitor, measure, manage, and/or control data center utilization
  • In-depth knowledge of data center environments, servers, and network equipment
  • Extensive experience in installing, monitoring, and maintaining data center equipment
  • Linux and Windows OS systemadministration experience
  • Power and data center cooling capacity planning experience
  • Exceptional analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience working with multiple vendor hardware architectures
  • Experience working with server management tools such as HPE iLO, Cisco CIMC and Dell iDRAC


  • Willingness to work extended hours and weekends as needed (to respond to network and server errors after hours)


Pay Range:
Data Center Administrator: $85,000.00-$115,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.