Junior Systems Administrator at Geocaching HQ

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Junior Systems Administrator

Position Overview

The Junior Systems Admin will help build and maintain the Geocaching infrastructure across three Seattle locations, as well as provide excellent desktop support to all of our teammates.

What You’ll Do

Your primary responsibility will be to provide the first line of support for Geocaching team members, which you can expect to represent around 30-40% of your workflow. This includes provisioning workstations for employees, conducting technology orientation sessions with new employees, managing printers and conference room equipment, and fielding miscellaneous support requests.

The remainder of your job duties will focus on systems infrastructure projects. You’ll work alongside the other IT team members to help build and support our unique production and office infrastructure. This includes deployment, configuration, administration, and maintenance of windows and Linux web/application servers, network and storage devices, databases, monitoring systems, backup systems, VMware environment, etc.

Qualifications & Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with 2+ years of corporate IT support experience, or 6+ years of corporate IT support experience.
  • Abundant cross-platform expertise, multi-versed with Windows, Linux, and Mac environments, and their various feature-sets.
  • Proficient knowledge of PC hardware, phone systems, local area networks, file shares and permissions, support tracking/ticketing systems, VPN client applications, mail systems, backup systems, and antivirus systems.
  • Strong knowledge of Active Directory (building & maintaining group policies, administrative templates, sites and services, etc).
  • Solid understanding of network communications (routing, subnets, vlans, firewalls, dhcp, dns, etc).
  • Experience with disk imaging software, WDS, DSC, or other deployment and config management tools.
  • Experience configuring and administering virtual environments such as VMware vSphere.
  • Experience managing Google G-Suite line of products.
  • Familiarity with ProLiant or other server class hardware platforms, and storage systems.
  • Experience writing and using scripts (PowerShell, bash, etc.) for managing workstations/servers or equivalent development experience.
  • Experience with configuration and deployment of common linux web and application servers (rabbitmq, postfix, apache, nginx, mySQL, magento, logstash, etc).
  • Experience troubleshooting handheld devices, including Android and iPhone.
  • Prior experience working with AWS or other cloud-based service providers.
  • Experience administering Microsoft SQL Server preferred.
  • Ability to independently research and self-educate on new hardware and software systems.
  • Ability to deliver a great customer service experience with reliability and enthusiasm.
  • CCNA and/or CompTIA certification a plus


  • Leads by example and exemplifies our values in actions and behaviors.
  • Superb communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibits tact and proper judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations.
  • Desire to learn and a “quick study” with new concepts, systems and technologies.
  • Self-directed and open to coaching/feedback.
  • Uses independent judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize workload.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.

Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our company core values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply.
How to Submit Your Application
Everything about working at Geocaching HQ sounding awesome so far? Now it’s time to show us your chops! To apply, first solve this puzzle and submit along WITH your resume:

Solve for ((A*B+C-D-E-F)/G-H+I)/(I*J^K). You should end with an integer. Convert the result to hexadecimal and submit with your resume. Consideration may still be given for an incorrect final answer if you include your individual answers A-K to show how you calculated it. For fastest consideration, send an email with the subject “I did it” to @geocaching.com after submitting your resume.

A = The decimal value found in the third octet of the subnet mask for a network with a prefix size (CIDR notation) of 21.

B = The total number of IPv4 addresses in (all address ranges) reserved for private networks as defined in RFC 1918.

C = The output of the following command when run on the default "hosts" file from any version of Windows (released 2008 or later) and copied to a system running a recent linux distribution or Mac OS X:
sed '4,8d' hosts | grep -cv 'c[ao].*m'

D = In mySQL, the highest possible value that can be stored in a column with UNSIGNED INT data type.

E = The maximum size, expressed in MiB, of an ext3 filesystem with 2 KiB block size.

F = The ascii character code (in decimal) for the portion of a line break (EOL marker) in Windows format that's NOT present in the UNIX format.

G = The DHCP Option Code for MTU Timeout.

H = The number of 4 TB disks required to get 16 TB of usable storage in a RAID 60 (2 parity groups).

I = The permission mask in absolute mode for changing a file's permissions to "-rwxr-xr--" in unix.

J = The number of different FSMO roles that can be changed using ONLY the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in in Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016.

K = The first version of Netscape Navigator to support animated GIFs. 

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837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, and comprehensive health coverage.

Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.