Systems Administrator | Santa Ana, CA / Westminster, CO

Sphere is looking to immediately hire a Systems Administrator for full-time, in-house employment in our Santa Ana, CA location.

About the Company

Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments, security software, payments gateway and merchant acquiring products and services. Sphere serves a variety of companies from large, complex enterprises to small local businesses across a range of end-markets, including healthcare, restaurant, retail, parking, education, transportation, and insurance. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced environment where we are dedicated to helping our employees succeed, as well as offer a generous benefits package including a no-waiting-period health insurance program.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the SVP of Technology, System Administrator will be responsible for ongoing technological business continuity, resiliency, and resumption, as achieved through the provisioning, diagnostics, administration, and operation of Linux-based software, systems, data, and infrastructures in an enterprise-class, converged infrastructure.  System Administrators will be responsible for ensuring infrastructural dependability, performance, security, and endurability.  Additionally, System Administrators will be responsible for administering and providing support for a small, Windows-based Corporate Information Services environment, including several Active Directory and Exchange servers.  The ideal incumbent will have a passion for technology and its internals and will always be interested in why and how technology behaves as it does.

Technical Requirements

  • 6+ Years Experience and Equivalent Expertise in Linux
  • 4+ Years Experience and Equivalent Expertise in Data Center and/or Related Operations
  • 4+ Years Experience as an On-Call System Administrator
  • 4+ Years Experience as a System Engineer
  • Experience in Linux Security Hardening and Performance Tuning
  • Experience in Networking (Cisco is a Plus)
  • Experience in Virtualized Environments (VMware is a Plus)
  • Experience in SQL Databases and SQL (PostgreSQL is a Plus)
  • Proficiency in Shell Scripting (Bash Preferred)
  • Proficiency in Other Scripting Desired (Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.)

Other Requirements

  • Capability and Desire to Serve in Ongoing On-Call Rotations
  • Solutions and Results Orientation
  • Passion for Technology and its Internals
  • Comfort in Dynamic, Fast-Paced, High-Pressure Environments


Disclaimer:  The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Note: Successful applicants must submit to a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Annual base salary gross: $110K-140K (Range)

The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of the Sphere salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and be based on various factors, such as candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. The base salary is one component of Sphere’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards and benefits include, health and dental insurance, STD/LTD, and accident and life insurance to name just a few!