System Administrator

Location: New York, NY

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Knewton is revolutionizing the practice of education with the world’s most powerful adaptive learning engine. We are a startup rich in eclectic personalities, are ridiculously dedicated and are unified around a passion for democratizing education. We have also been recognized as a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain’s New York Business.

As Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for providing desktop support, administering our infrastructure, and such other duties and responsibilities as are normally associated with this position and assigned to you from time to time. This position is currently based at our New York City office, but you will be expected to travel as needed.


  • Passion for creating stable operating environment for all team members in the office
  • Ability to troubleshoot and correct OS X and Windows systems and networks
  • Ability to configure basic network equipment (routers, VPNs, NAS, switches)
  • Ability to create a self-service capability for team members to resolve basic issues with minimal involvement
  • Ability to automate routine tasks using available APIs with python
  • A penchant for improving the systems and processes around you

Not required but highly desired

  • Experience setting up Webex or other web-based Video/Audio systems
  • Experience with multimedia USB input devices - video cameras, microphones in Mac OS X
  • Experience dealing directly with service providers (troubleshoot and follow-up to ensure resolution)
  • Experience configuring SIP VoIP Phones
  • Experience working with cloud computing services (AWS, Google Apps)

Perks include:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Free monthly metro card for daily NYC commuters
  • New Apple computer and a huge monitor
  • Snack closet filled with your favorite treats
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