Careers in Systems Administration

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in systems administration? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Systems Administration Careers

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A systems administrator (or system administrator, or sysadmin) installs and maintains an organization’s computer networks. This can include local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), intranets, web servers, security systems, and software and hardware upgrades. Systems administrators can work in any industry.

There is no single path to becoming a systems administrator. You can get started in some cases with an associate’s degree or no degree and some experience; however, a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer science or information technology is encouraged. Most important are computer and problem solving proficiency, as you’ll be using both on a daily basis. You also need to be able to learn new technologies quickly.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Systems Administration





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Desmos - Desmos is a San Francisco, CA based startup that offers a free online graphing calculator for students, teachers, and anyone interested in math.

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Belvedere Trading - Belvedere Trading is a Chicago, IL based proprietary trading firm that has been specializing “in equity index and commodity derivatives” since 2002

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Elemental Technologies - Elemental Technologies is a Portland, OR based company that is “the leading supplier of video processing solutions for multiscreen delivery.”

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Job TitleLocation
Research AssociateLos Gatos, CA
Research ScientistTewksbury, MA
Research ScientistTewksbury, MA
Research ScientistTewksbury, MA
Office AssistantPortland, OR
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Lookout Mobile Security - Lookout Mobile Security is a San Francisco, CA based company that is “dedicated to making the mobile experience safe for everyone.”

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Job TitleLocation
Office Experience CoordinatorSan Francisco, CA
Grounds AttendantCouncil Bluffs, IA
IT Risk & Control AnalystWilmington, DE
Marketing Data AnalystSan Francisco, CA
Product DesignerSan Francisco, CA
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FlightAware - FlightAware is a Houston, TX based flight tracking and flight data company that has some really cool job opportunities.

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Free Software Foundation - The Free Software Foundation has a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users, and they're hiring.

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Avail-TVN - Avail-TVN is a Reston, VA based company that helps deliver video content over IP, and they have a range of interesting career opportunities.

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