IT/SYS Admin - Santa Clara (JB ID1856)

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Department: Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


Come join us at Big Switch Networks, the next-generation data center infrastructure software company that is disrupting the $50+ BB networking market by delivering hyperscale-inspired networking, which provides any enterprise with the same levels of innovation and benefits. Born out of the pioneering research at Stanford’s “Clean Slate” lab that invented software-defined networking (SDN), we are backed by leading VCs including Index, Khosla, Morgenthaler, Redpoint, and Intel Capital. Imagine working at an "awesome" company, where you can make a significant impact to our mutual growth. Big Switch was positioned as a Visionary in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Datacenter Networking, is a Glassdoor 2018 “Best Place to Work” and for the last two years has been a Wealthfront “Career Launching Company”. What are you waiting for? 


Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! We’re seeking a dynamic and passionate individual who can successfully drive platform initiatives and strategy for Big Switch’s SDN and Open source solutions.

Job Overview:

This position is contract to hire.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provided desktop support for mixed operating system environment including Windows 7/8, Linux and MAC user
  • Secured hardware and software (Laptops, Desktops, Toner, etc.)
  • Configured systems for new employees
  • Fulfilled regular health checks of desktop systems
  • Completed general desktop and network troubleshooting
  • Executed Active Directory tasks such as password resets, security groups
  • Performed Office 365 administrative tasks
  • Maintained local meeting rooms and manage video conferencing systems and other supporting equipment (TVs, projectors)
  • Performed other IT and Facilities tasks as identified
  • Receive and troubleshoot all incoming technical issues related to retail locations and corporate offices
  • Network administration support, including printers and phone setup
  • Work with Vendors to troubleshoot and repair network issues

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent, plus at least three (3) years of experience in the networking industry.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.


The position is based out of our HQ office in Santa Clara.  


Big Switch Networks is the market leader in open software-defined networking solutions for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our open SDN architecture to build their next-generation data centers. Based in Mountain View and funded by some of the best venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University.  For more information visit

Big Switch Networks, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. Big Switch Networks, provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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