IT Administrator - Santa Clara - Contract to Hire (JB ID1703)

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Department: Operations

Type: Contracted to Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


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.


Why join Big Switch?

• Externally recognized as one of the top start-ups and consistently ranked as one of the top ten networking start-ups, we’re dedicated to building a great product and a great company (and having some fun in the process!).

• We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a small group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.

• We offer competitive salaries and great benefits including generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter plans; we also contribute to Health Savings Accounts and a 401(k) plan for our employees.

• We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a huge kitchen stocked with goodies, and provide 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches per week free of charge to employees


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.


Working Conditions:

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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