IT Systems Administrator - Hybrid (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Mid Level

XPRIZE Overview 

XPRIZE is an established global leader in designing and executing large scale competitions to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. As a 501(c)3, our unique model democratizes innovation by incentivizing crowd-sourced, scientifically viable solutions to create a more equitable and abundant future for all.  Since our founding in 1994, we’ve awarded over $300M in prize purses, inspired thousands of global innovators, and collaborated with the most forward-thinking changemakers of our time. We operate across 7 areas of impact, including:

  • Climate & Energy 
  • Biodiversity & Conservation 
  • Food, Water & Waste 
  • Quantum & Deep Tech 
  • Space & Exploration 
  • Learning, Innovation & Society 
  • Health 

Join XPRIZE to help achieve breakthroughs and architect a better future for everyone, everywhere.

Position Description 

The Systems Administrator role is accountable for maintaining the technology infrastructure and supporting XPRIZE users for their day to day. This role is accountable for overall IT efforts within the company.

The Systems Administrator reports to the VP, Technology, and is a key member of the Information Technology team.


More than 70% of your time will be spent managing the XPRIZE IT Systems and Cloud SaaS applications. Other responsibilities for this position include but may not be limited to:

  • Analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems
  • Introducing and integrating new technologies
  • Performing routine audits of systems and software
  • Performing backups and restoring of data
  • Applying operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes
  • Installing and configuring new hardware and software
  • Creating training materials and conduct  security awareness trainings for end users
  • Adding, removing, or updating user account information, resetting passwords, etc
  • Responsibility for security
  • Responsibility for documenting the configuration of the systems
  • Tuning Systems performance
  • Answering technical queries and troubleshooting any reported problems

Work assignments will be a combination of self-generated projects reflecting the individual’s strategic choices that are aligned with their primary accountabilities and the teams overall objectives, as well as assignments provided by the VP, Technology.


  • 4+ years Systems Administration experience in a venture backed, start-up (preferred)
  • 3+ years administering Azure, Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace is required
  • 3+ years of experience working with Windows 11 is required
  • 3+ years of experience of working with MAC OS client
  • 2+ years  of experience with  centralized Endpoint Protection Systems, Secure Web and  Email Gateways
  • 3+ years of experience working with Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace applications is required
  • 3+ years of experience working with Patching Systems and  Endpoint Management Systems (both MAC and PC)
  • Must work well in team environments
  • Have significant experience supporting remote telecommuter environment
  • Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Bachelor degree with concentration in CIS is required
  • Azure Certification is a Big Plus

Competencies required for this role: 

  • Action Oriented 
  • Manages Ambiguity 
  • Collaborates internally and externally 
  • Communicates Effectively and professionally 
  • Manages Complexity 
  • Directs Work 
  • Global Perspective 
  • Nimble Learning 
  • Plans and Aligns 
  • Builds Networks 
  • Drives Results 
  • Situational Adaptability 
  • Builds Effective Teams 
  • Drives Vision and Purpose

The anticipated base salary for this position is $80,000 to $110,000 and may also qualify for an annual incentive. This role is eligible for our extensive benefits package and generous paid time off including vacation, sick, and holidays. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors including the qualifications of the individual applicant, years of relevant experience for the role, level of education attained, and certifications and/or other licenses held. XPRIZE is a remote-first environment.

The XPRIZE FOUNDATION is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization. 

Please note: Though submitting a resume to the XPRIZE FOUNDATION implies that you are interested in a position(s), it does not imply that you are an applicant. You are not considered an applicant until you have been contacted directly by a Talent Acquisitions representative requesting that you begin the designated application process, which may involve phone and/or in-person interview(s), job-related testing, and background checks.


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