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Senior Systems Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023
We are looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our Internal Systems Team. Reporting to the IT Manager, you will partner with internal departments and ensure they are set up for success. You will offer best-in-class support for our user base and provide the tools they need to get their job done.
We are welcoming applicants in the GTA for this position.

You Will:

  • Serve as a point of escalation for the IT team
  • Monitor and maintain systems and services to ensure proper functionality
  • Build, streamline, and maintain systems for provisioning/deprovisioning (eg. Mobile device management)
  • Administer, set up integrations, and create automations in our SaaS application stack which includes but is not limited to: Google Workspace, Slack, Zoom (meet, rooms, and phone), Atlassian, 1Password,, Guru, HubSpot, GitHub, Google Cloud Platform, Okta
  • Develop integrations for systems that do not have pre-built solutions
  • Create solutions to reduce request volume to the IT team (Automation, self-service, self-help, etc).
  • Administer and troubleshoot macOS, Windows, and Linux systems

You Have:

  • 8 years of experience working as a System Administrator
  • Experience working with Google Workspace, Slack, Okta and Zoom
  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment with competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • A structured approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to self-direct and carry out assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of Linux, macOS, and Windows - O/S install, user management, networking, and troubleshooting

Nice to Have Certifications

  • Okta Certified Administrator
  • Google Professional Cloud Architect
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
  • CompTia Security+
  • Jamf 200-400
  • Cisco CCNA
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture
A great compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
15 days vacation plus an additional day every year; plus company closures for 15 more days throughout the year
Unlimited flex time for sick days, personal days, religious holidays
Comprehensive health and dental benefits Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD* for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services
A $2000 CAD* Annual Learning & Development budget
A $1000 CAD* home office set-up budget
A $2500 CAD*wellness, lifestyle and productivity spending account for employees
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
*Benefits are tied to Canadian dollar amounts and would be converted to local currency for those in other countries. Moving to local currency allotments in the future.
About BenchSci:
BenchSci's mission is to exponentially increase the speed and quality of life-saving research and development. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.
Backed by Generation Investment Management, TCV, Inovia, F-Prime, Golden Ventures, and Google's AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We're a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.
Our Culture:
BenchSci relentlessly builds on its strong foundation of culture. We put team members first, knowing that they're the organization's beating heart. We invest as much in our people as our products. Our culture fosters transparency, collaboration, and continuous learning.
We value each other's differences and always look for opportunities to embed equity into the fabric of our work. We foster diversity, autonomy, and personal growth, and provide resources to support motivated self-leaders in continuous improvement.
You will work with high-impact, highly skilled, and intelligent experts motivated to drive impact and fulfill a meaningful mission. We empower you to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and thrive. Here you will be challenged to stretch yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible. Learn more about our culture.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We're committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. Learn more about our DEI initiatives.