Senior System Administrator

Vicarious, Union City, California

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. 

You will join a tightly knit collective of engineer-scientists committed to solving these problems. Our focus is on building robotic manipulation systems that are beyond the state of the art by integrating perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control as we pursue the long term goal of artificial general intelligence.

Your responsibilities

  • Configure internal systems (Linux, Windows, Mac OS)
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Upgrade the network infrastructure and/or work with Sr. Network Administrator
  • Install servers, devices and firewalls
  • Train new system users and set up their accounts
  • Monitor the performance of servers, software and hardware
  • Ensure the smooth deployment of new applications
  • Update technical documentation
  • Administer and maintain cloud services (Gmail, Jira, Confluence)
  • Asset management and tracking


  • BS in Computer Science or similar field
  • Work experience as a Senior System Administrator
  • In depth knowledge of Linux (desktop & server), Microsoft Windows domains and Mac OS. Specifically, deep knowledge of Linux kernels and package management
  • Good knowledge of at least one scripting language (Python preferred)
  • Solid understanding of LAN/WAN networks
  • Knowledge of system security techniques
  • Good problem-solving and communication skills
  • Team management abilities
  • Experience provisioning Linux, Windows, and Mac OS systems
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and customer focus

Desired personal qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Described by others as the best researcher / engineer / thinker they know
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

About Vicarious

Vicarious is developing artificial general intelligence for robots. By combining insights from generative probabilistic models and systems neuroscience, our architecture trains faster, adapts more readily, and generalizes more broadly than AI approaches commonly used today.


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