Systems Administrator

  • Engineering
  • London, United Kingdom

Systems Administrator

Job description

At Hadean we are changing the nature of computing. Our mission is to empower the world with limitless computing power, enabling us to realise the greatest opportunities of today and tomorrow.

We believe that anything is possible when you think big enough, so we give our team the platform to turn great ideas into great products. We are a deep tech company pushing the boundaries every day. Our Engineering team are rewriting the rulebook on OS design to create the Hadean platform. It is distributed-first, robust to scaling, efficient, compact and fast. On this foundation we have built the Aether Engine, a simulation application capable of tackling the vast complexity of tomorrow’s gaming, life science and physical simulation challenges.

The role:

We are looking for a System Administrator to maintain, upgrade and manage our software, hardware and networks.

Resourcefulness is a necessary skill in this role. You should be able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly. You should also have the patience to communicate with a variety of cross-functional teams, users and stakeholders. Your goal will be to ensure that our technology infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently both internally for our Hadean employees and externally for our customers.

Key responsibilities

  • Building and executing Security Risk Management Plans within a high growth start-up environment.
  • Effective management of network servers and technology tools.
  • Own the administration and improvement of company wide authorisation systems to allow Hadean employees to do their jobs frictionlessly.
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements, inclusive of cloud.
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages
  • Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
  • Own the monitoring and testing of backups and network security
  • Upgrade systems with new releases and models
  • Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
  • Build an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies
  • Setting up and maintaining Cloud IAM
  • Longterm, building our company Security Strategy Concept aligned with our product growth plans.
  • ISO/IEC 27000 Company Certification

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About you

As much as we’re determined to hire on specific skill sets and experiences, we’re even more obsessed with hiring the right people who share our values. You will love working on meaningful projects, making a difference and want to leave your mark on the world. You’ll possess a ‘can do’ growth mindset. You will be self-aware that you may have gaps and want to improve. You will open to change and will constantly strive for improvement and greatness. You will be comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with being part of building game changing products, you will have the resilience and grit needed to handle the biggest of challenges. And most of all, you’ll truly be a team player. You find value and appreciate the difference in other people and how they may see things differently to you. You know that our collective potential is limitless but only if we unite and unselfishly act as one. If this resonates with you strongly, you’re welcome to apply speculatively. For this particular vacancy, we’re also looking for the following:

  • Diligent and organised, able to handle a high level of complexity and number of moving pieces.
  • Able to work seamlessly across immediate security needs, while also prioritising and working on long term company needs.

Your Skills

  • Skilled within the following scripts; Python, Bash or other language
  • Resourceful and strong aptitude for problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of stakeholders, both internal and external


Your Knowledge

  • Proven experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role
  • Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management
  • Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery
  • Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms
  • BSc/Ba in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline; professional certification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)) is a plus
  • Experience building systems and security within a deep-tech startup environment considered an advantage
  • Experience implementing IAM on at least one cloud


People join Hadean for more than just a job, they join our purpose, our agility and our people’s shared values. Collectively we are striving towards the same goal and we’re doing it for each other, not personal gain.

Diversity makes us stronger and more able to make the impossible possible. We are therefore committed to Equal Employment Opportunities throughout our recruiting and hiring process, and welcome applications from anyone and everyone.

We make Hadean an awesome place to work with options for employees, regular team drinks, dinners and events, training budget, choice of perkbox or classpass discount, off peak start time, pension scheme and eye exams, and a whole load of fruit and coffee in our fantastic office.