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Lumen Bioscience

1441 N. 34th St, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98103

Open Position:  Systems Administrator

STATUS:               Part-time, Regular


TARGET START:    Immediately

Job Description


We are currently seeking an experienced System Administrator to join our growing team in Fremont. This is a hybrid role that covers both service desk support and Windows (and Mac) systems administration. The System Administrator must have a deep and broad knowledge of computer software, hardware and networks and will be responsible for designing, organizing, modifying, and supporting our company’s computer systems.


The System Administrator will support the server and desktop environment; triage and troubleshooting of all hardware and supporting operating systems; support internal connectivity and connectivity to outside cloud software providers, support in the creation and updating of process documentation, vendor interface for support and information gathering, system patching, AD support functionality, application upgrades, coordination of deliverables with users and business groups and after hours support.


Daily tasks may include installing, upgrading and monitoring software and hardware. The System Administrator will maintain the essentials such as operating systems, business applications, security tools, webservers, email, laptop, and desktop PCs and MacBooks.


This is a part time position but has potential to become a full-time role.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The major tasks for this position are as follows:

  • End-user service desk support; resolve desktop issues as it relates to user productivity.

  • Support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and intranet systems

  • Ensure design of system allows all components, including connectivity to lab and production equipment, to work properly together

  • Make recommendations for future upgrades

  • Maintain and monitor network and system security

  • Troubleshoot problems reported by users and analyze and isolate issues

  • Evaluate and modify system’s performance

  • Maintain network facilities in individual machines, such as drivers and settings of personal computers as well as printers

  • Maintain records of computer and software licenses and inventories

  • Maintain integrity of the network, server deployment, and security

  • Ensure network connectivity throughout a company’s LAN/WAN infrastructure is on par with technical considerations

  • Design and deploy networks; maintain network servers such as file servers, and VPN gateways

  • Perform network address assignment

  • Assign routing protocols and routing table configuration

  • Assign configuration of authentication and authorization of directory services

  • Administer servers, laptop and desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, company mobile phones, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches

Desired Qualifications & Requirements


Education and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, or relevant experience

  • Specific experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 systems administration

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure and Office 365

  • Prior experience with Cisco switching and routing that includes Meraki wireless and firewall devices

  • Experience working with Sophos ant-virus or similar technologies

  • Good understanding on how to troubleshoot both Windows PC and Mac technologies

  • Microsoft certifications and PowerShell scripting a plus

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, including documentation

  • Self-starter, able to contribute effectively in a fast-changing environment

  • The ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment

  • High integrity and ethics

  • Commitment to quality and timely delivery of results

Physical requirements include:


  • Sit for extended periods of time (2 or more hours)

  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 20 kg

Application Instructions

​Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@lumenbioscience.com with the position title in the subject title.


This position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

About Lumen

Lumen Bioscience was founded in early 2017 to make and commercialize ultra-low-cost biologics, such as antibodies, in our proprietary spirulina expression platform. We design and manufacture therapeutics against disease targets that have been inaccessible to the pharmaceutical industry because of the astonishingly high cost of using traditional methods to make and deliver biologic drugs. Now, for the first time, Lumen can make antibodies and other biologics at a cost that allows for daily, high-dose, oral delivery.

Our current programs focus on diseases that can be prevented or treated by an orally delivered therapeutic; the target markets are enormous, the treatment modes of action are well-researched, and the unmet medical need is obvious. We have been fortunate to have earned financial support for these programs from groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH.  In the longer term, we believe that our unique technology–––the ability to safely deliver frequent, large doses of a wide range of biologic compounds–––will become commonplace in biopharma as the science continues to advance and uncover new opportunities in the fields of microbiome signaling, metabolism, inflammation, and oral delivery of systemic biologics.

The Lumen team works out of a beautiful lab and office facility in Fremont, a picturesque neighborhood on the north shore of Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. At Lumen, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud to be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally.

Lumen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Lumen values its relationships with recruitment partners and will only accept resumes from those partners that have been contracted by a member of the human resources team. Lumen is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Lumen who is not a member of the human resources team.