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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Systems Administrator Intern

Department: Technical Operations
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze 

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide. 

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Systems Administrator Intern! 


What You’ll Do

  • Assist in daily production monitoring

  • Utilize our internal ticketing system, to create and update tickets

  • Assist with code releases

  • Create technical documentation & drive operational process improvement

  • Compile utilization reports

  • Assist with development of our internal monitoring tools

  • Be involved in project work with SRE team


Desired Skills And Experience

  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, IT or Engineering

  • High attention to detail

  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix and/or Windows Administration

  • Excellent customer service and strong written/verbal communication skills

  • Ability and curiosity to learn a full range of technology platforms and data network systems as well as apply new skills rapidly

  • And most importantly - a passion for emerging technologies!


Security Responsibilities

  • Good password practices.

  • Safe browsing.

  • Physically protecting your devices when in public or high-risk areas.

  • Attending annual Security Awareness training.

  • All Policies contained within the policy package, reviewed and signed.

  • All regulatory or compliance policies which are applicable to employee roles and responsibilities.


At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 




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