IT Systems Administrator

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Business Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Title/Position: Systems Administrator

Location: Boston, MA

Job Description:

Archetype Consulting is currently looking for a Systems Administrator to be part of our growing team to help us continue our success serving Fortune 500 companies with innovative technology solutions.  We are seeking a results-driven, self-directed, and creative individual to manage our IT systems across multiple practices. If you are a collaborative problem solver, enjoy sharing ideas, are passionate about managing IT assets, love helping teammates, and are motivated by their success, then you may be a good fit for our team!

Specific Responsibilities:

As our Systems Administrator, you will be managing all of Archetype’s internal IT assets and assist with growing Archetype’s business and achieving client satisfaction. You will be managing all network assets for the entire organization, to include all industry practices and technology practices.  In addition, the Systems Administrator will help develop and deliver our infrastructure strategy.  Additional activities for the Systems Administrator include security management and compliance, technology procurement, management of cloud resources, and general troubleshooting.

In addition, the Systems Administrator will participate in firm-building initiatives and activities that contribute to the growth of Archetype Consulting and our people.  We are not looking for just anyone. We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated the ability to deliver, who can collaborate and work in a team, and who enjoy learning and solving challenging problems.


Responsibilities Include:

Manage internal IT assets including:

  • Network: firewall, router, wireless access points, VPN
  • Internal VMs: 3-4 VirtualBox development/test servers
  • Procurement, Set-up & Inventory: laptops, monitors, keyboard/mice, A/V equipment
  • General Troubleshooting: repair and/or manage coordination with warranty provider
  • Security: Maintain, expand, and implement existing System Security Plan

Manage cloud-based applications & infrastructure:

  • AWS: EC2, VPC, S3; uptime, backups, general troubleshooting
  • Digital Ocean: website and application hosting
  • Office365: AzureAD, new account creation, license management, password reset, SharePoint development
  • Data requests: occasional data requests from cloud-hosted Oracle or MySQL databases
  • Other Cloud Services: PipeDrive, Confluence, Tenrox, Small Improvements,, Google Cloud Platform, QuickBooks

Major initiatives:

  • Migration of some AWS assets (Drupal, Oracle Database) to a Digital Ocean instance (Drupal, MySQL)
  • Security compliance review and best practice recommendations
  • Internal network improvements, including wireless coverage improvements, MAC address filtering
  • New time & billing + expense tracking system, including QuickBooks integration
  • Knowledge management overhaul (SharePoint/Confluence)

Works within project deadlines, schedules, and multiple competing priorities to consistently deliver high-quality work product.


  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Engineering or related field.
  • Ability to quickly learn complex concepts & methodologies
  • Polished presentation; Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and business etiquette
  • 5-10 years of experience in System Administration or Enterprise Infrastructure role.
  • Experience with Linux/Bash; Windows Administration; Basic Networking; SQL
  • Experience in, or familiarity with, high technology and/or service industries strongly desired.
  • Must have demonstrated prior experience working on a cross-functional team. Will be asked to provide examples.
  • Must be able to work independently, demonstrating strong decision-making skills, vision and initiative.
  • Must be able to legally work in the United States and pass a background check.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and high pressure environment to manage competing priorities, meet agreed upon deadlines, and deliver high quality materials.
  • Must have a “can do” attitude, and remain professional in high pressure situations.

About the Company

We are a professional services firm focused on helping organizations make better decisions.  We specialize in delivering breakthrough results through Analytics and Enterprise Performance Management solutions.  Working with our clients we help to develop strategic vision, improve and align processes, implement solutions, develop internal expertise, and provide on-going support services.

As a professional services firm it is our people that make the all the difference; our shared dedication and collaborative approach, enables us to deliver innovative results for our clients and makes Archetype a great place to work.

Archetype Values

Archetype was founded by two principal consultants who believed at their core that they, if committed to the right priorities, could build a highly valued, extremely competitive firm and have fun doing it. The following list of core values reflects what was important to our founders and they continue to shape our culture and define the character of our organization today. These are not values that change from time to time, situation-to-situation or person-to-person, these values are the soul of our Company.

Integrity – Be ethically unyielding. Let both your words and behavior be consistent, honorable and of the highest moral standards. Do the right thing, no matter what.

Personal Responsibility – Take the initiative whenever appropriate. Never put things off that should be done now. Delegate but never abdicate responsibility. Say what you mean, mean what you say. Let your word be your bond.

Work the problem, not the hours – We create value through solving key problems on behalf of our customers. Our customers ask us back only if we effectively and efficiently solve problems, both those we plan for and those we don’t plan for.

Customer Centricity – Our goal is to drive shareholder value for our clients through innovative solutions that increase efficiency and effectiveness. This is only possible though an intimate understanding of their business, their leadership and their goals.

One Team, Winning Team – Being right without being understood is fruitless. Being wrong, without listening and adapting is inexcusable. The greatest success is driven through identifying the right thing, doing it and demonstrating it to others. Our clients deserve leadership and the maturity necessary to drive consensus and get things done. Often times this requires bridge building, hatchet burying and an appetite for crow.

Be Humble – "Fullness of knowledge always and necessarily means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance, and that is always conducive to both humility and reverence.” – Robert A. Millikan

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to delivering the compensation and employment benefits commensurate with the caliber of people we seek.

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