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Systems Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Who Are We?

There are over 30M small businesses in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of them have a workplace savings program in place. As the savings gap in the country widens, it’s imperative that every worker has access to and participates in their company’s savings program, such as a 401(k) or 403(b). We believe that American workers should have easy access to an inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive solution to save for a brighter future.

Unfortunately, prior to Vestwell, small businesses have been neglected and underserved, with expensive, inflexible, poorly designed offerings built on old, mainframe software. Vestwell is changing that, starting with rebuilding the core infrastructure for the modern era.

Vestwell’s north star is to be the engine behind a $30T industry, powering all payroll-deducted workplace savings programs for small-to-midsize businesses, such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA, emergency savings accounts (ESA), health savings accounts (HSA), 529 college savings, and alike.

Vestwell’s focus is to build the most flexible, powerful workplace savings and investment platform, delivered through the hands and minds of their financial services partners with the help of payroll provider partners. The team at Vestwell makes the hard stuff look easy, by combining the expertise of financial advice with the sophistication of a technology provider.

As a result, workplace providers are able to bestow the advice and solution employers and employees have been asking for, while growing and scaling along the way. Employers get a cost-effective solution designed for their needs without all the headaches, and employees get a user-friendly portal that helps them achieve their long-term saving goals.

Why Vestwell?

With backing from leading FinTech investors, as well as a growing team of dedicated professionals of strong industry pedigree, Vestwell is at the forefront of a much-needed change in a 40-year old industry. Our team believes in the mission we’ve set out to achieve and we are working hard to get there. We’re ambitious, honest, thoughtful, and fun.


Vestwell is looking for a Systems Administrator to work with our CorpIT and DevOps team to manage and optimize our corporate IT processes as we scale. This role will be responsible for adherence to compliance policies in our hardware setup for employees and new hires, as well as engineering and administering products and controls across network, distributed servers, and other end-points. This role plays a key role working with CorpIt, DevOps, Security and other teams to architect and enhance security of assets.

This role will be based on-site at Vestwell’s offices in Austin, Texas.


  • Manage and implement optimizations to automate day to day corporate IT tasks
  • Develop automated methods for the deployment of infrastructure across a hybrid workforce
  • Work with cutting-edge large-scale cloud technologies
  • Windows endpoint management within VDI’s
  • Manage Meraki Networking infrastructure


  • The Necessities

    • Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize, organize, and communicate effectively in a high-growth, fast-paced environment
    • Experience working in Windows Server environments
    • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking including subnetting, DHCP, DNS, access lists, static routing
    • Experience in administering MacOS environments
    • Experience in administering Windows Server environments
    • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking including subnetting, DHCP, DNS, access lists, static routing

    The Extras

    • Experience in infrastructure deployment, systems administration, support, and maintenance
    • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages (e.g. Python, JavaScript, Perl, or Bash); virtualization platforms (e.g. Docker); configuration management tools and automation platforms is a plus (e.g. Salt, Terraform, Jenkins); and Windows/Linux/Unix OS administration


  • Working for a cutting edge, cloud first technology team
  • Gain experience working with a team of awesome engineers with expertise in automation, security, networking, virtualization, and other emerging technologies
  • Opportunity to work closely with senior team members, develop professionally, and enjoy the ownership and visibility that only a startup can provide

The expected salary range for this position is $90K - $115K. Please note that salary bands are based on NY and other similar metro areas and may differ based on where the role is ultimately hired.

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Our Benefits

We’re a growth stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and in addition to a dedicated Employee Wellbeing Committee, we offer competitive health coverage and an open vacation policy. We have adopted a remote-hybrid office policy, but all employees are welcome at our bright, comfortable office with many workspace options in midtown Manhattan so everyone has a setting that is the most productive for them. We provide our team with all the equipment they need (plus a few perks!) to work effectively remotely. Oh, and naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!