System Administrator

| Chicago
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The Role

Green Thumb is a high-growth company in a new industry looking to grow its internal IT department. As a green field project this is an incredibly exciting opportunity to help design the systems that you have always wanted to be a part of. The System Administrator will be responsible to deploy, support, and backup server and storage infrastructure across the enterprise ensuring reliability and resiliency. As a System Administrator you are a problem solver and genuinely like helping team members work through issues with their computer systems, software, hardware, etc. 

We are specifically seeking a candidate with extensive server management experience (100+ preferred), supporting an employee population of 1000+, and managing large data sets.

Responsibilities
  • Manage, maintain, and monitor GT’s local and cloud systems and infrastructure
  • Design and deploy systems that scale for manufacturing and retail locations
  • Manage large storage array’s containing mission critical data
  • Manage backups and perform regular disaster recovery testing
  • Create infrastructure documentation and keep it up to date on our team wiki
  • Automate system administration tasks
  • Administer and support SaaS applications
  • Work closely with department members to design, build, test, and deploy our systems
  • Manage your own IT projects from start to completion and take full ownership
  • Come up with creative solutions for challenging problems
  • Some travel required
Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in a technical field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in System Administration
  • Good communication & troubleshooting skills
  • Solid network administration skills
  • Experience with monitor and alerting systems
  • A strong understanding of Active Directory and identity management systems
  • Strong PowerShell abilities
  • The ability to work flexible, independently as well as in a team
  • The desire to grow yourself, your team and the company
  • Must be comfortable working around cannabis products
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb
  • Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws.
Preferred Qualifications
  • MCSA, MCSE
  • Deep knowledge of Python scripting
  • ITIL
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Location

Green Thumb is located in River North, a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line and near the Ohio expressway entrance.

What are Green Thumb Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GTI offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees to be used on transit and ride sharing apps!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
GTI has a 420 Happy Hour which occurs on a monthly basis hosted by rotating team members who create a theme-based event.
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