Information Systems Administrator

Herndon, VA/Remote
Added: April 3, 2024

Information Systems Administrator

About Us:

BlackSky is a real-time intelligence company. We own and operate the world's most advanced space-based intelligence platform and provide customers satellite imagery, automated analytics and high-frequency monitoring of strategic locations, economic assets and events from around the globe. BlackSky is trusted by the most demanding allied military and intelligence organizations and commercial companies to deliver foresight into critical matters that affect national security and the economy. BlackSky's data enables governments and businesses to see, understand and anticipate change as it happens, giving them the ultimate strategic advantage so they can act quickly. Our global team works with cutting-edge technology to make a difference around the world and prides itself on being people-first, customer-focused and fun.

BlackSky is seeking an Information Systems Administrator, directly reporting to the Information Systems Manager. This role involves overseeing business systems administration of various business systems such as Deltek, Workiva, OneStream, AWS, Microsoft Office365, Azure, and SharePoint. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in business systems integration and IT business systems adherence to SOX, NIST, CMMC and ITAR compliance. This is a hybrid position based out of our Herndon, VA office.


  • Partner with stakeholders, data-managers and data-owners, business systems integrators and project managers to gather requirements, design, and architect, manage and document integrations between BlackSky’s multiple business systems.
  • Partner with technical liaisons to manage, support, and report configuration of business systems at BlackSky.
  • Partner with compliance, project, and Information Security stakeholders to ensure business systems meet SOX, NIST, CMMC and ITAR compliance. Continue to refine compliance frameworks as new business compliance requirements arise. Accomplished via auditing and reporting to stakeholders.
  • Complete business systems projects and tasks in accordance with direction set by Information Systems Manager and IT Director.
  • Partner with IT department engineers, administrators, and technicians to provide business systems support and management.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • A Minimum of four years of experience providing IT systems administration and engineering support.
  • A Minimum of two years of experience supporting IT business systems.
  • A Minimum of two years of experience supporting cloud technologies - AWS and Microsoft (Office 365 GCC High, SharePoint, Azure).
  • At least one year of experience supporting Deltek.
  • Must be US citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with highly technical teams.
  • Experience partnering with stakeholders and technical experts to deliver services.
  • Experience reporting and auditing.
  • Experience with scripting in PowerShell, Python, PHP, and bash.
  • Experience with Microsoft on-prem servers and services.
  • Experience with Linux on-prem servers and services.
  • Deep understanding of how business systems interrelate.

Life at BlackSky for full-time benefits eligible employees includes :

  • Medical, dental, vision, disability, group term life and AD&D, voluntary life, and AD&D insurance
  • BlackSky pays 100% of employee-only premiums for medical, dental and vision and contributes $100/month for out-of-pocket expenses!
  • 15 days of PTO, 11 Company holidays, four Floating Holidays (pro-rated based on hire date), one day of paid volunteerism leave per year, parental leave and more.
  • 401(k) pre-tax and Roth deferral options with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance and Travel Assistance Programs
  • Employer matching donations
  • Professional development
  • Mac or PC? Your choice!
  • Awesome swag

BlackSky is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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