Carbon Mapper, Inc. IT Systems Administrator Pasadena, CA · Remote · Part time

Support the day-to-day IT and cybersecurity needs for a team of approximately 20 staff.


About Us:


Carbon Mapper is a non-profit organization with a public-good mission to detect, pinpoint, quantify and track 80% of the world’s methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) point source emissions to help accelerate climate mitigation efforts using satellite and airborne remote sensing technology. The Carbon Mapper public-private partnership includes NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Planet Labs, Inc., the California Air Resources Board, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. Learn more about our mission and technology at


Job Description:

3/9/2023 Update: anticipated start in June 2023.

The IT Systems Administrator will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day IT and cybersecurity needs for the for organization. You will support a team of approximately 20 staff members with a mix of on-site team members and remote team members, on-premise data servers and cloud computing systems.   


The IT Systems Administrator reports to the Chief Operating Officer and has the following responsibilities:


  • Maintain essential IT operations including operating systems, security tools, applications, servers, email systems, laptops, desktops, software and hardware;
  • Support office and case management applications, remote access systems, backup systems and disaster recovery plans;
  • Monitor network and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability - including scheduling updates outside normal business hours to minimize disruptions;
  • Manage Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace
  • Monitor system health, security, and cybersecurity threats;
  • Develop and organize training and video tutorials;
  • Optimize processes and lead process improvements;
  • Manage special projects; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required skills:

  • Experience in ISO27001 certification
  • Microsoft 365 administration
  • Google Workspace administration
  • Azure Active Directory management
  •  Microsoft SharePoint administration including custom user permissions at the library and folder levels
  • Single Sign On implementation
  • AWS cloud security
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking, DNS and DHCP
  • Firewalls and web application firewalls
  • Current knowledge and training related to cybersecurity best practices
  • Four or more years of experience working in Information Technology systems in an administrative and technical capacity
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, and time management skills
  • Willingness and ability to learn and adapt to new technology.
  • Occasional moderate lifting of physical hardware and equipment


Desired skills:

  • Slack workspace administration
  • Information management and documentation software experience (Wiki, Atlassian Confluence, Stack Exchange)
  • Web conferencing hardware and software


Location:  Remote with occasional travel to the Carbon Mapper office in Pasadena, CA to maintain and troubleshoot on-premise computing hardware and networking equipment. Carbon Mapper has a distributed team with both in-person and remote workers.


Hours & Compensation: approximately 20 hours per week with occasional need for more hours via contract, contract-to-hire, or W2 employment. 


Compensation is $40.00-$100.00/hour depending on experience and qualifications.


Benefits for Full-Time W-2 Employees: Carbon Mapper offers health/dental/vision benefits for full-time employees and their dependents (PPO and HMO), retirement benefits, and back-up care. Full-time employees are eligible for life insurance.


Carbon Mapper is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity 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.




$40 - $100 per hour