Senior Windows Server and Network Systems Engineer – San Francisco/Redwood City

San Francisco and Redwood City, California, United States Full-time

Knowing Technologies provides managed IT services to K-12 independent and charter schools. Our promise is to create an environment where technology is so well integrated, reliable, and readily available that it becomes an unobtrusive part of teaching, learning, and administration.

 We’re looking for people with the right technical skills who want to join a small company that’s rapidly growing and who want to make an impact in education. Knowing Technologies was founded in 2006. We service more than 40 San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Area schools - and we are hiring in both locations.

About this position

  • You will support our onsite engineers, about half the time you will be onsite, and the other time you will be in our office; you will learn how each school does things a bit differently.
  • You will be the safety net for our newer engineers as they develop their skills, handling the most complicated technology issues, and meeting our SLAs.
  • You love networking, and know it well, but you also have a superb understanding of Windows servers in a network support and application environment.
  • You will handle several things at once and will prioritize when conflicting problems compete for your processing and troubleshooting skills.
  • You will have experience with medium-sized network projects that include switch and VLAN architecture, VPNs, firewalls, and traffic management.
  • You will be flexible and able to work nights/weekends, when required.
  • LA applicants: You must be able to travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for training and collaboration with coworkers.


  • Networking 7+ years, Windows Server Management 7+ years. You must be fluent with Windows networking architecture, Active Directory, and Windows Server 2012 / 2016 Roles.
  • Architecture and Management roles of at least 3 major network infrastructure projects (not programming). Experience at this level is mandatory.
  • Facile with PowerShell and network monitoring and diagnostic tools
  • Windows 2012/2016 MSCE or equivalent, Cisco CCNA (CCDP Preferred). Strong applicable experience can substitute for certification.
  • Northern CA: You must live within a 45-minute drive of downtown San Francisco
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Authorized to work in the US for 3 years


  • Windows Server management (2012, 2016)
  • SAN and DAS systems in a Windows environment
  • Firewall configuration and monitoring (Sonicwall, Meraki, Cisco)
  • Enterprise wireless management (Meraki, Cisco, Ruckus)
  • Layer 2 and 3 switching (Cisco, Meraki, HP)
  • Active Directory and G Suite for Education management
  • Mobile Device Management (Jamf Pro, Meraki Systems Manager Enterprise)
  • Level 3 support in macOS and Windows desktop environments

About you

  • You get excited when boxes of new products and tools come in and you can’t wait to see how it works — and when it doesn’t, you want to be the first to figure out why.
  • You are a natural problem solver. You can master new applications before most folks have been through the first tutorial.
  • You want to keep mastering new end user, Wi-Fi, and data center technology and learn how to provide it to others.

Why work for us?

  • We’re small, and we’re rapidly growing.
  • We have competitive salaries.
  • We offer medical benefits, vacation, sick days, other benefits, and a great sense of humor.
  • We want to learn from people who have the same passion about technology that we do.
  • We have a great culture – trusting, collaborative, and energetic.

Join our team and help transform California schools into 21st century teaching and learning centers – building a better world, one student at a time.