Systems Engineer

Our clients fight diseases, improve natural resource efficiency, create next generation electronics, and develop higher yield crops. Wellspring is the leading provider of software to manage R&D and innovation. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, premier research universities, and leading medical institutions. Wellspring also operates Flintbox®, the largest online marketplace for inventions emerging from research labs around the world.

We are looking for a Systems Engineer that will work with the IT Operations team across all departments to maintain and improve our SaaS platform and ensure compliance with corporate security policies and procedures. Reporting directly to our IT Operations Manager, this is an exciting growth opportunity for a self-starting and resourceful professional.

We invite interested and qualified applicants to send a resume, brief introduction, and salary requirements to Michael Blanco via

Our Environment:

  • Mostly Mac or Linux desktop environment
  • AWS, GCP, Azure, and colocation facility hosting
  • Managed infrastructure as code with Puppet and Terraform
  • Large array of Python scripts for common tasks


  • Tackle long-term growth projects to scale and support our IT infrastructure
  • Expand the reach of our automation where appropriate
  • Maintenance of configuration management and CI pipelines
  • Response, resolution, and root cause analysis of service issues and system alerts
  • Provide end-user support, technical onboarding and offboarding
  • Administer networks, hosts, workstations, and key applications Implement software and hardware solutions to improve IT operations
  • Maintain office IT infrastructure including laptops, printers, WiFi, and VoIP
  • Create and maintain technical procedures and documentation
  • Comply with and enforce IT standard operating procedures and security policies across all


  • Strong understanding of a Linux hosting (LAMP stack or similar) in a production environment
  • Strong ability to administer and troubleshoot, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • Strong ability to program with Python, Bash, or other programming language
  • Experience administering and configuring users, groups, roles and access policies
  • Understanding of common network protocols such as DHCP, DNS, HTTP, SFTP, SMTP, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience with AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or other cloud providers
  • Experience with virtualization: KVM, Xen, VMWare
  • Experience with software development lifecycles and automated testing
  • Experience with information security: federal computing standards, auditing, and pen testing

Wellspring offers a dynamic work environment located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. Our team is highly collaborative, technical, and creative. This role will give you hands-on experience with the support and operation of our SaaS applications and cloud hosting infrastructure.

Wellspring is an Equal Opportunity Employer.