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System76 Careers

Current Openings at System76

System76 is the leading provider of Linux laptops, desktops, and servers. System76 offers health benefits, paid vacation, matching 401k, sabbatical, and an awesome dog-friendly work environment where smart people are free to create.


Marketing Director

// Denver, CO

This is a highly creative marketing role, leading in-house creative in conjunction with corporate marketing strategy. As the System76 Marketing Director, you are driven by resonant storytelling, cause-marketing, and a love for experimenting with different mediums. You guide and empower a creative team to come up with unique product and promotional campaigns that educate, inspire and entertain people. You will be responsible for overseeing marketing strategy, advertising campaigns, budget, and leading projects through to completion.

In this role, you will strategize and execute in product marketing, digital advertising, social media, experiential, channel marketing, media relations, PPC, tradeshows, and community management.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience in leading marketing for small businesses.

Key Responsibilities

  • MANAGE STRATEGY, BUDGET, AND PROJECT PRIORITIES – Work with the management team to establish marketing projects in terms of their priority, deadlines, and appropriate budget. Work with the team to execute on the creative through to completion.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Develop guidelines and direct creative work. Manage the project management process and tools, overseeing implementation of the marketing strategy and ensure brand consistency in voice and quality. Are there ways to be more efficient? Ways to anticipate blockers?
  • LEADERSHIP – Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies. Lead creative sessions in project kick-offs, inspiring team’s ideas. Review work, troubleshoot, coach, and provide feedback to team.
  • PRODUCT LAUNCH CAMPAIGNS – Work with Sales and Engineering Teams to gather details of the new product. Establish a plan with the Sales Team based on inventory of the existing product. Determine campaign strategy and overall messaging to present to the Marketing Team. In addition to building the campaign project, you’ll work with your creative team on sales page copy, social promotion, and oversee press materials, and other marketing launch assets.
  • SALES PROMOTIONS – Prepare for seasonal campaign launches. What mediums are there to explore? What stories can we tell? Identify if promotion should be sales driven, or brand/impression driven.
  • EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING – Strategize and coordinate System76-hosted events. This includes Press events, Pop!_OS launch parties, Superfan, and event meetups. How can we make the event experiential, leave a lasting impression, and make sure the product or brand resonates with attendees?
  • PARTNER MARKETING CAMPAIGNS – Develop strategies to leverage partner marketing opportunities
  • TRADESHOW AND EVENTS STRATEGIST – Work with internal teams on creative tradeshow promotions and engagements. Conferences are about making lasting connections, demoing System76’s products/features, and connecting more intimately with customers and the community.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Extensive experience leading the Marketing effort within a Small Business
  • Knowledge and continual curiosity in advertising trends and unique + engaging ways to tell a story
  • Ability to lead a creative team and inspire ideas through a creative meeting
  • Leadership: You believe that leading is about coaching and supporting your team
  • A passionate and strong understanding of the open source mission and System76’s mission
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects with many moving parts
  • Self-driven with great time management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Highest standards of ethics and morals

To Apply

To submit your application, please send your resume and portfolio examples to hiring@system76.com.


Art Director

// Denver, CO

System76 is looking for an Art Director who possesses a passion for design and execution. Someone who identifies as a creator and conceptual thinker. You have the courage to create breakthrough ideas and the stamina to sell them through. You always come with the right ideas and the right treatment.

As an Art Director, you have a strong ability to express ideas through executions that are compelling and on brand. You understand the importance of strategy and what it takes to think of big ideas that cross multiple consumer touchpoints. You can persuade stakeholders that the work you created is the right solution, but you also recognize that feedback is just another opportunity to improve the work.

We need someone who can represent System76’s culture and who are as passionate and excited about their work as our customers are about theirs. Being a company founded on open source collaboration, strong preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate familiarity with, or willingness to adopt, open source creative programs like Inkscape, Kdenlive, GIMP, Blender, OpenShot, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborates on the artistic development of marketing and promotional pieces, including online, mobile, video and radio advertisements; and collateral materials
  • Works in close collaboration with copywriters, strategists, developers, UX designers and other departments to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget
  • Ensure creative is executed within agreed strategy, deadlines, and budget
  • Partner with copywriter to craft concepts that produce effective advertising campaigns
  • Commissioning specialists, such as artists and photographers, to work on projects
  • Maintain and advance the System76 visual brand by enforcing brand guidelines across departments, and continuously explore new ways to enhance those guidelines
  • Keep current on the latest techniques of design, graphics, layout, typography and photography, and seek new and innovative techniques

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years of art direction and/or graphic design experience, ideally at an integrated ad agency
  • Good eye for nerdy/niche/fantasy
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are a MUST
  • Big-picture vision with the ability to expertly translate ideas into layout and presentations
  • Awareness of current (and upcoming) design and ad industry trends
  • Experience and flexibility in working across a variety of mediums, including but not limited to: print, social, digital, experiential, motion graphics, content
  • Exemplary portfolio of art direction and design sample
  • Ability to work efficiently and precisely as a part of a fast-paced and highly-talented team
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Strong sense of design
  • Conceptual thinker and executor: can see it and do it.
  • Video And Photographic Shoot Experience Required.
  • Collaborative spirit a must!

To Apply

To submit your application, please send your resume and portfolio examples to hiring@system76.com.


Sales Representative

// Denver, CO

Do you thrive in a fast paced and team-oriented environment? As a System76 Sales Representative, you are self-driven and detail-oriented. You can’t wait to jump at the opportunity to identify, create, and build customer relationships with all types of people.

Whether helping new customers over the phone or performing follow-up with our customers via email or the System76 integrated sales system, your goal is to provide accurate information to customers in order to build confidence in our products, our employees, and the System76 brand.

Key Responsibilities

  • Handles inbound sales calls and questions
  • Follow up, qualify, and nurture inbound requests from multiple sales quotes, sales questions, marketing campaigns, web leads, and chats
  • Take ownership of the customer sales cycle from discovery to close
  • Effectively communicate the benefits of System76 products and services
  • Develop and manage other inbound and lead generation tactics
  • Consistently meeting follow-up requirements as defined by your weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals
  • Works closely with the System76 Sales Team to meet and exceed Sales Team quota
  • Works with all departments to satisfy customer requests and provide an exceptional customer experience
  • Attend trade shows / conferences as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with inbound sales practices and processes
  • Sales-focused individual with proven ability to understand and manage customer needs and relationships
  • Basic level Linux based operating system knowledge is a plus
  • Strong background in technical sales products and selling
  • Strong phone presence and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of prospecting and lead generation, listening, negotiation and closing skills and new business sales
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve in a highly competitive market
  • Proven ability to perform in a quota-based position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as consultative sales and negotiating skills are essential

To Apply

To be considered for this position, send your résumé to hiring@system76.com.