Job Description


Looking to join a world-class blockchain development team? Ava Labs makes it simple to deploy high-performance solutions for Web3, led by innovations on Avalanche. The company was founded by Cornell computer scientists, who partnered with Wall Street veterans and early Web3 leaders to execute a promising vision for redefining the way people build permissionless networks. Ava Labs is redefining the way people create value with Web3. Join us as we empower people to easily and freely digitize all the worlds assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform

Are you eager to join a dynamic and rapidly growing industry at the forefront of innovation? Are you an IT Director looking for your next opportunity? We are looking for a security focused Director of IT to join our team. We are seeking someone who is eager to help drive the future of the industry with a hunger to keep learning. If this sounds like something youre interested in, please apply today!

What You Will Do

  • Lead a growing team of IT systems engineers to support hundreds of remote-first employees across dozens of time zones
  • Optimize all IT systems for security in every aspect; the Director of IT role reports to our CISO
  • Own our SSO, MDM, EDR, and CASB infrastructure
  • Manage all hardware distribution and refresh
  • Lead employee help desk ticket workflow to support the business
  • Work with our CISO to define process SLAs and then meet those SLAs
  • Support our ISO 27001 certification effort and work with auditors as necessary (this is not a compliance rolebut you should have some familiarity with security certifications / regulatory compliance obligations
  • Propose new strategic IT initiatives that support both the business and our extremely high security needs

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelors degree strictly optional! We care about what you can do, not your degrees or certifications
  • 7-10+ years of experience as an enterprise IT leader in an environment of 500-1000+ employees
  • Minimum 3+ years in a start-up environment
  • Strong track record in a Mac-first environment (We have no Windows and zero Active Directory!)
  • Deep familiarity with Okta and Jamf
  • Experience as a Slack admin, preferably with Slack Grid
  • Familiarity with AWS strongly desired
  • Familiarity with a SIEM would be a nice to have
  • Track record of success in a cloud-first, cloud-native environment
  • Experience ending BYOD phones and provisioning work-issued mobile devices across the enterprise
  • Security mindsetat Ava Labs, the IT team reports to Security
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key people or organizations
  • Ability to work on-site, 2 days per week
  • Passion for crypto/web3 and eagerness to consume latest news and developments
  • Thorough attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Comfortable working with low oversight, being proactive and anticipating future needs

Salary Range: $166,200 to $197,400

(**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

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