IT Director

Santa Clara, California /
G&A – IT /
As a first-mover in building in-space transportation and infrastructure technology, Momentus is at the forefront of the commercialization of space. With an experienced team of aerospace, propulsion, and robotics engineers, Momentus has developed a cost-effective and energy-efficient in-space transport system based on plasma water propulsion technology.

Daring problems require daring solutions.  We boldly charge into uncharted territory knowing that no matter the outcome we will benefit from the journey and move closer to our goals no matter what. Our teams know that working at Momentus means more than building innovative technology, it means creating entirely new markets in the space economy. We are level-headed, business-minded strategic thinkers intent on providing immediate value to our customers today while simultaneously preparing for the vast possibilities of the future. If this sounds like you, we should talk.

We are seeking a Director of IT to support our growing needs and will own the infrastructure oversight for Momentus, leading the company information technology, data and infrastructure security, and manage cloud initiatives. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment and enjoys working with internal customer to define business critical capabilities and then implement.

Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement IT infrastructure strategy and initiatives to support rapid business growth including but not limited to Cloud based Enterprise Class
    • Systems (eg ERP, PLM etc) and Information Security needs
    • Overall responsibility for all IT systems, network hardware and enterprise wide software as well as Corporate IT department & staff
    • Own and manage various aspect of SoX (ITGC) compliance requirements
    • Define, document, implement, and maintain all IT related policies
    • Own security and cloud infrastructure setup, management, governance policies, and compliance
    • Identify security vulnerabilities and address them with strategic solutions
    • Plan strategically and execute tactically to identify and develop strategic partners and internal customers
    • Create infrastructure roadmaps in collaboration with business leaders
    • Manage outsourced IT, Security, and Cloud vendors and contractors
    • Partner with internal functions (eg Finance and Engineering) to manage enterprise wide infrastructure investments and security requirements
    • Identify and recommend new technology solutions
    • Direct and support implementation of hardware and software and systems
    • Partner with business stakeholders to understand software and licensing needs globally, and propose long term solutions
    • Manage internal IT support help desk
    • Leverage automation and innovation to drive efficiency
    • Automate various business processes to enhance effectiveness of organization (eg onboarding and offboarding from a systems and applications perspective, working with IT vendor partner)

Desired Skills and Experience:

    • 10+ years experience building IT infrastructure, to include Security and cloud based enterprise systems
    • Experience with ITAR, CMMC and NIST 800 IT security initiatives
    • Experience with administrating corporate IT environments locally and in the cloud (Microsoft 365, GSuite, AWS, Azure, Networking etc.)
    • Experience deploying and supporting engineering specific applications (PTC, PLM, Solidworks, Matlab, ERP, etc)
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with technical and functional teams
    • Experiencing managing a multicampus, multinational environment
    • Strong project management skills
    • Experience in managing IT staff and project budgets
    • Undying quest for improvement
    • Problem solver with a strong business acumen
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within a company
    • Both public company experience and startup company experience
    • The ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with minimum supervision
    • Ability to work independently 
    • Excellent technical communications skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Prior experience with NetSuite ERP system and supporting partners is a must

Education & Work Experience

    • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineer or Information Technology or a closely related discipline
This is a full-time position in Santa Clara, California. This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3) is required

Momentus is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  Momentus is also an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, creed, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected class.

To all recruitment agencies: Momentus does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our employees or any company email.  Momentus will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.