Manager, IT Systems & Security

HQ- San Jose, CA
R&D – Information Systems
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We're looking for an energetic, knowledgeable, and collaborative IT professional with experience in PC, server, and cloud systems to provide a secure, robust information infrastructure in a fast-paced startup environment.

The context:
we are mostly a Microsoft shop, and employees are expected to provide their own mobile devices (BYOD). We have approximately 450 endpoints and about 10 pieces of critical infrastructure that manage VMs, servers, domain controllers, Exchange Servers, Windows Update Servers, and the like. We host Nimble servers for data storage and backing VSphere VMs. We have one site in San Jose and several remote employees. We have computers and data collection systems in a lab that need high uptime.

You will be responsible for more than office laptops: you will also help us move infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform and Azure, you will help secure our lab and our intellectual property. You will manage and mentor an intern to enhance your productivity. You will train our employees to understand their role in security and provide them the tools that make their jobs easier and secure. You will aggressively seek ways to improve our security posture and up-time. You will work with vendors to perform penetration tests and you will implement suggestions to harden our infrastructure against penetration. At the same time, you will segment our network to enhance security and thereby discourage East-West migration after penetration. You seek learning opportunities and continually educate yourself to stay up-to-speed on the latest developments in the fast-moving industry of computer security.

In this role, you will:
Lead the development and execution of our IT security strategy
Manage our security dashboards to ensure a robust alerting system and act as the first point of contact to respond to security alerts and ensure closure of any issues.
Maintain business-critical IT infrastructure and make recommendations for upgrades and improvements
Proactively identify business needs and rapidly deploy matching capabilities
Work closely with software development and data science teams to enable them to deploy software on a secure infrastructure

Required qualifications:
A Bachelor's Degree and at least 6 years' experience in an IT role in the following areas:
Microsoft systems: Administration of a Windows Active Domain network including group policy management. Administration of Microsoft Office365 in hybrid on premise/cloud mode. Installation and troubleshooting of Windows and PC software issues.
Networking: Corporate network monitoring and security. TCP/IP and storage area networking
Virtual infrastructure environments including VSphere, Azure, and GCP
Physical security such as card key access systems

Experience in any of the following are a plus!
You have experience in firewall configuration (PAN preferred), VPN administration, 2FA deployment, email phishing filters, cloud access security, Sharepoint configuration
You listen to Security Now, watch ITProTV, or follow other news sources to become an expert in your field.
Do you like to debate whether Yubikey or Titan is better? Have you optimized your home network or built a gaming rig? Then we're looking for you.
Do you like to debate whether Yubikey or Titan is better? Have you optimized your home network or built a gaming rig? Then we're looking for you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.