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Director of IT

Dexterity

Dexterity

IT, Education
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2023
The Director of IT will be responsible for all aspects of IT for a 270+ person robotics startup. Reporting to the VP of Engineering, the Director of IT will lead a team that will manage IT equipment at all Dexterity offices & labs and provide services to both technical and non-technical users.
About Dexterity
At Dexterity, we believe robots can positively transform the world. Our breakthrough technology frees people to do the creative, inspiring, problem-solving jobs that humans do best by enabling robots to handle repetitive and physically difficult work.
We’re starting with warehouse automation, where the need for smarter, more resilient supply chains impacts millions of lives and businesses around the world. Dexterity's full-stack robotics systems pick, move, pack, and collaborate with human-like skill, awareness, and learning capabilities. Our systems are software-driven, hardware-agnostic, and have already picked over 15 million goods in production. And did we mention we’re customer-obsessed? Every decision, large and small, is driven by one question – how can we empower our customers with robots to do more than they thought was possible?
Dexterity is one of the fastest growing companies in robotics, backed by world-class investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Obvious Ventures. We’re a diverse and multidisciplinary team with a culture built on passion, trust, and dedication. Come join Dexterity and help make intelligent robots a reality!
Day to Day Activities
Manage all IT infrastructure (Network, Compute, Telecom, IDM, VPN) for all office facilities and labs
Lifecycle management and support of employee devices (Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile)
Manage ISP, Network and Phone vendor relationships
Manage Software licensing and user management
Manage a small team of employees, provide mentorship and guidance
Implement best practices in Security, High Availability and Business Continuity
Working with external/offshore contractors for equipment and access
Assess system performance and costs on an ongoing basis and constantly implement improvements
Implement and manage AV equipment in conference rooms and demo stations
Work with HR, Facilities, Finance and Product Development to improve internal processes and efficiency
Desired Experience and Skills
Degree in Computer Science or related field
10+ years of relevant Industry experience
Demonstrated technical experience with all of the above activities
Previous experience owning all of IT or a significant portion of IT
Experience with AD, Okta and Google Workspace
Startup experience desired
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Very good organizational skills and attention to detail
Service mindset
Base pay is one element of our Total Rewards package which may also include comprehensive benefits and equity etc., depending on eligibility. The annual base salary range for this position is from $175,000 to $230,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as years of relevant experience, skills, education etc. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
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.