Head of IT
We are looking to build out the IT team with our first hire. This role can be adapted to a leadership or individual contributor role based on the candidate's goals and qualifications. You will be responsible for building and managing the IT stack on which our next-generation satellites will be built. You will have the ability to make critical decisions on our infrastructure and eventually help scale the IT team. Championing a security-first mindset, you will implement robust infrastructure and policies to support our growing business.
Compliance and Security
Oversee all compliance and security-related activities and policies to ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards such as NIST 800-171 / CMMC 2.0 / ITAR / ISO 27001 / AS9001
Manage the Facility clearance process and requirements
Act as the lead for general security infrastructure for software and hardware
Oversee device lifecycle management for our employees including office IT equipment and networks
Support On/Off-Boarding: prepare new hire hardware, maintain local inventory, and assist with new hire orientation
Manage local contracts and procurement of devices for both office and employee devices and any supporting software or SaaS applications
Triage IT/Helpdesk requests in service management systems and in-person assistance
Create, document, and implement standard operating procedures
Define the architecture for mission networking and command/telemetry integration with commercial ground segment
Downselect commercial ground segment providers
Lead integration of encryption hardware into mission network and ground segment including system testing
+3 years experience in a similar role, preferably in a fast-paced startup environment
Strong experience in security and compliance including NIST 800-171 and ITAR
Highly proficient in Linux, Active Directory and Group Policy, O365, Azure, AWS, and TeamCenter
Previous experience working in IT infrastructure and support
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively
Compensation and Benefits:
Base salary range for this role is $125,000 - $175,000 + equity in the company
Salary will be based on several factors including, but not limited to: knowledge and skills, education, and experience level
Comprehensive benefits package including unlimited paid time off, medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, paid parental leave, and many other perks
If you don’t meet 100% of the preferred skills and experience, we encourage you to still apply! Building a spacecraft unlike any other requires a team unlike any other and non-traditional career twists and turns are encouraged! If you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
K2 Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with K2 Space is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.