IT Director

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ABOUT US

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. For every year that a customer spends with Inspire Clean Energy, they have a greater impact on climate change than 10 years of strict recycling.

Our rapidly growing team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet.

POSITION SUMMARY

As a key technology leader at Inspire, the IT Director will serve the entire organization with the deep purpose of ensuring everyone has the tools they need to best perform in their daily roles. You will manage and drive the strategic initiatives of our Corporate IT function comprising IT Operations, Security, and Compliance. You will foster an accelerated learning environment for your growing team. You are an expert communicator with impressive technical chops. You solve problems on the fly and always look for scalable solutions. You seek to automate and future-proof the work your team does so that they can focus on the road ahead. Above all else, you are relentlessly kind to others and have a passion for helping people everywhere you go.

THE DIRECTOR OF IT HAS FIVE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leadership, growth and management of the Corporate IT function including IT Operations, Security, and Compliance.
  • Administration and troubleshooting of all corporate systems including SaaS applications, corporate network, and IDP.
  • Managing Corporate Security projects or initiatives such as penetration testing systems and remediating security threats.
  • Responsible for asset management and vendor management of technical systems.
  • Leadership in providing top level excellence throughout each phase of the Employee Lifecycle.

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Team growth
  • Completing key security goals - Active Directory, updating the IT Risk & Security Policy
  • Upkeeping helpdesk function and Corporate IT needs
  • Preparing Inspire for the next phase of growth -- preparing systems for expansion and scaling as well as integration work with Shell.

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Extremely high level of uptime on the systems Corporate IT manages
  • Minimized SLAs for Helpdesk with positive NPS
  • Effective management of existing systems

DESIRED TRAITS

  • High technical ability in Corporate IT and Security environments with experience working in highly regulated industries or working for a publicly traded company.
  • Executive presence - ability to lead and motivate teams with a clear direction, sets clear goals and expectations effectively.
  • Tactical communicator - prefers simple conversation over use of technical jargon when it’s not necessary.
  • Mentor / Coach - someone who is there to build up the team and add new tools to each individuals’ tool belts.
  • Customer focus - has a positive and energized personality who treats internal and external customers with care and empathy.
  • Prioritization skills - must be able to juggle concurrent work streams and prioritize those that align closest to business goals and metrics.

EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • 8+ years experience in Corporate IT environments with 3+ years leading high growth technology teams.
    • 3+ years experience implementing and administering Okta, G Suite, Office 365, and Active Directory.
    • 4+ years experience managing SaaS tools and licenses. Equivalent vendor, contract negotiation and contract management experience.
    • Exceptional macOS and Windows administrative and troubleshooting skills with extreme focus in providing service excellence.
    • 5+ years experience managing Macs using Jamf MDM. Equivalent PC management through similar device management solutions.
    • 4+ years experience managing AV conferencing systems.
    • 3+ years experience installing and managing network hardware solutions such as Cisco Meraki, Ubiquiti UniFi, and SonicWall firewalls.
  • Nice to Have
    • AWS and Heroku administration experience and or certifications
    • Software engineering and or scripting experience
    • Penetration testing experience (physical and or non-physical)
    • Device repair experience (Mac / PC repair)
    • Facilities management experience
    • Experience managing company compliance (PII, PCI, SOX, SOC2, HIPAA, ISO, NIST ect.)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • SqlLanguages
    • SQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
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    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

An Insider's view of Inspire

How does your team reward individual success?

Each month we award an "Avenger of the Month". This is an employee that embodies one of our values: Own It, Study It, Coach It, Live It.

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What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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