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IT Manager at Ayar Labs
Santa Clara, CA, US
This is a full-time role with responsibilities in both the Emeryville and Santa Clara offices, responsible for setup and ongoing maintenance of hardware and software tools for all Ayar Labs employees. The IT manager will manage vendor relationships for hardware and software tools, and ensure that all employees have tools set up and operating successfully, with smoothly executed plans for software and hardware upgrades. 

Essential Functions
  • Responsible for the overall strategy for the IT function 
  • Own and execute on all aspects of provisioning, employee lifecycle and access management, audio-visual management, and general day-to-day employee success from an IT perspective.
  • Develop innovative ways to better the IT experience for employees as we rapidly grow
  • Ensure internet access is available and adequate in both the Emeryville and Santa Clara offices
  • Manage internal-facing systems, services, & vendors
  • Ensure that all IT support tickets are accurately and quickly triaged
  • Develop and implement IT policy and best practice guides for the organization
  • Manage hardware and software for company Linux server cluster
  • Manage hardware and software for employee laptops, smartphones, and other electronic devices
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Review systems for NIST compliance and implement secure procedures required for government contracts 
  • Create hardware and software upgrade plans and execute on them
  • Keep our knowledge base up-to-date and provide training when needed
  • Maintain asset inventory, software purchases, licenses
  • Own and drive multiple IT projects and deliverables 
Basic Qualifications
  • 3+ years experience in IT Operations or IT Support in a professional environment
  • Expert in GSuite support and administration (Gmail, GCal, Groups, GDocs)
  • Remote linux cluster management and maintenance
  • Experience with security and privacy standards such as SOC 2, GDPR, or GXP
  • Extensive technical knowledge of RHEL 7 / CentOS 7, Mac OS 10.12.x, 10.13.x, 10.14.x, iOS and Android
  • Basic knowledge of Windows 10
  • Strong network fundamentals and support experience (network configs, VPN, printing, etc)

Desired Skills
  • Mac, Linux, MCSE or network certifications
  • LDAP and Active Directory experience
  • Google Super Admin Experience
  • Mobile Device Management (MobileIron or Airwatch) Admin knowledge
  • Slack admin, Box admin, Jira & Confluence, OKTA or SAML knowledge
  • Maintaining FlexNet licensing for EDA tools (Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor, ANSYS, etc.)
Principals only. We are not accepting resumes from recruiters for this position. Remuneration for recruiting activities is only applicable subject to a signed and executed agreement between the parties. Please don’t send candidates to Ayar Labs, and do not contact our managers.
About Ayar Labs

At Ayar Labs we are lighting up electronics for a brighter future. With our deep ties to MIT and UC Berkeley, and our commitment to hiring the best engineers in photonics and electronics, joining our team gives you the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant people on challenging, paradigm-shifting work. Our optical I/O technology removes the bottlenecks created by today’s electrical I/O, making it possible to continue the computing system performance scaling that Moore’s Law enabled until now. We have a commitment to win big in the marketplace based on the strengths of our technology, and we approach everything with an eye to massive scalability. We believe that deep cross-collaboration between teams facilitated by honest, open debate is the best way to achieve big wins, leveraging our patent portfolio which promises products that deliver orders of magnitude improvements in latency, bandwidth density, and power consumption. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan designed to keep our team healthy and happy.