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Director of IT

Ava Labs

Ava Labs

IT, Education
New York, NY, USA · New York, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2023

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Looking to join a world-class blockchain development team? Ava Labs makes it simple to deploy high-performance solutions for Web3, led by innovations on Avalanche. The company was founded by Cornell computer scientists, who partnered with Wall Street veterans and early Web3 leaders to execute a promising vision for redefining the way people build permissionless networks. Ava Labs is redefining the way people create value with Web3. Join us as we empower people to easily and freely digitize all the world’s assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform

Are you eager to join a dynamic and rapidly growing industry at the forefront of innovation? Are you an IT Director looking for your next opportunity? We are looking for a security focused Director of IT to join our team. We are seeking someone who is eager to help drive the future of the industry with a hunger to keep learning. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please apply today!


  • Lead a growing team of IT systems engineers to support hundreds of remote-first employees across dozens of time zones
  • Optimize all IT systems for security in every aspect; the Director of IT role reports to our CISO
  • Own our SSO, MDM, EDR, and CASB infrastructure
  • Manage all hardware distribution and refresh
  • Lead employee help desk ticket workflow to support the business
  • Work with our CISO to define process SLAs and then meet those SLAs
  • Support our ISO 27001 certification effort and work with auditors as necessary (this is not a compliance role–but you should have some familiarity with security certifications / regulatory compliance obligations
  • Propose new strategic IT initiatives that support both the business and our extremely high security needs


  • Bachelor’s degree – strictly optional! We care about what you can do, not your degrees or certifications
  • 7-10+ years of experience as an enterprise IT leader in an environment of 500-1000+ employees
  • Minimum 3+ years in a start-up environment
  • Strong track record in a Mac-first environment (We have no Windows and zero Active Directory!)
  • Deep familiarity with Okta and Jamf
  • Experience as a Slack admin, preferably with Slack Grid
  • Familiarity with AWS strongly desired
  • Familiarity with a SIEM would be a nice to have
  • Track record of success in a cloud-first, cloud-native environment
  • Experience ending BYOD phones and provisioning work-issued mobile devices across the enterprise
  • Security mindset–at Ava Labs, the IT team reports to Security
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key people or organizations
  • Ability to work on-site, 2 days per week
  • Passion for crypto/web3 and eagerness to consume latest news and developments
  • Thorough attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Comfortable working with low oversight, being proactive and anticipating future needs

Salary Range: $166,200 to $197,400

(**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

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If you've ever thought about joining an early stage Web3 company - this is it! We're a global, world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and law with offices in New York City and Miami. We're highly passionate about Web3 and redefining the way people build and use finance and decentralized applications of all kinds. The company received early-stage funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant. Join us and be a pioneer in a new technology that will have implications across a range of verticals such as finance, gaming, investing, collectibles, among many others.

Ava Labs is committed to diversity in the workplace and we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.