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IT Director

IT | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

OPSWAT is a global cyber security company providing solutions for enterprises since 2002 to identify, detect, and remediate advanced security threats from data and devices coming into and out their networks. Trusted by over 1,000 organizations worldwide for this secure data flow, OPSWAT prevents advanced security threats across multiple channels of file transfer and data flow with flexible options of Metadefender solutions and API-based development and threat intelligence platforms. With over 30 anti-malware engines, 100+ data sanitization engines and more than 25 technology integration partners, OPSWAT is a pioneer and leader in data sanitization (Content Disarm and Reconstruction), vulnerability detection, multi-scanning, device compliance, and cloud access control. To learn more about OPSWAT, please visit


The Position


OPSWAT is looking for a new IT Director who will work alongside the Senior IT Director to support the global IT infrastructure team.  We are looking for a hands-on professional who enjoys rolling up his or her sleeves and working directly with the team to achieve the goals of both the team and the company. You will come with a strong background in Cyber Security and a propensity for focusing on security risks and understanding how to quickly eliminate them. He/she will be responsible for leading and managing the IT team and supporting OPSWAT employees worldwide.


What You Will Be Doing

  • Improving the global security posture of the OPSWAT network and server infrastructure
  • Ensuring the high performance and reliability of OPSWAT IT systems
  • Hands-On management of private virtual infrastructure (VMWare, Xen, etc.)
  • Managing and improving monitoring infrastructure
  • Researching and improving new technologies
  • Leading the efforts to improve IT processes
  • Incident management with strong communication skills
  • Creating and reviewing documentation, designing new standard operating procedures
  • Identifying and troubleshooting recurring platform issues and engaging service owners to drive resolution
  • Mentoring peers in your areas of technical and operational strength


What We Need From You

  • Strong background in Cyber Security and the hardening of both networks AND server infrastructure
  • Self-motivated and capable of making the right decision to move the team forward on a daily basis
  • Ability to oversee the technology operation within the team and evaluate them according to our established goals
  • Effective organizational skills to maintain a consistently high standard of operations
  • Previous experience in debugging and performance tuning in production environments
  • Ability to establish and adjust IT policies and systems in order to support the implementation of strategies set by the Sr. IT Director
  • Experience in controlling IT budget and capable of purchasing efficient and cost effective technological equipment and software
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to roll up your sleeves and get dirty whenever required (Hands on is required)
  • A well-rounded exposure to typical IT skills and technologies
  • 5+ years experience in a server administration role
  • 5+ years experience in a management role
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and a commitment to document findings
  • Experience driving collaborative projects from conception to delivery


It Would Be Nice If You Had

  • Experience in driving conference calls and managing remote teams
  • Experience in expanding knowledge of new domains and sharing with the teams
  • Strong customer focus and willingness to go the extra mile for internal employees
  • Understanding of network troubleshooting and remediation


To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to us via JobScore. Special consideration will be given to those candidates whose cover letter indicates that they have viewed our website. Please, no drop-ins, calls or faxes.