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Information Technology Manager

Information Technology | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Information Technology Manager at Tapjoy in San Francisco, California

About Tapjoy:

Tapjoy is a mobile value exchange platform, driving personalized app discovery for consumers, customer acquisition and engagement for app and brand advertisers, and rich monetization for innovative developers.  The Tapjoy network spans over 20,000 apps and 675 million global consumers on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.  Tapjoy is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in 14 cities across the U.S., Asia and Western Europe.  Investors include InterWest Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, D.E. Shaw Ventures, Rho Ventures and J.P. Morgan Asset Management.


Tapjoy is a rapidly growing company with strong revenues and solid market share, and is currently seeking a self-motivated and customer-focused IT Manager to lead its corporate information technology effort.  The IT Manager provides hands-on system maintenance, supervises daily operations and contributes analyses and recommendations on system structure and monitoring to ensure efficient utilization of IT assets and to minimize any potential downtime.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following as additional roles and/or focus will be needed as the company and department continues to grow and evolve:

  • Provide vision, leadership and oversight to ensure IT operational excellence 24X7X365
  • Manage a team of system administrators in support of the company’s corporate IT initiatives
  • Configure and maintain the corporate LAN, VPN, firewall and servers
  • Define corporate desktop and server provisioning standards
  • Plan and execute monitoring for critical systems
  • Create systems to automate desktop and corporate server deployments
  • Manage desktop and shared file storage back-up and anti-virus systems
  • Provide phone system administration and support
  • Ad hoc projects depending on needs of Information Technology team


  • Five to eight years hands-on experience delivering IT operational services
  • B.S. in Management of Information Systems or Computer Science, or equivalent education and experience preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to quickly shifting priorities
  • Extensive experience maintaining Windows-based systems
  • Experience managing an office network
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Mac hardware and software experience
  • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies

So...why would you want to work for Tapjoy?

The real question is...why wouldn't you?

  • We are a small company doing very big things (220M devices on our network and growing)
  • We value innate intelligence, the curiosity to learn more, and the ability to solve problems - and we provide a ton of autonomy in which to do this
  • The mobile app space is a large opportunity and will continue to grow. We've done well so far and we clearly see where we need to go - and now we need your help to get there