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IT Manager at Tessian
London, GB
IT at Tessian
We’re looking for an IT Manager to lead the transformation of IT at Tessian.
This is a unique opportunity to refine, define, and implement our IT policies and build out strong foundations for IT as a function. We’ll also be hiring an IT Associate who will report to you, and you’ll own ‘IT at Tessian’.
You’ll be comfortable exploring and implementing new technical solutions to manage our rapidly growing IT estate. At Tessian our priority will always be security, but we’re looking for someone with the instinct to walk the fine line between security and usability. We seek to empower our employees to achieve excellence, and we believe a powerful IT function is a key asset in our ability to do so.

Our current state of the union:

    • 100 UK staff (demised UK office) and a smaller number of staff in New York (shared or serviced offices)
    • Computing: Mac (75%) Linux (15%) and Windows (10%)
    • Telephony & AV: iPhones & Zoom
    • Predominantly cloud-based: GSuite, AWS, Zendesk ticketing, & cloud-based MDMs & password managers

The role involves:

    • Designing and deploying IDS, firewall and patch management systems
    • Building out a VPN infrastructure to allow secure access for our employees
    • Implementing pragmatic & solid IT and Information Security best practices, and monitoring and overseeing their implementation
    • Managing our IT estate & ensuring delivery of service desk responsibilities
    • Owning IT audits
    • Security training
    • Working with Business Development to answer customer security queries
    • Liaising with our DevOps team to ensure secure good production hygiene

Why we believe this role is so exciting:

    • Fast paced environment, with fast scale, iteration and implementation
    • Full support from the business and your colleagues
    • Opportunity to build out an IT team
    • Challenge of maintaining parity across Mac, Linux and Windows

We'd love to meet someone who:

    • Has 5+ years experience as an IT manager.
    • Is comfortable (or willing to get comfortable) working across Mac, Linux and Windows.
    • Ideally has some scripting skills
    • Ideally has some AWS skills

Why we think you'll love it here:

    • You’ll work alongside amazing, high-performing colleagues
    • Brilliant scale-up environment
    • We offer a competitive salary and equity options with every role
    • Everyone gets 25 days of paid annual leave (33 days including bank holidays)
    • Company contributions are made towards your pension
    • We have a communal company lunch twice a month, and regular team socials and activities
    • One week of remote working from abroad
    • There are plenty of office snacks including fruit, nuts, bread, and cereals, and amazing coffee
    • We offer a cycle to work scheme, eye-care vouchers and childcare vouchers
    • If you’re coming from abroad, we’ll provide relocation assistance. Over 25% of the company is international and we’re always as supportive as we can be in helping people make the move
Tessian is a Sequoia-backed technology company. Tessian's mission is to keep the world's most sensitive data and systems private and secure. We're building the world's first Human Layer Security (HLS) platform to fulfil this mission.

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