IT Manager at Advanced Navigation

Operations, Full-Time, Sydney, AU sydney full-time
Posted 25 days ago

Advanced Navigation is one of the world’s most ambitious innovators in AI robotics and navigation technology across land, air, sea and space. While our main headquarters are in Sydney, we have multiple research facilities in Australia and sales offices around the world. Since 2011, the company has experienced great success and has progressed into several deep, new technologies. Our fields of expertise include underwater sonar, GNSS, radio frequency systems, inertial sensors, robotics, quantum sensors and photonics.
Today, Advanced Navigation is a supplier to some of the world's largest companies, including Airbus, Boeing, Google, Tesla, Apple, and General Motors. We aspire to be the catalyst of the autonomy revolution and our technology can be seen in exciting applications across the globe. 
Hydrus, our revolutionary underwater robot will help restore oceans to a flourishing state. You will find our navigation systems in the autonomous Indy race cars and thousands of Plus AI autonomous trucks. We help farmers adopt autonomous farming equipment and assist in various fields of research. Switching to software, our cloud-based drone management platform helps patrol beaches for emergency rescues and shark tracking. Off-planet, we will deliver a navigation system for the next NASA moon landing. The applications of our technologies are quite limitless - where there is autonomy, you will find Advanced Navigation.

Overview of Position

This role is a challenging mix of strategic IT structuring and planning and value driven implementation. Our IT Systems to date have been managed effectively by our CEO and supported by an IT Systems Analyst, but our current scale and growth plans call for greater investment in this critical support function. We are searching for candidates with impeccable technical skills and an interest and drive to build a robust IT department from the ground up.

Role Responsibilities

  • Define and manage our overall IT strategy, including systems, projects and resources
  • Manage and maintain critical IT systems and infrastructure, including network and services, with guidance from the CIO
  • Monitor and maintain technical infrastructure, storage and network traffic to optimise performance and efficiency across the business
  • Deploy new systems and manage IT projects as required
  • Manage our NIST security compliance. Audit our systems and identify gaps, recommend and implement solutions
  • Manage IT documentation and policies
  • Manage a small team of IT analysts to provide day to day IT support and solutions for a rapidly growing team of over 100 people
  • Set up and manage IT hardware, software and user accounts for new starters, including remote setup for team members based outside of Sydney
  • Manage IT assets, including asset registers, storage and repairs
  • Procure and manage office IT equipment, such as teleconference equipment, PCs and screens
  • Manage a mix of Linux and Windows services and clients (including Active Directory, Group Policies, DNS, print services), Google Workspace, Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Zabbix, File Server (TrueNAS based), Ubiquiti networking equipment and backup systems.
  • Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in a related technical field
  • Extensive knowledge and experience across Enterprise Infrastructure Technologies and a minimum 5 years’ of Infrastructure leadership/management experience
  • 5 years’ experience in managing and delivering infrastructure design and operational excellence
  • Strong technical experience with Windows Servicer, Linux, security-oriented networking, virtualisation and hybrid (cloud and on-site) hosting of internal and client facing services
  • Experience working in a security critical environment  CIS / NIST / Essential 8
  • 4+ years running a small IT department in a complex, fast moving environment or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent time management, driven to work quickly
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to execute in a fast-paced environment
  • Key Behavioural Qualities

  • Someone who mandates quality and will not accept a low standard of work, but is able to work quickly on prototyping activities when it is clear that progress is more important than perfection. 
  • A passionate, hungry learner that gets excited about professional growth and being challenged by new opportunities
  • Proactive communicator who facilitates efficient cross-team connection at the earliest opportunity, especially when significant problems surface that require long-term action to correct. 
  • Have a collaborative and team-oriented mindset for accomplishing goals and a bias-to-action and desire to make things happen.
  • Be confident developing disruptive technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible  
  • Recognises the unique opportunity a career with ADNAV is and strives for the success of the company as well as their own development. They should visibly show enthusiasm.
  • We’re looking for a person who is able to plan their own work around a brief, be adaptable and recognise and avoid dead ends. 
  • A key attribute would be to understand the design brief being asked of them and be proactive in gathering the information they need. 
  • A person, not afraid to ask if they don’t understand something.
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.

    Apart from the above you will be doing your life's best work in a large, fun office in central Sydney close to all public transportation, with coffee and breakfast provided, to keep you going throughout the day.