Head of IT at Morse Micro

Other (open), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney
Posted 29 days ago

Are you an experienced Unix Systems Administrator looking for an exciting challenge in a fast-paced startup as the Head of IT? Do you have what it takes to build, maintain & perfect an on-demand high performance Linux compute farm on AWS EC2? Want to play a critical role in a deep-tech company that depends on your IT infrastructure and work with the brightest engineers from around the world? 

Then join Morse Micro, Australia’s fastest growing semiconductor company as our Head of IT. Morse Micro is building the next generation of Wi-Fi chips that will revolutionize the Internet of Things (IoT). Think of ultra-low power Wi-Fi chips that reach 10x further and cover 1000x the volume of conventional Wi-Fi deployments. 

This position is located in Sydney, Australia and is available immediately. This role offers unique opportunities such as working with infrastructure that is 100% in the cloud, High Performance Computing technologies and devops automation.

You’ll be responsible for leading a team of two others in a fast-paced, fun environment with the overall goal of just getting the job done - whilst still being thorough and providing expert and professional advice and direction when needed. You will have the scope to grow the team and make this role your own!

Responsibilities include:

  • Building, maintaining and perfecting Morse Micro’s AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Maintenance and monitoring of RHEL / Centos / Ubuntu cloud servers
  • Installation, configuration and automation of Ubuntu lab equipment
  • Installation of third party EDA software on cloud infrastructure
  • General IT infrastructure support
  • Cyber Security reviews & implementation of intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Ad-hoc Linux / Windows / Mac support for users
  • Devops and participation in sprint-based project work as required

Essential skills (you must have these skills to be considered):

  • 10+ years experience in a similar role
  • AWS experience, in particular EC2, EFS, FSX and RDS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Centos guru
  • Deep understanding of network infrastructure & security
  • IT infrastructure know-how (eg Meraki firewalls & switches, Unifi WiFi APs or similar)
  • Scripting experience with Bash & Python
  • Working knowledge of git

Bonus skills (if you have these, you can stand out among the crowd but don’t sweat it if you don’t):

  • Experience with Devops tools such as Terragrunt and Terraform
  • Experience with Slurm or IBM Spectrum LSF or any HPC technologies
  • Experience with AWS EC2 F1 fpga instances
  • Experience with X2Go and/or NoMachine virtual desktop software
  • Experience with continuous integration implementations on Bitbucket
  • Experience with Google workspaces

Check out what it is like to work with us:

Morse Micro & AWS:

Check out Morse Micro's partnership with AWS, as seen in this episode of AWS Community Chats with Michael De Nil, the CEO and CO-Founder of Morse Micro. Michael shares how the company works with AWS today.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary + excellent stock option package
  • Potential to sponsor a work visa for the right candidate
  • Healthy work environment with sit/stand desks and large screens
  • Office perks such as stocked drinks fridge, snack bar and barista coffee
  • Newly fitted-out offices, with a relaxed, friendly work environment

Who we are:

Morse Micro is a fabless semiconductor company building Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) chips for the Internet of Things (IoT). We are a team of wireless experts that love to innovate and invent. Together, we are building the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi technology that will enable billions of IoT devices to connect securely to the internet. We are a global team with offices in Sydney & Picton (Australia), Irvine & Boston (USA), Bangalore (India) and Hangzhou (China).

How to apply:

To apply submit your CV and cover letter and tell us why you would be a stand-out applicant for the role of Head of IT at Morse Micro.