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IT/Security Lead

Whisper Aero is a next-generation, air propulsion company that delivers thrust more cleanly, efficiently, and quietly than ever before.
We’re looking for an IT/Security Lead to join our team. This person will be responsible for ongoing administration tasks required to support the network, identify any vulnerabilities and threats, implement security measures and mitigations, as well as to comply with reporting requirements of Whisper Aero’s upcoming Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. As Whisper Aero continues to grow and expand, the need for a robust IT network and physical security infrastructure increases to ensure that Whisper Aero’s facilities are secure and compliant with DoD cyber and security requirements. The IT/security plan should strike a balance between an emphasis on security and restrictions that hamper the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of employees given the startup culture of the company.
Location: Crossville, TN
What You’ll Do:
Assist team with daily IT needs, leadership, and training
Plan and oversee the installation and maintenance of computer systems, hardware, and networks
Develop and implement policies related to network security, disaster recovery, and IT infrastructure
Analyze resource utilization and develop strategies to optimize performance
Establish, measure, and define IT goals and maintain an IT roadmap
Monitor and analyze the success of IT initiatives and projects and continually develop and evaluate new technologies and tools for the company
Direct the activities of the help desk to ensure the IT needs of users are met
Manage development projects to integrate new technologies into existing systems
Perform ongoing support and maintenance of all hardware, software, and network components
Implement, monitor, and administer IT network infrastructure and security policy with best practices to protect company information and resources
Initiate long term security infrastructure improvements.
Manage security, passwords and backups.
Maintain all local software and hardware licensing to ensure conformance.
Set up new user accounts and provide support and training on systems to new users.
Reevaluate and upgrade existing systems to maintain compliance while improving performance for Whisper Aero needs

What You’ll Need:
BS in Information Technology or related degree with 5-7 yrs work experience i
Strong teamwork and communication skills
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of industry-standard computer hardware and software systems
Experience with network administration
Experience managing on-premises servers, storage area networks (SAN), and network-attached storage (NAS) devices for scientific computing
Experience and fluency in both Windows, Mac, and Unix operating systems.
Familiarity with Cloud platforms
Experience with Google Workspace, Zoom and other tools
U.S. Person status

Bonus Qualifications:
Experience working with Air Force, Department of Defense, and other Government Agencies
Experience with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance

Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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