Head of IT

London, UK
Added: April 9, 2024
Head of IT (London)

At ClearSpace, we believe in reusability, in affordability driving disruption, and that no progress is real unless it is sustainable.

Our company was founded in 2018 out of the realization that in-orbit servicing and space debris removal are vital services for the future of space exploration and operations. Today ClearSpace has assembled an expert engineering team and is leading the way toward sustainable space operations. From a garage in Switzerland, we now operate across Europe and the US, and are working with world-leading institutions and companies to bring our dream of a sustainable space ecosystem to life.

Motivated to join us and make a difference beyond earth? We are currently looking for a Head of IT to join our team.

The Role

We are looking for a Head of IT that will be fully responsible for deploying, maintaining, securing and protecting the complex IT infrastructure needed to allow ClearSpace to operate effectively and efficiently across its many activities and entities. Building satellites is hard; building the supporting IT infrastructure is just as hard!

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Defining and maintaining a comprehensive IT strategy, covering stringent data protection requirements, cyber security, a wide range of data sources and tools and cost-efficient infrastructure.
  • Maintaining all of ClearSpace IT infrastructure, ensuring uptime, data security and a positive user experience.
  • Supporting users, quickly resolving issues and ensuring SLA adherence.
  • Working with key stakeholders to understand ClearSpace's business needs and implementing new tools and solutions to meet them.
  • Implement rigorous information security tools and procedures to ensure compliance with best practices and sector-relevant regulations.
  • Managing ClearSpace's IT budget, focusing resources on solutions that deliver the highest business value.
  • Leading ClearSpace's IT Team, developing staff, promoting a positive culture and recruiting new members as the business grows.
  • Promoting new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), that can enhance processes and improve business efficiency.

Desired Experience

  • A proven track record as a Head of IT or IT Manager.
  • Experience with both cloud-based tools and on-premise solutions.
  • Knowledge of best-in-class cyber security frameworks.
  • 8 - 10 years of relevant experience.

Desired Education

  • Relevant IT Certifications.

Desired Strengths

  • A team player, willing to get stuck in and collaborate wherever is needed.
  • Agile, flexible and able to work across a geographically-distributed teams .
  • A great communicator.

ClearSpace Offers

  • The freedom to evolve and grow within a team of experienced specialists.
  • The opportunity to be a key player in some of the most exciting space missions.
  • A caring and collaborative working environment.
  • The possibility of partial remote working and flexible hours.