Are you an experienced and innovative IT Leader who wants to actively contribute to the expansion of an established fast-growing tech company?
At GeoComply, our mission is to empower the future of digital trust. We operate at the center of a new generation of cybersecurity companies, leveraging today's geolocation data to make better risk-based decisions. Working as a critical piece of the security infrastructure for some of the world’s largest tech companies like DraftKings, FanDuel, the BBC and Akamai, we are the global market-leader for compliance-grade geolocation data and a critical piece of the decision engine. We have big plans in the next few years, including a targeted IPO and various M&A opportunities.
At the heart of it all is people - we are deeply committed to creating and sustaining a world-class experience for our employees, customers, and partners.
As GeoComply’s IT Director, you will use your past experience to lead and guide a global IT team spread across three continents, with a focus on technical expertise and an employee/service centered approach. You will be coming in with exceptional communication skills and a forward-thinking mindset and will spearhead the positioning and development of the department as a true business partner to all stakeholders. As a tech-savvy problem-solver, you thrive on driving efficiency improvements and the optimization of processes and systems.
This is a great opportunity for a seasoned IT leader who has a solid understanding of the IT function, and experience in scaling systems, to have a strong impact at a crucial time of our company’s growth and will be based in our Vancouver office
What You Will Be Doing
Oversee all Information Technology functions in our company and evaluate them according to established goals
Evaluate, modify, and create IT policies, systems and procedures to support the implementation of company strategies
Lead, manage and coach a global IT team to facilitate career growth & professional development, and to elevate the department positioning throughout the company
Hire and train new team members
Establish yourself as a strong business partner to all heads of departments to position the IT function as a supportive entity focused on making everyone’s day-to-day simpler by anticipating challenges before they arise
Meet with internal stakeholders to understand and assess their technology needs and implement relevant processes
Own the shifting of the positioning of the IT department as a strong business partner focused on people and services
Oversee all IT assets and infrastructure across multiple global offices.
Analyze current and past projects and keep track of daily progress of projects in development
Plan, optimize and oversee the yearly IT budget and negotiate best solutions and fees with vendors for renewals and acquisition of new systems
Be a partner to Senior leadership by proposing options, solutions and detailed development plans for the department and IT systems
A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience working in IT, with at least 3 years in a people management and leadership capacity, preferably in a high-growth company
Excellent communication & presentation skills; You can present ideas in a clear and engaging manner with all stakeholders
Experience owning an IT budget including purchasing software & hardware, as well as headcount
Demonstrated experience in scaling systems and processes such as simplifying the provisioning of systems
Proven leadership experience in managing a distributed IT team of 5+ in a fast-paced environment; you thrive on helping team members reach their full potential and on developing a level of comfort towards new concepts and being people/service-focused
A Customer-focused approach; you believe IT should be a business partner to all departments
A Cloud-first mindset; you are forward thinking and constantly analyze what can be improved or done more efficiently
Solid project management, time management and cross-functional coordination skills
The ability to work on multiple projects in parallel and to establish new processes while streamlining existing priorities
A strong understanding of security principles and their importance in IT, such as when rolling out systems, you make sure security requirements are met
A positive outlook and the ability to bring new ideas & get buy in
A highly adaptable and open-minded nature; you can work together with all types of personalities and cultures
Experience working with senior leaders and an executive team
The ability to juggle with three different time zones
Bonus points if you
Have a track-record of managing global teams
Have worked in companies with 500+ employees
Have a great sense of humour
Let us share why we think you’d love working with us.
We have a track record of success and a vision and a plan for a promising future. GeoComply has close to 100% market share for player location regulatory compliance in the US gaming space. And we have fuelled that momentum with the expansion into new markets - media & entertainment and fintech.
We are proud of our values and we live them in all of our actions, conversations, and work.#Build it Better, #Build it Bigger, #Build it Right
We are proud to be part of a global team that develops award-winning solutions for some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies.
We will support you on your learning journey. We invest in employee career growth and development. Our learning & development commitment includes leadership and technical development, a substantial budget for education and training, as well as dedicated work hours for self-study.
We care about our team. Our GeoComply team is talented, has a bias for action, and is known for their positive attitude and energy. Team members are generously rewarded with competitive salaries, incentives, and a comprehensive benefits package.
We care about giving back to the communities in which we live and work. GeoComply supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations and employee volunteer activities.
We know that work can be fun. We take the time to create employee events and experiences where everyone can connect and celebrate.
Now What? Send us your resume and a cover letter. We Can’t Wait To Meet You.
At GeoComply, we live our value of building it right. Our workplace is built on mutual respect and inclusion. We know that diversity of experience and thought has led to connection, innovation, and our company’s success. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and identities.