IT Manager
Elance, Inc. - Mountain View, CA

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We are in the midst of a work revolution – quality work is moving online. And Elance is where the jobs are going. We’re building the infrastructure that capture clients and freelancers’ preferences and requirements, matching jobs with the best freelancers available, and maximizing the chance of great outcomes. And that’s where you come in.

We're seeking a highly enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who has a knack for computers and loves to help people out. This position is responsible for motivating a team of IT professionals to deliver excellent customer service to our employees. You will need a background in IT support, and must be able to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The candidate should be energetic, patient, and good natured and have a sense of humor, and must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

In this role, you will:
Provide strong leadership and direction, excel at multi-tasking and have the ability to ramp up quickly in a dynamic, high-tech environment

Manage a top-performing IT team to achieve ambitious strategic objectives

Define and manage business processes while getting buy-in and driving change across the organization

Plan and execute infrastructure changes and improvements

Prepare the team for new product / service releases, and stay up-to-date with competing technologies

Get your hands dirty with technical execution tasks

Provide support for various remote offices

Ensure compliance with IT security

After-hours and on-call responsibilities as required or defined

To win in this role, you need:
10+ years of IT support/helpdesk (Mac and Windows) experience

5+ years of people management experience across technical spectrum and multiple geographical locations

Strong knowledge of, and experience in, a range of IT topics, including best practices in desktop support, security, corporate systems management and network management

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience in managing routers/switches/firewalls, phone systems, video conference equipment and various wireless devices

Experience in Windows server 2008+

Experience in virtualization (vmware, xen) a plus

Linux experience a plus

Exposure to SOX compliance a plus

About Elance
Come work where people say “Happy Monday” and actually mean it (seriously, no joke).

A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you’re helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.

You see at Elance we’re not just creating a revolutionaryplace for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We’re also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we’re always looking for amazing people ready to help the world Work Differently™.

So check out our job openings in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Europe. Then join Elance as we change how the world works, and learn why around here TGIF means “This Gig Is Fantastic.”

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