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IT Manager



Tysons, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Us

Red Cell Partners is an incubation firm building and investing in rapidly scalable technology-led companies that are bringing revolutionary advancements to market in three distinct practice areas: healthcare, cyber, and national security. United by a shared sense of duty and deep belief in the power of innovation, Red Cell is developing powerful tools and solutions to address our Nation’s most pressing problems.

About Andesite:

Andesite is an analyst-obsessed cybersecurity company that’s committed to improving the capabilities and efficiencies of overburdened cyber defense teams. With its advanced technology, Andesite empowers cybersecurity teams and their analysts to better predict threats, prioritize and allocate resources, and take preemptive actions to prevent or mitigate attacks. In April 2024, Andesite launched from stealth out of Red Cell Partners, an incubation firm that builds and invests in rapidly scalable technology-led companies that are bringing revolutionary advancements to market in healthcare, cyber, and national security.

Available Location: 1800 Tysons Blvd Suite 900 Mc Lean, VA 22102 (hybrid)

Cybersecurity analysts are drowning in an increasingly data-dense security environment. Teams are overburdened. The industry faces a dire talent shortage that threatens the resilience of both government and commercial organizations.

Andesite is building the next generation cybersecurity analyst experience, with an Analyst-Obsessed approach. Our mission is to supercharge the analysts protecting our country’s networks. When analysts work in our advanced AI security analytics platform, they can analyze decentralized data sets at scale and more quickly respond to threats. They become better and smarter, just by doing the things they’re already built to do.

We have deep experience with this problem. Our team is born out of the security community and comes from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences including the CIA, NSA, military, big tech, and start ups.

After being co-developed by Red Cell Partners’ newly-formed Cyber Practice and General Catalyst, we raised a $15M seed round and are rapidly scaling.

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced IT Manager to report to our Head of Security and Compliance to shape the backbone of our IT infrastructure by designing and executing a forward-looking IT strategy that ensures the highest standards of availability, security, and user experience.

The IT manager is expected to be on-site at our office in Tyson’s Corner, VA, at least 3 days per week and as needed for major company events.

What You’ll Do:

  • IT management: Manage the company's IT systems and ensure seamless functioning of all aspects of the technology function. Plan, coordinate, and lead all IT-related activities. Develop and maintain a comprehensive IT road map. Develop and implement IT policies and institutionalize best practices.
  • Project management: Direct and organize large-scale IT-related projects, such as Platform-as-a-Service and cloud service migrations.
  • Continuous improvement: Set future objectives and strategies for the IT department. Select and implement the appropriate technology stack to streamline internal company operations and help optimize our technology strategy. Identify and act, alongside company leadership, to improve and update software and systems to ensure company is at the forefront of technology.
  • User experience: Design and deploy customized technological systems and platforms that maximize for and improve end user experience.
  • Program management: Analyze IT costs, value, and risks, and recommend corrective actions. Purchase and manage software or subscription licenses. Support security-related audits and compliance activities.

What You Have:

  • 6+ years of IT experience, including time at a rapidly scaling startup
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, or an equivalent field
  • Knowledge of compliance standards such as ISO and FedRAMP
  • Experience designing and developing IT systems and infrastructure and planning IT system implementation
  • Experience working with MSPs
  • Solid understanding of budgeting
  • Strong emphasis on the end user experience
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization. Experience with communications and productivity tools (e.g., Slack, Zoom) essential.
  • Highly organized with exceptional time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to evolving needs of a high-growth company
  • Incredibly trustworthy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Even Better If You Have:

  • A background at a cybersecurity or defense tech company
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with COBIT or ITIL
  • Certifications such as SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), CompTIA A+, Network+, and/or Security+

What We Can Offer:

  • A competitive salary, bonus, and equity package
  • 100% employer paid, comprehensive health insurance including medical, dental, and vision for you and your family
  • Unlimited PTO, with your manager’s approval
  • Flexible work environment where you manage your work day
  • A remote-first environment, with occasional travel to collaborate with customers, your team, and teammates from across the company in person
  • 14 weeks of fully-paid parental leave

Andesite is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don't feel like you're a perfect fit. If you're passionate about contributing to our mission, we'd love to hear from you!


We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer: You’ll receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.