Head of IT

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Dec 9

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards towards certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, high-rate production, and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024.


Joby is seeking a Head of Information Technology who will manage all the IT and computer systems within the organization. You will be responsible for creating IT policy and strategy, specifications, implementing infrastructure and leveraging technology to help the organization achieve its goals.


  • Develop the organization’s IT vision and translate it into actionable goals
  • Demonstrate how IT vision and expenditures directly support the strategic goals and vision of the organization
  • Work to continually increase user satisfaction
  • Direct the sourcing and implementation of software and hardware solutions
  • Formulate and implement business continuity and disaster recovery plans
  • Coordinate IT activities to ensure the availability of network services and data
  • Identify future challenges in the IT landscape and develop mitigation strategies
  • Oversee departmental budgeting and forecasting within the organization
  • Direct IT staff recruitment and retention
  • Oversee IT operations and supervise systems and IT staff
  • Partner with IT Security to continually improve capabilities
  • Identify and recommend new technology solutions
  • Build and maintain relationships with outside vendors
  • Manage company help desk
  • Ensure and demonstrate IT solutions are fully compliant with all statutory and regulatory requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • 8+ years of experience working in IT operations, supervising technology teams, and overseeing large information technology projects
  • Excellent leadership, prioritization, decision-making, and organizational skills
  • Excellent understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and telecommunications systems
  • Problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset
  • Project planning and management skills
  • Proficiency in forecasting, budgeting and strategic use of IT staff
  • Ability to communicate to tech-savvy and non-technical staff
  • Ability to demonstrate how IT requirements and expenditures support the strategic business goals and vision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with teams across the entire organization
  • Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.


  • Manage and direct the work streams related to IT SOX compliance and application controls

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