About Lilac Solutions, Inc. 

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction technology company focused on scaling lithium production for the electric vehicle era. Lilac solves the critical technology problems which today prevent development of the world’s largest lithium resources: low yields, high costs, slow start-up, poor reliability, and massive environmental impacts. Lilac’s technology represents such a step-change in performance and cost that it also unlocks the development of new unconventional lithium deposits with low lithium grades and high impurities, which have historically been impossible to produce. In 2021, Lilac raised $150M in Series B financing from investors including T. Rowe Price, Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Sumitomo, BMW and SK Materials. Lilac is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Job Description 

The IT Director will oversee all IT (Information Technology) functions in our company. You will oversee managing the company’s IT team (IT operations/Help Desk and Solutions) as well as work on the implementation of new IT systems and policies in support of Lilac’s business.  As a senior member of our staff you will be a trusted advisor to the executive leadership on all matters related to IT.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in creating and implementing IT policies and systems that will meet objectives while influencing and motivating those around you to adopt them. This role is preferred to be based in Oakland, CA, but is also open to candidates located in Fernley, NV, Salt Lake City, UT, or remote candidates.

The goal is to ensure IT systems and people are effective and functioning within the limits of budget, time and specifications of the company. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Manage and develop a team of [3] IT Operations and [1] IT Solutions professionals to deliver effective IT services for Lilac, including but not limited to: Help Desk, Asset Management (Hardware & Software), Information Security, Data Management, Network & infrastructure Solutions, scoping, impanation and management of SaaS projects, etc.  
  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management 
  • Analyze the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs and deliver solutions as appropriate 
  • Purchase efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software 
  • Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency 
  • Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management 
  • Control budget and report on expenditure 
  • Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts 

Candidate Qualifications 

  • 8+ years of experience working in IT operations, supervising technology teams, and overseeing large information technology projects. Proven experience as IT director or similar role is a plus 
  • BSc/BA in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field; MSc/MA is a plus 
  • Excellent understanding of computer systems, cyber-security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and telecommunications systems 
  • Experience in controlling information technology budget 
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with teams across the entire organization 
  • Experience working for a high growth company rapidly scaling headcount and evolving IT needs 
  • Experience working in an international organization 
  • Commitment to fostering a positive and high-performance company culture 

Compensation 

  • Salary range: $175-$225k annually (commensurate with experience) 
  • Stock options 
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Long-term disability insurance 
  • 401k with pre- and post-tax investing options 
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy 
  • Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave 
  • Onsite Gym and Daily Catered Lunch for Oakland Employees 
  • Monthly phone stipend 
  • Private secured parking with EV charging stations 

EEO Statement 

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity.  Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. 

 

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