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Director of IT



IT, Education
Atlanta, GA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
Hermeus is seeking an outcome-driven Director of IT to lead and innovate our information technology functions. You'll develop and execute the IT strategy, manage operations, and drive technological advancements. Experience scaling high-growth startups (100-1000 people) is vital. Your expertise in delivering outcomes and securing classified networks will play a crucial role in shaping the future of air travel.


  • Develop and execute the IT strategy aligned with business objectives, delivering tangible outcomes.
  • Own the execution and delivery of enterprise IT management, systems, processes, etc.
  • Lead and manage the IT department, including infrastructure, systems, networking, and support teams.
  • Ensure security, integrity, and availability of IT systems and data, including highly secure networks.
  • Drive innovation and efficiency gains through emerging technologies and digital transformation.
  • Collaborate with departments, providing effective IT solutions and support.
  • Manage relationships with external vendors and service providers.
  • Develop and manage the IT budget, optimizing investments.
  • Stay updated with emerging technologies and industry trends.
  • Establish and enforce IT policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Coach and develop managers.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, or related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • Experience scaling IT operations in high-growth startups (100-1000 people).
  • Proficiency in IT infrastructure, networking, cybersecurity, and cloud solutions.
  • Proficiency with AWS, Azure AD, MacOS and Windows management
  • Strong background in managing secure networks and classified systems.
  • Proven ability to deliver outcomes and align IT strategies with business goals.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Project management expertise within budget and timelines.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Analytical mindset and strategic thinking.
  • Passion for technology innovation in aerospace industry
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.