IT Infrastructure Lead

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

IT, Other Engineering
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

IT Infrastructure Lead

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby Aviation is seeking an IT Infrastructure Lead who is a passionate team player with excellent leadership, oral, written, and interpersonal skills. This position will be in our Santa Cruz, CA facility. This role will operate in a fast paced, demanding, and rewarding environment with very high expectations for individual contribution. The primary responsibilities for this role will include leadership of the IT Infrastructure Team and scheduling, planning, and resource allocation for IT Infrastructure projects and maintenance activities. Working with various IT and cross-functional teams at Joby Aviation (including Infrastructure, Business Systems, Security, Networking, and Service Desk), the IT Infrastructure Lead will develop and execute appropriate strategies and tactics that allow the company to achieve milestones on schedule and meet quality and financial requirements.


  • Required to work autonomously, being vigilant in the completion of assigned projects and able to adjust to changing priorities quickly and efficiently.
  • Leverage team performance metrics to help create growth, organizational, and budgeting strategies for the team and provide feedback that will allow the team to achieve higher operating efficiency.
  • Proven record of deploying a cloud-first model and planning team infrastructure migrations from on premises to CoLo or private cloud.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining methods and procedures for equipment deployments.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors to source required equipment and services.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop the Infrastructure team.
  • Manage projects and schedules within the portfolio and communicate at all levels of the organization as needed.
  • With the team, install and maintain physical and virtual servers, including both the operating system and applications.
  • Manages the maintenance of templates for servers, including shared services and population of these templates to create shutdown/startup instruction sets and infrastructure t-minus, t-zero, t-plus and back out tasks.
  • Work on-site primarily at our headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA, occasional nights and weekends, and visits to other locations.
  • Be online and available to oversee and execute routine evening deployments and maintenance windows.
  • Establishes, documents, and maintains best practices for Joby’s Infrastructure.
  • Provides governance and oversight of all Infrastructure projects and activities.
  • Assists with schedule and cost forecasting.
  • Reports directly to IT Operations Lead and collaborates with Network, Security, Service Desk, and Business Systems Leads.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years enterprise-level experience in an IT leadership role and a passion for people leadership.
  • Enterprise experience with network, compute, and storage architecture
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in the simultaneous management of multiple high-paced projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of rolling out an enterprise product or service through completion and launch within a diverse organization
  • Expertise in common workplace software (i.e. O365) with the ability to create and maintain performance and efficiency metrics
  • Proactive attitude towards working and closing projects and tickets
  • Logical problem solver who is comfortable tracking issues across the full stack of technologies
  • Detail oriented individual that believes a solution isn’t complete until there is alignment with stakeholders and there is documentation for future reference
  • Core Technical Skills: Patch management, server maintenance, Cloud computing, AWS, MS Azure, VMware, SQL, scripting, working in Linux environments, installing and configuring Software Packages, Docker, Kubernetes containerization
  • Bonus Skills: DBA Skills (SQL, PostgreSQL)


  • Enterprise experience with AWS, MS Azure, VMware, Enterprise Storage, & Infrastructure Management tools
  • Experience with Enterprise Application migrations or implementations
  • Experience with compliance audits, compliance, disaster recovery, and business continuity in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with role based access control and endpoint management with Intune, Landscape and Jamf.

Please still apply if you don’t meet all items in the desired section! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and effective workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay, bonus, and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $142,300 - $179,000/yr. The compensation package offered will be determined by location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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