VP of IT Infrastructure
Fitbit, US - San Francisco
Stay motivated and improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep
At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.
We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60mm devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe. In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto! Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.
From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, onsite workout classes, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, contribute your ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it.
Fitbit’s HQ campus is located in the heart of San Francisco with office locations in Boston, San Diego and around the world. Think you’ve found your fit?
What are we hoping for?
Fitbit is seeking an experienced and energetic Vice President of I.T. Infrastructure. You will be responsible for the implementation and operation of all technology infrastructure deployed for internal use at Fitbit, which includes data center, network and server services, telephony, audio and video monitoring, user support/help desk, workstation management, storage and related software. We expect you and your team to deliver best-in-class network stability and performance, availability and resource utilization, leveraging state-of-the-art technologies.
At Fitbit, we are dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more active lives. We take a common sense approach to fitness, and believe that the key to successful transformation is to make it both easy and fun for consumers to be more active, eat smarter, and get enough sleep — in short, that small changes to your daily routine can add up to big results. Our mission is to empower and inspire you to live a healthier, more active life. We create innovative, inspiring products and online services that harness the power of new technologies to make people more aware of their everyday activities and motivate them to do more.
About the Culture:
Fitbit employees live our mission. We are passionate about what we do for our customers and we practice what we preach. Join our work out Wednesdays, on site fitness classes and activity based groups. Fitbit has an infectious and lively culture and we recognize our successes weekly at our Friday on-site happy hour celebrations. We stand behind our mission and are committed to changing the world to be a healthier place.
Essential Experience, Skiils and Functions:
Ensure high availability of IT supported systems.
Provide input, support and hands-on leadership for network, IT security, server and storage infrastructure-related tasks.
Responsible for the implementation and operation of all technology infrastructure deployed for internal use at Fitbit, which includes data center, network and server services, telephony, audio and video monitoring, user support/help desk, workstation management, storage and related software.
Manage daily IT infrastructure operations to ensure high availability, including job, event log and data center monitoring.
Provides infrastructure services vision, enables innovation and seeks to leverage IT trends that can create business value consistent with the company’s requirements and expectations.
Oversee key vendor management and contract negotiations.
Development of enterprise standards and technology architecture and the IT operations governance process.
Direct IT infrastructure project management activities around new, ongoing and special projects.
Hands on technical depth enables direct oversight, problem-solving leadership and participation for complex infrastructure implementation, system upgrades and operational troubleshooting.
Interface with the Facilities team and provide input to data center and office expansion planning. Negotiate all adds/changes/deletes with the Facilities team.
Communicate up and out on all IT issues. Keep all levels of management informed on progress.
Select, motivate and develop a high-performing staff
Build partnership with Engineering team and support them
Work closely with Security team
BS, BA or equivalent experience in information management systems.
What we will offer you:
We’ll offer you a supportive, collaborate work environment, with colleagues who care about the success of their organization.
We will treat you fairly, provide competitive compensation, on-going recognition, and most of all, a chance to learn, contribute and develop your skills
We’ll provide you the chance to join an explosive industry, a successful and growing organization and an unmatched leadership team, passionate about their employees
We offer you fun, enthusiasm, support, a passion for healthy living and never a dull moment…
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We're a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.