IT Specialist

Number of employees

70

Orange, Australia

Posted on: 2023-05-30

Category: carbon

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Loam works with 4.5 billion years of evolution to solve the climate crisis. Microbes have changed the composition of our atmosphere through earth’s history. At Loam, we are ensuring these organisms can do it again. Through a better understanding of how microbes influence the carbon cycle, we can create new planetary-scale opportunities for carbon sequestration and improve agricultural productivity.

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, farmers, and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to improve the world's farmland and address climate change. By developing microbial technology, we aim to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and build carbon in agricultural soils. Our goal is to help farming businesses prosper by boosting yield, enhancing soil health, and enabling access to carbon markets.

As a fast-paced and multidimensional startup, Loam offers a supportive and diverse workplace where every team member is encouraged to learn and grow beyond their area of expertise. Regardless of the role, everyone at Loam shares one job: to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it stably in farmer's soils.

About the Role:

As the IT Specialist at Loam, you will play a vital role in managing our information technology systems and infrastructure. Your responsibilities will include overseeing the implementation and maintenance of hardware, software, networks, and security measures to ensure the smooth operation of our IT systems. You will collaborate with various teams to identify technology needs, develop IT strategies, and implement solutions that support the company's goals.

Loam has approximately 100 employees across offices in Australia and the USA. We also conduct research in laboratories and in the field. As IT Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the use of technology that supports all aspects of our business.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain Loam's IT infrastructure, including hardware, software, networks, and security systems.
  • Oversee the implementation, administration, and integration of SaaS platforms
  • Develop and implement IT policies and procedures to ensure data security, privacy, and regulatory compliance.
  • Manage and monitor IT budgets, expenses, and contracts with vendors and service providers.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify technology needs and provide technical guidance and support.
  • Lead IT projects, including system upgrades, migrations, and deployments, ensuring timely completion and minimal disruptions.
  • Conduct regular system audits and vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential risks and weaknesses.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends, making recommendations for improvements and advancements in our IT systems.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to team members and end-users.

Requirements

  • Proven experience as an IT Specialist or similar role, preferably in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Strong knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure, and security, including hardware, software, networks, cloud technologies, and data protection.
  • Proficient in developing and implementing IT policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage resources, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and leadership abilities, with the capacity to collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. Relevant certifications are a plus.

Benefits

  • A competitive package based on experience.
  • An opportunity to create a real and tangible impact on global agriculture and climate change.
  • A collaborative and highly engaging work environment with involvement across Loam's international R&D, product, and commercial teams.
  • Ability to have a significant impact and grow with the organization.
  • Please note that this role offers the option to be based in Orange, NSW or Sydney, NSW. The location will be determined based on the successful applicant's preference.

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