Director, Information Technology at Checkr

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Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $2.2B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include, Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.

A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation. 

We are looking for an experienced IT leader to support Checkr’s rapid growth. As Director, IT you will provide leadership and guidance for the IT Infrastructure team and be responsible for defining IT Infrastructure strategy,standards, and management, including disaster recovery and security practices. The ideal candidate is a technical leader with a background in corporate IT infrastructure, Employee Services, Network Infrastructure & Employee productivity Systems.

This position is ideal for candidates who adapt well and thrive in rapidly growing and constantly changing conditions. The right candidate will know how to build scale and sustain a high-functioning IT organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Define and execute a strategic and tactical roadmap for the IT team. Strong people management leading coaching, developing, mentoring skills 
  • Leads the development of the IT vision; translates the vision into short-/long- term goals and deliverables that support the organization initiatives. Establishes cross-functional partnership and drives projects to help meet strategic goals and identify opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • Enabling Employee productivity will be a crucial component of the role, focused on providing tools and systems to allow our employees to work efficiently and with minimal disruption supporting flexible work mode.
  • Provide delightful employee experience by optimizing ServiceDesk by automating regular IT needs such as onboarding and offboarding, device provisioning and maintenance, and system access by solving root causes and creating repeatable processes
  • Collaborate with our security team to protect our data, applications, devices, and users and ensure appropriate user access and control across all enterprise tooling.
  • Responsible for formulating and executing Protection, Backup, and Disaster Recovery policies 
  • Apply and demonstrate an agile methodology for IT projects. 
  • Own the IT budget, including managing vendor relationships and identifying cost-saving opportunities and investments.
  • Manage the company's hardware inventory and asset tracking

What you bring:

  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience in the field of Information Technology with strong leadership leading all aspects of an IT organization - Service Delivery, Network Infrastructure, Security, Application Development & Integration, Vendor Management, & IT architecture and establishing ITIL framework
  • 5+ years of leadership experience building, motivating and retaining IT teams that are distributed and remote. 
  • Expertise handling external vendors, procurement, and budgets
  • Process-oriented, with strong project management skills: managing priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Consistent track record of scaling and streamlining IT systems and processes (i.e. employee onboarding/offboarding, software/hardware provisioning, network management, etc.)
  • Experience securing and administrating applications such as Google Business Suite applications (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar), Okta, Jira, Confluence, Service desk and integration platforms such as Workato a plus.
  • Experience with IT asset inventory and management, implementing business continuity and disaster recovery programs
  • Knowledge and expertise in security best practices, maintaining SOC2, SOX and other compliance requirements
  • Experience working in a startup/high sense of urgency, ambiguous environment

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

The base salary for this position will vary based on geography and other factors.  In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $136,000-$161,000. 

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.


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Location

Surrounded by hip bars, restaurants and Colorado's State Capitol, there's always something new to see and do near our office!

An Insider's view of Checkr

What’s the vibe like in the office?

After 5 years of working at Checkr, I'm pleased to say that the vibe in the office hasn't changed! It's still a fun, vibrant and progressive environment where I'm constantly learning. If you're energized by smart, humble and ambitious professionals, you'll love Checkr.

Ashley DiRuggiero

Human Resources

How does the company support your career growth?

Checkr has helped me grow in my career with challenging Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) each quarter. Because my individual OKRs are aligned with company-wide stretch goals, achieving them means that I am an integral part of moving the company forward AND getting new experiences under my belt!

Temi Vasco

Accounting

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The sales team is on the front line with customers which gives us strong customer insights and a tremendous opportunity to shape the product strategy of the company. We bring that feedback to the executive team on a regular basis to influence the company's GTM strategy.

Kristen Faris

VP, Industry Strategy

What are Checkr Perks + Benefits

Checkr Benefits Overview

Checkr provides generous benefits and perks including comprehensive healthcare, unlimited PTO, commuter benefits, gym reimbursement, work from home Wednesday and an annual learning and development allowance.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Checkr offers equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that vest over a 4 year period.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary or secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Checkr provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and a company wide initiative to work from home on Wednesdays.
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Checkr pays $100 a month for commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch and dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Checkr has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited drinks, snacks, coffee and tea.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Checkr reimburses $50 a month for gym memberships.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Checkr has a $2,850 budget per person for additional learning and development.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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