IT Manager

Peak Energy

Peak Energy

Burlingame, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

About the Company:

Peak Energy is the first American venture to advance globally proven Sodium-Ion battery systems as the storage standard for the new era of renewable energy on a resilient grid.

Sodium-Ion is cheap, readily available and safe, making it the leading contender in a rapidly evolving market.

Our leadership team is powered by decades of expertise in scaling gigawatt-level innovation at world-class companies such as Tesla, Northvolt, SunPower, Fluence, and Enovix. We are backed by strategic investment and product partners such as TDK Ventures and Eclipse Ventures.

We are a team of engineers, operators, entrepreneurs, and partners driven by a shared ambition to set the new performance standard for renewable energy and grid resilience.

About the Job:

Peak Energy is seeking an experienced and dynamic IT Manager to join our team. As the first hire into our IT function, you will play a critical role in establishing and managing all aspects of our IT infrastructure. This is a unique opportunity to build our IT operations from the ground up, support our engineering cloud infrastructure, and set up networks in new offices.


  • IT Infrastructure Setup and Management:
    • Design, implement, and manage the company’s IT infrastructure, including servers, networks, and security systems.
    • Establish employee software/tooling for project management, engineering documentation, etc. (Confluence, JIRA, CAD systems, PLM, etc.)
    • Establish IT policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations and data security.
  • Cloud Infrastructure Support:
    • Collaborate with the engineering team to support and optimize cloud infrastructure.
    • Manage cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP) and ensure their seamless integration with our systems.
  • Network Setup and Maintenance:
    • Plan and execute the setup of network infrastructure in new office locations.
    • Ensure robust and secure network operations across all company sites.
  • Technical Support:
    • Provide comprehensive IT support to all employees, troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software issues.
    • Implement and manage helpdesk systems for efficient support services.
  • Vendor Management:
    • Identify, negotiate, and manage relationships with IT vendors and service providers.
    • Ensure cost-effective procurement and maintenance of IT assets.
  • Project Management:
    • Lead IT projects from conception through to completion, ensuring timely delivery and alignment with business objectives.
    • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to integrate IT solutions across the organization.
  • Security and Compliance:
    • Develop and enforce IT security policies to protect company data and systems.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in IT management or a similar role.
  • Proven experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Strong knowledge of network architecture, setup, and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up and manage IT infrastructure from scratch.
  • Excellent problem-solving and project management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively across departments.
  • Experience with cybersecurity best practices and regulatory compliance.

At Peak Energy Technologies Inc., we believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace makes us a more capable, innovative, and competitive company. We welcome people who represent diversity in their backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Peak Energy Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to reach our company’s full potential by cultivating an inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.