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Business Title R&D Lab Manager



Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

We are looking for a skilled and motivated hands-on IT Lab Manager to join our Research & Development team in our Tel Aviv office. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of our R&D lab virtualization environment, ensuring the smooth operation and efficiency of the Lab infrastructure, and directly supporting the success of our R&D teams.

As the Lab Manager, you will maintain, upgrade and install software ensuring the Lab supports all our applications and 3rd parties. You will keep our systems healthy and operational to best support all the different R&D groups.

We are building new products and adding to existing ones, in a fast-paced, dynamic, and agile environment. As part of this role, you’ll work with the different teams ensuring they have all the IT requirements needed for development and integration of their work.

In addition to working with the different engineering teams, you will also work closely with peers across the organization.

A proactive can-do attitude is a must!

We’re looking for someone that through his work will directly impacts and contributes to the teams success.

What will you do?

  • Manage and maintain all Lab IT equipment within the R&D labs, including computers, servers, software, licenses, network, and peripherals ensuring all systems are operational and well maintained.

  • Implement and manage IT policies and procedures to ensure compliance with company and industry standards.

  • Collaborate with the R&D teams to understand their needs and provide appropriate solutions.

  • Manage IT projects within the lab, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.

  • Provide technical support, troubleshoot, and resolve any Lab issues in a timely manner.

  • Maintain an inventory of the lab equipment and software and manage the procurement of new resources as needed.

  • Document IT procedures and processes to ensure consistency and knowledge transfer.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends, and make recommendations for improvements.

What experience or knowledge should you bring?

  • Proven experience in troubleshooting and resolving a wide range of IT hardware and software issues.

  • Strong understanding of networking principles, CCNA is a plus

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Proactive and customer-service-oriented with a focus on problem-solving.

  • Strong knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure.

  • Proven experience with Virtualization technologies VMware and Nutanix

  • Windows, Mac, and Linux sysadmin knowledge.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical staff.

  • Experience in an R&D environment is a plus.

Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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