IT Infrastructure and Network Architect at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Remote, United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: IT

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all- electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are looking for an IT Infrastructure & Network Architect to join our team. The

goal of an IT Infrastructure & Network Architect at Wisk is to ensure that aviation

safety, security, and performance standards are interpreted and applied to the

development of a compliant IT network and infrastructure environment. You will be

part of the IT & Product engineering team that is charged with innovating and

realizing the communications and data processing infrastructure to bring about the

future of electric autonomous aviation.

Why we need you:

  • With that vision in mind, we are looking for an IT Infrastructure & Network Architect to join our IT team. The goal of the IT Infrastructure & Network Architect at Wisk is to drive all IT infrastructure Design & Deployment towards building the first fully autonomous all-electric aircraft that performs and operates safely in an urban air-mobility environment. In support of this goal, you will be part of the IT & Product teams that are charged with designing and building both the aircraft and operational infrastructure.

  • The successful candidate is a highly knowledgeable and experienced technical SME who has direct hands-on experience designing and building highly reliable and business critical production IT & Network infrastructure with the technical breadth necessary to interface with product engineering, Enterprise IT & COTs solution providers . In this role, the candidate must be proactive, forward thinking, a critical thinker and self-motivated with the ability to define and apply broad technical knowledge & experience novel problems alongside like-minded engineers.

What you will do:

  • As part of the IT organization you will act as an IT Infrastructure & Network
  • Architect for a novel type of aircraft development targeting the autonomous
  • UAM market.
  • You will take part in Developing the network and infrastructure concepts and
  • requirements to meet our IT network needs and assist system engineers in a
  • functional breakdown and modeling of the IT network and systems
  • environment for the product network.
  • You will support Systems Engineers, Safety & Reliability to provide validation
  • towards Safe & Reliable IT infrastructure.
  • You will help coordinate efforts to partner and co-develop with IT on future
  • standards, operational best practices and security.
  • You will take part in technology trade off and implementation projects as IT
  • Infrastructure & Network SME.
  • In some areas, you will be working closely with other engineers, corporate
  • IT, and operations product managers to innovate and realize the
  • communications and data processing infrastructure to bring about the future
  • of electric autonomous aviation.

What you have done:

  • Hands on expertise with high reliability and highly secure local and wide area network designs
  • Configuration management experience for IT network and infrastructure
  • Experience designing scalable mission critical distributed IT Infrastructure to meet rigorous compliance standards
  • Firm grasp of enterprise network design & information security
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP, GRE, IPSec, VRRP, Load Balancing, and Chassis Cluster
  • Expert level knowledge of IP routing, particularly BGP, IS-IS, OSPF and understanding of Internet ecosystem
  • Experience interfacing internal networks with external partner networks
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, to independently assess risk, and to make critical decisions
  • Ability to move quickly in a fast-paced startup setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills


  • Experience with safety critical aviation IT systems.
  • Experience working with the PCI-DSS compliance network.
  • Familiar with system engineering concepts for functional modeling and requirements management.
  • Ability to appreciate technology trade offs between COTs and bottom up design.
  • A healthy sense of adventure.

Who you are:

  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    IT Infrastructure and Network Architect
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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