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Head of Enterprise IT (Production) (m/f/d)

Isar Aerospace

Isar Aerospace

Ottobrunn, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Your Mission

Oversee the future scaling of Isar Aerospace’s Enterprise IT landscape with a focus on production, consisting of the following systems: ERP, PLM, and MES.

More specifically, you will:

  • Lead and oversee the production and enterprise IT teams, providing strategic direction and guidance to ensure seamless operations and alignment with the company's goals.
  • Develop and implement IT policies, procedures, and standards, fostering a culture of efficiency, security, and innovation within the organization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional departments to understand business process needs and translate them into IT solutions that support the company's projects and initiatives.
  • Implement logistics and manufacturing processes in a regulated aerospace environment making most use of efficiency advantages out of integrated business IT solutions.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the company's network infrastructure, data centers, and cloud-based services, ensuring high availability and scalability.
  • Establish and maintain IT security protocols and compliance measures to safeguard sensitive data and protect against cyber threats.
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends, identifying opportunities for process improvements and recommending innovative IT solutions.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the IT team, fostering professional development and cultivating a collaborative and high-performing work environment.

Who you are and what you have

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Advanced degrees or relevant certifications are a plus
  • Proven leadership experience in managing production and enterprise IT teams, with a minimum of 5 years in a similar managerial role
  • Personal experience in a production-related setting, being involved hands-on in the implementation and maintenance of Enterprise IT systems
  • In-depth knowledge of IT infrastructure, network architecture, data centers, and cloud technologies, with a track record of successful implementation and management
  • Strong understanding of IT security best practices, compliance requirements, and risk management in a highly sensitive and regulated environment
  • Detailed knowledge of standard business IT components, e.g., PLM, ERP, MES, and their implementation and seamless integration into a business processes environment
  • Demonstrated ability to align IT strategies with business objectives, driving innovation and efficiency to support the space company's projects and missions
  • Experience in budget management, resource allocation, and vendor/partner relationships to optimize IT investments and services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, executives, and stakeholders
  • Proactive and forward-thinking approach, staying abreast of industry trends and technological advancements to identify opportunities for continuous improvement

Nice to have:

  • Having worked yourself in a role on the shop floor before is a plus


  • 30 days holiday
  • Subsidised lunch
  • Individual learning budget
  • Virtual company shares
  • Qualitrain Sport Clubs membership
  • Customized company pension plan

Who we are

We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!

Want to find out more about us?

Visit www.isaraerospace.com