Manager Corporate IT


Location: Mumbai

What is the Company like?

Directi is a group of businesses founded by Bhavin Turakhia which includes Radix, Ringo, Flock, and Zeta. These businesses comprise 1500+ people across 8+ offices, with over 9 million customers, revenues over $250 million, a net worth of over $500 million and multiple category leading global brands across business areas as diverse as web presence (domains, hosting, cloud-infrastructure), online advertising (contextual advertising/ad networks), communication & collaboration (voice and messaging) and payments (benefits and compensation).

What is the business unit like? is a premium contextual advertising company that utilizes superior analysis and classification algorithms to dynamically identify and deliver the most relevant and engaging ads on a web page.

Our technology is able to uniquely blend contextual analysis with behavior data, audience profiling, demographic information and historical performance metrics to substantially enhance value for both web publishers and advertisers.

Web publishers typically end up utilizing other contextual ad networks for unsold back-fill inventory or below-the-fold positions due to low yields and lack of customization. Our publisher program is specifically designed to generate substantially higher eCPM's for high quality publishers and hence focuses only on premium front-fill inventory.

What is the Job like?

As IT/Sr. IT Manager in's Technology Operations team, you will direct all aspects of's IT infrastructure functions including Corporate IT , DC Operations, Procurement & 24/7 SOC/NOC functions across's offices and Data Centers. You will work closely with highly technical infrastructure professionals leading each said function in executing the vision. You will be involved in macro decisions as well as actual implementations in the trenches along with your troops. You will be expected to keep abreast of the latest and greatest in tech operations. Your role will also involve recruitment, training, mentoring and knowledge-sharing.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Responsible for all aspects of Corporate IT Operations
  • Deploy and manage internal infrastructure to support the business
  • Oversee end user support across offices with a heterogeneous environment (Linux. OSX , Windows)
  • Formulate and implement an effective BCP/DR strategy for corporate services


  • Responsible for all aspects of physical DC Operations across all Data Center's
  • Capacity planning to ensure we have adequate bandwidth, space and power at all times
  • Setting up new Data Centers as required by business


  • Oversee the function of the 24X7 operations team
  • Managing incident response


  • Vendor relationship management
  • Software/Hardware Asset Management
  • Identify new Vendors/OEMs as required by the business from time to time


  • Manage all global networking infrastructure
  • Work with team to effectively design, implement and maintain a secure network
  • Deliver 99.99% network uptime
  • Formulate and implement effective DDOS mitigation strategy
  • Work with RIR's like ARIN for ip/AS allocation etc


  • Create & maintain recruitment and training processes/documentation
  • Continuously improve operational procedures for effective functioning of the business
  • Automate manual processes

Who should apply for this role?

You have 6+ years of DC/IT operations experience and have managed the said functions to an extent. You have managed a reasonably sized team in demanding environments (large scale enterprises, startups etc). You can effectively coach & drive people, work along with them in the trenches and can deliver results rapidly.

  • Good communication & people management skills.
  • Good understanding of Linux/Windows operating systems.
  • Good understanding of DNS & Networking fundamentals, JunOS/IOS and tech such as BGP, STP, JunOS, IOS, VRRP, LLDP, SNMP, OSPF etc
  • Great customer service attitude.
  • Effective and decisive leadership.
  • Experience is setting up and running co-located data centers.
  • Exposure to dealing with DC/Telecom vendors .
  • Ability to work with a distributed team across diverse geographical time zones.
  • Open to domestic/international travel.

Benefits & Perks

Directians love their jobs, and not just because we offer the most competitive salaries in the industry. Our excellent benefits include everything from great medical and life insurance to catered meals. Our workspaces are comfortable and fun, complete with bean bag chairs, ping pong tables, and all the snacks you can eat. We have no dress code (tee-shirts are a-ok!). We have flexible work hours and flexible holidays, which means that teams pick their own work hours. Directi has its own concierge desk that doubles up as a travel agency?

We are passionate about building the next generation of web products, and we believe that happy directians are the key to achieving this goal. If you like the idea of working in an exciting workspace on cutting-edge internet products that make a truly global impact (and wearing flip-flops to work), then we want to get to know you!

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  • Life & Medical Insurance coverage
  • Education Sponsorships
  • Attractive loan policies
  • Free Domain and hosting for Life
  • Snacks and beverages on the house
  • Concierge Services


Fun Facts about Directi
  • 98% of Directians love Star Wars
  • 100 players in the Directi Cricket League
  • 48% of Directians wear sneakers to work
  • 52% percent wear sandals
  • 6.5 ping pong games per employee, per month.
Company Facts
  • Founded in 1998
  • 600 employees globally
  • 8 offices on 3 continents
  • Powers 4.2 million domains in 240 countries

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