Director, Information Technology


Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

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About the Role:

We are seeking to hire a Director of IT at Motive to support our worldwide IT Operations in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. This role requires an experienced leader to raise the bar of IT at Motive to a world class level, ready for operating as a public company. To facilitate this, the ideal candidate will have experience at a high growth technology company as well as running broad IT operations at a public company. Transparency, empowering leadership, strategic thinking, and a keen technical acumen are traits we are looking for in our next IT leader. This role will report to the SVP of Business Technology.

What You’ll Do:

  • Drive business outcomes via IT initiatives that support the needs of the stakeholder teams in the business
  • Ensure IT is providing world class Global IT Policies and Procedures, Security, Regulatory and Compliance needs
  • Lead the IT team to provide innovative and simple solutions to hard and complex problems
  • Partner with the business stakeholder teams to be thought of an extension of their teams through strong relationships.  
  • Thoughtfully manage the IT budget via Vendor management, contract negotiations, and service consolidation to gain economies of scale
  • Drive hardware and software evaluations to best meet business outcomes
  • Manage worldwide remote office and employee IT needs
  • Implement an IT Service Delivery mindset that allows us to measure, iterate, and improve those services.
  • Set and deliver towards an IT Roadmap that will allow the business to scale unencumbered by IT
  • Establish goals for IT department employees, develop their competencies and manage their performance on an ongoing basis. Offer employees ongoing support and coaching to maximize team engagement and performance

What We’re Looking For:

  • BA/ BS in computer science, information systems or related field experience
  • 10+ years of total experience including at least 5 years leading a global IT team
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective documentation, including policies, processes and procedures
  • Broad operational experience in public company environment with a deep understanding of IT
  • Proven experience to deliver in a fast paced technology company
  • Solid Project Management and technical systems implementation experience
  • Data driven decision making mindset


Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting
Motive Perks & Benefits
The base compensation range for this role is:
$230,742$290,285 USD

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive’s core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

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The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive’s policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 


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