A flexible work app that connects businesses with hourly workers.

Senior IT Engineer

Bengaluru, KA, IN
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

At Instawork, we’re driven by our vision to create economic opportunity for local businesses and skilled hourly professionals  in communities around the world. With a growing number of hub cities across the world in the U.S., Canada, India, and beyond, we’re looking for top talent to help rapidly scale our high-tech and high-touch labor marketplace. Our accomplished and dedicated team is passionate about our mission and committed to crafting revolutionary products, all with the backing of our world-class investors, including Benchmark, Spark Capital, Craft Ventures, Greylock Capital, Y Combinator, and more!

We are looking for the founding member of our APAC IT/Security team.  As a Senior IT Engineer/Specialist, this person will help build and maintain a broad array of enterprise systems, networks, and technologies. Reporting to the Head of IT and Security, this role serves as a critical member of the IT engineering team, requires a firm grasp on general IT knowledge, strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, good coding/scripting skills, and the ability to learn quickly and adapt to different challenges. You will identify and build solutions that will impact business processes and workflow, interfacing internally and externally with vendors and consultants to support technology solutions. This position is required to be in the office a couple of days a week.

What You'll Do

  • Receive, assess IT support tickets from employees and address IT issues in a timely, professional, and properly prioritized manner
  • Assist with account management, including hardware, software, and application permissions, and other generic IT/network requests as necessary
  • Work with external IT partners/vendors to coordinate the delivery and return of IT assets
  • Serve as escalation point for the IT helpdesk support tickets, escalating issues as needed
  • Provide on-site IT/network support for for internal employees when needed
  • Support higher-level IT and Security initiatives including implementations, evaluations and integrations of programs and processes
  • Maintain updated IT documentation
  • Adhere to responsible change management, documentation, and business continuity best-practice and process in coordination with and in support of all team members
  • Work collaboratively with other IT team members, other internal stakeholders, and external IT partners as one team to solve problems and develop solutions in support of our team and our business
  • Maintain updated project trackers, reports, or dashboards as helpful and efficient to support IT projects and initiatives
  • On-call duty as rotation requires (global time zone)

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher within Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines: technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management, and/or operations
  • 2+ years of working experience with agile methods and processes
  • Service oriented, collaborative, and security mindset, dedication to best-practice and continuous improvements
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to self-organize
  • In-depth experience with Google Workspace/G-Suite management
  • Experience in troubleshooting techniques (including RCA) and ticket triage
  • Experience with modern OS e.g., MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android
  • Experience managing endpoints in an enterprise environment, preferably with MDM software e.g., MS Intune and Jamf
  • Experience with users management through IdP services e.g., MS AD, Google groups, Okta groups, and/or other related technologies
  • Experience with business SaaS applications management, especially around collaboration technologies (e.g., chat, VoIP calls, video conferencing)
  • Experience with service automation through coding/scripting
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on assigned projects
  • Ability to work in a changing environment while maintaining quality and productivity
  • Ability to plan, drive, and support multiple, concurrent projects and initiatives

Nice to Have

  • 2+ years of working experience with software development or security engineering
  • Experience with Django development framework (Django admin)
  • Experience with ITSM and HRIS integrations
  • Experience with IT and InfoSec/Privacy industry-standard compliance frameworks
  • Experience with VPN and/or Zero Trust configuration
  • Experience with Cloud (e.g., AWS, GCP) and containerized environment
  • Ability to learn/work with networking devices configuration and troubleshooting e.g., firewalls, switches, and routers/access points

Why Explore a career at Instawork

Everyone at Instawork works across the stack. You'll have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with product, engineering, operations teams to make an impact on the overall success of the business. You’ll have the opportunity to grow and advance both technical and leadership skills. You'd own a career here with Instawork!

We work hard and we work fast. We err on the side of being bold and embrace + celebrate failure, because we'd rather make bets on great features at the expense of shipping some bad ones.


  • Health Insurance for you and Family
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Broadband Reimbursement
  • Home Office Setup Allowance

Instawork Values

Bias for Action -- We are a growing team and an evolving product. We want a team of do’ers to drive the company forward, even if it means making decisions with incomplete information or being wrong.

Act Like an Owner -- Treat this company as though it is your own. Execute on the fundamentals, and act creatively to drive growth. Your ability to drive impact in any part of our company is only limited by your courage and conviction, not your job title.

Always Be Learning -- We are changing an entire industry. We strive to learn from each other and get better each day, week, and month, so that our team’s learnings can compound and we can all improve, together.

Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Empathy for our business partners and professionals means we put ourselves in their shoes. Empathy for our colleagues means we are always upfront and honest with each other, which comes from trust.

About Instawork

Founded in 2016, Instawork_ is the leading flexible work app for local, hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than five million workers, filling a critical role in local economies. Instawork has been featured on CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and more. In 2022, Instawork was ranked among the country’s top 10% of fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000 and was included in the Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup list. Instawork was also named the 2022 ACE Award recipient for “Best Innovation” and one of the “Best Business Apps” by Business Insider. Instawork helps businesses in the food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 25 markets across the U.S. and Canada. _

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We value diversity on our team and firmly believe Instawork is stronger when we hire people who make their own unique contributions to our culture. We welcome all applicants and encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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About Instawork

Instawork is the on-demand staffing app for hospitality gigs. We quickly and reliably match businesses with nearby qualified workers. We’re excited to enable our Professionals, a new generation of the emerging, diverse workforce, to be a part of the growing gig economy.

We’ve been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Benchmark (Bill Gurley), Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.

Team Size:500
Location:San Francisco
Sumir Meghani
Sumir Meghani