Executive Assistant


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Administration
  • Post Date: 06/07/2021
  • Website: kentik.com
  • Company Address: 1105 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA, 83651

About Kentik

KentikĀ® is the network intelligence platform for the connected world, trusted by leading digital enterprises and service providers. With Kentik, businesses eliminate the visibility and intelligence gaps associated with running dynamic and complex networks, and achieve greater network performance, reliability and security. The Kentik Network Intelligence Platform ingests diverse data streams from the internet, edge, cloud, data center and hybrid infrastructures and provides real-time visualizations and AIOps-powered insights and automation.

Job Description

About Kentik
Kentik is the network observability company. Our platform is a must-have for the network front line, whether digital business, corporate IT, or service provider. Network professionals turn to the Kentik Network Observability Cloud to plan, run, and fix any network, relying on our infinite granularity, AI-driven insights, and insanely fast search. Kentik makes sense of network, cloud, host, and container flow, Internet routing, performance tests, and network metrics. We show network pros what they need to know about their network performance, health, and security to make their business-critical services shine. Networks power the world’s most valuable companies, and those companies trust Kentik. Market leaders like IBM, Box, and Zoom rely on Kentik for network observability. Visit us atkentik.com and follow us at @kentikinc. 
The true meaning of Kentik is visibility. We are committed to making sure everyone feels empowered to use their voice, has a sense of belonging and is represented at Kentik. We don’t look for individuals who fit the culture, but those who will continue to add to the culture. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry: people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status.
About the role
Kentik is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to support our CEO and COO. This role requires the ability to exercise good judgment and tact in a variety of situations and the ability to seamlessly balance competing priorities. The ideal candidate will be proactive, organized, service oriented, able to maintain strict confidentiality, and will bring a blend of professionalism, passion, and flexibility to the role. This person can effectively manage executive and Board of Directors (BOD) meeting schedules, agenda, prep, and logistics; and navigate complex calendaring, while gracefully context-switching between all scenarios with ease.
A critical part of this role is to understand the priorities of the company and to effectively organize time amongst many other conflicting deadlines. You will serve as a reliable point of contact/liaison for internal and external parties. You have a strong internal drive, are focused on relationships, and are able to manage difficult challenges and personalities. You exercise sound judgment and discretion.


    • Act as a point person, handle requests, problem solve, and maximize focus on priorities
    • Provide administrative support, including heavy calendar management and prioritization, travel, expense reports, and any other tasks needed to maximize team productivity.
    • Coordinate internal and external meetings and conference calls; manage related logistics and utilize strong judgement in managing priorities and conflicts
    • Arrange travel schedule and reservations for highly mobile executive
    • Facilitate executive meetings by creating agendas, taking notes and action items, drafting correspondence, and following up to see action items through to completion
    • Manage meeting technology (e.g., video conferencing and presentation applications), ensuring relevant stakeholders are informed and updated
    • Assist with preparation of presentation materials
    • Maintain briefing materials and talking points for meetings and speaking opportunities; liaise with other departments to coordinate materials as needed
    • Draft emails and assist with creation and dissemination of companywide updates


    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    • Capacity to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically
    • Organized and detail-oriented with a knack for creating order out of chaos
    • Critical and creative thinker with a can-do attitude
    • Experience supporting C-level executives in the tech industry
    • Proven track record of organizing events and off-sites
    • Fluent in Google Suite and MS Office
    • Able to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality
    • Availability to perform job duties outside of normal business hours when necessary
    • Agility and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and needs in a fast-paced environment and stand up to strong personalities

Benefits & Perks

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision that is 100% covered for employees & dependents
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Wellness Benefits
    • Maternity/Paternity leave
    • Stock Options
    • Flexible time off
    • Vanguard 401(k)
Why work at Kentik?
We offer a competitive salary, first-rate benefits and the chance to work at a fast-growing, well-funded startup that builds something special: the industry's most powerful observability platform for the network professional. You will have the opportunity to work alongside world-class engineers, network experts, and technology thought leaders to build the future of digital operations. Kentik is headquartered in San Francisco with team members around the world.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.