Head of Information Technology

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 28, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We Are Genetic Navigators bringing together passionate, creative and dedicated professionals to join a rapidly-growing startup on our mission to translate novel genetic insights into lifesaving medicines. We are integrating human genetics and functional genomics to decode the mysteries of genetic modifiers, leading us to new medicines we'll develop for a range of severe diseases.

We are seeking a dynamic IT leader who will develop and position our IT infrastructure to meet the demands of a rapidly growing biotechnology startup The role will be a key enabler of our mission to apply cutting edge techniques and data in the pursuit of new therapeutics for patients with unmet medical needs.

Your Role in Navigating The Maze:
  • Lead IT strategy and operations for a deeply scientific and data-intensive R&D organization, preparing the company for future growth
  • Be the face of IT responsible for providing technical IT assistance, including timely and customer-focused desktop support to Maze staff
  • Be responsible for contingency planning and maintenance of a robust information security program
  • Lead development of strategy and implementation of enterprise IT projects to support scientific and G&A functions
  • Be accountable for setting up IT infrastructure at a new local facility and ensure data integrity and seamless operations during multi-phased company move
  • Create and maintain IT policies, procedures and systems to ensure regulatory, compliance and quality needs are met
  • Manage vendors, consultants and overall budget for IT infrastructure
  • Help build and maintain the company's cloud-based computing environment
  • Develop and implement systems for managing data and software lifecycles
  • Champion the adoption across the company of best practices in data governance, management, and security

Your Navigation Tools:
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience leading IT for a scientific R&D organization, including support of lab operations and users across PC, Mac and cloud computing
  • Efficient management of external relationships with MSPs, other IT vendors, contractors and consultants
  • Experience leading information security operations, including implementing, monitoring and incident response
  • Experience managing large data storage platforms both on-premise and in the cloud (specifically AWS) and ensuring that best security and configuration practices are adopted and implemented (AWS certification a plus)
  • Experience establishing an environment for validated systems, and developing and implementing processes and guidelines in preparation for SOX compliance
  • Knowledge of systems employed for managing biomedical research data (eg. relational and graph databases and specialized file formats on AWS S3 for genomics, clinical, and/or imaging data)
  • Ability to support tools required for the software development lifecycle (eg. Agile)
  • Customer service oriented and strives for excellence, with demonstrated ability to work effectively across teams of scientists, software engineers and business leaders
  • Strong leadership, project management and communication skills
  • Hands-on, proactive and willing to get involved with the detailed work needed to maintain optimal IT systems throughout the organization
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or engineering. Advanced degree is preferred