Cloud Systems Administrator

Jul 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Sana Biotechnology is a company focused on creating and delivering engineered cells as medicines. We are currently looking for a Cloud Systems Administrator to fill a technical and senior administration role that will be responsible for determining current and future cloud utilization, operations and execution. This role will oversee the design and implementation as well as maintenance and support of our cloud environments (primarily AWS) that support the enterprise infrastructure of the company. This includes overseeing Sana's network, compute, and storage environments within our cloud environment. The role includes providing world class IT Infrastructure to maximize our cloud utilization, laboratories, and R&D technical team's capabilities.

  • Manage the state of all components in Amazon cloud infrastructure
  • Manage overall site availability, performance
  • Manage monitoring environments determining alert strategies and tuning
  • Deploying and managing scalable systems with high availability on AWS
  • Maintain and create cloud instances, storage, and other cloud services
  • Monitor and troubleshoot site performance issues
  • Monitor for server and software vulnerabilities and manage upgrade and patching efforts
  • Develop and manage configuration scripts for Amazon hosted infrastructure
  • Maintain cloud-based servers patching vulnerabilities, backup/restoration operations, provision new servers, configure firewalls, configure monitoring systems.
  • Respond to alarms and outages on an as-needed basis
  • AWS infrastructure platform expert (VPC, EC2, RDS, S3)
  • Experience deploying AWS Workspaces
  • Deploy infrastructure in AWS using Terraform
  • AWS management experience (CloudWatch, CloudTrail)
  • Automate processes using tools like Ansible and Terraform
  • Deploy applications in AWS workspaces using CI/CD and automation


Basic Qualifications
  • Senior AWS Ecosystem Administrator with 8-10 years of experience supporting enterprise computing platforms and systems
  • Strong systems administrator experience with maintenance of AWS environments
  • Experience with traditional VM, EC2, containers (Docker, Kubernetes), or serverless based architectures
  • Basic PowerShell scripting & optimization of cloud-based architectures
  • Experience in managing data storage (S3 and FSX) in the AWS platform
  • Experience with design, planning, implementation and maintenance of virtual environments, SANs, Firewalls, and Switches
  • Sound experience in installations, upgrades, configuration, and administration of server OS such as Windows, Linux, and related components
  • Experience with AWS management, governance, security, and serverless services
  • Install, configure, administer, and optimize systems software packages such as application servers, middleware, web servers, and enterprise storage solutions & storage management software packages
  • Experience with LogicMonitor monitoring platform is desirable
  • Experience with account and user identity (IAM) administration in AWS
  • Develop, test, and implement business continuity strategies and procedures as well as recommend and implement security structures necessary to protect the company
  • 5 years of AWS experience with EC2, S3, EFS, FSx, IAM, MFA, security groups, VPC pairing
  • Proficiency with automation scripting tools like Terraform, Ansible, Python and bash
  • Linux Sysadmin experience preferred
  • Experience with Active Directory and LDAP
  • Experience with PowerShell
  • Proficiency with code versioning and tools like Git
  • Certified AWS SysOps Administrator is preferred
  • Life Sciences experience highly desirable
  • Working safely in person on a predictable and regular in-person basis is an essential job function for this position and the Company requires that all individuals working in-person, subject to certain exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At Sana, we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as a company and helps us to achieve our mission to meaningfully change the outcome of many human diseases. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Sana is the place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact patients.

The Company is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental or sensory disability (including the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability), genetic information, actual or perceived HIV or Hepatitis C infection, medical condition (cancer or a record or history of cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, veteran status, political ideology, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. We cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off, parental leave, short and long term disability, financial wellness programs, a 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually.