Director, IT Governance, Risk and Compliance

Cambridge, MA
Oct 08, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Join Intellia? 

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.   

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

The Director, IT Governance, Risk and Compliance is responsible for the administration, implementation, and oversite of the IT Governance, Compliance, Risk, Data Management, and Data Protection strategies for Intellia in order to align with relevant laws regulations, and industry standards. This role will collaborate with peers within the HR, Finance, Legal, Regulatory, Quality, and IT functions to assess and manage our compliance needs, manage audits, maintain our IT governance strategy, assess and mitigate risks.

  • Work with all business functions to understand the security risks and compliance requirements; develop a long-term corporate strategy for these areas.

  • Serve as an expert advisor to senior management in the development, implementation, and maintenance of information systems to ensure that best practice control objectives are achieved in protecting information assets.

  • Develop and execute an enterprise-wide compliance, security, risk, and privacy strategy.

  • Own the Information Security policies and SOPs; ensure they meet business requirements and align with US federal, state, EU, and additional global obligations.

  • Assess existing IT policies, guidelines, procedures, and standards in order to discover gaps and align the documents.

  • Perform IT Risk Assessments to identify, assess, and remediate threats internally and with 3rd party vendors.

  • Maintain and own Intellia’s Change Management Program to ensure adequate controls are in place to execute IT changes.

  • Design and perform SOX internal audits to ensure regulatory compliance and company readiness

  • Drive security assessments for vendors and technology.

  • Work with the Legal, Regulatory, Clinical, and HR teams to develop and Intellia’s data management and privacy initiatives.

About You:

If you thrive in the fast-paced nature of a growing biotech this could be the job for you! As a collaborative IT partner, your strategic approach to governance, risk, and compliance will make an impact at Intellia as we advance our programs and continue building out our organization.

Meet your Future Team:

This role will report directly to the Vice President, Information Technology. The IT team is made up of twelve other individuals, who bring a range of experience and knowledge. While a small team, you will join a group of passionate individuals who enjoying working with one another. Within the IT team, you will work with the Enterprise Applications group which supports our G&A applications including our in-scope SOX systems and HCM platform; our R&D Systems group which supports systems for Quality, Clinical, Regulatory, TechOps, and Research; and the Infrastructure and Operations team which has a heavy cybersecurity focus.

While the IT team is currently working virtually, we are tentatively planning a return to the office in September. Although in a virtual environment, the group has made it a priority to continue to foster a sense of community. This includes virtual happy hours, team all-hands meetings, game nights, and more! You can expect to join a hardworking, collaborative environment.


EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.