System Administrator, Cloud Systems and Cybersecurity

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

As Systems Administrator at Intellia, you will install new software releases and system upgrades, evaluate and install patches, and resolve software and hardware-related problems. You will also be the liaison to our Managed Service Provider (MSP), which handles all infrastructure-related activities. Other role responsibilities include: 

  • Patch management and software distribution supporting Windows Servers and Desktop clients including third-party applications

  • Administering file and printer shares, folder permissions, and user access rights

  • Configure and support Cloud service providers like Azure, Azure AD, AWS 

  • Support the Data Center Operations including data management, network support, Windows server administration, and maintenance

  • Create and configure cybersecurity policies at Intellia 

  • Participating in a rotating on-call schedule


Support and administration will be required to the following tools: 

  • Messaging platforms (Office 365, Microsoft 365, Azure AD, Microsoft Teams phone system) 

  • Okta Identity Management platform 

  • WorkspaceOne (iPhone and Android mobile devices)

  • Helpdesk system 

  • Cloud Applications like Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

  • Patch management system 

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) phone system

  • Meraki network devices, ISPs, and VPN


About You

We are looking for an experienced Systems Administrator, with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, MCP certifications preferred. Expert experience with the following core technologies will be required: Windows 7/2008/2012, Microsoft Office Suite 2016-2019 and 365, Active Directory, DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, IIS, Office 365, ESXi 6.5, Azure AD, Amazon Web Services, Cisco Meraki.  

Additional requirements include: 

  • Excellent communication, customer relations, project management, and problem-solving skills are a must

  • Must have the ability to work autonomously on projects and be willing and able to take on new responsibilities as needed

  • Experience implementing IT systems such as patch management, Helpdesk ticketing system, storage platforms, networks, etc. 

  • Experience in the Life Sciences industry is a plus


Meet your Future Team

This role will report directly to the Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure and Operations. The Systems Administrator team is made up of one other individual, for a soon-to-be team of 3. The larger IT Operations group is a total of 7 individuals. This is a group of passionate individuals who enjoy working with one another.

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.