Intellia Therapeutics

Head of Software Engineering

Cambridge, MA
May 12, 2022
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 wantall ofour 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:

Intellia is searching for a Head of Software Engineering to lead the design and implementation of software engineering tools and capabilities that will support the development of genome editing-based therapeutics. In this essential role, you will lead a team of software engineers working cross-functionally to support research and development programs. This is a highly visible leadership position interacting across R&D.

  • Lead the development of software solutions to support a genomics focused organization including data management, pipeline support, sample tracking, inventory management, and high throughput process optimization

  • Manage, lead, and mentor a team of talented/motivated software engineers

  • Implement vision and strategy to mature current database and LIMs systems for data capture and sample tracking and storage to support research and development programs

  • Partner with computational sciences to implement data management solutions, visualization tools, and pipeline implementation

  • Partner with IT to ensure data security and alignment of systems across the organization

  • Partner with NGS production and automation to implement workflow analysis and sample tracking as well as compound management and workflow visualization tools.

  • Build software solutions to enable sustainable growth and maintenance to support a clinically development-focused organization

  • Evaluate and leverage consultants to implement software solutions as needed

  • Implement processes for data and pipeline transfer across research and development as well as with external partnerships

  • Implement data integrity and validation review processes

  • Partner with research and tech ops leads to assess software engineering needs across all functions

  • Prioritize requests and implement work plans to outline project expectations, assess resource needs, and ensure accountability both within the team and with stakeholders

About You:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with at least 15 years of software development experience

  • Proficient in cloud-computing environments, preferably Amazon Web Service

  • Experience leading and implementing software solutions in support of NGS data in research, development, and clinical setting

Meet your future team:

You will lead a critical core function of talented, innovative, passionate software engineers partnering with genomics, screening, software engineering, computational biology and automation to build custom solutions for data interpretation, visualization, and innovation. We are accountable for enabling our programs in early research to reach development candidate nomination through regulatory filing and into clinical trials as well as support our internal platform optimization efforts in both the in vivo and cell therapy space.

In this key leadership role, you will report directly to the Senior Director, AEGIS (Automation, Engineering, Genomics, Informatics, and Screening), who instills a culture of teamwork, respect, inclusion, collaboration, and communication ensuring that each team member strives to reach their professional and personal potential.


Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This requirement includes a booster dose once eligible. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

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.