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Senior Security and Network Engineer

Beam Therapeutics

Beam Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Company Overview

Beam Therapeutics is developing precision genetic medicines through the use of base editing. Beam’s proprietary base editors create precise, predictable, and efficient single base changes, at targeted genomic sequences, without making double-stranded breaks in the DNA. This enables a wide range of potential therapeutic editing strategies that Beam is using to advance a diversified portfolio of base editing programs. Beam is a values-driven organization committed to its people, cutting-edge science, and a vision of providing life-long cures to patients suffering from serious diseases.

The Beam Team Is:

  • A community of fearless innovators
  • Rigorous and honest in our research
  • Listening with open minds
  • Committed to each other

Position Overview

The Senior Security and Network Engineer, reporting to the Associate Director, Infrastructure and Information Security, will play an integral role in growing the Beam business through the implementation of secure high-performance cloud network infrastructure and services. This role will work closely with the assist the various IT team members in the deployment and ongoing management of cloud-based networks and services. This position will be a subject matter expert in cloud computing and data / network security. This role will also play a key role in managing Beam’s third-party network monitoring and security partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deploy cloud infrastructure networking and services following established architecture philosophies and approaches using Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Work with Beam IT Business Partners to gather technical requirements in support of projects
  • Work with Beam’s security partners to triage, investigate, and remediate security events
  • Document work instructions and data flow diagrams
  • Research new technologies and identify opportunities to innovate
  • Support physical infrastructure in Beam office locations (firewalls, switches, routers, WAPs)
  • Support existing physical server footprint
  • Support virtual data center architecture with key integration partners


  • Degree or certifications in Information Technology and/or Cyber-Security preferred
  • 5+ years of experience working in network engineering, security engineering, or similar environments
  • Demonstrated experience with AWS and Azure architecture and engineering
  • Experience troubleshooting networking protocols, switches, routers, and firewalls
  • Experience with Python and/or Infrastructure as Code (IaC) a big plus
  • Working experience with information security disciplines such as vulnerability management, incident response, forensics, conditional access, and security event management
  • Must be a natural collaborator, communicate effectively, and be flexible to changing business conditions
  • Experience in life sciences or biopharmaceuticals a plus