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Principal Systems Administrator, IT Infrastructure

Sana Biotechnology

Sana Biotechnology

IT, Other Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

About the role

Sana Biotechnology is growing, and we are hiring new team members who believe in the potential of engineered cells as medicines, who are passionate about delivering the possible to patients, and who lead with the desire to work on novel ideas. We are looking for a Principal Systems Administrator to manage and maintain the implementation, operations, and compliance of IT Infrastructure Systems. The Principal Systems Administrator, reporting to the Head of Infrastructure, is responsible for contributing to the overall technical architecture, design, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software, and network-related infrastructure. This individual is a thought leader, process-focused, detail-oriented, organized, and thorough.

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to a business-aligned technology roadmap
  • Implement technology solutions in response to large-scale projects and operational needs
  • Specify, install, and maintain physical and virtual servers, network, and storage equipment
  • Develop and maintain system installation/configuration procedures and standards
  • Manage and maintain networks and systems
  • Design and configure monitoring systems, maintaining system integrity and availability
  • Develop and implement automated systems to report and remediate vulnerabilities
  • Manage and monitor backup operations
  • Provide support for reactive issues as needed
  • Respond to system outages and incidents as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain automation scripts for routine tasks
  • Troubleshoot a diverse range of office and lab computing devices and monitoring systems.
  • Coordinate with other technology groups to maintain critical system availability
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to implement solutions supporting company initiatives
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels to foster operational transparency
  • Contribute to the development of the IT vision and help translate the vision into goals and deliverables that support business objectives
  • Manage the engagement, delivery, and oversight of activities related to Infrastructure services provided by external vendors and service providers
  • Lead the evaluation and selection of systems and infrastructure solutions in conjunction with IT strategy and business requirements
  • Partner with the business areas to identify system requirements and translate business requirements into functional service projects, enhancements, and support
  • Conduct design review of systems and applications to ensure adherence with identified stability, performance, and security standards
  • Regulatory responsibilities per Good Clinical Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Good Manufacturing Practices

What we’re looking for

  • 10+ years of experience in IT, providing direct technical support for IT Infrastructure
  • 7+ years of IT experience in similarly sized, growing Biotech companies
  • Broad IT Infrastructure experience, with emphasis on Life Sciences-related systems delivery
  • Proven experience with managing and utilizing cloud infrastructure
  • Successful experience managing infrastructure such as Azure, AWS, Windows Server, Active Directory, DNS, Okta, and NAS storage solutions
  • Knowledge or experience with the following infrastructure processes: DR and HA, Change Control, Maintenance management
  • Strong knowledge of GxP and the applicable regulatory requirements, data privacy practices, and laws, including FDA 21 CFR Part 11, SOX, as they relate to the management of IT Infrastructure
  • Must be able to handle changing and competing priorities where the path forward is not always clear at the outset and use good judgment in stressful situations
  • Must communicate well, both in writing and verbally, including success in communicating ideas in both technical and user-friendly language and technical writing skills
  • Results-oriented team player
  • Ability to operate in a cross-functional environment

What will separate you from the crowd

  • Experience with HIPAA
  • Knowledge of the ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) best-practice framework to enhance processes and procedures for delivering high-quality services aligned with business needs and objectives
  • Experience with Computer Systems Validation (CSV) and good documentation practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, influence, and communications skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, to both technical and non-technical audiences

What you should know

  • The base pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $210,000 – 250,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience

How we work together for patients

  • Lead from every seat – we seek to understand, act with honesty, and engage in the crucial conversations
  • Thrive as a team – we hire amazing people, are intensely curious, and cultivate inclusion and personal connectivity
  • Make it happen – we value vigorous debate, alignment around our decisions, and resilient execution

Get to know us

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.

Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. For benefit eligible employees, we cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off (various paid time off benefits, such as holidays, vacation, sick time, and parental leave), short- and long-term disability, employer paid basic life insurance, additional voluntary life insurance protection, financial wellness programs including financial planning resources, a 401(k) Plan with an immediately vested employer match, Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually. For more details on our benefits, visit Sana’s Benefits Portal.

We are 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, social class (including caste/caste identity), 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.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions described above.