Senior IT Systems Engineer

Do you want to be part of a growing world-class organization focused on bettering our world? Are you passionate about significantly improving the future of medicine? Do you believe that people are the most important asset of any company? If so, join AmplifyBio!   

AmplifyBio is a newly established, commercially focused preclinical CRO that was created as a Battelle spin-off. Aligned with, and supported by leading life sciences-focused investors, we partner with our clients to provide preclinical CRO services from single study and through full IND enabling studies. We have a strong focus and commitment to helping accelerate the commercialization of advanced therapies such as cell and gene therapies and vaccines.

Moving forward we will combine continuous improvement and innovation to become the preferred preclinical CRO in the industry, by working in partnership with our clients, and leveraging state of the art technologies and platforms we will enable our customers to accelerate and improve the product development cycle, from concept to commercial.

When you join our team, you will be a part of groundbreaking work while collaborating with our clients, research scientists, study directors, lab technicians and specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our chemists, biologists, veterinarians, data scientists, engineers, pathologists, and other experts collaborate to deliver new and exciting breakthroughs. The future for AmplifyBio is as great as the combination of our imaginations and actions, and we hold ourselves accountable for our choices and results. We have a bias for action, excellence, and, especially, the health and safety of our employees.

AmplifyBio is seeking an experienced and skilled Senior IT Systems Engineer to join our growing team!!!

The Senior IT Systems Engineer will have a primary focus on computer networking.

AmplifyBio is at the forefront of innovation, offering cutting-edge solutions in the digital and informatics landscape. As a Senior IT Systems Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining and optimizing our network infrastructure to ensure seamless operations and provide unparalleled support to our clients and internal teams.

The Senior IT Systems Engineer  will be responsible for leading the efforts in standing up various endpoints that include desktops, laptops, devices in GxP Labs and manufacturing environment. As a lead engineer in this role, you will be actively participating and providing oversight, deployment of all endpoints and network setup. You will be working closely with vendors and partners throughout the end point systems lifecycle and user account management lifecycle (i.e., plan, implement, run & operate, and retire).  The Senior IT Systems Engineer will report to the Director of Infrastructure and Operations.

AmplifyBio is rapidly expanding its service offerings related to the discovery, translation, and development of advanced therapies such as gene and cell therapies. As part of the team, the right candidate will help support the company’s growing portfolio of service offerings and commercial capabilities. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an emerging startup bringing innovative technology to advanced therapies.

What You’ll Do Here:

  • Network Infrastructure Management: Design, implement, and maintain robust computer networking systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and data center networks, to ensure high availability and performance.
  • Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution: Identify and resolve complex networking issues related to connectivity, routing, switching, and security promptly. Act as a point of escalation for critical network incidents, providing technical expertise to resolve problems efficiently.
  • Network Security: Implement and monitor security measures to safeguard the network against unauthorized access, data breaches, and other potential threats. Conduct regular security audits and implement best practices to ensure a secure network environment.
  • Network Performance Optimization: Analyze network performance metrics and proactively identify areas for improvement. Optimize network configurations, bandwidth utilization, and traffic flow to enhance overall network performance.
  • Network Monitoring and Maintenance: Monitor network health and performance using various tools and technologies. Perform routine maintenance tasks, software upgrades, and patch deployments to ensure the network’s stability and reliability.
  • Network Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and procedures, to facilitate troubleshooting and future expansion.
  • Vendor Management: Collaborate with vendors and service providers to acquire hardware, software, and services related to networking. Evaluate vendor proposals and negotiate contracts to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality service delivery.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including IT support staff, system administrators, and developers, to understand networking requirements and provide expert guidance for network integration with other systems.
  • Vendor Management: Collaborate with vendors and service providers to acquire hardware, software, and services related to networking. Evaluate vendor proposals and negotiate contracts to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality service delivery.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including business, Quality IT, Quality Assurance, internal/managed IT, vendors etc. to understand networking requirements and provide expert guidance for network integration with other systems.
  • Drive resolution of technical issues related to regulatory nonconformance of computerized systems and provide technical support as needed during audits / inspections.

We Would Love to Hear from You If:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven work experience as a Senior IT Systems Support Engineer with a primary focus on computer networking.
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in computer networking protocols, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, VPNs, BGP, OSPF, and MPLS.
  • Hands-on experience with network hardware devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and access points.
  • Proficiency in network monitoring tools and network management systems.
  • Solid understanding of network security principles, including setting up perimeter security for the internet: DMZ, configuring Next Generation Firewalls and best practices.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CCNP, CCIE, JNCIP-ENT) are highly desirable.
  • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting network devices, including routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers.
  • Experience with switching technologies in campus and datacenter environments.
  • Experience working with Cisco, Aruba / HP, PaloAlto in a Data center environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite; MS 365, knowledge of powershell scripting, automation, Cert chain and CA certificate.
  • Knowledge of ITIL change management process.
  • Understanding of best practice data administration and management processes.
  • Understanding of best practice business continuity & disaster recovery management
  • Experience working in a life sciences or similar regulated environment is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot complex network issues effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to articulate technical concepts and collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Proven ability to handle multiple and changing priorities.
  • Experience in the understanding, reviewing and writing technical documents.

Join our dynamic team of tech enthusiasts and become a crucial part of our mission to deliver top-notch IT solutions. As a Senior IT Systems Engineer with expertise in computer networking, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills, shape network architecture, and drive the company’s success in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Apply now and embark on an exciting career journey with us!

At AmplifyBio, we’re committed to growing and empowering an inclusive community within our company and industry. This is why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across our organization. Research shows that oftentimes women and minority groups only apply to open roles if they meet 100% of the listed criteria. AmplifyBio encourages everyone — including women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and those in the LGBTQIA+ community — to apply for our available positions, even if they don’t necessarily check every box on the job description. Hire for attitude and train for aptitude creates unique opportunities to build strong teams of smart, motivated individuals who love what they do.

AmplifyBio is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender (including gender expression and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state, or local law.   AmplifyBio will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know during the recruiting process. We are committed to the safety and wellness of our employees and customers.  Therefore, COVID vaccination is required. 

Why You Will Love Working Here:
We take the health and happiness of our employees seriously and consistently evaluate new ways to Amp up our benefits to provide an amazing place to work. From a wellness program (did we mention we have an onsite gym with state-of-the-art equipment and ping pong table?), to financial planning and legal assistance, we make sure to take care of our own.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance that starts on your first day at AmplifyBio
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • We take work-life balance seriously and we back it up with an UNLIMITED PTO policy!
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • LiveHealth Online
  • Smart Shopper (helps you shop for better medical care and earn cash rewards while you save)
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Wellness and Self-Care Programs
  • 401(k) match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • EAP/work-life support system
  • A fun work environment where everyone’s voice matters!
  • We are just getting started! More benefits on the way!
  • An Opportunity to Change the World!!!

Apply Today!

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