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Director, Information Technology

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan, and to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

Calico is seeking an exceptional and experienced Director to lead the IT Group. The successful candidate will be a strong leader who supports our business and technology goals through creative thinking and proven complex problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities will include implementing, managing and overseeing these initiatives:

  • Customer/end user support
    • Web administration, IT operations management
  • Application infrastructure
    • Identity management, database administration, infrastructure services, enterprise architecture, Google Apps domain administration, certificate management, ServerOS management, IT facilities
  • Networking and telephony, broad range of audio/-visual services
  • Security & Privacy and Compliance
    • Policy and governance, physical security, IT asset and data management, endpoint security, authentication, ServerOS security, infrastructure security
  • IT policies and procedures
  • Life cycle data management for business continuance, disaster recovery and archive

The successful candidate will have expertise in a variety of technical areas, and enjoys delivering solutions to a dynamic, creative, research-oriented organization. The IT Director will work closely with other groups at Calico, and Google, to coordinate current and future plans and activities to facilitate specific projects that involve the computing environment.

Position requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in IT management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline
  • Specific technical proficiency requirements include:
    • Working knowledge of networking theory, technologies and operations
    • Design and implementation of hybrid cloud environments/platforms for research computing
      • Provisioning cloud resources using scripts, APIs, deployment managers
      • Security and network configuration policies and procedures
    • Operating knowledge of high performance clusters, storage, virtual machines
      • Networked and clustered file system configuration and performance tuning
      • Cluster provisioning and resource management
      • Container deployment in a clustered environment
      • VMware provisioning, monitoring, and configuration
    • Directory and naming services management (Active Directory, LDAP, DNS)
    • Working knowledge of NetSuite enterprise system
    • Advanced Linux system administration
  • Strong knowledge of information security practices and technology best practices, and ability to drive implementation of:
    •  Windows and OS X endpoint management
    •  Incident detection and response tools
    •  802.1x network access control
    •  End-user security training
    •  Data lifecycle management for scientific data
  • Ability to provide outstanding technical leadership
  • Comfortable and confident providing clear problem descriptions and guidance to senior business management in a time critical environment
  • Ability to build constructive and collaborative business relationships
  • Hands-on management style
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong people management and recruitment skills
  • Ability to handle multiple competing tasks in an ordered manner, prioritizing to ensure business deliverables are met

Nice to have:

  • 3+ years experience at the IT Director level
  • Advanced degree a plus
  • Experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry
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