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Senior Infrastructure Engineer - 2449

Editas Medicine

Editas Medicine

Other Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

At Editas, we’re driven by a collective purpose, to bring transformative and life changing therapies to people living with serious diseases with the greatest unmet needs. This fuels our drive to excel in scientific innovation, allowing us to harness the power and potential of CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (Cas12a) gene editing.

We believe our people are at the core of everything we do, and we’re committed to cultivating a culture where every individual feels valued and included. To do this, we strive to integrate belonging, inclusivity, diversity, and equity into every aspect of our organization.

Together, we are leading the way towards a healthier and more equitable future.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

The Senior Infrastructure Engineer 1 role requires the successful candidate to engage at an operational level with hands-on Infrastructure technology support. The role is a member of the Information Technology Infrastructure Team, reporting to the Head of IT Infrastructure.

The Senior Infrastructure Engineer 1 provides operational management of the organization's technical infrastructure (including hardware, software, servers, databases, storage solutions, networks, and high-performance computing) in support of business needs. This role aims to collaborate with IT Business Partners, users, and other IT colleagues to maintain a reliable computing environment, delivering quality processes, controls, and system support to Editas.

The Senior Infrastructure Engineer 1 is also responsible for ensuring the execution and success of projects related to building scalable, fault-tolerant, and redundant infrastructure. This requires strong technical knowledge.

● Overall planning, execution, and successful delivery of all infrastructure projects.

● Manage and ensure optimal operation of all IT infrastructure equipment on a 24/7 basis.

● Manage and provide direction for the team in support of business operations.

● Ensure high availability, backup, and continuity of all IT infrastructure, continuously monitoring reliability, resiliency, and performance and developing and executing projects as necessary to maintain IT operations.

● Lead IT infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, and migrations.

● Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for IT infrastructure.

● Establish best practices and policies for installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting.

● Ensure disaster recovery plans are in place for all critical infrastructure components. Maintain and test to ensure solutions are effective.

● Developed and deployed methodologies for testing infrastructure performance and providing performance statistics and reports.

● Research and make recommendations on products and services.

● Builds successful stakeholder relationships with IT and business-critical stakeholders by developing a clear understanding of business needs, acting as a trusted advisor, and ensuring cost-effective delivery of infrastructure services to meet those needs.

● Champions Infrastructure involvement in the organization's innovation efforts and encourages experimentation with innovative solutions to enable business opportunities.

● Participate in audits and assessments of the IT infrastructure.