IT Systems Senior Manager

Position Summary

Genocea Biosciences is an immuno-oncology biotechnology company focused on bringing personalized cancer vaccines to patients. Genocea’s foundational technology, the ATLAS™ platform, is a high-throughput autologous cell assay that discovers T cell antigens thought to be important in fighting a patient’s disease.  ATLAS™ results are used to select validated neoantigens for a patient-specific vaccine, and upon population-based screening can identify antigens to include in a common vaccine.  Our lead program, GEN-009, a personalized neoantigen vaccine, will soon be in the clinic.
Genocea is seeking an exceptional leader to be responsible for organization-wide management, strategy and execution of IT infrastructure. The candidate will also be responsible for the assessment and implementation of hardware and data storage systems to support internal software development and engineering projects.


  • Overseeing technical projects in alignment with organizational goals
  • Provide oversight and technical expertise to support software development engineering needs
  • Directing the effective delivery of networks, development and disaster recovery systems and processes
  • Preparing financial budgets, managing execution and reporting of project plans and execution
  • Working with information engineers both internally and with external vendors to find solutions to manage business activities
  • Overseeing and determining timeframes for major IT projects including system updates, upgrades, migrations and outages
  • Running regular checks on network and data security
  • Identifying and acting on opportunities to improve and update software and systems
  • Developing and implementing IT policy and best practice guides for the organization
  • Designing training programs and workshops for staff
  • Conducting regular system audits
  • Running and sharing regular operation system reports with senior staff


  • Sc./B.A. in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management or other related fields with 7+ years of biopharmaceutical experience; MSc/MA will be a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications.
  • Proven experience working in a software development environment
  • Excellent communication skills contributing to the success of cross functional groups.
  • Thrives in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, dynamic and results-oriented environment