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Vir Biotechnology, Inc.
Publication date: Nov 16th
Job type: Full Time
Category: Software Dev
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Job Summary:

Vir Biotechnology (Vir), a San Francisco based company focused on infectious disease, is looking for a hands-on IT Senior System Engineer. Reporting to the Director, IT, this position will be a technical, individual contributor role with good knowledge and experience in the area of the implementation, configuration, maintenance and auditing of IT-related applications and infrastructure. The IT Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the stability, integrity, and performance of all infrastructure environments. This individual will have a diversified background of technical infrastructure and cloud services experience, excellent vendor management skills, and have a superior, service-oriented approach to IT operations.


  • Manage multi-site on-premise back-end infrastructure including storage, virtualization (VMware, VSphere, Horizon View), and networking hardware. Coordinate the IT infrastructure purchasing and installation for new sites.
  • Manage Active Directory and Okta federated infrastructure.
  • Maintain and enhance backup of on-premise and cloud-based systems and applications.
  • Collaborate with network team on the selection, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network infrastructure.
  • Maintain and enhance endpoint management systems including device management (Airwatch MDM), security, and group policies.
  • Maintain and enhance corporate telecommunications strategies, including unified communications platforms, and their components.
  • Maintain and manage corporate IT applications like Office 365, SharePoint, Box, and Slack. & sharepoint
  • Support implementation of controls and reports for compliance, e.g., SOX.
  • Create and maintain documentation for infrastructure and applications.
  • Collaborate in the creation of IT standards for systems and security.
  • Collaborate with facilities and helpdesk in the setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Zoom rooms and AV setups (displays, microphones, video conferencing)
  • Research, recommend, and implement strategies and/or hardware/software enhancements to increase security, scalability, and employee productivity by studying organization objectives and needs.


  • BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of experience in macOS/Windows Desktop systems administration and tools for remote administration, configuration, and patching of endpoints (group policies, JAMF, Airwatch)
  • 5 years in developing and systems administration of core infrastructure computing services (Domain Controllers, DNS, virtualization (VMware), storage, backup/recovery, data security, data replication, and monitoring
  • Experience with identity and directory design and administration (Active Directory and Okta)
  • Strong understanding of networks and network security and a deep understanding of various networking technologies (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls, wireless, VPN, network and routing protocols and their related traffic patterns)
  • Experience in operating in a global, multi-site environment, including setting up IT infrastructure for new sites
  • Knowledge of GxP, quality systems, and regulatory standards requirements for the biopharma industry
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies and methods
  • Experience working in a fast-moving, startup environment
  • Ability to understand and adhere to operational standards, policies, and procedures
  • Excellent planning, organization, and communication skills
  • Certification is a plus: ITIL or similar, CompTIA Security+ or equivalent, MCITP, others as relevant.

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