Director of Information Technology Compliance

250 - Information Technology · Berkeley, California
Department 250 - Information Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome editing biotechnology company located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development and the company is advancing an internal pipeline of genome-edited cell therapies for various oncology indications. Caribou was founded in 2011 by CRISPR pioneers including Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Martin Jinek, PhD, and Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, our President and CEO. The company has developed a novel CRISPR genome editing technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.


At Caribou, every employee is valued for their unique perspective, background, and diversity. Every person on the Caribou team contributes to problem solving and innovation. The Company’s vision is to advance agile genome editing innovations for the benefit of our communities.


We are seeking a Director of Information Technology (IT) Compliance to manage infrastructure supporting all aspects of Caribou's operations. This includes everything from deployment and support of employee laptops to laboratory instrumentation to common software systems and network infrastructure. This is a very hands-on role. Excellent communication skills and a track record owning corporate IT systems of increasing complexity are required. You will work closely with Caribou's scientists and software developers to deploy custom systems to track laboratory samples and experimental results. The ability to understand and respond to the needs of a wide variety of users is paramount.       


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Manage the deployment of Mac and PC employee laptops across the organization
  • Own the configuration and maintenance of Jamf, MDT, MDM and other systems used to manage and secure company resources
  • Own the deployment and configuration of email, standard office tools, document storage, collaboration software, and related systems
  • Own the deployment of company telephone and security systems  
  • Own the buildout and configuration of local network infrastructure, including firewalls, switches, WiFi, Active Directory, DNS, and related systems
  • Own the integration and maintenance of networked laboratory instrumentation to ensure comprehensive security and connectivity     
  • Support the integration of custom software and compute resources deployed in AWS with local servers and laboratory systems 
  • Support Caribou's Quality, Finance, Informatics, and other teams in meeting compliance requirements under SOX, ISO, GxP and other frameworks
  • Manage external audits of IT security and best practices
  • Manage employee onboarding and recurring employee training to ensure that proper use of IT resources is understood and adhered to   
  • Champion the continual improvement of IT infrastructure across the organization   


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related fields
  • A minimum of six years' managerial experience in a complex corporate IT environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage internal teams to achieve both technical excellence and high customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage external consultants to bring outside domain expertise to bear on key problems
  • Current certification in domain areas that may include AWS, Azure, network security, GSuite deployment, Windows server administration, and similar
  • Experience in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial services, or other highly regulated industries is highly desirable           


Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up biotechnology company, and the successful candidate should have a passion for science and a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and valued for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.


Caribou compensation and benefits:

  • Comprehensive compensation package including stock options
  • Generous paid vacation time in addition to Company-observed holidays
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan including matching employer contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program


For more information, please visit Caribou is on Twitter. Follow the Company @CaribouBio.


Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.


Direct applicants only. No agencies please.


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  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Department
    250 - Information Technology
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor