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South San Francisco, CA

IT Director, Tech Ops

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Position description

We’re looking for a leader with deep technical operations background and experience managing high-performance teams in a regulated environment.  You’ll report directly to the VP of IT and work closely with stakeholders across the entire organization.

We have a multifaceted and growing IT system, including high-performance computing, lab/automation equipment, corporate IT, and transactional web applications that are run on both managed and hosted infrastructure.

You’ll be the face of the technical organization for concerns related to network, infrastructure (think AWS and VMWare), high-performance computing (HPC), and operational excellence.

If you’re passionate about making genetic information a routine part of clinical care and impacting millions of lives, this is the place for you!

What you'll do

  • Lead the design and development of the compute infrastructure for the company including high-performance computing environments, and public/private cloud environments
  • Manage a high-performance technical and IT Operations team; you will oversee our Systems Administrators and grow the team
  • Oversee the production compute environment which controls laboratory automation and be responsible for meeting uptime and performance requirements
  • Manage budgets and drive decisions regarding what to build vs. buy
  • Implement policies and procedures related to network, hardware and software standards
  • Maintain HIPAA and PCI Compliant systems and processes
  • Develop and oversee delivery of projects and strategies with multiple teams to support one of the most advanced genetic labs in the world

About you

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Sciences or equivalent related experience
  • At least 12 years experience leading systems administration teams
  • Experience in deploying and operating high-performance compute environments including monitoring, workload management, task automation, reliability, stability, performance, usability, and security
  • Experience in architecting and operating AWS or similar cloud environments including optimizing cost/performance
  • Lead teams of 5 or more engineers/administrators
  • Experience leading technical projects and working with product engineering teams
  • Understanding of process and systems change controls in a regulated environment
  • Experience with automating compute environments including logging, monitoring and alerting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Networking proficiency a plus

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

Counsyl has screened more than 750,000 patients and served more than 10,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

Interview process

Counsyl is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is geared to ensure that we continue to hire the very best. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

Our interview process is composed of practical and situational interviews in a series of settings spanning Skype, practical exams, and in-person meetings. Our goal is to gauge both your ability to succeed in the first 90 days as well as your capacity to scale with us as we grow.

Why Counsyl?

Throughout it all, we are looking to understand why you are driven to be a part of our company. Specifically, we want to know how you identify with our mission and will contribute to our team.

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Counsyl has renamed its products effective July 19, 2017. The Family Prep Screen is now the Foresight Carrier Screen. The Informed Pregnancy Screen is now the Prelude Prenatal Screen. The Inherited Cancer Screen is now the Reliant Cancer Screen.

The new names now appear on all communications from Counsyl. If you have any questions, please contact Counsyl directly.

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