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Senior System Administrator

Strand Therapeutics

Strand Therapeutics

Software Engineering, IT
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Company Overview:

Strand Therapeutics is an early-stage biotechnology company utilizing synthetic biology to genetically program mRNA to deliver truly revolutionary immunotherapies.

Building on the idea of creating smart therapies based on Boolean logic circuits, Strand was started by biological engineers working together at MIT who were seeking to apply the concept of the emerging field of mRNA therapeutics. This collaboration led them to build their own mRNA “programming language,” creating the world’s first platform for mRNA smart therapies.

The founders and scientific advisors of Strand Therapeutics are made up of well-known and highly regarded individuals in both academia and the biotech industry. Our corporate headquarters is located in the Fenway district of Boston, Massachusetts with an additional site based in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Job Summary:

Strand is looking to build a team that understands the value of working at a start-up. Joining the company now means having vast opportunities to learn and grow including having the exposure to all aspects of building a company. We are looking for people who have the enthusiasm and motivation to be a highly contributing member of a small team. This opportunity will offer the employee the ability to work closely with the founding team, as well as to form close partnerships with team members during the development and formation of the company.

We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative candidate for the role of Senior System Administrator. Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, this individual will support various IT initiatives, projects and workflows pertaining to systems administration, networking, and cybersecurity. The individual will collaborate across the company as a business partner to ensure organizational needs are met in a timely manner.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Own the documentation for configuring applications and systems as well as anticipate future applications or systems updates, upgrades or feature changes.
  • Troubleshoot any reported hardware problems.
  • Install applications, systems and software for all end users of the organization.
  • Educate and enforce end users on security guidelines, policies and best practices.
  • Analyze system logs, identify potential issues with systems and provide suggestive solutions on how to alleviate and/or resolve problems under the direction of the Director of Information Technology.
  • Perform backups as needed.
  • Support additional IT day-to-day activities such as on/offboarding new hires, end user help desk needs, interacting with vendors for escalations and corporate projects etc. on an as-needed basis.


  • A.S. or advanced degree in Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, or similar field.
  • 5+ years of hands-on systems administration experience required; Prior working experience in the life science industry highly preferred.
  • Prior working experience with planning and implementing systems or integrating applications such as SSO, MFA etc.
  • Experience navigating Microsoft cloud platform components including but not limited to Intune MDM, Microsoft Store, Entra, Compliance Center etc.
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft cloud infrastructure experience required.
  • Prior experience performing user training on SOPs, applications such as Proofpoint and equipment.
  • Experience monitoring systems and applications for efficiency and errors.
  • Prior responsibility with performing maintenance, installing updates and security patches.
  • Driven mindset to effectively collaborate with other IT staff and IT vendors.
  • Strategizing and testing experience pertaining to future applications, updates/upgrades, new lab equipment etc.
  • Working knowledge and exposure to implementing security protocols as well as promoting secure practices in the workplace.
  • Prior experience with monitoring wired and wireless network.
  • Understanding of backup and recovery services/methodologies.
  • Ability to work onsite 5-days a week at the Strand headquarters location in the Fenway district of Boston required.
  • A strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial early-stage environment.

Strand offers a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-focused work environment. We also offer a top-notch benefits package (health, dental, life, vacation, 401k, and commuter) and work/ life integration. Being part of the Strand team allows you to become part of a small team that supports professional development while working together to meet the company goals.

Strand Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Strand does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with role and experience