• Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #2843

Carex is working with a rapidly expanding and well-funded biotechnology company focused on employing cutting edge technologies to discover therapeutic solutions to challenging diseases. Their employee-focused management and flexible work environment creates a culture of energy and innovation where everyone makes a difference, and everyone benefits from success.  The IT Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation and maintenance of the overall IT platform/infrastructure. This position will manage the overall IT environment as well as the relationship with our managed service provider.

What you’ll do:

  • Manages the activities and vendors responsible for multiple areas within information technology, including computer hardware, server software, networking, computer support, SAML, data security, systems integrations, etc.
  • Coordinates IT activities and needs with managed service provider.
  • Ensures the stability, integrity, and operation of all systems, and oversee the monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing of all network software, hardware, and operating systems.
  • Monitors the organization's operational requirements, research strategies and technology solutions, and build the most cost-effective and efficient system to achieve those goals.
  • Oversees security solutions and controls, including firewalls, antivirus, intrusion protection systems, disaster recovery, and back-up procedures.
  • Leads the development of policies and procedures for computer systems operations and development.
  • Assists with planning for build out of new space for growth and expansion as necessary.
  • Negotiates contracts, and manages vendor relationships for IT related items such as internet, security, telecommunications, etc.
  • Provides support and training for end users regarding hardware, software, internet, VPN, information security, etc. in collaboration with vendors.
  • Manages IT security training system and communications.
  • Participates in contract discussions, compliance and review as needed.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, or other related field.
  • A minimum of five (5+) years of information technology related experience, including at least two years managing IT operations. Previous experience in a biotech, health sciences, or related industry is preferred.
  • Proficient in management of both Mac and PC operating systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of information technology and systems, and management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and management of security threats.
  • Familiarity with NIST framework is preferred.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • All job candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


Includes a competitive compensation and benefits package composed of medical, dental, life, disability, health savings account, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending, 401(k) with company match, stock option grants, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and generous bonus plan. Relocation assistance will also be considered. Our partner believes in maintaining the highest ethical standards and ensuring that all employees have a good work-life balance.

Our partner is also committed to a diverse workforce. They believe every individual brings their own unique experience, and these experiences foster innovation and success. They are enthusiastically inclusive of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and military service.


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