Manager of Information Technology

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Looking to make a difference in the world and help change the healthcare industry?  Passionate about leveraging cloud resources to deliver high-performance computing platforms to help discover the cutting edge of healthcare insights?  Understand the need to secure protected health information and frameworks like HITRUST?  Desire to deliver excellent customer service for a growing company’s information technology support needs?

GNS is looking for an experienced, hands-on Manager of Information Technology, reporting to the CIO, to lead and grow a team of 3-4 people that will handle security, network and systems administration, service desk, and management of VMs and high performance computing clusters in our on-premise and AWS environments.

We view IT not a simple business service, but as a key area where we can innovate to achieve a competitive advantage.  We deal with large data sets of protected health information (PHI), so the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of our cloud-based IT infrastructure are paramount to our success.  We are looking for someone who is excited to take on these challenges and be a real factor in our success.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify and prioritize, working with senior management, IT needs and opportunities
  • Manage and directly contribute (hands-on) to the current IT team, including DevOps, desktop support across multiple geographic locations, and operation of our high performance computing (HPC) platform
  • Design and implement, in collaboration with other teams at GNS, an approach to manage and scale our IT services
  • Ensure all operations are compliant with HIPAA and Massachusetts information security laws
  • Participate in client security reviews and audits
  • Select and manage outside vendor partners
  • Own the maintenance and compliance of information technology and security policies and procedures
  • Monitor and improve the performance of our IT services


  • Experience with handling IT for HIPAA-compliant data
  • Experience with deploying and maintaining systems using IaaS, specifically AWS
  • Comfortable being hands-on in a Linux server environment with Mac and Windows laptops
  • Ability to think strategically about IT issues and not just reactively respond to trouble tickets
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Systems (or extensive equivalent work experience) and 7-10 years work experience with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
  • Strong organizational, presentation, and communication skills. High energy level, superior interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a team atmosphere

Company Culture

Our philosophy at GNS is simple:  we cannot transform healthcare with anything less than an all-star team.  We are seeking smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have track record to success and a passion for creating change.  We believe that strong teams supercharge the performance of individuals, create a fun and dynamic workplace and great results for our clients and the people they serve.

GNS offers competitive salaries, stock options, vacation, health and dental insurance for employees and their families, life insurance, long- term disability and a 401(k) plan.  EOE

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