IT Manager

Nuritas

Nuritas

IT
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Position: IT Architect & Systems Manager

Company: Nuritas.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Reporting Relationship: Head of Engineering.

COMPANY BACKGROUND / CULTURE

Nuritas is revolutionizing the discovery of novel, natural and scientifically proven bioactive ingredients that enable their partners to create better or new product solutions for their customers. The company’s disruptive computational approach to discovery uses artificial intelligence, deep learning, and genomics to rapidly and efficiently predict and then unlock the most health-benefiting components hidden within plants and natural food sources, called peptides. Nuritas has established the world’s largest peptide knowledge base. Through its discoveries, Nuritas wants to firstly manage and improve human health and secondly help make our food system more sustainable by replacing current unwanted ingredients and molecules with more natural and sustainable ones.

Since its founding in 2014, Nuritas has developed proprietary AI and DNA analysis to enhance the accurate analysis of molecules and peptides in food. The new technology is significantly faster with unparalleled accuracy compared to traditional methods of discovery. Founded by research scientist Dr. Nora Khaldi, Nuritas has received significant backing to develop its technology.

Nuritas has built and grown a unique discovery platform N𝛑𝛟™ (Nuritas Peptide Finder). The N𝛑𝛟™ artificial intelligence platform with wet lab has been shaped and trained on years of proprietary experimental data as well as curated structured and unstructured data allowing it to predict novel peptides with targeted efficacy. Beyond efficacy, N𝛑𝛟™ can also predict with huge accuracy the chemical and physical characteristics of peptides needed to have clinical and commercial viability, such as cell penetration or bioavailability.

Nπϕ has attracted high-profile partnerships and customers, including Nestle, Mars, Sumitomo Corporation and Pharmavite. Nuritas’ science-proven bioactive peptides are unlocked from plants and natural food sources, with applications across functional foods, supplements, medical food, cosmetics and food technology.

Separately, the beating heart of Nuritas is their incredibly passionate team. Nuritas have an international team comprising over 21 different nationalities with offices in Dublin and Connecticut. They are also very proud of their gender balance with 50% women and men across the team. The Nuritas Data Scientists, Biologists, AI Engineers, Chemists, Commercial and Operations teams bring innovation, passion and flexibility to their work every day. With an extremely strong team, advisory board, investors and collaborations, the Nuritas mission is to unlock the benefits of nature and improve the lives of billions.

BACKGROUND TO THE APPOINTMENT

As an IT Architect and Systems Manager at Nuritas, you will play a pivotal role in managing and overseeing our organization's information technology infrastructure. You will be responsible for ensuring the stability, security, and efficiency of our IT systems, as well as driving strategic technology initiatives that align with our business goals. Our infrastructure is diverse, including an on-site data center, cloud installations on Microsoft Azure and AWS and a work force based in Europe and, more recently, the US. We work both in-office and remotely. Our IT infrastructure supports our office users, lab and data scientists, software engineers and machine learning specialists. Your first task will be to review the existing IT systems in place considering our recent growth and diversification. You will then formulate a joined-up IT strategy leveraging external service providers and/or build an in-house IT team to:

1. IT Infrastructure Management:

· Manage and maintain all hardware, software, and network infrastructure.

· Oversee server administration, data storage, and backup systems.

· Ensure high availability and reliability of IT resources.

2. Cybersecurity and Data Protection:

· Develop and implement cybersecurity policies and procedures.

· Monitor and respond to security threats and incidents.

· Conduct regular security audits and risk assessments.

3. Budget Management:

· Develop and manage the IT department budget.

· Identify cost-saving opportunities while maintaining service quality.

· Procure hardware, software, and services as needed.

4. Strategic Planning:

· Collaborate with senior management to align IT strategies with business objectives.

· Identify emerging technology trends and recommend solutions to build a quality and modern platform that scales, ensuring the architecture fits the business problem.

· Develop and execute long-term IT plans.

5. Vendor Management:

· Evaluate and select external vendors and service providers to cover operations in both Europe and USA.

· Negotiate contracts and manage vendor relationships.

· Ensure service level agreements (SLAs) are met.

6. User Support:

· Ensure there is the availability of technical support to employees, troubleshooting issues, and ensuring timely resolution in both Europe and USA.

· Foster a customer-centric IT support culture.

7. Compliance and Reporting:

· Ensure IT operations comply with relevant regulations and standards in both US and European locations.

· Prepare and present reports to senior management on IT performance and initiatives.

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor's or Master`s degree in information technology, Computer Science, or related field.

Proven experience in IT management and leadership roles.

Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to think strategically and solve complex IT challenges.

Budget management and vendor negotiation skills.

Industry certifications (e.g., ITIL, CISSP) are a plus.

Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you! Please apply using the provided link and form, attach your CV and your cover letter, outlining why you feel motivated and qualified for the role.