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Vigil Neuroscience, Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
15 days ago
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Vigil Neuroscience, Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
15 days ago


Vigil Neuroscience is the world’s first microglia-focused therapeutics company. Our purpose is clear: to treat rare and common neurodegenerative diseases by restoring the vigilance of the microglia, the sentinel cells of the brain’s immune system. We are utilizing the tools of modern neuroscience drug development across multiple therapeutic modalities to rapidly deliver precision-based therapies to improve the lives of patients and their families.

Reporting to the CFO, the Senior Director, IT will partner across the business to drive and optimize the development, implementation, and maintenance of Vigil’s information systems to meet the Company’s’ strategic business imperatives. This includes data strategy, network infrastructure, servers, cloud computing and storage, disaster recovery, cybersecurity, privacy, helpdesk, and significant IT vendor management.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding IT professional and an even better human and leader with a passion for rare disease, for developing people, and for consistent individual and team outperformance in a quantum-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Devise, vet, and manage the selection, implementation, monitoring, maintenance, upgrading, and support of all relevant IT systems.
  • Ensure and supervise the secure and effective operation of all computer systems, related applications, hardware, and software.
  • Develop the strategy for systems design and development and insourced vs. outsourced data solutions – cloud, information systems, security, communication systems, etc.
  • Oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance, and governance of the organization’s privacy policies following applicable federal and state laws.
  • Oversee IT operations, help desk, IT systems/applications, third-party providers.
  • Develop and manage the IT department's annual budget, partnering with Finance and Program Management on tracking.
  • Oversee design, estimation, and execution of project work plans, revising as needed to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Implement a robust business continuity strategy and ensure systems can meet capacity requirements and service level agreements (SLAs), including availability, return to operations and recovery point objectives.
  • Define and execute a fully realized cyber security strategy, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all IT & data assets.
  • Ensure that the IT processes are effectively designed, documented, operating and monitored such that there are no significant or material weaknesses in the IT controls related to financial reporting, including disaster prevention and recovery, and IT security.
  • Manage department employee(s) and outsourced human capital, assist in performance feedback, goal setting and provide development opportunities.
  • Ensure clear communications with cross-functional team leaders, executive management, and third-party providers.
  • Manage all IT policies and procedures in accordance with Vigil’s quality and appropriate regulatory compliance.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in information technology, information systems, or related field.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience including techno-functional and people management
  • Biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry experience required.
  • Proven talent to work with cross functional departments to select, vet, negotiate, implement, support, and evolve systems across the drug discovery and development continuum.
  • Extensive experience working cross-functionally, building collaborative working relationships at all levels.
  • Deep experience in IT systems, networks, operations, cloud-based systems, security, and development.
  • Strong people and vendor management, influencing, project management, negotiation, and planning and execution skills.
  • Ability to inspire trust, respect, and strategic and operational credibility with peers, colleagues, and subordinates.
  • Superb verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage complexity and change with dexterity and aplomb.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64012515
  • Location:
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Sr. Director, IT
  • Company Name For Job: Vigil Neuroscience, Inc.
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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