Senior Manager / Manager, Infrastructure and System

Company Background

Tessa Therapeutics is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company with the scientific vision of revolutionizing the treatment of cancer by redirecting the body’s potent anti-viral immune response to recognize and kill cancer cells. Tessa’s core virus-specific T Cell (VST) platform has shown compelling results in the treatment of solid tumors, and the company is building a portfolio of therapies addressing a wide range of tumors by combining the qualities of its T cell platform with complementary technologies. Tessa’s lead Phase III trial for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the world’s largest Phase III T cell immunotherapy trial for any cancer indication. The company has built up robust operational and supply chain capabilities to successfully deliver autologous T cell therapy treatments to a large patient pool across five countries. The combination of technologies from its academic, clinical, and commercial research partners have enabled the company to create a fully-integrated approach to the treatment of cancer with immunotherapy.

Our mission is to cure cancers and save lives with our innovative and widely accessible immunotherapies.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested to be part of our team.


Job Position
Senior Manager / Manager, Infrastructure and System

Reports To
Director, Information Technology

 Job Description

  • Responsible
    • Plan, implement, manage and control all aspects of Information Technology Infrastructure to meet organizations and global of the group IT’s requirements including Telecommunications Facilities, IT Network and Systems to support APAC and US operations
    • Manage IT vendors to ensure operations of IT Infrastructure, Servers as well as Service Desk & Operations are delivered within the SLA
    • Develop Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity
    • Protect and defend the Company from Cyber threats and prevent any security incidents Drive security awareness programs within the company
    • Perform internal security reviews and risk assessment
    • Involve in project management for IT related projects
    • Undertake any other activities as required by company
  • Support
    • Onboarding and off boarding of employees
    • Act in alignment with users’ needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy manage system upgrades and security reviews
    • Manage day to day IT Support to all entities of the company including APAC and US operations
  • Maintain
    • Network equipment, switches, firewall, servers, phones or other systems under IT and follow-up with vendors on issues
    • Tracking of IT assets and equipment, review purchase of IT related equipment and ensure that they are aligned to the company standard and direction
    • Ensure network and system are available 24×7
    • Ensure the system and processes are in accordance with information security and to be able to govern the IT activities ensuring the reliability of Network and system
  • Establish
    • Design, develop and implement IT system and processes and procedures
    • Define backup and restore requirement for the company
    • Define security framework based on the company needs
  • Communicate
    • Educate and train users and being the consultant for computer problem beyond the knowledge of technical staff
    • Ensure employee adhere to company IT policies and procedures
  • Participate
    • Handle annual budgets, reviewing quarterly expenses and ensure cost effectiveness related to IT infrastructure, servers and end user computing
    • Define the company IT policies and provide security advisory and oversight


  • Degree in Computer Science/ Engineering or any related field with at least 8 years of relevant working experience in manufacturing environment
  • Working experience in pharmaceutical environment is a plus
  • Experience in network equipment, network links (internet, LAN, WAN), wireless solution, UC, VC and network security
  • Experience in servers in Windows environment and Service Desk
  • Experience in delivering, managing and implementing multiple stream of projects and vendors to ensure successful delivery of projects
  • Good technical knowledge if managed network appliances, LAN/WAN, routing technologies, switches, VLAN, access control list, SNMP, IP Networking, wireless, UC, VOIP and security products
  • Possess leadership, problem-solving and planning and organisation skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong drive towards fulfilling accomplishments
  • Good team player and possess strong sense of Integrity
  • Knowledge of technology solutions especially with Microsoft Technology will be an advantage
  • ITIL foundation, CCNA, MCSE, CISSP certification are added advantage
  • Occasion travelling is required