Network and Security Engineer

Orca Bio

Orca Bio

Sacramento, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023
Over one million people in the world today are fighting blood cancer. While a traditional allogeneic stem cell transplant has been the best hope for many patients, the transplant itself can prove fatal or lead to serious conditions, such as graft versus host disease.
Orca Bio's investigational, high-precision cell therapies are designed to replace a patient's compromised blood and immune system with a healthy one, while dramatically lowering the risk of developing life-threatening or debilitating transplant-related side-effects. The first application of Orca Bio’s platform is in blood cancer where the unmet need is most acute; with a robust pipeline of promising cell therapies, we plan to extend into autoimmune diseases and genetic blood disorders as well.
At Orca Bio, our IT Team is dedicated to safeguarding our company's data and network infrastructure. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Network Security Engineer to join our team and play a vital role in designing, securing, and maintaining our network systems.
In this role, you will spearhead the design and security of our network systems at Orca Bio, ensuring top-notch performance, compliance, and data integrity.
Everyday, you will collaborate closely with our Cloud DevOps, Data, and Software Engineers, and proactively address security threats and network issues while staying updated on the latest industry trends.
To Thrive in this role, you must possess a Bachelor's degree in networking or a related field, hold certifications in Fortinet, Cisco, HPE, or VMware, and exhibit expert-level skills in SD-WAN implementation and Cloud Vendor Hybrid Network requirements.


  • Design secure network systems meeting performance, security, and compliance standards.
  • Explore network architecture feasibility and design.
  • Suggest security solutions for Orca Bio's network and end point devices.
  • Configure and manage firewalls and security tools.
  • Define monitoring, maintenance, expansion, and recovery strategies.
  • Resolve security incidents and troubleshoot network issues.
  • Stay updated on the latest network security trends.
  • Document network architecture and conduct employee training.
  • Participate in on-call rotations.


  • Bachelor's degree in networking, computer science, or related field.
  • 5+ years of networking and security experience.
  • Certifications in Fortinet, Cisco, HPE, or VMware.
  • Expertise in SD-WAN design and implementation.
  • Proficiency in Cloud Vendor Hybrid Network requirements.
Annual Base Salary Range is TBD
The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or applicable laws.
Who we are
We are scientists, engineers and business operators working with urgency to develop new therapies for patients faced with no or extremely limited options today.
We are driven by a passion for science and compassion for patients. We act with urgency to ensure our treatments are one day accessible to all patients who need them.
We strive to do things right. Excellence in our work means the potential to unlock a better quality of life for our patients, and with that comes tremendous responsibility.
We innovate daily on a path that hasn’t been paved. This means we lean heavily on our entrepreneurial spirit and are comfortable taking calculated risks to achieve progress toward our mission. It means we aren’t afraid to ask “why not”, and encourage lively discourse around rethinking the status quo.
We work hard to preserve our start-up culture rooted in camaraderie and leadership by example - by everyone, regardless of title.
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and have seen how our differences - when celebrated and woven together - create stronger and more lasting solutions that better serve our team, our partners, and most importantly, our patients and the providers who treat them.
We invite you to join us and bring your unique perspective and experiences to our team.