ABSCI IT Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a IT Manager make at companies like ABSCI in the United States? The average salary for IT Manager at companies like ABSCI in the United States is $102,707 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $89,513 and $115,901. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a IT Manager do at companies like ABSCI?

AbSci is a growth stage synthetic biology company located in a new, state-of-the art laboratory in downtown Vancouver, WA, just across the river from Portland, OR. AbSci is a global leader and innovator of revolutionary biomanufacturing technologies, designing and programming cells for next-generation biopharmaceuticals. Our Protein Printing™ technology results in dramatic reductions in the cost of producing biologics, acceleration of drug discovery timelines, and enables the production of previously difficult or impossible-to-produce molecules. Our technology is a new paradigm in protein production, as it increases discovery throughput, accelerates development, reduces manufacturing costs, and increases plant capacity for the biopharmaceutical industry.


Job Description

As a leader in the IT group, the IT Manager is responsible for organization-wide computer and information systems, supervising IT specialists and setting information strategy for AbSci’s IT infrastructure. We need a hands-on professional who enjoys rolling up their sleeves and working with the team to achieve goals, eliminate security risks, and increase internal staff and outside collaborator satisfaction. Your operations and system maintenance experience will help AbSci grow as we expand.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement IT policy and best practice guides for the organization
  • Analyze the business requirements of all departments and consult senior-level executives to identify business and technology needs and to optimize the use of information technology
  • Develop reliable metrics for hardware, software and storage while ensuring strategic capacity planning
  • Run regular checks on data security, and identify security vulnerabilities and eliminate them with strategic solutions that increase data safety
  • Purchase efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software
  • Actively update, maintain, and troubleshoot all aspects of laptops, computer networks and servers, and conduct regular system audits
  • Provide direction for IT team members, and identify opportunities for team training and skills advancement 


  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, information systems or related technology field (graduate degree a plus)
  • 6+ years' work and management experience in an IT environment
  • Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications, and controlling IT budgets
  • Sound understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and telecommunications systems
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively communicate with teams across the entire organization

Huge Plus (but not required)

  • Hardware/software professional certification such as CompTIA A+, and other program certifications such as Cisco and Microsoft Windows preferred
  • Knowledge and work experience in Unix/Linux administration and AWS cloud computing is a big plus
  • Experience providing IT solutions in a life science environment preferred

We seek candidates with a passion for building a creative company culture that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to make a transformative impact to our industry. To be successful in this role, we look for passion in technology innovation, adept technical skills, and excitement about working in a dynamic startup environment. 

AbSci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) with a generous company match. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position is for our Vancouver, WA location (just outside of Portland, OR).

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABSCI IT Manager in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $89,513 to $115,901 with an average total cash compensation of $102,707. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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