Global IT Manager

Full-Time Position


You have experience in a large(r) organization in defining and managing an IT strategy but have a desire to work in a more agile and growing organization that will energize you to build a service focussed IT organization that makes sure the IT solutions are secure, connected where needed and support multi-OS strategy to enable freedom to the individual users while ensuring data security. You look after the global IT infrastructure, including the USA and China teams. You also include our manufacturing partner in the IT integration roadmap and define optimizations with them. 

It is our plan to invest and overhaul our IT infrastructure to be prepared for the next growth wave of Lumicks and have IT that is ahead of the growth in terms of systems.  LUMICKS will give you the opportunity to define and implement the IT landscape that will work seamlessly for our business and build the team to deliver this. You will report to the COO.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Your primary goal is to develop an IT service strategy and translate this into a multi-year roadmap, in close cooperation with stakeholders across the company.
  • Set up and manage a Global IT team that is responsible for:
    • Implementing new IT services and solutions.
    • Operational management of IT services, platforms, and infrastructure for our employees.
    • Operational management of IT infrastructure in our Amsterdam HQ office.
  • You are accountable for the implementation of IT projects.
  • Develop the CISO role within the company, setting IT security and compliance policies to keep our IP safe.
  • Establish relationships with IT infrastructure providers and partners, and manage on agreed Service Levels.
  • Develop a cloud-based strategy and implement infrastructure for real-time monitoring of our products in the field.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • You’ve graduated with at least a Bachelor’s degree.
  • You have worked in a larger organization, and understand what is needed to build a global IT team. At the same time, you derive energy from working in a smaller, scale-up context.
  • Gained at least 5 years of proven leadership experience in IT management.
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging IT and cloud technologies, and how other enterprises are employing them.
  • Experience in defining an IT strategy that is aligned with company strategy and stakeholders.
  • Proven skills in IT project management and change management.
  • Ability to balance long-term and short-term decisions.
  • Experience in leading and maintaining a motivated and engaged team of professionals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent command of English (written and verbal).


LUMICKS is a quickly growing academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use and reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science.

Our technologies: LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our leading instrument, the C-Trap®, can be used to “catch” single molecules and expose them to precise mechanical forces. You can, simultaneously, visualize the molecule and the manipulation process with correlated, highly sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to study DNA replication or molecular “engines” processing the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS’ systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also provide the z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall binding strengths between cells, known as cell avidity. This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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