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Tech Ops Careers

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If you could do anything, how would you make the most of your talents, experience, interests and ambition? Technical Operations (Tech Ops) within Atara Biotherapeutics offers a chance to help deliver breakthrough treatments that can make a positive difference for patients with serious illnesses. You’ll have the opportunity to achieve greatness and be empowered to make important things possible.

About Technical Operations (Tech Ops)

Bring vital solutions to a world with vital needs.

The sky has no limit with Technical Operations (Tech Ops), a world-class, cross-functional team within Atara that helps to drive our success through an extraordinarily diverse collection of talent. Creating capabilities to ensure that technical solutions drive reliability across our manufacturing processes, we empower the commercialization of our product with accelerated timelines to ensure the rapid delivery of our medicines to the patients who need them.

The results of your work will matter, providing access to groundbreaking treatments as quickly as possible. Here, you can build culture, innovation, platforms—and a career with impact.

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square-foot manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks, CA

Our Atara T-cell Operations & Manufacturing (ATOM) facility encompasses all aspects of T-cell immunotherapy manufacturing and technical operations. It was designed according to global regulatory standards with expandable capacity and laboratory space.

Life at Tech Ops

Do challenging work and be recognized for it.

If you’re a hands-on person who follows our values of transparency, respect, accountability, integrity and trust, you could be one of our future leaders. Always putting the patient first, we’re driven by the urgency to discover, formulate and deliver innovative treatments on an accelerated timeline. Be recognized and rewarded for taking us ever forward at Atara Tech Ops.

After a day of meaningful work, we like to recharge with fun get-togethers, including our famous Stim Cycle BBQ gatherings. Check out the Game of Thrones video!

Benefits

Enjoy an enhanced experience, at work and beyond.

At Atara, our employees are the key to our success, and we reward them with the competitive compensation and benefits* they require to do their best work as part of our team. Here are some of the most important advantages we offer to many of our full-time employees:

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Low cost medical, dental & vision

PPO or HMO medical plan, dental PPO & vision at no cost for you & low cost for dependents
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Life insurance and flexible spending account

Life insurance benefits pay 3X annual salary plus $50K; FSA lets you set aside $2,700 pre-tax for healthcare and/or $5K for dependent care
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401(k) and equity

50% match on first 6% of 401(k) contribution; Receive equity grants annually and ability to purchase common stock at 15% discount
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Wellness & employee assistance programs

$250/year less taxes for wellness expenses & EAP support including financial & legal assistance, child/eldercare referrals & counseling
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Three weeks of paid vacation & 17 days off

120 hours of paid vacation, 17 days off including the 2 company shutdowns

* Note: Different benefits may apply to different roles and are subject to change at any time without notice.

Locations

Pursue engaging goals in enticing locations.

Denver,
Colorado

Denver, Colorado:

Research & Development

The capital of Colorado offers the diverse topography and cultural attractions to fill each day with a wide array of activities for every interest. With a population of 700,000+, the city is nestled into the base of the Rocky Mountains, providing access to world-class skiing and other outdoor recreational pursuits, yet offers the cultural and recreational resources of a major city.

Denver, Colorado:

Research & Development

The capital of Colorado offers the diverse topography and cultural attractions to fill each day with a wide array of activities for every interest. With a population of 700,000+, the city is nestled into the base of the Rocky Mountains, providing access to world-class skiing and other outdoor recreational pursuits, yet offers the cultural and recreational resources of a major city.

Thousand Oaks,
California

Thousand Oaks, California:

Manufacturing and Research & Development

Thousand Oaks is located in the northwestern region of the Greater Los Angeles area. Home to high-tech haven Newbury Park, it boasts the natural beauty of mountains, canyons, lakes and oak trees. The city’s residents appreciate its sunny climate, relaxed pace, reputation for safety and proximity to L.A. proper, one of the world’s most diverse and exciting places to live.

Thousand Oaks, California:

Manufacturing and Research & Development

Thousand Oaks is located in the northwestern region of the Greater Los Angeles area. Home to high-tech haven Newbury Park, it boasts the natural beauty of mountains, canyons, lakes and oak trees. The city’s residents appreciate its sunny climate, relaxed pace, reputation for safety and proximity to L.A. proper, one of the world’s most diverse and exciting places to live.

Employee Spotlight

Work with the best. And discover why they thrive.

Carlos

Quality

Sameer

Project Management

Functions

Apply your world-class talent for worldwide impact.

Energized by the fast-paced setting that defines Process Science, our team at Atara T-Cell Operations and Manufacturing (ATOM) in Thousand Oaks, California and our facility in Aurora, Colorado uses state-of-the-art equipment, including scalable bioreactors, continuous cell harvest and automated fill-finish technologies to develop and define manufacturing processes for off-the-shelf allogeneic T-cell immunotherapy.

Striving to provide sustainable product for transformative results, we’ll inspire you to do your best work with the support of leadership that values transparency, respect, accountability, innovation and trust.

Working cross-functionally has been the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my job."

Sameer

Located in Thousand Oaks, California, Global Supply Chain ensures the prompt, seamless and compliant delivery and reception of products, including specialized treatments. This group contributes to our success in three functional areas.

Supply Chain Operations uses state-of-the-art resources and equipment to label, pack, and distribute cell therapies. Planning utilizes enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to control the flow of materials and information within our manufacturing network and manages the planning of the allogeneic supply process. And Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Strategic Planning advances our programs through the commercialization process to deliver therapies to the market.

Supported by a culture of strong teamwork and innovation as well as access to custom tools that optimize our supply chain, our team enjoys maximum efficiency and career impact.

Housed in a world-class facility, Manufacturing oversees a network of highly respected contract manufacturing operations (CMOs). Each of these locations works in unison to produce important cell therapy medicines. Within our 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, Atara T-Cell Operations and Manufacturing (ATOM) in Thousand Oaks, California, as well as our facility in Aurora, Colorado, we use leading-edge equipment to manufacture our signature off-the-shelf allogeneic T-cell immunotherapies.

This location produces tab-cel® (tabelecleucel), the most advanced T-cell immunotherapy in development. The facility features a flexible design that allows for potential expansion of manufacturing capacity—and opportunities to join a team inspired by strong leadership and the passion to achieve success for patients.

I really liked what they were doing with MS, the pipeline that they had. This role has really challenged me, brought me to new heights and tested my abilities. It's also given me new skills in the workplace."

Carlos

Proud to be pioneers on the forefront of an emerging industry, the Quality team at Atara Biotherapeutics plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and compliance of our transformative, allogeneic T-cell immunotherapies. We leverage our collective, specialized experience to collaborate in the development, manufacture, analysis and delivery of innovative immunotherapies where and when they are most needed around the world.

Your contributions will be crucial to our success and aligned to our mission of addressing serious medical conditions through pioneering science. We’ll support your career development with highly experienced leadership, a strong collaborative environment, and valuable coaching designed to help you grow and realize your goals.