Director, Information Technology

Position Summary:

We are seeking an Informational Technology (IT) professional to lead the design, implementation and growth of our information infrastructure. This individual will manage infrastructure and resources to meet organizational needs and will be responsible for working cross-­functionally with all departments to identify long-­term, scalable, practical solutions for research and operations as the organization grows. He/she will be expected to establish close partnerships with colleagues from multiple disciplines to translate business needs into state‐of‐the‐art informatics solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Define, communicate and own an IT vision that addresses short and long-­‐term corporate infrastructure needs


·         Provide strong leadership and business acumen, as well as data and analytical skills and relationship-­building capabilities, to inspire the organization around common goals, vision and values for information management


·         Set strategy for IT infrastructure (storage, computing, security and disaster recovery) and software capabilities for current and future organizational needs


·         Regularly communicate strategy to senior management to ensure appropriate alignment


·         Manage vendors, consultants and overall budget for IT


·         Own all systems architecture (network and user support) and maintain expected systems uptime


·         Regularly and effectively communicate with key IT stakeholders, keeping them advised of IT developments and generally making IT activities transparent to stakeholders


·         Maintain ongoing knowledge of industry trends and ability to utilize that knowledge to determine the most efficient ways to meet business needs


·         Create and maintain corporate IT policies to ensure regulatory compliance, corporate security and company growth


·         Coordinate proactively and effectively with Informatics personnel to ensure standard and effective deployment of IT solutions



·         Bachelors or Masters in computer science, MIS or a similar computer-­‐oriented major


·         8+ years of experience managing and implementing IT solutions in a biotech or pharmaceutical company


·         Experience architecting and maintaining a robust, highly available IT infrastructure.


·         Experience evaluating, implementing and managing on-­‐site storage solutions and IT vendor services


·         In-­‐depth knowledge of all aspects of IT service delivery both on premise and through cloud services


·         Prior experience in successfully implementing, utilizing and leveraging outsourcing strategies


·         Demonstrated understanding of the software development lifecycle


·         Ability to adapt to increasing scope and complexity of work brought on by growth and change


·         Ability to identify impediments to complex business and research issues and provide timely and cost-­‐effective solutions


·         Strong written and oral communication skills