Manager, R&D Information Systems (Web Based Software Development)

Foster City, CA, US
Nov 20, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Manager, R&D Information Systems (Web Based Software Development)
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

The Systems group within the Development Operations Systems and Process department at Gilead Sciences is responsible for managing operational data for various aspects of clinical trial management from study start to finish. We work closely with many functional groups within Development to facilitate improved electronic processes and assist with data needs. To provide these services we participate in business process analysis to develop software, create data analyses, generate reports, and maintain the required systems.

Specific Responsibilities:

An ideal candidate is one that can participate in cross-functional teams to help assess required needs, assist with a software development or data analysis plan involving the business partners, and work within guidelines on the project until its timely completion. This requires strong collaboration, technical communication, and problem-solving skills. Adapting to the changing needs of our internal business partners will also require a willingness to learn new technologies and systems.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Use project-specified technologies to create custom applications to facilitate data integration and presentation, workflows, and reporting
  • Develop interactive data visualizations using web-based technologies or Spotfire to drive decision making
  • Provide application support and assist with application maintenance
  • Participate in needed software configuration, documentation, and validation

Knowledge, Experience & Skills
  • 7+ Years with BS, BA, and or relevant experience, 4+ Years with MS, MBA
  • Expert in a general-purpose programming language such as C#, Python, or Java
  • Front end web development experience using JavaScript and React. Experience with Webpack, npm, and frontend testing frameworks is a plus.
  • Proficient in a SQL dialect and a relational database management system, preferably MS SQL Server.
  • Expert in creating proper database schemas and optimizing them for the intended workload
  • Experience using functional unit tests throughout development to ensure quality
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are required.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience a plus
  • OPEN to REMOTE candidates

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Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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