R&D Info Systems Analyst II

Foster City, CA
Jul 24, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
R&D Info Systems Analyst II
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

R&D Information Systems: Interprets systems specifications created by user groups or business analysts to develop, maintain and support automated business processes. Develops requirements, workflow and systems analysis. Designs, develops, corrects programs, prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities. Systems may be shared databases, client/server systems, company/department intranets, etc. Acts as the primary communication point concerning any future systems changes, updates or reporting needs. Interprets business needs and translates them into functional system architecture and requirements. May interact with auditors during regulatory agency inspections and internal audits.

Under general direction, provides troubleshooting and application support for specific applications and solutions. Configures and develops computer applications and solutions by using analytical functional specifications and interpreting system design specifications. During system implementation and change management, may support, test, and refine application configurations to align with business process needs. Judgment required within confined guidelines. Works with business and IT partners to enhance applications to reduce operating time or improve efficiency. May Prepare program-level and user-level documentation. May assist with software configuration management, performance tuning, introduction and training. Follows pre-defined task lists with given development tool. Judgment required within confined guidelines. Organizes, prioritizes, and coordinates multiple work activities to meet project deadlines. Identifies and documents business processes.

Can work directly with customers to probe and ask effective questions to fully diagnose both the problem root cause and customer's comfort level with application.

Knowledge Requirements: Good understanding and application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. Limited knowledge of other related disciplines. Uses other people as a sounding board for ideas, complex problems.

Problem Solving: Provide technical solutions to a range of difficult problems. Solutions are thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

Discretion/ Latitude: Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Collaborates with supervisory personnel as needed. Work is reviewed regularly prior to completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Impact: Contributes to the completion of specific programs, projects or responsible individual business targets. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources or loss of sales.

Liaison (Internal & External Influence: Primarily internal company contacts. Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.


4+ Years with BA, BS, and or relevant experience

2+ Years with MS

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