Director, Biometrics Systems and Applications

Menlo Park, CA
Jun 19, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Corcept is engaged in the discovery and development of drugs that treat severe endocrine, metabolic, oncologic and neurological disorders by modulating the effects of the hormone cortisol. Since 2012, we have marketed Korlym® for the treatment of patients suffering from Cushing’s syndrome, a life-threatening orphan disorder caused by excess cortisol activity.

In addition to our commercial product, Korlym, we have discovered a portfolio of more than 1,000 proprietary selective cortisol modulators.  Lead compounds are in Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials for the treatment of patients with Cushing’s syndrome, advanced ovarian cancer, castration-resistant prostate cancer, weight gain caused by antipsychotic medications and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (“NASH”).  We are about to start a Phase 2 trial in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”).

In 2021, we generated revenue of $366 million and net income of $112 million.

Director, Biometrics Systems and Applications:

Responsible for implementing, managing and administering Biometrics specific applications in various computing environments (private cloud, hybrid cloud and SaaS)

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage current and future Biometrics systems (SAS/SAS Grid, Windows Servers, Red Hat Linux, VMWare vSphere/Horizon, Spotfire)
  • Perform and manage application development-programming, database design & administration using rapid application development (RAD) tools & MS SQL
  • Manage Biometrics application portfolio including on-premise, privately hosted and software as a service (SaaS) applications
  • Develop Spotfire, RShiny and Tableau applications including specifications, security design, programming, user access, deployment and support
  • Lead selection, design and implementation of next generation high performance computing environment on all-flash storage for new SAS Grid platform on Red Hat Linux cluster
  • Manage the upgrade of Biometrics’ SAS computing platform from a single SAS server to a scalable and high performing multi-node environment
  • Manage business relationship between Biometrics, IT and QA departments to develop technology roadmap and process improvement

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Technical Proficiencies:

  • In depth knowledge of management of SAS servers and validated computing environments, including process and required documentation for system validation
  • In-depth knowledge with data visualization tools (e.g Spotfire, Tableau, RShiny)
  • In-depth knowledge of SaaS systems (Okta, JIRA, Google App, PMO platforms, sFTP/secure email) and enterprise systems (SAS/SAS Grid, Windows Servers, Red Hat Linux,  VMWare vSphere/Horizon, Spotfire, Clinical EDC/IVRS integration, SharePoint)
  • Ability to operate independently in unstructured situations
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach to interaction with cross-functional peers (Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Operations)
  • Analytical skills and ability to focus on both details and the big picture
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and influence/negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines for 21 CFR Part 11 compliant web-based applications
  • Able to navigate uncertainty with creative problem solving
  • Ability to take a hands-on, “roll up your sleeves” approach

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Sc/B.A. in Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field (MS preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in systems and applications used in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Extensive project management and software development experience and demonstrated communication skills
  • Experience in computing system validation (CSV) and vendor audits

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

Corcept appreciates the commitment and hard work of all our team members as we strive to discover and develop novel treatments for patients with serious unmet medical needs.

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Corcept is an Equal Opportunity Employer