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Vice President, Information Technology

Prometheus Biosciences
San Diego, California
Start date
Sep 24, 2022

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Vice President, Information Technology - San Diego


We’re a different kind of biotech company.  And we’re here to make a difference.


Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering a precision medicine approach for the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutic and companion diagnostic products for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases. 


The Company’s precision medicine platform, Prometheus360™, combines proprietary machine learning-based analytical approaches with one of the world’s largest gastrointestinal bioinformatics databases to identify novel therapeutic targets and develop therapeutic candidates to engage those targets.  Headquartered in San Diego, Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. was named Best Places to Work by Biospace, San Diego Business Journal and is a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company.


The Vice President, Information Technology will be responsible for leading IT infrastructure strategy, design, and implementation.  This individual will work cross-functionally with all departments to identify long-term, scalable, practical IT solutions for research and operations as the organization grows.  This position is based at our San Diego headquarters and reports to our Chief Financial Officer.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides assessment of current IT infrastructure and recommendations on building scalable IT services, capabilities and strategy that supports organizational growth
  • Consults with the business leads and formulates IT strategies aligned with the Company’s strategy
  • Supports core IT projects and is responsible for the deployment of resources, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all Corporate IT systems including infrastructure, applications, software and hardware with a focus on quality, efficiencies and cost management
  • Oversees provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services
  • Manages financial aspects of the Corporate IT Department including developing business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spend and initiatives
  • Provides security, regulatory compliance, and provision for disaster recovery
  • Maintains security of all data proprietary to the company and provide for the complete backup of all computer systems in case of system failure or disaster
  • Implement industry standard methodologies and harmonizing across the organization


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced/graduate degree a plus
  • 15+ years of experience in pharma/life science space required.  Experience building life sciences organizations from scratch, discovery to commercialization, a plus
  • 7+ years of senior-level leadership experience in an IT department
  • Experience with business transformation aligned with strategic business initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience leading security, infrastructure, applications, user support, operating systems, telecom systems, etc.
  • Strong understanding of software development methodologies including Agile frameworks and track record of delivering capabilities on time
  • Demonstrated background in supporting business systems applications infrastructure, including business intelligence, data warehousing and data management
  • Experience in supporting scientific teams for their IT infrastructure needs
  • Experience in scaling Corporate IT infrastructure and services to meet company objectives
  • Experience with management and governance of large scientific data sets
  • Experience in establishing and overseeing managed service provider relationships and driving ROI on technology investments
  • Direct experience with IT planning and budget management
  • Experience and knowledge of cloud-based technologies, website development, CRM’s, vendor management and building data platforms

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.  Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and support systems
  • Hands on and very operationally oriented to develop and implement key initiatives involving and managing key stakeholders
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making capability with proven ability to work with a high level of integrity, apply critical and analytical thinking skills and manage complex/ambiguous situations
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and influencing at all levels, including the capability to build strong relationships in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated strategic problem-solver with strong business knowledge and ability to lead the organization in making good technology decisions
  • Excellent project management, organizational, interpersonal, active listening communication and influencing skills
  • Successful track record of hiring, training, developing, mentoring, and motivating team members in dynamic, growing and high-paced environment 


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Prometheus Biosciences is a biotech company pioneering a precision medicine approach for the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutic and companion diagnostic product candidates. While our initial focus was on IBD, we're now extending beyond gastrointestinal (GI) diseases to target other autoimmune diseases.

Prometheus360TM, our powerful precision medicine platform, combines proprietary technology with the world's most comprehensive collection of IBD patient data, to translate deep, complex data into precision therapeutic and diagnostic product candidates and continually identify new drug targets and unique disease biomarkers. We're headquartered in San Diego, CA.


Find Us
(858) 824-0895
3050 Science Park Road
San Diego
United States
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