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Head of Information Technology

 Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities of the role:

  • Establish and effectively communicate a cohesive and company-wide IT vision, strategy, and roadmap in the context of a quickly growing pharmaceutical company with multiple drug programs and commercial launch preparation of the lead program underway.
  • Partner with department leaders for thoughtful evaluation and selection of business software and applications, ensuring alignment with corporate goals and objectives.
  • Oversee data integrity and connectivity of company-wide IT systems, allowing for maximum automation/integration of internal and external data reporting requirements.
  • Administer appropriate access of the company’s cloud-based file server and other critical data, by employee/consultant level/role.
  • Develop an IT security roadmap (in collaboration with external experts) to prevent user/data breaches and in the event of a cybersecurity attack, identify, protect, and recover data.
  • Oversee day-to-day IT help-desk solution (in collaboration with an external vendor and/or future hire) for employees’ computer hardware and software issues and its prompt correction.
  • Create, maintain, and enforce procedures for implementing and validating new IT systems or versions – including GxP and SOX requirements, as applicable.
  • Oversee and manage the IT budget and ongoing expenditures.
  • Track and maintain hardware and software inventory.
  • Ensure robust IT controls are implemented and remain effective -- and are properly documented for meeting applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the change control process for new GxP systems and revisions/updates for existing GxP systems; partner with QA to manage system validation, change management, periodic reviews, and vendor assessment/qualification.
  • Oversee application lifecycles for business partners including Quality, Clinical, Regulatory, Marketing and Pharmacovigilance.
  • Partner with department leaders for the timing of planning of software release(s) and effective related controls.
  • Effectively manage IT contractors in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Oversee or lead internally developed application coding/designs and test plans, as applicable.
  • Lead IT hardware purchase and upgrade evaluations and maintain IT vendor contracts.
  • Build and lead a high-quality IT function that supports a rapidly growing company
  • Coach, mentor, and provide development opportunities for the IT team; foster a culture of innovation, candor, and accountability.

Factors for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or above) in computer science or other technology or related field
  • At least 12 years of proven experience managing IT within biotech, with:
    • Knowledge of typical IT systems across the enterprise, G&A, R&D, Commercial, and QA systems used at a rapidly growing life sciences company
    • Expertise in 21 CFR Part 11, Computer System Validation, GxP, SOX
    • Experience leading analysis, selection, implementation and validation of IT systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Detail-oriented and hands, while having a high-level business perspective for the synthesis of various projects.
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment.
  • Leadership capability, including building relationships with key stakeholders and across the organization.
  • Methodical and organized approach to completing projects.

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • The position will be based in our beautiful Irvine office, complete with an outdoor courtyard, lounge, table tennis, snacks and drinks, occasional catered meals, and pet-days.
  • This position reports directly to the CFO.
  • Some occasional travel may be required.

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