Director, Information Technology and Data Management

Ohana is seeking an experienced biopharmaceutical Information Technology leader with deep experience leading and building an IT capability within the Life Sciences industry.

Ohana firmly believes that Information Technology will be a key strategic driver of its success, and this position will directly shape that vision. This hands-on role will plan Ohana’s technology and data management, design the platform, guide the development, and manage the operation of IT for the company’s mission.

Reporting into the SVP of Platform Discovery, the successful candidate will leverage an internal team, contractors, and third-party resources, as well as plan for growth. This position will partner closely with scientific and business teams to build an integrated, cumulative, strategic data asset that leverages our laboratory and clinical trial results. This individual will play a critical role integrating business and IT by articulating highly technical concepts in business terms.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with data producers and consumers to understand their needs. Ensure that IT and data management are properly prioritized, scoped, delivered and managed in support of business requirements

  • Prepare IT cost estimates, budgets, and schedules

  • Prepare and present project proposals to management and business partners

  • Lead and facilitate the evaluation and recommendation of technologies that satisfy business and scientific needs

  • Review existing scientific and business system capabilities and plans for expected growth

  • Serve as a champion for data quality and interoperability

  • Ensure reporting and analytics capabilities are properly identified, prioritized, and delivered to the scientific and business customers

  • Maintain an extremely strong focus on satisfying end-user needs

  • Stay current in technology trends including cloud computing, modern databases, application development and platforms, as well as descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics

  • Evaluate, summarize, and present key trends that impact IT and data management

  • Partner with third-party vendors to acquire application technology and support services

  • Lead ongoing design, implementation, and execution of a top-tier data management strategy

  • Understand strategic objectives of the company and ensure that IT and data management directly address these objectives

What Skills You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Technology or Business Administration or related field

  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills

  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience in the full lifecycle of IT systems and data management, including successful construction of enterprise-wide data assets such as data lakes or warehouses, and analytical tools that strategically leverage enterprise-wide data

  • Deep understanding of commercial cloud computing (AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Solid experience in data quality and master data management

  • Solid experience in modern No-SQL databases

  • Solid experience in database administration, data security (HIPAA experience is a plus), ETL from diverse internal and third-party sources, as well as data analytics and reporting using tools such as Tableau, Spotfire, and custom web-based applications

  • Experience in managing laboratory information (LIMS), laboratory automation, and electronic laboratory notebooks

  • Solid experience in managing software development, with a strong emphasis in agile approaches

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy

  • Highly self-motivated and organized

  • Ability to independently make decisions and reprioritize tasks to meet deliverables

  • Broad IT management experience, with particular emphasis on Life Sciences-related systems delivery required

  • Ability to analyze complex business problems and evaluate solutions

  • Ability to translate complex technical issues into business terms

  • Strategic mindset with strong analytical foundation

What We’ll Offer You

  • A dynamic early-stage work environment, with encouragement at all levels to be creative regarding new projects and product ideas

  • Support of projects that will transform the field of reproductive medicine

  • Generous paid family leave

  • Opportunities for career development and advancement, including trainings, classes, and conferences

  • Daily on-site snacks, coffee, Bevi, and weekly catered lunches

  • Comprehensive, competitive healthcare (PPO) and dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and vision coverage through VSP

  • Commuter benefits

  • 15 vacation days and 10+ company-paid holidays

  • 401k retirement plan, disability, and life insurance

Who We Are

Ohana Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company founded in 2016 by Flagship Pioneering, which has founded over 40+ breakthrough companies, including Seres Therapeutics, Agios, Rubius, Moderna, Editas, Denali, and Codiak, since 2000.

Ohana is pioneering a new approach to reproductive health with a novel platform of sperm-based technologies. We have created a best-in-class proprietary platform with field-defining applications including:

  • Developing life-changing products that will increase the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs);

  • Decreasing the risk of disease transmission from father to offspring; and

  • Delivering a non-hormonal, reversible, long-lasting male contraception.

Our mission is to provide individuals struggling with infertility the freedom to decide when to have a family and empower them to have healthy children. Join us in transforming the field of reproductive medicine and creating technologies with the power to benefit our customers and transform the lives of their patients.

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Ohana Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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