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Generation Bio Director Enterprise Applications in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Generation Bio is an innovative genetic medicines company focused on creating a new class of non-viral gene therapy to provide durable, redosable treatments for people living with rare and prevalent diseases. The company’s non-viral platform incorporates a proprietary, high-capacity DNA construct called closed-ended DNA, or ceDNA; a cell-targeted lipid nanoparticle delivery system, or ctLNP; and an established, scalable capsid-free manufacturing process. The platform is designed to enable multi-year durability from a single dose of ceDNA and to allow titration and redosing if needed, and our scalable manufacturing process supports our mission to extend the reach of gene therapy to more people, living with more diseases, in more places around the world. Our vision is to make the ravages of genetic disease as imaginary to the next generation as polio feels to children today.

We are a thriving, collaborative, creative community of 120 people with diverse talents, beliefs, and experiences headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Delve further. Please visit www.generationbio.com or follow @generationbio (https://twitter.com/generationbio) .

SUMMARY

The Director of Enterprise Applications will be responsible for the overall enterprise application and data management strategy while working closely with Generation Bio leadership, system and business process owners, and IT management to ensure seamless and standardized system evaluation, implementation, integration, and support. The Director will be responsible for leading an enterprise application group consisting of business partners, solution architects, and system analysts responsible for G&A, R&D Informatics, and Regulatory/Quality systems. The Director will ensure the enterprise application portfolio is aligned to the overall IT security, infrastructure, and architecture strategies.

Reporting to the Head of IT, the Director of IT Enterprise Applications will proactively engage stakeholders throughout the organization to enable IT solutions that advance company objectives through systems and business process optimization. The overall goal of the Director and their team is to leverage applications, vendors, and business processes which deliver effective solutions and drive IT operational excellence.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Building and leading an Enterprise Applications team within the IT Department.

  • Providing subject matter expertise in G&A applications including, but not limited to, implementing, maintaining, and enhancing G&A applications.

  • Working with all business functions to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley IT General Controls (ITGC).

  • Working with the Quality Systems management to review and assist audits of external facilities and systems.

  • Building the strategy, partnerships, and external relationships as related to enterprise application technology platforms.

  • Aligning the Enterprise IT Application Portfolio with Generation Bio’s corporate goals.

  • Providing strategic, forward-looking vision when designing solutions to strengthen capabilities and future integration opportunities through the development of clear strategic technology roadmaps and scalable application support.

  • Developing and owning the enterprise applications IT portfolio of services and projects while managing associated budgets and support.

  • Providing cross functional Program Management for large business process and data integration related projects.

  • Leading and overseeing the Enterprise/Data Management projects, standards, principles, and implementations.

  • Providing continuous feedback to business partners regarding the priorities and status of work being performed within specified areas of the IT organization.

  • Overseeing large, complex IT application projects from start to finish. Supervising IT staff, consultants, contractors, developers, and other resources assigned to the initiatives. Identifying any issues with timelines or completion of projects ahead of time and work through with internal customers.

  • Defining metrics based on overall business objectives and report performance status monthly, quarterly, and annually.

  • Managing and guiding the testing of business applications using appropriate methodologies and tools to improve quality, flexibility, and efficiency.

  • Leading information technology’s compliance-related efforts around GxP, financial, and regulatory initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related scientific field required; Graduate Technical Degree, or MBA, preferred.

  • 14 plus years’ experience in IT application management in a commercial science or pharmaceutical environment, including at least six years in a managerial capacity; Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of the existing internal operating systems; considerable knowledge of scientific software engineering principles, practices, and methods; considerable knowledge of design techniques, procedures, systems, and programs.

  • Skill and experience in managing projects, staff, and budget.

  • Ability to develop and maintain assigned programs and systems; ability to troubleshoot assigned programs; ability to meet project deadlines; ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to follow or give verbal and written instructions, as applicable.

  • Person must be able to work independently on complex tasks which require analysis and action.

  • Person must be able to work well with staff members and the Generation Bio community, especially with senior business management staff. Person must be able to interact with employees at all levels of the company, in all business areas.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

EEOC Statement: Generation Bio believes in a diverse environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Generation Bio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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