Bristol Myers Squibb Lead, Digital Capability Management, Biology & Pre-Clinical Research in Princeton, New Jersey

We are seeking a passionate leader for a team building and supporting Digital Capabilities that enable BMS Research Scientists in Discovery Biology & Pre-Clinical Research to discover and develop innovative medicines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define strategic technology roadmaps, develop solution proposals, contribute to project business cases, and estimate budgets for new IT capabilities

  • Develop solution architectures for new capabilities ensuring they satisfy business needs, are appropriately aligned with BMS Enterprise Architecture (EA) and industry standards and are engineered to be reliable, cost effective, scalable and sustainable throughout the expected lifecycle

  • Lead the technical delivery for new capability projects including architecture, design, development, testing, integration, and deployment

  • Drive innovation by advising project teams and other stakeholders on the external technology landscape both within the Pharmaceutical Industry and beyond, evaluating new technologies, supporting POCs/prototyping, and participating in the development of new capabilities and service offerings including Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, Agile development, and leading-edge scientific technologies

  • Own the end-to-end responsibility for managing Digital Capabilities though their lifecycle ensuring they are reliable, accessible and secure

  • Managing service delivery of internal and external providers

  • Financial management with a focus on identification and implementation of improvements to reduce operating costs

  • Line and matrixed management of employees and contract staff

  • Resource management including assigning individuals to projects and operational activities to maximize resource utilization and efficiency


  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative related discipline. Masters or other advanced degree is a plus.

  • At least 10 years of progressive information technology experience, with responsibility for solution architecture, team leadership and technical implementation on large scale projects.

  • The ideal candidate will have experience delivering IT capabilities supporting Pharmaceutical Research.

  • Must have demonstrated success delivering complex application systems, services-based application integration, reporting and analytics, and supporting infrastructure. Agile software development, automated testing, and DevOps experience is preferred.

  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) experience is a plus including EA methodologies, frameworks and certifications (e.g., TOGAF, IASA) with demonstrated ability to provide leadership across business, application, data, and technology architecture domains.

  • Experience in leading change related to new business processes and technologies across a large organization is desirable.

  • Experience leading or contributing to standards development and governance within the life sciences or healthcare information technology setting is desirable.

  • Must be a relationship builder and capable of functioning without line authority and working effectively in a highly matrixed organization.

  • Strong communication, planning, organization, negotiation, influencing and collaboration skills are required.

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