Manager/Associate Director, IT Global Infrastructure Services

Instil Bio is seeking a Manager/Associate Director, IT Global Infrastructure Services who will report to the Senior Director, Global IT Infrastructure, Architecture, Security and Operations and be responsible for facilitating the overall management and delivery of IT infrastructure needed by Instil Bio’s organizations (R&D, Clinical Development and Operations, Technical Operations, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory, General and Administrative…). The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a robust pharma/biotech IT experience. This position, located in Greater Los Angeles area, will directly interact with the business functions to align strategies, define robust IT roadmaps, manage expectations and ensure delivery.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand and align with business strategies and priorities.
  • Contribute and maintain a robust IT roadmap of Infrastructure and associated integrations including definition of project objectives, prioritization, and implementation plans
  • Establish and foster relationships with Business Stakeholders and service providers
  • Evaluate vendor solutions, develop alternatives and recommend technical solutions in meeting the evolving needs of the business
  • Manage and be hands-on during execution of projects: scoping, requirements, documentation, testing, validation, training and support
  • Support and sustain deployed cloud and on-premises infrastructure and associated applications
  • Create SOPs, Policies, Process and System maps for infrastructure management and operations
  • Collaborate closely with Quality to ensure proper validation of infrastructure and applications where applicable (GxP standards)
  • Ensure compliance with various regulatory environments (SOX, GxP, EMA, GDPR, Privacy, HIPAA…)
  • Identify and analyze key technology trends that can be leveraged at Instil Bio. In particular contribute to overall data strategy vision

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree (Computer Science preferred) with at least 10 years of work experience and a minimum of 5 years in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry. Knowledge and background with a Cell & Gene Therapy company is a big plus
  • Understanding of both US and Global requirements (EU, UK, APAC) from an IT and compliance perspective
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (SOX, GxP, GDPR, HIPAA)
  • A strong background in infrastructure design and implementations as well as software development methodology (i.e. Agile, SDLC, ITIL) and project management / business analysis
  • Proven application expertise relevant to business processes and functions across the value chain in a biotech company (from Research to Commercial)
  • Experience in defining and implementing IT strategies and technology roadmaps
  • Experience with public and private cloud solutions, virtualization and high availability architectures
  • Experience with securing  and integrating IT solutions with Operational Technology
  • Ability to navigate from strategic to operational and hands-on with a sense of urgency and a solution-oriented filter
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex problems in a non-technical and simplified manner to stakeholders and end-users and to effectively communicate business needs to technology teams
  • Self-motivated with high degree of initiative and excellent follow-up skills, along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and changing priorities
  • Travel may be required