Peak Bio is a newly created venture out of the San Francisco Bay Area, that will soon reach a critical milestone in our history of going public on NASDAQ. We are seeking scientific and business talent at two of our critical sites that include our center of research excellence in Palo Alto, California and our G&A infrastructure in South Florida.
Peak Bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing innovative therapeutics that aim to improve and address significant unmet medical needs for patients with inflammatory, rare and specialty diseases and cancer. We seek qualified, energetic, and talented individuals with a desire for growth, and advancement but with a knack for working in a cross-cultural, team-based environment. The talent we seek works well with others and knows that, in the end, the company’s overarching goal is to improve the human health experience and help solve the medical mysteries that challenge us daily. As a company we will continue to explore, work closely with and partner with external researchers, clinicians, patient advocacy groups, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and our investors to continue to expand treatment options and partnerships to meet those expectations and find novel approaches to treat disease.
This is a part-time position based in our Palo Alto, California (preferred) or possibly remote with travel required for meetings, reporting to the Head of Oncology.
The Director of Information Technology will work closely with the COO, CFO, Executive Director of Oncology and other cross-functional professionals to design, develop and lead the Information Technology strategy for the company, identifying opportunities for compliance, process and services for a newly public, clinial and research and development stage company.
Plan, organize and execute of Peak Bio’s information technology capabilities.
Ensure Peak Bio systems and processes allow for organizational growth while also supporting a US bi-coastal footprint
Partner with business leaders to identify, evaluate, select, implement, and maintain business systems that are deemed critical to the company’s success
Develop an IT strategy that will encourage transparency, accountability, and collaboration both within the IT function and across the broader organization
Proactively identify technology improvements, prioritizing projects for the benefit of the company and its employees
Develop a technology roadmap that is harmonized with the company’s goals and milestones
Manage system and application lifecycles to guarantee business continuity and data integrity
Identify opportunities for systems and data integration to make business operations more efficient
Collaborate with customers, vendors, and business partners to maintain day-to-day service desk operations; be accountable for overall adherence to defined SLAs
Identify training opportunities, implementing successful guides and user awareness programs for the company around IT best practices, cybersecurity, and business applications
Develop, implement, and administer IT policies for all employees and systems in areas including but not limited to security, data management, data retention, and appropriate use
Continually assess technologies, vendors, calling plans, etc. to perform ROI cost management analyses
Manage on-premise and cloud infrastructure including telephony, servers, and networking to maintain security, compliance and availability of those systems
Provide end‐user support on a variety of heterogeneous computer hardware and software issues by identifying, researching, and resolving technical problems
Manage all budgeting, software licensing and contracts related to the IT function
Proactively manage IT security related protocols such as Firewalls, Anti-Virus, Anti-Phishing and Malware appliances and lead periodic cybersecurity reviews
Partner with Quality, Regulatory and Finance teams to successfully execute and maintain IT SOX and GxP compliance programs including 21CFR Part 11 systems
Provide architectural guidance and oversight across projects and technology platforms; ensures guiding principles and technology standards are followed
Manage IT consultants and partners to distribute workload as required by business need
Desired Abilities and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field, or equivalent work experience
10+ years’ experience working within information technology, focusing on small to medium sized companies within the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
Experience with implementing IT strategy for a newly public start-up focused on discover, research, development and clinical programs
Strong understanding of Windows Server environments (File Server, AD DC, Exchange etc.).
Strong understanding of SLA support requirements
Comprehensive understanding of network architecture, cloud technologies & SaaS applications
Experience in the most current technologies, with a focus on identifying systems and application trends
Strong understanding of SOX, GxP controls, experience in an FDA-regulated environment
Knowledge of Compliance requirements related to 21 CFR, Part 11 and GDPR. • Experience with computer system software vendor audit
Experience with eQMS systems
Support the development and maintenance of IT compliance systems and procedures
Experience with MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, CCNA, Sec+, CISM preferred
Proven track record of leading IT teams/third-parties in high-growth environments.
Forward-thinking and innovative technologist, seeking to showcase the value of IT
Strong organizational and communication skills (e.g., clear, and concise), team player, and proven negotiation skills
Capability to communicate with all levels of employees and outside vendors and contractors
Good decision making with strong judgment through collaboration and consideration of others point-of-view
Self-motivated, flexible, and creative leader, able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced & demanding environment
What you will enjoy while working with us
(Any or all of these benefits are subject to change at any time at Peak Bio’s discretion).
Stock Option Eligibility
Health Care Plan
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
Long- and Short-Term Disability
Generous PTO Policy
Paid Company Holidays
Does Peak Bio’s mission and unique business model ignite your passion and interest? Does the opportunity to work alongside talented and welcoming team members make you want to join? Do the responsibilities and qualifications translate very similarly to what you have to offer? Does the overall benefits package make you feel valued and appreciated? If you answer “yes” to these questions, we definitely want you to apply.
Job candidates should be aware that full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment subject to legally required exceptions. Peak Bio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages potential or current employees to request a reasonable accommodation under federal, state and local regulations, should one be needed.
Thank you for your interest!