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(Archived) Director, R&D IT Systems and Data

Last Updated: 6/13/21

Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Tech & Digital for Research & Development and the Accelerated Growth Businesses, the person in this role will have a team that is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of R&D systems and data. This person will be the expert and authority leading innovative systems designs and data usage in R&D. In addition, this person will be the business relationship manager with the Genetics R&D team helping formulate strategy and shaping business demand.


Systems and Data for All Research & Development (R&D):

  • Manage onshore/offshore technical systems and data colleagues and contractors
  • Develop and maintain the R&D Enterprise Architecture Diagram
  • Work with business partners to define strategic solutions roadmaps
  • Work with project managers to assign resources, determine solution costs, and establish project plans and timelines
  • Work with the support manger to determine an operational support model
  • Determine decision support solutions for experimental data generation and analysis
  • Provide software and data integration for internal and external collaboration
  • Provide technology & systems roadmaps that outline current and emerging technologies
  • Provide resources to design and code in-house developed software applications
  • Provide integration and customizations for off-the-shelf software
  • Provide best practice guidelines and standards for application development
  • Consult with application teams to design solutions that meet architecture standards
  • Provide the process for documenting technical specifications to support solutions
  • Provide resources for development support of production solutions

Business Relationship Management for Genetics within R&D:

  • Gather and refine ideas for new demand to enable selection, prioritization, and execution of projects that align with strategic priorities
  • Perform business analysis to document user stories and acceptance criteria for projects to ensure delivered solutions meet user needs
  • Lead projects to successful conclusions by actively managing project backlog and sprint execution to meet expected deadlines
  • Manage financial components such as contracts, purchase orders, etc. and ensure projects meet approved budgets
  • Liaise with Genetics and IT colleagues to translate scientific and technical issues in a manner that is understood between both groups
  • Manage contractual and financial project elements

Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar relevant discipline

Experience (at least 10 years of experience in the following areas):

  • Experience of full software development lifecycle
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience creating or designing system architectures relating to large-scale and/or enterprise level solutions.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with all levels of management and actively participate on leadership teams
  • Evidence of effectiveness at collaboration across organizational boundaries and significant external research/clinical/regulatory influence.
  • Excellent skills in leadership, strategic planning, relationship management, verbal and written communications and customer focus.
  • Experience coordinating activities with multidisciplinary teams distributed across different geographical locations and time zones

Travel Requirements: Minimal, < 5%

Full time



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Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.