Immunomedics, Inc.

  • Head IT Infrastructure Cloud, Cybersecurity (Dir./Sr Dir. Level)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Morris Plains
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    This role will be responsible for defining and implementing the company-wide IT infrastructure and cloud architecture strategies, as well as IT Security/Cybersecurity strategy and policies in alignment with all compliance and regulatory demands for a biopharma company (i.e. SOX, 21 CFR Part11, HIPAA, GxP, ISO, etc.). Responsibilities will also include the day-to-day operational demands for user support, infrastructure, cloud stability/availability, security, and cybersecurity and ensuring uptime requirements of all business functions (i.e. manufacturing, clinical, finance, etc.) across multiple shifts/locations are met, including Europe when IMMU, assisting all functions to manage risk and keeping the assets of the company safe.

    Reports to the Head of the Business Information and Technology Solutions department. He/she is a member of the BITS leadership team and serves a key role in Immunomedics.


    • Strategic development of all IT infrastructure and cloud initiatives through creative, cost-effective technology solutions that support and meet the business objectives of the organization.  Ensure alignment between corporate and IT needs and objectives while focusing on best practices, awareness of emerging trends and striving towards innovative solutions that create a competitive advantage.
    • Develop enterprise-wide security program
    • Creation and implementation of an IT infrastructure and cloud strategy designed to meet the current and future needs of the organization; integrating innovative solutions to control costs and provide a strategic advantage for the organization
    • Serve as the infrastructure, cloud, and security and Cybersecurity SME in support of the deployment of business enabling technologies. Build and maintain strong relationships with business and IT partners ensuring area of the responsibility is prepared to meet the demanding needs of the organization, current and future.
    • Oversee successful management of day-to-day activities in support of infrastructure, cloud architecture, help desk, desktop services, network, asset management, etc. Ensure all activities are completed following compliance and regulatory requirements (i.e. SOX, 21 CFR Part11, HIPAA, GxP, ISO, etc.). Ensure planning and prioritization, end user impact, change and quality management and training are properly addressed and managed to meet deadlines, budgets, service levels and results.
    • Establish Standards and Procedures for Infrastructure, Cloud, Security and Cybersecurity.
    • Create and maintain infrastructure and cloud policies, procedures and standards including those related to disaster recovery and redundancy ensuring maximum availability of related IT assets and capabilities
    • Create and maintain an infrastructure plan to ensure all related assets are fully tracked, supported, maintained, updated and associated activity managed to ensure maximum stability and availability. 
    • Manage Infrastructure Software and Applications as well as Enterprise Collaboration tools like SharePoint, Box, OneDrive, Skype, etc.
    • Manage vendor and agency relationships to make certain contract and service levels are negotiated and aligned with strategic goals and financial commitments, and that deliverables match and meet agreed upon terms and conditions and our expectations.
    • Oversee IT security and governance to ensure corporate information, intellectual property, and assets are properly protected for confidentiality and reliably maintained.
    • Work closely with internal teams and external auditors to ensure compliance with FDA, GXP, HIPAA, SEC, SOX, ISO, and other applicable regulations as well as provide full support for any related audits, either internal or external.
    • Lead information security planning processes to establish an inclusive and comprehensive information security program for the entire company in support of manufacturing, research, commercial and administrative information systems and technology.
    • Lead a culture change for cloud adoption
    • Architect cloud services and mitigate risks
    • Develop a cloud strategy and cloud architecture, and coordinate its deployment and adoption (Application portfolio and development, Data management & protection, External IT hosting, Governance, Identity and Access Management – IAM, Infrastructure, Integration, Network, Security-Privacy-Compliance, and User experience)
    • Select Cloud providers and services
    • Establish annual and long-range security and compliance goals, define security strategies, metrics, reporting mechanisms and program services; and create maturity models and a roadmap for continual program improvements
    • Identify, Report, and Control Security Incidents and treats
    • Monitor treats and take preventive measure
    • Communicate and Train continuously -- Create education and awareness programs and advise operating units at all levels on security issues, best practices, and vulnerabilities
    • Accountable for a budget of $ 10 M
    • Manages an organization between direct reports, consultants, contractors and managed services of partner vendors of approximate 20 to 30 global resources
    • Carries out direct supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the department-set goals.  Responsibilities include interviewing and onboarding; employee training and development; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; corrective action and complaint resolution.
    • Innovation skills and vision
    • Strong ability to design and set strategies in these areas and roadmap for execution.
    • Excellent presentation skills and ability to clearly articulate strategies and messages to Sr. Immunomedics Leadership members.
    • Business architectural, analysis and planning skills
    • Proficient understanding of Program, Project, and Software Development Lifecycles.
    • Superior leadership, collaboration, and communication skills with demonstrated ability to create and communicate a clear vision and shared purpose, build consensus, and maintain partner-style relationships with senior level management and key stakeholders.
    • Ability to effectively manage cross-functional teams or projects in designing and applying technology to create integrated, company-wide solutions that comply with regulations.Proven knowledge of cloud platform (ie AWS, Azure), SaaS and PaaS applications and tools 
    • Vendor relationship and negotiating skills
    • Experience in the cybersecurity space, training of risk management.
    • Technical proficiency
    • Ability to operate at multiple levels of engagement, management to hands-on, as needed
    • Extensive expertise in overall infrastructure and cloud architectures, environments and strategies along with associated methodologies to build, support and maintain (i.e. ITIL) in support of a GxP environment
    • Experience in oncology and autoimmune diseases highly preferred.
    • Solid understanding of the applicable regulatory environment and industry standards.
    • Flexible ‘smart’ to manage and to adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
    • Influential and excellent communication skills.
    • Business transformation and change management awareness.
    • Demonstrated technical, organizational, project management, and negotiation capabilities. 
    • Must be a self-starter with accountability for and excellent ability to implement and execute.


    • BA/BS in computer science, engineering, or business-related discipline with at least 15 years of progressive work experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or clinical research setting with direct responsibility for IT infrastructure, services, and support or relevant work experience.  Advance degree preferred.
    • At least 10 years’ experience supporting infrastructure capabilities in a complex, changing environment; and 5 years’ experience developing and deploying cloud based strategies and architectures
    • A comprehensive knowledge of the IT industry and technology standards as applicable to regulated environments, along with a thorough understanding of current technology applications and solutions as well as emerging developments.


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