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Head of IT DevOps

UCB

Full time |  Permanent  |  10 year  |  Salary type not mentioned Salary not mentioned  |  1 Jobs

Job Description

Digital interactions with patients and stakeholders, including the use of wearables and sensors will be part of “beyond the drug” solutions that will help patients live better lives.  Social, Mobile, Cloud and Analytics are changing how people use technology.  Our application portfolio grows rapidly as do the business expectation on what to deliver at what speed.  At the same time we have the responsibility to maintain systems in the most efficient way.

Based at our global headquarters in Anderlecht (Brussels), our Global IT Department is looking for a Head of IT DevOps

 

Scope:

This global role, reporting to the CIO and member of the IT leadership team, leads a team of +/-20 IT professionals (plus an extended team of consultants and partners, onshore, nearshore and offshore) who manage a diverse application portfolio and develop new strategic IT capabilities for business in a digital world

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Patient solutions technology: You develop (if internal), integrate (working with partner solutions like sensors) and maintain the technologies that allow us to digitally interact with patients and stakeholders.  You ensure the solutions are trustworthy, secure, safe and compliant.  As use cases, technology and regulations evolve at varying pace you adapt the technologies and methods in sync with our architecture strategy and together with the project teams responsible for bringing solutions to the market.
  • Digital: You develop and maintain our websites, customer facing detail aids, social sites and mobile apps or validate and integrate partner services.  This is done based on the requirements of brand teams and project teams, often involving creative agencies.  The delivery is done mostly via our partners.
  • Application Management Services: You maintain and support a diverse set of applications (e.g. Veeva-SalesForce, Cognos, Tibco) together partners.  You evaluate the operating model regularly and match the services to the business needs including time to market and efficiency.  Specifically on analytics you act as a center of excellence that enables project teams to bring innovative BI to their stakeholders.
  • DevOps: You assess the value of moving to a DevOps operating model.  On the basis of an approved strategy you develop the roadmap and the operating model and its associated processes.
  • In addition to these responsibilities you, as a member of the IT leadership team, contribute to the overall IT strategy and its execution.

Desired Skills and Experience

Your profile:

Master’s degree in computer sciences or equivalent.  You have proven leadership success in a multinational environment.  You have had diverse experiences of which +10 years in application development. You love software, have great attention for detail and are willing to deep-dive when necessary.  You are eager to explore new technologies in view of good business opportunities yet always with a strategic perspective in front of you.  You like to work with a diverse team on a diverse set of topics in a fast pace and demanding environment.  You are comfortable with the associated pressures and committed to make the right impact.

Role

Main responsibilities: (1)Patient solutions technology: You develop (if internal), integrate (working with partner solutions like sensors) and maintain the technologies that allow us to digitally interact with patients and stakeholders. You ensure the solutions are trustworthy, secure, safe and compliant. As use cases, technology and regulations evolve at varying pace you adapt the technologies and methods in sync with our architecture strategy and together with the project teams responsible for bringing solutions to the market. (2)Digital: You develop and maintain our websites, customer facing detail aids, social sites and mobile apps or validate and integrate partner services. This is done based on the requirements of brand teams and project teams, often involving creative agencies. The delivery is done mostly via our partners. (3)Application Management Services: You maintain and support a diverse set of applications (e.g. Veeva-SalesForce, Cognos, Tibco) together partners. You evaluate the operating model regularly and match the services to the business needs including time to market and efficiency. Specifically on analytics you act as a center of excellence that enables project teams to bring innovative BI to their stakeholders. (4)DevOps: You assess the value of moving to a DevOps operating model. On the basis of an approved strategy you develop the roadmap and the operating model and its associated processes. (5)In addition to these responsibilities you, as a member of the IT leadership team, contribute to the overall IT strategy and its execution.

About Us

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With more than 8,500 people in more than 40 countries, the company generated revenue of €3.4 billion in 2012. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels.

Qualification

Master's Degree in Computer Science or Equivalent

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