Chief Technology Officer (Interim)

Advanced analytics. Intelligent insights.

IXICO is a fast growing and profitable medical data analytics company, providing data management and advanced analytics to the pharmaceutical clinical trials market. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in October 2013, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical industry developing new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Our purpose is to advance medicine and human health by turning data into clinically meaningful information, providing valuable new insights in neuroscience. We will focus on developing and deploying breakthrough data analytics, at scale, through our remote access technology platform, to improve the return on investment in drug development and reduce risk and uncertainty in clinical trials for our pharmaceutical clients.

Our integrated technology offering encompasses every stage of clinical drug development through to post marketing surveillance and we continue to invest in infrastructure and innovation to support our ambitious growth strategy. Our competitive advantage is our dedication to address complex unmet clinical research needs by partnering and collaborating with clients and academic partners early in the drug development cycle to identify and validate promising new imaging and digital biomarkers.

We are guided by our “4A” values: Aspiration; Ability.; Agility; and Accountability. These are at the heart of our culture and empower our people to directly contribute to achieving our goal to be a leading proponent of artificial intelligence in clinical drug development. We recognise that we will succeed in realising our purpose and achieving our goal only by bringing together the diverse set of skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, and by building an inclusive culture to continuously enhance our service offering to support our customers’ scientific endeavours.

We are now looking to hire a strong leader as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a period of twelve to eighteen months.

Purpose of the Role:

We require an Interim Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to provide strong technical leadership in the delivery of our next generation image analysis platform, as well as focussed mentorship and development of our Technology and Development teams.

You will communicate with employees, stakeholders and customers to ensure our technology is developed appropriately, encompasses best practice and is scoped with both the present and future opportunities open to the Company in mind.

Strategic thinking and strong leadership, as well as a commitment to developing the existing teams, and in particular current team leads in preparation for them to step up into broader leadership positions, are essential in this role. We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with the specifics of the clinical trials market.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and delivery of the internally developed software solution, ranging from the requirements definition to the development and deployment of the software’s next generation.
  • Continue to evolve associated security, validation and quality aspects as well as data protection processes in the relevant areas of the project.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and validation of the system implementation
  • Proactively interrogate, own and address potential technology, security or compliance risks in the Company’s technology infrastructure
  • Understand the landscape of third-party image management platforms and be aware of relevant new technologies that could yield competitive advantage.
  • Drive necessary improvements and adjustments to technology by using stakeholders feedback.
  • Monitor and report against set KPIs and budgets to assess technological performance and ensure effective investment of company resources.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching and development to managers of the Technology and Development team to enable and strengthen internal leadership positions.
  • Effectively communicate the technology strategy to partners and investors on an appropriate level.

Requirements 

  • Proven experience as a CTO or similar leadership role, preferably in a scientific environment (Life Sciences, Pharma, Research etc.)
  • Strong people management skills and experience
  • Proven experience in leading customer-oriented development solutions and product lifecycle management
  • Hands on experience with complex project management including across functional teams
  • Comfortable with Cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
  • Experience of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and organisational abilities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Effective negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Proactive in approach
  • Attention to details

Professional Development: BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant qualification is a plus

Potential Technical Proficiencies: Software Development expert, Agile, Prince, DevOps, Jira, Data Analytics, AI, Java, .Net, Windows, Linux, Cloud, Hosting, Mobile, Web B2C and B2B.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • Annual salary review and company bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • A very sociable, supportive and highly motivated team
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day

How to Apply 

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

We are looking forward to receiving your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com.

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