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Senior Director, Innovation

Job in Mountain View - Santa Clara County - CA California - USA , 94039
Company: DNAnexus
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-24
Job specializations:
  • IT/Tech
    Senior Developer
  • Software Development
    Senior Developer
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description

DNAnexus xVantage Group is passionate about partnerships and client success. Our partnership culture is as important as the technology we provide our clients. Our mission is to help our clients achieve their research and clinical goals with the DNAnexus solutions and services. Our team includes highly sought after experts including data scientists, bioinformaticians, cloud computing experts, and software engineers. Our headquarters is in Silicon Valley and we have a rapidly growing center in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Job Description

The xVantage Innovation team is responsible for the design and development of scientific and software solutions. Some notable implementations include the Precision FDA () and St Jude Cloud (https://(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)), and City of Hope Precision Medicine Platform.

The Senior Director of Innovation leads Solution Architecture, Data Science, Data Analysis, Translational Informatics, and Software Engineering. This can be a remote position.

The Senior Director of Innovation ensures we deliver quality implementations across the entire client lifecycle, from ideation and design to acceptance and support. This experienced leader shall work closely with the xVantage Program Management team to increase annual recurring bookings and manage services revenue generation, utilization, gross margin, and customer satisfaction targets.

The Senior Director of Innovation has overall responsibility for streamlining development methodologies to ensure consistently predictable and high quality deliverables. In addition, they must demonstrate leadership skills, teamwork, mentoring, conflict resolution, negotiating, partnering, decision-making and be accountable for creating an environment fostering the development of multiple functional areas. The ideal candidate has experience creating strategies and plans to meet organizational goals, including financial, scientific, technical, client satisfaction and, critically, employee satisfaction. They are able to stay ahead of the field and be the expert our clients expect us to be. The ability to work in a dynamic environment and a passion to help our employees grow and our clients succeed are essential.


* Responsible for achievement of KPIs and report regular progress to VP of xVantage
* Champion Professional Services best practice development to maximize the creation of repeatable solutions
* Provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring to optimize team performance
* Able to recruit top performers and achieve employee satisfaction objectives
* Capture and share knowledge across DNAnexus
* Mitigate risks through the development of new strategies and through active risk management
* Collaborate with other departments, including Product Management, Product Engineering, Program Management, Sales, Customer Success, etc to improve service offerings and overall customer satisfaction
* Evangelize DNAnexus and its xVantage services to potential clients

Skills Required

* 10+ years experience in bioinformatics, data science, software engineering or a related field
* Working knowledge of development life cycles and their best-practices
* Experience in a dynamic, client-centric setting
* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; able to communicate complex topics at various "altitudes"
* Highly organized with ability to manage concurrent deadlines and priorities
* Self-starter, highly proactive with the ability to work with minimal guidance
* Excellent interpersonal skills

Skills Desired

* Familiarity with advanced analytical concepts such as data modeling, big data, machine learning, secondary/tertiary analysis, and clinical informatics
* Proficient with programming languages and tools such as Python, R, Java, and Jupyter Notebook
* Experience working in a high-growth environment
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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