Director, IT Application Services Digital & Analytics

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: RI120171215-en-us

Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Director, Application Services Digital & Analytics (AS DnA) to be part of a fast-paced, innovative, and highly visible teams building web and mobile software for our Commercial and R&D lines of business that is enabling the future of healthcare in the Digital World. The position is a leadership role responsible for leading our Providence Development Center engineering teams creating digital software and healthcare technology solutions for J&J’s healthcare product lines and therapeutic areas. The position will be located in the Providence, RI

Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease, and improve the quality of life of patients and their loved ones.

Johnson & Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Providence, Rhode Island.  The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and data analytics to create software applications that will serve to improve health outcomes.  Johnson & Johnson employs approximately 126,900 people worldwide and is the world’s largest healthcare company. The new Health Technology Center will specialize in advanced information technology.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion, J&J is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

This position is within the IT Application Services Digital and Analytics organization, that is focused on Technical Solutions Delivery, Consulting, and Software Engineering of Digital Marketing solutions, Analytics, Business Intelligence solutions, and Digital Health solutions for Johnson & Johnson Operating Companies.  This individual will lead a set of scrum teams designing and developing solutions for patients, professionals, and healthcare providers. 

 Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • A leadership role in managing a group of agile scrum software development teams.
  • Resource planning, management, and reporting on team performance against goals and metrics.
  • Building and managing a team of engineers implementing a portfolio of solutions across a broad set of business areas.
  • Software design, architecture, requirements analysis, investigation of new technologies, and software development.
  • Collaborating with the core development team and the product owners to define and estimate business requirements and translate them into specific software tasks
  • Collaborating internally with peers leading all aspects of our digital strategy (ex. eCommerce, digital marketing, sales force enablement, analytics/big data).

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science is preferred.  A minimum of 15 years of broad IT experience in web and internet technologies is required, preferably in a large global organization.  Experience in development and commercial launch of consumer oriented software products with a healthcare focus is required. Experience leading Agile (Scrum, Kanban, or Lean) teams with a focus on software development is required. 



  • Hands on experience running agile software development teams with a minimum of 20 members and 2 concurrent projects
  • Experience with managing vendor and consulting partners
  • Development and launch of commercial consumer products with a healthcare focus that includes both web and mobile (native mobile) software launches
  • Experience with GXP software development and validation.
  • Experience with intellectual property management and assessments (freedom to operate analysis and patent filing management)
  • Experience architecting, developing, and launching n-tier applications that include web, mobile, and back-end connectivity in a healthcare setting
  • Experience with software engineering using PHP, Java/J2EE/Android, Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, and RESTful interfaces
  • Experience with the architecture and design of highly scalable, fault tolerant, and highly secure applications targeted at the healthcare space
  • Experience with source code management using Git/SVN
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) services
  • Strong ability to mentor, coach, review, and grow technical teams and talent
  • Experience with Agile software development techniques (SCRUM) in a highly regulated setting.
  • Experience with object-oriented design and implementation
  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem solving skills; self-starter and solution-oriented individual that can act independently and run a team
  • Excellent oral and verbal written communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills to include leading large organizations through transformational change, attracting, mentoring and retaining top IT talent and creating an environment that fosters excellence, collaboration and teamwork
  • Ability to solve complex business problems and present recommendations to senior management effectively
  • Ability to define, shape, and help drive strategy to completion while effectively collaborating with others under minimal direction/supervision
  • Strong relationship building skills, influencing internal and external stakeholders with shared and divergent interests, function or matrix environment and globally is required
  • Strong math, analytical, statistical modeling and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus) 
  • Experience with algorithm and analytics development
  • Experience with latest generation development frameworks: Angular, React, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Apigee, Python, and Scala
  • Experience with lean product design principles 

Ability to function as part of a broader organizational team is also required. Big picture orientation with strong attention to detail is required. Collaboration skills and the ability to build strong win/win relationships with partners are required. A results and performance driven attitude with strong sense of accountability and drive to get results is required.  

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Primary Location
United States-Rhode Island-Providence
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
Job Function
Info Technology

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