Associate Director, SaaS Solutions

Associate Director, SaaS Solutions - Information Technology

Location: Remote

Job Type: Regular Full-time
Division: Precision for Medicine
Business Unit: QuartzBio
Requisition Number: 1751

Position Summary

The Associate Director, SaaS Solutions will be involved product development and implementation of Precision’s cutting-edge Translational Data Management/Integration and Informatics platform, QuartzBio ( The main focus is to lead the team focused on development, maintenance and implementation of automation approaches to integration of sample and biomarker data and metadata from various sources, internal and external. This position will still be hands-on with SaaS, AWS development and also be a team lead/team coach that has some managerial/lead responsibilities. The role is permanent/FTE and we are unable to provide any sponsorship.


Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership, development, and growth of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Solutions team within QuartzBio
  • Identification of opportunities and challenges related to team goals, and determination of best solutions, either external acquisition, 3rd party integrations, or internal development
  • Responsible for supporting product development for QuartzBio’s cutting-edge Biomarker Data Management and Translational Informatics platform
  • Provide oversight in designing, automating, testing, documenting, deploying and maintaining automation workflows to support SaaS based deployments of QuartzBio’s data management solutions
  • Able to work at multiple levels, from hands-on coding to client interactions, to updating senior management.
  • Is responsible for proactively identifying and implementing strategies for use of cloud to support automation. Work to be done in active collaboration with the team of data scientists, data managers and statisticians across QuartzBio’s client portfolio
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Data Engineering, Computational Biology or a related field
  • 5-10 years software development/engineering experience
  • Prior team lead/team coaching experience for a team of approximately 4 members


Other Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience actively working with Cloud/AWS compute resources
  • Proven leadership skills including management of software engineering and/or scientific team members
  • Experience with designing automated workflows
  • Strong skills in IT, especially Linux system administration
  • Experience with containerized systems (Docker)
  • Expertise in programming concepts including reproducibility, consistency and test-driven development
  • Comfort using multiple languages, including programming in R
  • Extensive experience with source-code management (git)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player contributing to a positive, collaborative working environment
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language


  • Working knowledge of AWS cloud computing capabilities
  • Familiarity with SaaS solutions
  • Familiarity with biological and/or clinical data
  • Experience in multiple coding languages, and comfort coming up to speed in new ones
  • Ability to manage highly varied, fast-paced work environment
  • Experience in DevOps






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