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IT Lead, R&D Planning Systems

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson

Raritan, NJ 08869
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Description

Janssen is recruiting an IT Lead supporting the R&D Planning Systems organization. The position will be based in Raritan, NJ, with considerations to Titusville, NJ, and Spring House, PA. This role may require up to 15% travel domestic and international.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science.

We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at and follow Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

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

We are looking for an individual with broad experience developing Project and Resource Management systems. Expertise in the complete Software Development Lifecycle is required.

The individual will help craft the future of the Pharmaceutical R&D Project Management Organization from a technology perspective as a member of the multi-year Ignite initiative. The Ignite initiative seeks to bring the vital tools and processes to the organization to allow the PMO to transition from an operational to a key strategic decision-making partner in the drug development process. To achieve this, we are implementing advanced and emerging technologies including machine learning, natural language chatbots, advanced analytics and augmented reality.

Our team also is responsible for the operations and support of our systems and the candidate will assist in assuring our systems meet the needs of our business partners.

He or she should have an aptitude and strong desire for learning new technologies, multitask effectively and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. He or she should be self-motivated and be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Lastly, he or she should have strong written and verbal communication skills to perform this role.

Key Responsibilities

A key member in Ignite workstreams and projects

Delivery of technology solutions for our business partners

Provide oversight of our systems from a support and operational perspective

Ensure compliance with Software Development Life Cycle

Manage development teams and projects including requirements, project plans and design

Explore emerging technology, working closely with business to identify pilot cases


A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required. An advanced degree in is preferred

A minimum of 5 years of IT experience in the information technology including SDLC processes

Planisware experience is preferred

Previous hands on development skills required with some of the following:

Microsoft .Net


Cloud Technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google

Machine learning

Advanced Analytics

Ability to quickly learn and assess new and emerging technologies

Must have good planning, organizational, and decision-making skills

Works independently with minimal direction as well as part of a group

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate to all levels of management as well as end users

Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

Reference: 1152696103

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