Director, Engineering Lead - Identity & Consent Services




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    Position summary

    all external customer types at Pfizer. This includes our Marketing Technology (Martech) platform.

    Our MarTech team manage the customer data that Pfizer collects from its integrated websites, mobile apps and marketing platforms. We have a range of traditional MarTech as well as journey orchestration, channel and analytics tools. Our platform has evolved over 8 years to send millions of emails and integrate billions of customer interactions and events.

    Our mission over the next few years is to change how customer data is managed, from fragmented implementations to a coherent customer-data ecosystem of services dedicated to the collection and management of profiles, consents and organised data. We also aim to improve the marketer experience and to improve patient outcomes through tools that enable our marketing teams to create finely tuned, intelligent and relevant audiences, messages and journeys that can be activated across any or all of our channel options.

    Role Summary

    We seek a leader to join our team and be the Engineering Lead for two critical areas within our overall offering.

    • Identity Services: We leverage Okta (previously Auth0) as the IDP for our two identity services: Global Registration & Validation (GRV) is a OIDC implementation of Auth0 with custom management and configuration applications for Pfizer specific requirements. It is focused on HealthCare Professional (HCP) users. Global Patient Authentication (GPA) is our simpler, native Auth0 implementation with fewer customisations targeted at non-HCP (Patient, Consumer) users.

    • Consent & Preference Services. This is to some extent a greenfield service, as we seek to completely re-platform and improve the existing legacy service. We need to create both the UIs needed to manage user consents and preferences in a high-trust and transparent manner, but also the backend data, metadata, processes, and integrations necessary to manage this business-critical data securely and compliantly.

    In this leadership role, you will act as visionary and executor of these technical services. You will lead teams totalling 10-20 resources to understand the business contexts, solve complex engineering problems, craft the technical designs and ensure a successful delivery of high-quality products and services from inception to completion. This role requires exceptional technical knowledge, strong management skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams while sharing responsibility with other program leads for achieving the desired objectives.

    You will be accountable for delivery of security-and privacy-first capabilities while creating an environment where engineers can do their best work as measured by a quarterly Developer's Experience survey. You will align with and contribute to our network of service managers and principal engineers.

    Role & Responsibilities

    Core responsibility: product & service delivery

    The core responsibility for this role is to ensure that all business needs identified for your Identity, Consent and Preference services are met and managed. Your purvue encompasses all product, project and service roadmap.

    Key to the success of this role is your ability to understand the landscape, influence strategy, make good decisions and then deliver on them as part of the wider CRM and Customer Data ecosystem and architecture. You will often act as a translator between business stakeholders and technical engineers, to ensure that technical, security and privacy considerations are represented in strategic discussions and business objectives are being met by our solutions.

    Service Delivery and DevOps culture

    Key to the success of this role is the ability to design and run the operating model for the services. You need to ensure the successful operation of these services, their reliability, uptime and that they are consistently fit for purpose, well configured and operated securely. Part of this entails creating a culture of quality and continuous improvement throughout your teams from early project planning through to delivery and sustainable operations. The successful candidate will have all the technical, leadership and interpersonal skills required to create a sustainable environment of collaboration across multiple teams at Pfizer.

    You will also need to be able to manage incidents when they arise through carefully prepared processes and thoughtful vendor management, and communication approaches. Success in this role will be measured not just by performance of applications under scope, but by the culture of quality that is created throughout the team and in finding opportunities to improve stability, security, and performance.

    Management duties

    You will manage Pfizer colleagues, technology vendors and a multi-national team of on/off-shore resources. You need to be an experienced people leader, with the ability to collaborate and influence across Platform DevOps, Chief Marketing Office (CMO) and Pfizer Digital in general, including engineering and product roles.

    You will need to build a team able to accept and accommodate change. There are good opportunities to share technology and features across GRV and GPA as well as make efficiencies with how you allocate resources. This means you need to be comfortable taking appropriate risks to achieve desired results (speed, quality, security, simplicity), whilst also balancing the risks.

    You will need to be comfortable actively managing vendor relationships to ensure Pfizer is getting the quality and responsiveness required to ensure high quality outcomes for our customers.

    Finance Management

    This role will require excellent financial management capability with responsibility for portions of a multi-million-dollar budget and multiple service contracts.


    In order to fulfill your responsibilities, we expect that you possess and can demonstrate:

    • Minimum of 10 years' experience with increasing responsibility delivering digital solutions, products, and services.

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

    • Professional certifications in engineering leadership are a plus.

    • Experience managing teams of contract or colleague resources

    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish relationships, influence outcomes, and deliver effective presentations to a variety of audiences.

    • Ability to work with others in a constructive and collaborative manner & able to influence resources outside of immediate span of control.

    • Ability to lead in a complex, matrix environment with geographically distributed resources.

    • Excellent skills in analysis, critical thinking and planning, oral and written communication, consensus building, facilitation, negotiation and the ability to readily learn a new business area.

    • Proven capability handling large scale, enterprise software requirements definition, designs and implementations in a global 24/7 environment.

    • Proven technology solutions delivery in a pharmaceutical or regulated environment

    • Extensive experience in software engineering, with a focus on leading complex projects.

    • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities, with a keen attention to detail.

    • A broad technical knowledge of digital pharmaceutical sciences platforms and best practices across both user interfaces and back-end systems, as a "jack of all trades".

    • Proven leadership skills, mentorship, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members and fellow engineers towards achieving common goals.

    • Deep understanding of software development methodologies and best practices for implementing principles of privacy & security 'by design'.

    • Understanding of the implications, regulations, and best practices of data handling in the pharmaceutical industry.

    • Understanding of the DevSecOps best practices that should be in place, driving an "Everything as Code instead of paperwork" mentality.

    • Familiarity with the multiple policies, standards, systems, and organizations within the pharmaceutical industry, to minimize risk of challenges or duplication in implementation.

    We don't expect you to know everything, but we want people with sufficient experience to do most of the job and who are open to learning new things.

    Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


    This is a global role with a team spread across the USA and Europe. Travel therefore may be required from time to time.

    Last Date to Apply for Job: 6/12/2024

    The annual base salary for this position ranges from $149,200.00 to $248,600.00.* In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

    • The annual base salary for this position in Tampa, FL ranges from $134,300.00 to $223,800.00.

    Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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    Why you should apply for a job to Pfizer:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.6/5 in supportive management
  • 78% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 79% would recommend this company to other women
  • 81% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 23-25 Week Maternity Leave (Fully paid for birth parents)
  • Family building benefits include $35,000 fertility services + $25,000 adoption and surrogacy services
  • Pfizer is a founding member of Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Gender Parity Collaborative