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Sr. Director, Robotics Software Systems

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 4, 2024

Job Details

The Role

As the Sr. Director of Robotics Software Systems at Moderna, you will be responsible for driving the technical vision, development, and implementation of robotics software systems for drug research, development, and manufacturing. You will lead a team of talented software engineers and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to optimize efficiency, improve quality, and accelerate the production of life-saving therapeutics through the application of cutting-edge robotics software.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Technical Strategy Development: Develop and execute a comprehensive technical strategy for robotics software systems in drug research, development, and manufacturing. Identify opportunities for automation, process optimization, and quality enhancement through the application of robotics software solutions.

  • Technical Leadership and Team Management: Lead a team of robotics software experts, engineers, and project managers, providing technical guidance, mentorship, and support. Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement to ensure the team's success.

  • Technology Evaluation and Adoption: Stay at the forefront of robotics software systems advancements, evaluate their potential impact on drug research, development, and manufacturing processes, and make informed decisions regarding their adoption. Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify and implement cutting-edge solutions.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with research, development, process engineering, quality assurance, and manufacturing teams to understand their technical requirements and develop robotics software systems that address operational challenges and drive efficiency.

  • Project Management: Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of robotics software system projects, ensuring they are completed within budget, on time, and meet quality standards. Monitor project progress, identify technical risks, and implement mitigation strategies as necessary.

  • Technical Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Develop and manage the technical budget for the robotics software systems department, allocating resources effectively to support project initiatives and achieve strategic goals.

  • Project Execution: Direct involvement in the architectural decisions and active coding, especially during critical project phases or when prototyping new solutions.

  • Technical Thought Leadership: Represent Moderna at technical conferences, events, and forums, sharing insights and best practices related to robotics software systems in drug research, development, and manufacturing. Stay connected with the robotics software community and contribute to the advancement of the field.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Engineering, or a related technical field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Extensive technical experience (15+ years) in robotics software development, automation, or related fields, with a proven track record of successfully leading large-scale robotics software system projects in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Strong technical leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and guide teams to achieve ambitious technical goals.

  • Deep technical understanding of robotics software systems, including automation, control systems, data integration, and machine learning algorithms.

  • Experience in developing and executing technical strategies for robotics software systems in a complex, regulated environment.

  • Excellent technical project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to technical decision-making.

  • Proven ability to develop and optimize algorithms related to machine learning, computer vision, and control systems for robotics.

  • Proficiency in designing scalable and robust software architectures using modern software engineering practices and tools (e.g., microservices architecture)

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with technical stakeholders at all levels.

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant regulations and standards related to robotics software systems in drug research, development, and manufacturing.

  • Familiarity with Moderna's drug research, development, and manufacturing processes and quality requirements is a plus. A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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