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Sr. Director, mData Strategy

Moderna, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Start date
Jun 21, 2024

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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The Role:

As the Senior Director of mData Strategy at Moderna, you will play a pivotal role in leading our mData platform initiative, directly reporting to VP, Data Science. This position is crucial for leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance data capabilities across the company, thereby transforming our operational efficiency and innovation capacity. You will be responsible for setting strategic direction, driving the adoption of mData across all business units, and ensuring the mData platform meets the evolving needs of our enterprise.

Here's What Youll Do:

  • Lead the strategic vision and operational execution of the mData platform, ensuring alignment with Modernas broader data and AI objectives.

  • Collaborate with business and digital leaders across the company to integrate mData solutions, facilitating a unified, user-centric data ecosystem.

  • Drive the development and implementation of advanced data analytics, machine learning models, and AI capabilities within the mData platform.

  • Ensure mData's architecture supports high-volume, complex data operations, maintaining compliance with regulatory standards and data governance practices.

  • Manage cross-functional teams to deliver on mData initiatives, fostering innovation, agility, and a data-driven culture within Moderna.

  • Spearhead mData adoption across business units, empowering teams to leverage the platform for strategic insights and operational excellence.

  • Oversee vendor relationships and technology partnerships to enhance mData capabilities and ensure the platform remains at the cutting edge.

  • Establish and maintain robust mData governance frameworks, ensuring data integrity, security, and compliance across all operations.

  • Act as a thought leader in data strategy and artificial intelligence within the enterprise and in the broader industry, representing Moderna at conferences and forums.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • 15+ years of leadership experience in data strategy, analytics, and digital transformation within enterprise environments, with a proven track record of driving data-centric innovations.

  • Demonstrated expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics, with experience in implementing these technologies to drive business outcomes.

  • Strong leadership skills, with experience managing diverse teams and complex, cross-functional projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • In-depth knowledge of data management technologies, platforms, and practices, with experience in cloud-based data ecosystems and services.

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and data governance standards applicable to the biopharma industry.

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, Biotechnology, or a related field is required. A Masters degree or higher in a related discipline is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex data concepts to non-technical audiences.

  • Strategic mindset, with the ability to anticipate future data needs and trends, and align mData strategy accordingly.

Under Washington State law, Moderna is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Base compensation for these positions in Washington State range from $209,000to $376,000. Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge, and demonstrated skills. Compensation decisions are made on the facts and circumstances of each case.

In addition to base compensation Moderna employees are eligible for a comprehensive incentive compensation package including an annual cash bonus, new hire equity and an annual refresh, 401(k) match, competitive and inclusive medical, dental, and vision coverage options, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care, Life, LTD, and STD insurance, paid family leave offerings, including at least 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave, lifestyle spending account, adoption, surrogacy, and family-planning benefits, generous paid time off, including:

Vacation, sick time, and observed Company-wide holidays

Paid volunteer time to participate within your community

Discretionary winter holiday shut down

Paid 4-week sabbatical after 5 years, and every 3 years after

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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