Executive Director, Digital Solutions – IoT, Devices, Innovation in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 12/22/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2019 revenues of around $7.7 Billion and approximately 46,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions and approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and outcomes.

Awards/Recognitions

 

  • FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 6 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category. 

  • Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

  • Forbes® Global 2000

  • Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year

  • Forbes® 2020 America’s Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year

  • S&P 500

  • Barron’s 500

  • Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

  • Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices

  • Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings

  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

  • Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year

  • Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities

  • Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey

  • Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

  • Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services

 

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.

Outlook

 

In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions

  • Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

  • Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

  • Deliver Superior Patient Experiences

 

Position Description

Partners with the business and key leaders within the IT family and provides overall strategy, direction, guidance, and definition for architecture and execution of digital technology solutions to effectively support the overall business and digital transformation.  The Executive Director of Digital Services (DSD) leads multiple cross functional and enterprise-wide strategies. Responsibilities include researching, analyzing, designing, proposing, and delivering solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies. Presents to senior leadership and represents IT in multiple business initiatives and strategies and. Leads and directs work in a hybrid environment.

Executive Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Digital Service Director (DSD) is responsible for the entire technology strategy and execution of a quadrant within our Digital Framework.   This role is focused on our IoT and Device solutions.  This responsibility is key to our new innovations and associated data strategies to drive business capabilities with connected devices.

  • The IoT and Device DSD will be a primary leader to support the Digital Execution Leader in POC execution and successful transition into a full released service.  This role is the liaison between digital technology strategy and digital execution.

  • Design and lead the Digital Innovation Council. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define, develop, and evolve our IoT and Device strategy for the Quest Enterprise.

  • Execute the IoT and Device strategies using agile methodologies and partners.

  • Architecture and design on high-priority technology solutions in a hyper-agile SDLC.

  • Leveraging teams including architecture, data, design, and product managers to build execution roadmaps and capacity models to meet the goals of the initiative.

  • Drive and provide leadership to architect, innovate and execute POCs that can transition to product products without significant rework.

  • Lead the Digital Innovation Council to harvest ideas from the organization and abroad to enable new business opportunities.

  • Build and execute solutions including POC in accordance with enterprise blueprints, standards, and technology standards and roadmaps.

  • Resolving technical problems as they arise.

  • Providing supervision and guidance to development teams.

  • Lead architecture solutioning efforts, work closely with architects to ensure applications and technologies are developed and maintained within the context of the enterprise architecture.

  • Interfaces across several business areas, acting as visionary to proactively assist in defining the direction for future projects

  • Responsible for conception of solutions, building consensus, and the selling and execution of such solutions.

  • Designs complex systems at the component level, makes strategic technology choices, and directly supervise the quality of designs and implementation.

  • Participate and support the Architecture Advisory Board.

  • Will have a wide degree of creativity and latitude to management of highly skilled employee’s.

  • Will facilitate difficult problems (trouble shooting), design/support of new systems/configurations, vendor management, performance testing, capacity modeling and analysis, etc.

  • Conduct architecture reviews and audits.

  • Arbitrates disagreements among engineers and make decisions where needed

  • Coaches, mentors, and delegates to architects to facilitate their development.

  • Perform research needed to fully understand details of technologies being utilized by enterprise projects.

  • Integrate various architectures (both old and new) for effective high performance and high volume processing.

  • Evaluates vendor proposals for assigned projects with respect to conformance and consistency with IT standards.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent work experience required

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum 14+ years of IT work experience in multiple IT areas

  • 8+ years of relevant architecture experience

  • Proven extensive architecture planning, management and governance experience with legacy systems are a must.

  • Comfortably moves between highly varying levels of abstraction from business strategy to IT strategy to high-level technical design to detailed design to implementation.

  • Clearly documents and communicates objectives, requirements, and designs at these different levels of abstraction to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Quickly and reasonably estimates capital, schedule, and human resources costs of proposed solutions. Compares, contrasts, and prioritizes among alternatives approaches while assessing risk both quantitatively and qualitatively.

  • Uses seasoned judgment to suggest approaches that optimize among customer needs, business constraints, and technological realities.

  • Influences and communicates effectively with non-technical audiences including senior business executives and managers.

  • Proven management leadership skills. 

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, project management skills, strong written and verbal skills, and organizational skills.  Proven ability to drive process with indirect authority to project team members.

  • Experience in full software life cycle development

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Analytical skills

  • Ability to follow verbal or written instructions

  • Thinking analytically

  • Communication

  • Using effective verbal communication

  • Using effective written communication

  • Handling stress & emotions

  • Concentrating on tasks

  • Making decisions

  • Adjusting to change

  • Examining/observing details

  • Sitting for long periods at a time

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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