Director of IT and Enterprise Applications

Employer: COMPASS Pathways
Date Posted: Feb 04, 2021
Employment: Full Time
Focus / Industry:
New York, New York, USA
London, England, United Kingdom
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The Director of IT & Enterprise Applications will be responsible for the overall IT, Informatics & Enterprise Application strategy for COMPASS Pathways to drive operational excellence.

This individual will work closely with the leadership team, system & business process owners, our third-party vendors and the rest of the organisation to evaluate, deploy and integrate new and current systems and services. The Director of IT & Enterprise Applications will be responsible for ensuring best-in-class data and infrastructure security protocols and work closely with other departments to ensure compliance with GDPR and other relevant regulatory policies such as GxP and CCPA. 

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Lead the IT, Informatics & Enterprise Applications efforts companywide for COMPASS while building the strategy and long-term vision for the technology infrastructure for the company.  
  • Help lead the technical GDPR, DPIA assessments, & other data privacy efforts.  
  • Develop and own the enterprise IT application stack while managing associated budgets and supports.  
  • Work closely with Finance, Legal & other operational groups to deploy necessary infrastructure for ongoing operations. 
  • Liaise with the clinical and pre-clinical organizations to help develop the data storage and analysis infrastructure.   
  • Work closely with Digital Health Research Team and Data Engineering for the rapid deployment of custom AI & Machine learning applications. 
  • Test and evaluate business applications using industry-wide best practices to ensure quality, flexibility, and security. 
  • Work with 3rd party providers to do appropriate penetration testing and other appropriate audits of computer systems. 
  • Work with all parties to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley IT General Controls (ITGC). 
  • Oversee large and small IT projects to completion while supervising staff, consultants, contractors and other resources. 
  • Create, drive, and deliver appropriate training materials, associated internal policies, and presentations regarding company IT policies and best practices. 

Detailed Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • The position reports into SVP, Data Science, Machine Learning and Digital Health Research.  


  • Significant prior experience leading the IT function at other companies with a strong data focus. Regulated digital health care start-up and/or Life Science companies are strongly preferred.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field. Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Strong hands-on experience of modern enterprise cloud platforms and technologies (AWS & Azure experience required). 
  • Good understanding of CI/CD, Atlassian, Github and other common SAAS platforms used for development. Familiarity with JIRA/Agile and other development environments.  
  • Significant experience with eQMS, QC CRM, Document Management systems and other common life science / SaMD technical infrastructure. 
  • Experience with 21 CFR 11, GxP document control systems and Sarbanes Oxley IT General Controls (ITGC) a very strong plus, along with knowledge of FDA/EMA compliance principles.  
  • Good grasp of pharmaceutical R&D model, including regulatory and market access pathways, processes and requirements. 
  • Demonstrable experience of Information Technology compliance programs and industry leading practices/frameworks including ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA, and cloud principles.  
  • Strong analytical, project management, written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Ability to operate independently and in cross-functional teams under uncertainty in an entrepreneurial and rapid growth-oriented environment. 
  • Strong alignment with core company mission and values.  
  • Flexibility  to work remotely from  UK or US. 

How to apply 

If interested, please send your CV and statement of interest to 

Note that we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time, and therefore can only accept applications from people who have employment rights in the US or UK. 

Equal opportunities 

US applicants 

COMPASS Pathways is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military service, genetic information, familial or marital status, or any other status, category, or characteristic protected by applicable law. 

UK applicants 

We are proud of our commitment to diversity and equality (pursuant to the Equality Act 2010). We do not discriminate based upon race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability 

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Last updated: Feb 04, 2021