AKCEA Therapeutics | Business Analyst II/ System Administrator – Informatics | Carlsbad, CA | United States | BigDataKB.com | 2023-01-15

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Job Location: Carlsbad, CA

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. For more than 30 years, Ionis has been the leader in RNA-targeted therapy, pioneering new markets and changing standards of care with our novel antisense technology. Ionis currently has three marketed medicines and a premier late-stage pipeline highlighted by industry-leading cardiovascular and neurological franchises. Our scientific innovation began and continues with the knowledge that sick people depend on us, which fuels our vision of becoming a leading, fully integrated biotechnology company.

As the first company to fully harness the power of RNA technology for human therapeutics, Ionis’ platform continues to revolutionize drug discovery and transform lives for patients with unmet needs. We are building upon our innovative research and drug development excellence to provide greater value to patients, and we are well positioned financially to deliver on our strategic goals.

Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together a diverse group of individuals with different skill sets and perspectives into this creative environment to be part of a productive and inclusive team. While acknowledging people are actively engaged in hybrid/remote work, we continue to invest time, money, and energy into making our workplace locations a place where our culture and employees can thrive. We believe engaging on a day-to-day basis, in person, builds solid and lasting relationships, and contributes positively to our culture and innovation. From the heart of our stunning Carlsbad campus, we aim to provide a central connection point for all our employees. These facilities give us the opportunity to connect cross-functionally, collaborate and to build on the success of our business as we continue to grow. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.

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The Business Analyst II/System Administrator position is a vital role within the Informatics department, responsible for supporting a key enterprise platform. This role will collaborate with internal business teams to ideate, develop, and deliver strategic solutions. A successful candidate will have the combination of business acumen, project management, product management, and technical expertise.


  • System Oversight of the Veeva Vault application.
  • Primary contact for escalated support issues
  • Work hand in hand with various business areas to implement lifecycles, workflows, objects, etc. that are supportable and that meet business requirements
  • Help various business areas define and manage requirements and implement them internally or with managed services
  • Champion configuration change requests on lifecycles, workflows, security settings, objects, document types/subtypes, etc.
  • Work with the vendor for any major issues/bugs in the application
  • Coordinate with the vendor for Veeva product releases
  • Oversee external vendors and contracts relating to system configuration, integration, and deployment
  • Work with the business to adopt new functionality delivered in Veeva product releases


  • Candidate should have at least 2 years of experience in supporting Veeva Vault application
  • Prefer candidates who are certified in Veeva Vault Administration
  • Experience in Veeva Vault RIM, Quality or QMS is an advantage
  • 5+ years of experience working with or for life sciences companies; including, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Healthcare, and Medical Device and Diagnostics organizations
  • Experience implementing content and/or data management systems with the ability to comprehend and translate business requirements and create corresponding solutions designs
  • Demonstrated work history in stakeholder management, critical thinking skills, ability to conduct complex and technical communications in a wide variety of settings and audiences, and the determination to see client success with solution implementation
  • Life Science, computer science, bio chemical and mechanical engineers or equivalent experience
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to multi-task in a busy business environment
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Highly accountable and self-motivated
  • Constant drive for improvement

Please visit our website, www.ionispharma.com for more information about Ionis and to apply for this position; reference requisition # IONIS003084

Ionis offers an excellent benefits package! Follow this link for more details: Ionis Benefits

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The pay scale for this position is $70,581 to $102,734


Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and all its subsidiaries are proud to be EEO employers.

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