Posted to MedZilla on 9/19/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Global Head Data Engineering & Emerging Technologies 1701615-MZ


Global Head Data Engineering & Emerging Technologies
Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Global Head Data Engineering & Emerging Technologiesin our Cambridge Massachusetts office.
Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.
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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a
Global Head Data Engineering & Emerging Technologies working on the Research and Development Information Technology (R&D IT) Team, you will be empowered to build and deliver advanced emerging technology to enhance patient s lives and lead a global world class team, and a typical day will include:
  • This position will contribute to our mission to strive toward better health and brighter futures by leading the technical design and development or acquisition of data and new technology platform solutions and capabilities; while providing the expertise for the data engineering components of all R&D business units solutions development projects, and ensure integration with master data management and ontology that will directly contribute to patient outcomes.
  • Reporting to the CIO of R&D, you will lead and build a new team of data engineering and emerging technology professionals, with a combined skill set that covers technology capabilities for data analytics and visualization, ELT/ETL and pipelines, master data management, cloud services, infrastructure & security integration, artificial intelligence/machine learning, NLP, digital, and mobility, applications and IT portfolio demand management, agile development; with some experience applying such capabilities in the Pharma R&D arenas.
  • In this role you will lead the team that will operate/support platforms, systems, capabilities, and services that are unique and specific to Data Sciences and associated R&D business units data platforms, while continuously pursuing opportunities to transition RUN responsibilities to more effective and efficient core groups.

  • Bachelor s degree with emphasis in bioinformatics or computer science
  • Analytics in a R&D capacity within bio-pharma.
  • Experience in information management, knowing the process of managing information
  • Technical expertise, architecture, and familiarity with advance analytics architecture technology.
  • Experience with Hadoop, and ability to lead the team on this platform with design platform architecture.
  • Experience implementing or designing a Data Lake
  • Advanced knowledge of design architecture for Hadoop Hortonworks
To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include:
  • Subsidized onsite parking and public transportation passes
  • Company-paid volunteer days
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • 401(k) with company match, and annual retirement contribution plan
  • Adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement program
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