Posted to MedZilla on 3/18/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Data Science Solutions Manager R0006841-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused 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 Data Science Solutions Manager in our Cambridge, MA office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Data Science Solutions Manager, you will be empowered to provide leadership and expertise and a typical day will include:


  • Provides thought leadership & technical expertise for implementing solutions using Takeda R&D s Data Science platforms in the Amazon Web Services environments in the areas of data ingestion, transformation, cataloging, prep, exploration and modeling.
  • Architect Advanced Analytics and Data Science solutions for structured, semi- and unstructured data leveraging a cloud based infrastructure with Meachine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.
  • Investigate and follow industry best practices for Data Science solutions.


  • Manage the implementation of innovative solutions to support Data Science focused objectives across R&D .
    • Interface with the R&D business to understand needs and help envision Data Science driven solutions
    • Strategically align with and supports key business objectives.
    • Drives rapid prototyping and designs for R&D Informatics and Data Science environments.
    • Leverage Big Data analytics, AI and ML platforms for the solutions.
    • Adopt advanced/leading-edge technologies and/or concepts.
    • Monitor and ensure quality of deliveries from a technical perspective including technology due diligence, code reviews and design reviews
  • Maintains current knowledge of Big Data & Data Science developments, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Manages projects and customer relationships of critical importance.
  • Builds external alliances to gain and share information and industry trends.


  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Informatics, Applied Math or equivalent
  • 8 years of relevant work experience, 5 years for Masters and 3 years for PhDs. 3+ years of experience designing and developing cloud based solutions (preferably on AWS).
  • Proficiency in using R or Python with a experience of machine learning and AI packages;
  • Proficiency in implementing production systems for processing Big data , with Spark preferred.
  • Solid understanding of data profiling, ELT and ETL, NoSQL technologies, data blending and wrangling, .
  • Demonstrated track record of success required, including effectively managing multiple projects and interfacing with a variety of stakeholders from diverse business functions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings, corporate partners, additional Takeda sites.
  • Requires approximately 10% travel.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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