Head of Trial Data Technology – Alta Petens

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Published
May 10, 2022
Location
Blue Bell, PA
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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as Head of Trial Data Technology - Alta Petens in our Cambridge office!

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliverBetter Health and a Brighter Futureto people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

Takeda is advancing an exciting pipeline and wants to ensure that we have the infrastructure and talent in place to support it. Our overall goal is to ensure that we get our therapeutics to patients quickly by having the right operational model and integrated clinical data pipeline to support delivery.

The Head of Trial Data Technology is responsible for leading the platforms, integrations, and technical operations of R&Ds clinical trial data program. The data program will include an integrated data flow with end-to end control of data, will be foundationally capable of enabling a high-degree of automation and near-time data access and will readily incorporate disruptive technologies that enables next-gen trial designs and insights. The data program will encompass all systems, platforms, architecture, and tools involved in the collection, processing, review and analysis of clinical trial patient and operational data, including high-dimensional data such as genomic, digital health and real world data.

DELIVERY & BUSINESS ACCOUNTABILITY

The Head of Trial Data Technology is expected to:

  • Lead all technology- and platform-related aspects of the global data program to support Takeda R&Ds vision to create a development engine and ecosystem that provides optimal clinical data control and quality in a predictable, automated & cost-effective way

  • Lead the evolution of Takedas infrastructure to meet current and future R&D needs while maintaining appropriate congruency with Takedas enterprise data strategy and backbone

  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of data program architecture diagrams including application, integration, deployment, dev ops and data

  • Develop technical strategy and processes to manage an ever-expanding data infrastructure and ETL pipelines

  • Oversee all platform and systems integrations

  • Leads team of architects and engineers to develop and automate large scale, high-performance data storage and processing systems, with connection to experimentation and machine learning infrastructure

  • Oversee operational team of data engineers responsible for moving data through data pipeline

  • Provide strategic vision for long-term delivery innovation

CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE

Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Leads in all technical design and implementation aspects of R&D global data program

  • Reports on progress of projects, issues/plans, and critical path schedules to executive leadership

  • Visibly engages across the organization to ensure transformational impact

Resource and Issue Management

  • Manages internal and external resources (people, information, technologies, time, and capital); allocates project resources appropriately to align with business imperatives.

  • Proactively identifies project issues before they arise and develops contingency plans; communicates project-related issues to senior executive management and manages issues to resolution.

Matrix Team Management

  • Provides matrix management, strategic and tactical leadership across data program.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • PhD with 12-15+ years experience or MS with 15-18+ years experience in IT with previous experience leading a medium to large organization and influencing senior-level management

  • 10+ years experience in pharmaceutical industry

  • 5+ years experience directly managing data engineering or software engineering teams who support scalable production systems.

  • Track record of successful leadership, management, and development of large, multi-disciplinary technical teams on medium/large scale data infrastructure projects

  • Deep knowledge of SQL and relational databases

  • Experience building/maintaining ETL pipelines

  • Experience with modern data technologies/stack such as Airflow, Kubeflow, Redshift, Snowflake, SQL, AWS, Docker, BigQuery, Python, Git, etc.

  • Experience in machine learning workload and AI powered products

  • Passionate to keep up with the industry trends and approaches to solve technical problems

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This position is currently classified as hybrid in accordance with Takedas Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act,Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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