Posted to MedZilla on 8/20/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Big Data Platforms Manager R0000051-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 Technology Manager Data Science Amazon Web Services in our Cambridge, MA office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Technology Manager, you will be empowered to provide leadership and expertise and a typical day will include:POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Provides leadership & expertise in managing the Amazon Web Services data lake environment including: data ingestion, staging, quality monitoring, and modeling.
  • Establishes analytic environments required for structured, semi- and unstructured data that includes a cloud based infrastructure with data processing and visualization capabilities.
  • Develops, documents and implements best practices for Big Data solutions.


  • Maintains oversight of platforms, technology stack and operations for AWS data lake.
  • Manages projects and customer relationships of critical importance.
  • Integrating Big Data analytics with enterprise systems. DW and data marts, a strong plus
  • Drives rapid prototyping and designs for projects and analytic R&D environments.
  • Maintains current knowledge of Big Data & IoT developments, opportunities, and challenges
  • Develops and maintains technology and platform roadmap
  • Develops advanced/leading-edge technologies and/or concepts.
  • Strategically supports key business objectives.
  • Develops innovative solutions, systems and products to support objectives across multiple business functions.
  • Builds external alliances to gain and share information and industry trends.


  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math or equivalent
  • 10 years of relevant work experience. 3+ years of experience designing and developing cloud based solutions (preferably through AWS).
  • Proficiency in using R, Matlab, Python, other statistical modeling packages, with a focus on machine learning; experience with NLP a plus.
  • Proficiency in developing production systems for processing large volumes of structured and unstructured data. Previous experience with Hadoop technology stack (Map reduce, HIVE/PIG, etc).
  • Solid understanding of ETL architectures, database technologies, performance optimization, and building communication channels between structured and unstructured databases.
  • Track record of success required, including effectively leading and managing diverse business functions and multiple projects with a variety of stakeholders
  • 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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