Sanofi Group Head Data Engineering & Science in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Head Data Engineering & Science (L5-1) – location Boston/Cambridge (MA)

Reporting to the Chief Data Officer, the Head of Data Engineering & Science will lead a team of data experts to triage the best fit capabilities for data management through data science. The Head of Data Engineering & Science will lead a team of highly competent engineering and data science resources that can solve complex problems and develop new capabilities across Global Business Units and Functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establish roadmap and key project milestones for concurrent engagements, advocate internally for DW, appliance, cloud, big data and blockchain features and business direction, and proactively identify technical dependencies and roadblocks to mitigate risks and ensure successful execution of projects.

  • Work closely with Head of Data Consumerization and Microservices to ensure seamless and FAIR approach to data

  • Recommend cloud solutions by using your technical breadth across multiple areas, and manage strategic alliances among internal and external partners/customers to promote adoption and interoperability of their existing applications and infrastructure solutions relevant data management solutions

  • Deliver best practices recommendations, tutorials, blog articles and technical project presentations adapting to different levels of key business and technical stakeholders. Drive partner advisory board initiatives.

  • Identify new capability requirements for data engineering and data science and capability gaps, provide guidance on existing product issues, and collaborate with key Sanofi stakeholders to drive effective use of data and industrialized analytics

  • Build out advanced big data and data science capabilities including AI Lab and data hackathons

Basic Qualifications

  • MS degree or PhD in Computer Science or Math and/or a technically-oriented MBA degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 9 years of relevant experience in software development, professional services, solution engineering, technical consulting; with expertise in architecting and rolling out new technology and solution initiatives.

  • Experience with data processing software (such as Hadoop, Spark, Pig, Hive) and open source software (such as Cassandra, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, NGINX, Redis, Elasticsearch) along with data processing algorithms (MapReduce, Flume).

  • Hands-on experience in big data, information retrieval, data mining or machine learning as well as experiences in building multi-tier high availability applications with modern web technologies. NoSQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, Spark, SparkML, Tensorflow

  • Strong customer-facing communication skills. Proven success in and genuine enthusiasm for working directly with customer.

  • Willing to travel (domestic and international).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in leading or working on complex technical projects with proven track record of customer successes. Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize several complex projects simultaneously.

  • Experience in writing software in one or more languages such as Java, Go, Python, PHP or similar.

  • Working knowledge of any of the following: NoSQL databases, distributed data processing frameworks (Hadoop), Linux, Firewalls, Proxy Servers, Load Balancing, VPN, VPC, relational database systems, distributed compute environments, application development, big data analytics, fundamentals of cloud computing including virtualization, multi tenant cloud infrastructures, storage systems and content delivery networks.

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.