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Pfizer Director, AIDA R&D, Data Solutions Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Role Summary

Clinical Development Data Solutions and Engineering, a Pfizer Digital organization part of the AI Data and Analytics team, is responsible for the development and management of all data and analytics tools and platforms for Clinical Development across Pfizer's portfolio. One of the team's top priorities is the advancement of AI/ML enabled analytics and the creation of data solutions that can be leveraged across the enterprise.

The Director Clinical Development Solution Delivery and Engineering will join a team of global, highly skilled colleagues across solution delivery and engineering. This position will be expected to contribute to strategy and portfolio management and governance and lead multiple teams of engineers and solution architects to ensure the delivery and the management of high-quality data and advanced analytic solutions.

The Director will closely partner and strategize with leaders from Clinical Development including but not limited to Clinical Development and Operations, Biostatistics, Clinical Patient Experience, Regulatory and other Digital creation centers to drive advanced analytic capabilities, AI/ML and data asset creation. The ability to operate in a transparent manner, effectively influence senior development and operations associates, lead cross-functional matrixed teams, and engineer and architect transformative, data driven solutions, and assets is essential.

Successful candidates will be team-oriented, will demonstrate leadership, strategic planning, consulting skills, and will have experience with large pharmaceutical datasets, directing teams to deliver global analytic solutions.

This role will work closely with Clinical Development teams and Digital teams across Pfizer to maximize the use of data for solutions, operations and insights related to acceleration of global product development, clinical practices and adherence to safety and regulatory obligations. This requires strong interpersonal, communication, influencing, analytical and problem-solving skills along with overseeing the adoption of agile best practices. This role will drive best practices and capabilities across business units and discover and nurture opportunities for collaboration across divisions. This role will provide clinical product development business process understanding and ability to proactively present designs to advance business strategies through the optimization of existing enterprise capabilities and/or the addition of new capabilities that drive significant value.

This role will be a subject matter expert and use knowledge of industry and functional groups to adapt data, analytic, and AI trends, while leveraging and evolving our existing landscape including the Global Development Integration Platform, Dataiku, Alteryx, Snowflake, and data visualization products (Spotfire, Tableau). Areas of technical leadership include the design and delivery of reporting, data management, analytics and AI pipelines that enable data lakes, exploratory analysis, feature engineering and predictive model design and build. Generally, the colleague will have responsibility to lead teams in architecting, designing, and building data models, pipelines and products across various domains to power ML ops platforms, data driven applications and software and enable business intelligence solutions.

Foster an open, honest, own it, and collaborative culture where diverse ideas and thinking are welcome. You will also embody Pfizer's values, Courage, Excellence, Equity and Joy. We seize opportunities to think differently, to take risks and be accountable, and to try something new. This means Pfizer values change-oriented behavior, exemplified through an entrepreneurial, confident, and proactive attitude. Pfizer also values tolerance for taking thoughtful risks to achieve greater success. We advocate and drive long-term, aligned strategies that advance our mission and shape our industry.


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10+ years of management experience leading project teams and technology delivery functions

  • Demonstrated experience in scoping, defining, and managing projects including determining project viability, developing rigorous project estimates, developing, and establishing a project plan, budget defining technology solutions, developing RFPs, evaluating vendor responses, negotiating SOWs and identifying resource requirements

  • Demonstrated experience at owning and managing a significant organizational or project budget ($1MM to $5MM annually)

  • 7+ years of experience Data warehousing, data modeling, and data transformation

  • 7+ years working on SQL with strong skills to do data investigation, root cause analysis and cross system analysis on DBs such as Snowflake, Redshift, DeltaTable, Oracle, SqlServer, Teradata, etc.

  • Experienced with deploying enterprise level solutions on data preparation and ETL platforms (i.e. one or more of Dataiku, Informatica, Talend, Databricks, DataStage, SSIS, Alteryx, etc.)

  • Ability to work in Agile, Scaled Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps methodologies

  • Demonstrated aptitude and attitude to get immersed in the resolution of technical challenges and technical advancements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Master's degree or higher in preferred discipline(s): Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or Life Sciences

  • Pharmaceutical or life sciences experience, particularly in clinical development

  • Understanding ofpharmaceutical regulatory environment and audit processes and data privacy such as PIPL, CCPA/ GDPR

  • Experience with Data Governance tools such as Collibra, Alation or Axon

  • Knowledge of cloud-based architectures (AWS, Azure, Google), cloud analytics products/solutions, and agile methodologies (SCRUM) to enable rapid cycles of development and release of analytics and data products/solutions

  • Relevant related areas such as data quality, master data management, metadata management, collaboration, and business process management

  • Experience with semantic technologies (Neo4j, Titan, Neptune, StarDog, etc.) and approaches

  • Knowledge of deploying BI visualization tools such as Spotfire, Tableau, Microstrategy, Qlik

  • Ability to contribute to matrixed governance programs

  • Ability to communicate the results of complex analysis to non-technical audiences via effective visualizations and presentations

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across cultures and to connect and engage with colleagues at all levels of the organization including the shop floor and Pfizer senior leadership

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Last Date to Apply for Job: 6/27/2024

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $134,300.00 to $223,800.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided applies to the Tampa, FL location only. The salary range provided does not apply to any other United States location or locations outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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