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Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Senior Manager, Data Engineering @ Alexion Pharmaceuticals

location icon Canada - Mississauga
Full Time

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we fuel bold thinking with the power to encourage life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

As a Senior Manager, Data Engineering within the Commercial Strategic Data Management team for our Rare Disease Unit, you will drive the transformation, crafting and deploying of innovative solutions that directly impact patient outcomes. Your main focus will be to use the latest tools, technology standard processes, and advanced data engineering capabilities in the Data Science, AI/ML space. By doing so, you will establish a detailed platform and process for our team, contributing directly to business growth. This role will involve close collaboration with the Advanced Analytics team, US Commercial leadership, Sales Field Team, and Field Operations, further improving our data science and engineering capabilities to support our commercial needs

You will be responsible for:

  • Collaborate with the Commercial Cross-functional team to find opportunities for leveraging internal and external data to drive business solutions.
  • Work closely with business, IT, and analytical teams to drive delivery of complex data science solutions, contributing to the Commercial Organization.
  • Own the platform and processes for complex projects using a wide breadth of data engineering and data science techniques.
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics strategies and feature engineering to optimize data efficiency and quality.
  • Acquire and maintain data from primary or secondary data sources, identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Prioritize business and information needs, leveraging a solid understanding in Snowflake, SQL, Amazon S3, Oracle, and data integration tools (ETL).
  • Build data pipelines and drive feature engineering, showcasing strong analytical skills to collect, prioritize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Identify and define new process improvement opportunities, manage and provide support to data solutions in BAU scenarios, and analyze, interpret, and document data structures.
  • Implement efficient Data Management, scale data transformation, and set up Workflow Orchestration for smooth automation.
  • You will need to have:

  • BS/MS in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Economics, etc.) with knowledge of statistical analysis and modeling.
  • 5+ years of work experience with database skills like SQL, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Apache Spark, Apache Airflow, AWS cloud, Amazon S3, Oracle, Teradata, Power BI, and Python programming skills.
  • Good experience in healthcare or biopharmaceuticals, with strong written and verbal communication skills and a willingness to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with experience in support and maintenance projects, as well as the ability to communicate complex methods and results to diverse audiences.
  • Hands-on Experience working with EHR, administrative claims, and laboratory data, and familiarity with data visualization tools like Tableau, Qlik Sense, Power BI, and Excel charts/reports.
  • Knowledge of distributed computing, Big Data Technologies like Hive, Spark, Scala, and statistical tools like Python/R, and experience with Github, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests and responses, API REST services, Data Tokenization, and Salesforce/Veeva CRM, Data governance, and Data mining algorithms.

  • We would prefer for you to have:
  • Familiarity with data governance and security, distributed computing, and big data technologies, statistical tools like Python/R, and experience with GitHub.
  • Prior experience with Data Tokenization, Salesforce/Veeva CRM, and Data mining algorithms

At Alexion, you will find a collaborative culture that encourages innovation and a diverse environment where your contributions are valued. You will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of rare disease research and make a meaningful difference in patients' lives.

Alexion embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We follow all applicable laws and regulations on inclusivity in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

Ready to lead and inspire? Apply now and take the first step towards an exciting career at Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease.

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Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact [email protected]. Alexion participates in E-Verify.

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