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Section Lead - Data & Analytics - Data Engineering

location icon Petaling Jaya
Full Time

Roche fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, representing the communities we serve. When dealing with healthcare on a global scale, diversity is an essential ingredient to success. We believe that inclusion is key to understanding people’s varied healthcare needs. Together, we embrace individuality and share a passion for exceptional care. Join Roche, where every voice matters.

The Position

As a Chapter Section Lead you will focus on capabilities development of your section members that align with the chapter vision. You will encourage your team to self-define their career journey and seek ways to enable development opportunities in the direction of the journey. You will have an understanding of the roles within your section to provide mentorship when needed.

What you'll be working on

The Data & Analytics Chapter will build excellence and mastery in next generation data and analytics capabilities, including but not limited to Data Science, Data Engineering, Analytics and Data Management. Expertise from the Chapter will be embedded into initiatives across multiple business and foundational domains to drive value generation and promote cross-functional analysis and collaboration. In addition to partnering with teams across the business to develop solutions, scale and automate data pipelines, Chapter members are uniquely placed to connect the dots across initiatives, promote information sharing across domains and recommend re-use of data, analytics and solutions wherever possible. 

Data Engineering encompasses the capabilities involved in designing, building, operationalising, securing and monitoring data pipelines to be used for analytics and data science purposes. Data engineering practitioners possess a wide variety of capabilities such as being able to ingest, transform and load data from multiple data sources, build automated data pipelines to manage and process data at scale, design and model data, index and process contents for search, leverage DevOps capabilities to design and build frameworks to automate build and deployment of data and machine learning products on premise and/or in the cloud.


  • Understand the current and future needs of the Domains in order to develop the strategic direction of the chapter along with Chapter leadership by exploring and implementing new strategic capabilities to stay “evergreen”

  • Ensure that resources are available for the demand intake process in order to meet stakeholder needs and priorities


  • People Management and Coaching

    • Evaluate, promote, coach, and develop chapter members

    • Seek, evaluate and act on feedback on chapter members

  • It is envisioned that the Section Lead role provides significant contribution with up to 50% of the time to product teams and internal informatics priorities. 

  • Resource and Portfolio Management

    • Co-create and maintain chapter strategy and workforce planning to define and build up the right capabilities and equip people with the skills, tools, and standard approaches to deliver functional excellence

    • Allocate talent to different roles in squads and ensure that they are deployed to value-creation opportunities

    • Monitor, analyze and improve the demand intake process to optimize effective people mobilization of both FTE and external workforce

  • Capability and Practice Development

    • Foster an environment where standards and best practices are developed and shared

    • Continuously improve the chapter capabilities to enable value creation

What you’ll need to be successful

  • Product or people leadership experience within Data and Analytics

  • Preferable several years of experience in Data Engineering or Analytics & Insights with technical leadership experience (eg. Tech. Lead, Data Science Product Owner etc.)  

  • Bachelor or advanced degree in relevant field of education  

  • Exhibits servant and creative leadership (VACC) behavior

  • Exhibits a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Demonstrated experience building high performing teams

  • Experienced in leading co-located as well as remote teams

  • Have a keen IT market focus: you are passionate about major trends for the specific discipline

  • Demonstrates an executive presence, strong business acumen, ability to navigate ambiguity, and manages complexity

  • Manages risks progressively and in a way that leads to opportunity

  • Enterprise mindset that can break down silos. Focus on delivery through collaboration, and bringing people together to work towards the same purpose across organizational boundaries.

  • Ability to empower teams and individuals to act autonomously and hold them accountable.

  • Exhibits intellectual curiosity and integrity and has a strong passion for innovation

Location - Primary Location:  Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia 

Travel - Minimized by leveraging virtual collaboration methods

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

The Roche Services & Solutions as well as People Support Solutions organisations located in Kuala Lumpur provide end-to-end business solutions for Finance, Procurement, IT, Communications, People & Culture (Human Resources) and beyond to our Roche colleagues across the APAC region. Today Roche employs altogether around 1100 employees in Malaysia.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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