Sr. Manager, Data Scientist

Foster City, CA
Sep 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr. Manager, Data Scientist
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

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Sr. Manager, Data Scientist

Specific Responsibilities

  • Apply data sciences techniques to build knowledge management, predictive analytics, technical process analysis for manufacturing, process development optimization use cases, and identify trends in scientific and operational datasets.
  • Work with senior management to develop a comprehensive data sciences strategy and framework that builds out a core PDM data sciences capability and knowledge management platform. Partner with Enterprise IT to establish a sustainable data governance process with defined and roles and responsibilities. Examples include identifying and capturing data sets needed to solve complex issues and questions, data cataloguing, storage, compute, processing, analysis, search, use of business intelligence tools and visualizations for reporting, dashboards, and self-service.
  • Build and execute on an approach to mature the data sciences capability including assessments, process, value targeting and proposition, business case, technology solutions and proof of value. Use oral and written communication skills to summarize, present results, and influence direction
  • Anticipate data needs from sources by iterating to find and fill gaps through collaboration with data providers and data consumers.
  • Establish key performance indicators and metrics that measure the effectiveness, value and success of delivered solutions. This includes quality of deliverables, quality of service, effective of change management, measure of adoption and captured efficiencies.

Key Responsibilities
  • May manage a team of data scientist(s) and analyst(s) to ensure the full requirements of their role.
  • Actively engage, partner with, and form alliances both internal and external between business, IT, and vendor stakeholders to cultivate a network of data partners and to identify pressing data analysis questions and develop data structures as well as visualizations tailored to PDM interests, business processes and needs
  • Create and align on data sciences methodology and technologies through frequent communications and change management
  • Be able to develop analytical methods to apply to business problems involving large quantities of data, choosing the right algorithms, appropriate optimization techniques, and models
  • Develop security and access models so that data is controlled but meets a broad range of needs and provides agility and velocity. This include balancing autonomy with access controls, and segregation of environments
  • Support building a data-driven culture and data-driven organization, conducive to data-driven decision making, quantitative analysis, identifying appropriate talent, and creating an environment conducive to effective data sciences and allowing for data-driven experiments
  • Stay current with modern and emerging big data, cloud, analytics, and visualization technologies as well as practical approaches to utilize such tools. Examples include big data in the cloud, data streaming and real-time analytics, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, interactive visualization, and batch processing techniques
  • Manages specific projects under direction from Senior Management.
  • Works as a program lead or product manager.
  • Contributes to the development of systems strategy.
  • Acts as technical spokesperson to the business on area of expertise.
  • May contributes to setting and achieving budget. Manages the team to ensure they meet the full requirements of their role.
  • Conducts professional appraisals for team members and effectively manages performance.
  • Provides guidance to subordinates based on organizational goals and company policy. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization's objectives and schedules
  • Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units. Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of how to analyze and manage large data sets as well as strategies for visualizing and communicating results to solve business needs and make strategic decisions.
  • Strong foundation in statistical analysis, programming, data mining, database management, data security, data visualization, and applied data science.
  • Knowledge of querying, programming languages and platforms such as R, Python, JAVA, C++, Python, .NET, and SQL.

Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience OR and Master's Degree with a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience OR a PhD with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Strong abilities to manage, develop and improve people, processes, operations and technology. Drive for excellence, develop team and manage for success. Provide solutions to highly complex problems and apply a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation.

Preferred Experience
  • A degree focused in Science, Computer Science or equivalent experience.

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About Gilead

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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