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Senior Data Architect, Research Solutions, IT

BlueRock Therapeutics
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Mar 22, 2023

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Information Technology, Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Who is BlueRock?
BlueRock Therapeutics, a wholly-owned and independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG, is a leading engineered cell therapy company using its unique cell+gene platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases.The convergence of cell biology and genetic engineering is creating fundamental new ways to impact disease. Founded in 2016 to capitalize on these technological breakthroughs, we are advancing our novel cell+gene platform to develop, manufacture, and deliver an entirely new generation of authentic and engineered cell therapies across three therapeutic areas: neurology, cardiology, and immunology.
What Are We Doing?
Our foundational science harnesses the ability to create and then direct the differentiation of universal pluripotent stem cells into authentic, functional cells that can be used as allogeneic cellular therapies to treat a broad array of diseases. We can also further engineer these cells, enabling them to produce enzymes, antibodies, and other proteins for additional therapeutic benefit. We are passionate about delivering on the promise of cellular and gene therapy, shaping the future of cellular medicine, and delivering new therapies to millions of patients with treatment options. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, thrive in a fun and dynamic culture, and are steadfast in the commitment to advance cutting-edge cellular therapies to impact patients’ lives.
The Senior Data Architect, Research Solutions, IT will be responsible for developing an overall data strategy, data architecture, and responsible for selection/implementation of data technologies at BlueRock.  The Principal Data Architect will develop and participate in data governance processes, data cataloging and mapping, and security processes, working cross functionally and ensuring confidentiality, availability, and integrity in the use and management of data.We are proponents of the power that data analytics, machine learning, and computational capabilities bring to the world of drug discovery, The Senior Data Architect will partner with members of our Research & Development, TechOps, Bioinformatics, IT Applications, and Infrastructure, and BlueRock external partners and be responsible for developing and owning data pipelines across lab equipment, applications, data warehouses, and data sources. The Senior Data Architect will identify technologies and approaches for data visualization, make data available for scientific end-user, Bioinformation, process monitoring and business intelligence, and develop strategies for organizing large scale repositories containing imaging data, sequencing data, and clinical annotation. As a steward of our scientific data, you will be an expert creating and optimizing scalable data pipeline, architecture in the public cloud, and work collaboratively with teams of internal and external resources across system engineering, dev/ops, business systems analysis, program and project leads and lab IT overseeing solution discovery, delivery, and on-going development. Responsibilities:
  • Participate in developing and implementing an overall organizational data strategy. The strategy includes data architecture, data management standards, implementation and management of data warehouses, and data analytics systems.
  • Create a data architecture within the organization, applying architectural principles to ensure the IT solutions are secure, reliable, scalable, and sustainable, and developing a cohesive technical vision with IT standards.
  • Collaborate closely with IT Infrastructure, Bioinformatics, and BlueRock functional groups to ensure business needs are actively being aligned with our solutions and both business and technical requirements are understood and documented by all stakeholders.
  • Architect, create, manage, and optimize data pipelines, design compute workflows and storage solutions for a variety of data assets, develop integrated data solutions to drive success in analytics workflows.
  • Design and implementation of comprehensive solutions for transferring, storing, delivering, and optimizing R&D, TechOps, and MFG data, and associated data specification, documentation, SOP, WIs etc. using public cloud technology (AWS)
  • Design, implement, and maintain data pipelines, ETL workflows, analytical solutions and respective cloud and computing environments; or implement and configure third party solutions.
  • Work closely with IT teams and vendors to design, implement, and/or improve data integration capabilities that are scalable and maintainable, and deliver optimal value based on agreed upon requirements.
  • Implement and own data integration across our application stack that keeps data fresh and FAIR, Create reference diagrams, charts, and documentation for the architecture.
  • Ensure quality, availability and integrity of code, solutions and respective systems and integrate proactive strategies and best practices with regards to data integrity, security, scalability
  • Actively identify new technologies and practices in the domain through internal and external network and represent BlueRock in industry organizations.
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • BS/BA in information technology or relevant field, with 8+ years of IT and/or business experience. 
  • 5+ years in similar leadership roles with exposure to multiple and diverse architectures.
  • Experience working with life sciences stakeholders to align scientific and business needs and translate them into actionable technological design requirements.
  • Proven track record of integrating data sources into the systems landscape and providing working solutions for end users.
  • Significant & relevant experience to the role, including leadership of cross-functional project teams as a subject matter expert in data engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of tools across other data management capabilities – Data Engineering, Data Governance, Data Quality,
  • AWS certified solutions architect and strong experience with AWS technology stack and with AWS Services such as AWS Organization, AWS Compute, AWS Storage, RDS, Redshift, Serverless, Lambda etc.
  • Metadata Management and Master Data Management
  • Strong experience overseeing controlled computer system environments supporting corporate audit and/or regulatory inspection readiness and data integrity controls.
  • Hands-on experience with programming tools and querying languages (e.g. Python, Java, Typescript, SQL, etc.).
  • Knowledge of cloud database platforms, such as Snowflake, etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud application integration (middleware) platforms, such as Dell BOOMI, Oracle Integration Cloud, etc. 
  • #LI-MM1
    BlueRock Therapeutics Company Culture HighlightsWinner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Diversity 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Women 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best CEO 2022BlueRock Therapeutics is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.Engineering Department is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.
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    Equal Opportunity Workplace: At BlueRock, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation or other grounds protected by human rights legislation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.


    BlueRock Therapeutics is a leading engineered cell therapy company with a mission to develop regenerative medicines for intractable diseases. BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell+gene platform harnesses the power of cells to create new medicines for neurology, cardiology, and immunology indications.

    BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell differentiation technology recapitulates the cell’s developmental biology to produce authentic cell therapies, which are further engineered for additional function. Utilizing these cell therapies to replace damaged or degenerated tissue brings the potential to restore or regenerate lost function.

    BlueRock’s culture is defined by scientific innovation, the highest ethical standards and an urgency to bring transformative treatments to all who would benefit. The company strives to be a top employer of scientific talent, empowering every member of the team to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine.

    Become a BlueRocker! We are expanding our BlueRock team at all locations. Contact us on our website to learn about rewarding career opportunities.

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