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Data Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Mar 2, 2024

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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on three therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Data Engineer where you will contribute to data-driven projects through hands-on software development of data engineer, exploration of new approaches to re-usable data engineering automation, and testing of algorithms. You will also be an active team member in translating scientific and business questions into next generation data and analytic exploration. As part of the Data Governance and Access Office team, you will report to Director, Data Engineering and Automation.

How you will contribute:
  • Assist in end-to-end data flow engineering, software development strategies, partnerships with users, implementers, and data providers, and advanced data architectures.

  • Developing and managing data pipelines for extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) data from different sources into data warehouses or data lakes.

  • Monitoring the performance of data pipelines and infrastructure, identifying any bottlenecks, and optimizing processes to improve efficiency and reliability.

  • Implementing data observability practices to ensure data quality and publishing relevant metrics to a catalog or repository.

  • Seek out new perspectives and opportunities to learn and apply skills and develop new talents.

  • Stay alert to industry trends, designs, and alternate views and approaches across technology, science, and operations.

  • Software development, development tools, algorithms, and technologies of data architectures, data engineering, and data science.

  • Data architectures, big data designs, and emerging software architectures and services.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.

  • Foundational computer science architecture, algorithms, and interface design knowledge.

  • Up-to-date specialized knowledge of data engineering, manipulation and management of technologies to affect change across business units to include an understanding of advanced methodologies of data and software development (life sciences experience preferred).

  • Ability to manipulate voluminous data with different degrees of structuring across disparate sources to build and communicate actionable insights for internal or external parties.

  • Software development skills and ability to contribute to the development of new data engineering and analytic services.

  • Experience in the use and application of software development, data engineering tools, toolkits, algorithms, and analytics to meet complex business needs.

  • Awareness of data architectures and analytic approaches, computing models, and data structures to include relational, NoSQL and graph structures, modern software languages, data security models, analytic environments, and DevOps tools.

  • Experience with complex analytic areas with diverse data and high dimensionality in life sciences or similarly complex areas preferred

  • Experience with programming languages like Scala, Java, or Python and use tools like Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, or Apache Airflow for building scalable and efficient pipelines preferred

What Takeda can offer you:
  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Base Salary Range: $91,700 to $131,000, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off. The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted


EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston, MA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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