• Sr Mgr Data Engineering

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    Otsuka is looking for a versatile Data Engineer with deep expertise software for processing, visualizing, and storing data on modern platforms. The prospective candidate must have an excellent software engineering knowledge for creating data pipelines, data wrangling, and making data readily available for data scientists and end users. The successful candidate will be energetic, open to grow in new directions, work with a team of scientists and practitioners from different functional areas to solve problems in pharmaceuticals.


    Job Responsibilities

    • Establish and implement quick end to end proof of concept data systems that make data readily available to data scientists and across functional areas
    • Create innovative methodologies for data processing, and visualization at scale
    • Architect and create an extensible data ecosystem across the organization
    • Build proof of concept data systems
    • Establish strategic partnerships with technical leadership across functional areas
    • Presenting to senior leadership as well external audience
    • Demonstrates the ability to create new and different solutions that align to real work problems and opportunities
    • Proficiency in computer programming with excellent software development skills using state-of-the-art technologies and languages (C++, Java, R, Python, and other scripting languages)
    • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs



    • 3-5 years hands on experience in building data systems
    • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field with focus on data ingestion, processing, storage, visualization
    • Expertise in working with different types of data, including structured and unstructured (text, images, biomedical data)
    • Excellent software development skills, esp. in rapid prototyping. Command of principles of software architecture, data application development, design patterns, and creating high performance data applications
    • Experience in developing applications in the pharmaceutical or health care industry
    • Demonstrated ability to use knowledge of recent data processing and manipulation techniques, and creativity to develop new methodologies
    • Understanding of data security and privacy issues in design and development of applications
    • Experience in developing applications in cloud environments, such as AWS, GCP, technologies such as MapReduce and Hadoop while keeping data separated and secured across multiple functional areas/regions as needed by regulations
    • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS ‘big data’ technologies.
    • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics
    • Excellent communication skills


    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.

    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does.

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 45,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016.

    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.

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