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Bristol Myers Squibb

Director, IT for IPS Data Ecosystem


Data Analyst



Princeton, New Jersey, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

As Director of IT for the IPS Data Ecosystem, you will be responsible for driving the strategy, implementation, and operations for how Research & Early Development data is delivered to data scientists in the Informatics & Predictive Sciences (IPS) organization. Partnering with scientists and engineers in the IPS Knowledge Science Research (KSR) group, you will maintain and evolve a federated, cloud-centric architecture to:

  • Onboard data from internal and external data sources (analytical vendors, research partners, internal labs, enterprise systems)
  • Host data transformation pipelines to process and integrate data for a variety of scientific analyses
  • Enable KSR to flexibly develop bespoke “data engines” for specific scientific objectives
  • Enable cataloging, metadata management, and data governance through a Research Data Commons framework

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and maintain a high-level architecture for the IPS data ecosystem, including necessary data sources, data storage/processing zones, and data consumption endpoints.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing roadmap for evolving the IPS data ecosystem as new business needs and technology advances emerge. Prepare business cases for investment.
  • Support the development of new data engines by IPS KSR, and lead the progression and maturation of those systems to full production applications as needed.
  • Ensure data assets can be delivered to the BMS Research Compute Environment, a dedicated high-performance environment for computational research.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for IPS around operational requests for the IPS data ecosystem. Coordinate and work with others in IT (data operations, cloud infrastructure teams, cybersecurity, etc.) as needed to deliver solutions.


  • A MS or PhD in a Life Science, Engineering, Information Management or related field is highly desirable.
  • At least 8 years of experience in the healthcare industry is required.
  • Deep expertise in data engineering and analytics technologies is required, including data marts/lakes, data cataloging, data engineering pipelines, relational databases, and noSQL databases.
  • Specific experience with supporting scientific data analysis is highly desirable.
  • An understanding of the drug discovery and development lifecycle is highly desirable.
  • A broad technical background is highly desirable, particularly experience with cloud-based services.
  • Excellent communication skills are highly desirable, particularly the ability to communicate and build relationships with scientific stakeholders.
  • Experience in Agile project methodologies is desirable.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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