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Bristol Myers Squibb

Director, Enterprise Data Architecture


Data Analyst


Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Working with Us
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more:

Position Summary:

At BMS, digital innovation and Information Technology are central to our vision of transforming patients’ lives through science. To accelerate our ability to serve patients around the world, we must unleash the power of technology. We are committed to being at the forefront of transforming the way medicine is made and delivered by harnessing the power of computer and data science, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to promote scientific discovery, faster decision making, and enhanced patient care. If you want an exciting and rewarding career that is meaningful, consider joining our diverse team!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define, publish, and communicate enterprise data strategy, standards, patterns, reference architectures, frameworks, and roadmaps to enable data sharing across the enterprise and reduce cycle time to insights. Socialize strategy with key data and analytics leaders and gain alignment
  • Establish and chair a community of practice that includes information/data architects across all functional areas to develop and promote common data standards, patterns, data definitions, best practices and data reuse across the enterprise.
  • Develop the Enterprise Master and Reference Data Strategy and standard patterns in collaboration with functional data/technology and analytics leaders. Lead data architecture analysis to identify need and rationale for creating new and/or enriching existing master and reference data for enterprise and functional data domains. Develop actionable plans and business case to establish those capabilities and serve as key SME and advisor on execution.
  • Advise senior IT leadership as SME to promote information management best practices and gain sponsorship to mature foundational data capabilities
  • Develop and own the comprehensive metadata strategy and roadmap to establish an enterprise data catalog/marketplace – one stop shop for knowledge workers to find and access data.
  • Partner with BIA and functional data teams to design and align on common metadata taxonomy, standards and processes to make data assets and product findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
  • Identify opportunities and define requirements to automate mundane data stewardship tasks related to managing metadata, master and reference data using AI/ML and other innovative approaches.
  • Design and maintain conceptual and logical data models, understand and document data lifecycle and data quality requirements for Enterprise Master and Reference data Domains/products. Serve as the data SME for their usage and adoption.
  • Develop logical and physical data architecture and models for master and analytical data solutions. Serve as SME on optimizing the physical models (through partitioning, bucketing, etc.) and query performance to meet business SLAs.
  • Define best practices and lean governance processes for data management, data quality and data access.
  • Product owner for enterprise data modeling tools and responsible for establishing and driving adoption of data modeling best practices across the enterprise

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 7+ years' experience in data architecture, data engineering, solution architecture and enterprise architecture.
  • Broad and demonstrated experience in enterprise information architecture and data strategy development leading to maturing of master data, reference data and metadata capabilities, preferably in a pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to act as a translator between data and analytics and the business, ensuring business value is achieved through appropriate architecture foundation.
  • Relationship-oriented with the ability to communicate meaningfully and influence all levels of stakeholders.
  • Storyteller with the ability to translate complex technical jargon and concepts into something simple, accurate and understandable.
  • Experience with data modelling, data cleansing, data warehousing, ETL, data integration and distributed data architecture concepts
  • Strong knowledge of agile and DevOps development methodology, understanding of solution design, development, and the data life cycle: data acquisition, data quality management and data governance.
  • 3-5 years of experience architecting and designing data products for cloud data platforms, especially in data lakehouse and data fabric environments.
  • Strong experience defining the data strategy and roadmap, including the data migration strategy, master data management strategy and data and information architecture strategy in pharma industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of Pharma data domains, pharma regulations as well as EU compliance, including GDPR and Data Privacy. Knowledge of clinical data standards (CDISC, SDTM, etc.) and R&D Data format advantageous.
  • Proven ability to manage teams with both direct report relationships and contractor/partner relationships
  • Experience and familiarity with data-centric technologies like Spark, Kafka, AWS Analytics, AWS Glue, Cloudera Impala, Redshift, DynamoDB, Neptune, GraphQL, Nabu, ERWIN, ER Studio etc; experience with advanced visualization tools like Tableau and Spotfire
  • Understanding of semantic technologies, ontologies, graph databases and knowledge graphs, and their application in developing innovative data products in pharma domain preferred.
  • Experience working cross-functionally in large organizations to solve complex problems and treat large amounts of information.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in autonomy with limited guidelines.
  • Effective written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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

COVID-19 Information
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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can perform complex functions through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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