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Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics Chief Architect

Company: GSK
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Site Name: Durham Blackwell Street
Posted Date: Jan 18 2023

GSK is one of the world's foremost pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and we are proud to be leading a healthcare revolution.

By disrupting our approaches to R&D and commercial business processes, Data and Analytics are allowing us to integrate, simplify and unlock all our data to drive innovation, decision making and enable our transformation in servicing our patients, healthcare professionals and consumers.

In this role as an Enterprise Data & Analytics Platform (EDAP) Architect you will own the enterprise data and analytics platform that guides GSK Tech in building and evolving a modern, multi-cloud data ecosystem. This leader will synthesize the GSK Enterprise Data & Analytics strategy, data management best practices and business needs into a cohesive target architecture. This role will partner across tech groups, product teams, and strategic partners to drive alignment and adoption of the technology stack and accelerate speed to value. They will set the direction and establish the approach of the organization's operations, improve the IT infrastructure, and optimize business operations specific to the GSK enterprise data and accelerate speed to value.

The Enterprise Data Platform Architect will work to integrate the organization's information applications and programs to support the needs of the GSK business pillars while driving the technology stack alignment and integration for the enterprise. The Enterprise Data Platform Architect will partner across product managers to support a combined architecture that drives optimal performance for GSK and alignment across business tech partners. This role encompasses the management of the EDAP product strategy, delivery and continuous improvement ideas in data operations.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Own and evolve the Enterprise Data & Analytics Platform architecture and strategy to enhance the platform product with self-service features to ingest, prepare, & transform data at speed & scale.
Partner with Product Owner(s) to ensure Tech strategies enable business value for GSK
Analyze, design and develop a roadmap, design pattern, and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint including the identification of gaps, risks and mitigation approaches.
Lead the research and evaluation of emerging data technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support actives.
Coach and advise Value Delivery teams and Product Owners to ensure solutions reflect agreed technical designs and support the roadmap
Engage with internal functions and external bodies (companies, standards bodies and agencies) to understand the wider ecosystem that impacts the business process area
Provide technical design leadership and governance during the demand backlog review, selection, scoping, approval and execution stages
Engage with stakeholders to promote decision making that ensures effective delivery of business outcomes, escalating issues as appropriate
Track exceptions to standards and enterprise architecture targets and drive their remediation.
Establish and roll out platform governance standards, frameworks, documentation, and tools focused on accelerating adoption of the data platform and value delivery.

Technical Architecture

Related to the tech platform / stack piece, this role will assist in formulating and defining overall platform architecture and associated specification of the data storage, data processing methodologies & approaches, cloud hosting and API's that will give this platform the best chance to succeed and ensure that we can continue to leverage and scale the tech stack for additional and future analytics initiatives.

Data Architecture

Related to the data architecture piece, activities will include providing leadership and guidance with enterprise data strategies and selecting the appropriate technology platforms; governance practices, and standards; and partnering with security architects to ensure compliance with data security and privacy mandates.

Forward Looking
Additional responsibilities include evaluating and recommending emerging technologies and standards. Keep abreast of industry developments in analytics and be able to interpret developments in analytics and be able to interpret how these would impact services and present new opportunities.
Design GSK's target data platform architecture and contribute to execution strategy
Lead data technology architecture council and partner closely with architects in other Tech groups to develop
Lead data technology architecture council and partner closely with architects in other Tech groups to develop and govern a comprehensive and simplified data architecture & technology stack
Provide key contributions to the strategic road map for data engineering teams across Tech
Partner closely with platform and product managers to develop solution architectures and new capability designs to support business tech and business requirements, complete design reviews as well as code reviews
Evaluate emerging technologies to inform technology investments, and continually enhance the technology stack and processes around implementation and sun setting of tooling
Champion roll out of industry best-practices and frameworks across the company
Build and run forums to train resources across the enterprise
Proactively sponsors process and technology improvements
Provide technical guidance to all levels within GSK including Tech leadership
Participate in industry events as well as external engagements to ensure constant learning around new technologies and ways of implementing
Basic Qualifications: BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science Machine Learning, or equivalent experience
10+ years as Data & Analytics Platform architect (cloud, data, etc.) with demonstrated expertise in emerging technologies and data technology platforms and management.
5+ years utilizing Agile Product Management- Scrum and SAFe methodologies
5+ years experience in data modeling and distributed data architecture concepts, knowledge of agile and DevOps development methodology and concepts.
5+ experience in Azure data components, Data Bricks, Azure DW/Synapse, Spark, ADL, Power BI.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science Machine Learning, or equivalent experience
Experience constructing a data mesh or similar architecture
Design and architecture of BI and analytic environments
Integration of AI and ML in business applications
Data Science and Machine Learning experience
Responsible for ensuring data is maintained across their enterprise inline with business and legal policies (e.g. related to retention)
Facilitate the design of efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis, with an understanding of both business and technical requirements
Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
Experience building and operating GxP-regulated technology in Life Sciences
Deep understanding of Data Quality tooling, Metadata Management (Collibra), semantic data store (Azure SQLDW/Snowflake, Cosmos DB), PowerBI, Azure Databricks, Data Ingestion/Acquisition/Prep (Azure ADF, Talend)
Deep understanding of, recent experience with and certifications for data services within the Azure cloud offering
Experience deploying infrastructure-as-code using Ansible, ARM templates and/or Terraform
Experience managing containers in Azure Kubernetes Service
Experience driving automation and efficiencies between ServiceNow and cloud data infrastructure
Demonstrable knowledge depth in more than one area of software engineering and technology.
Expertise in deploying enterprise solutions at scale with applicable services: administration, qualification, and user access provisioning.
Ability to work in close partnership with groups across the IT organization (security, compliance, infrastructure, etc.) and business stakeholders.
Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with suppliers and specialist technology providers to assemble and maintain a distinctive and flexible mix of capabilities against future requirements.
The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate inherently complicated technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders of all levels.

#LI-GSK

Why GSK?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the work in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease togther is about our ambition for patients and stakeholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves - feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting momet in our journey to get Ahead Together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve.

GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons.

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