Data Architecture Steward Job

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: SHA002274

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

As a Senior Specialist, Data Architecture supporting our Analytics activities for Global Business Services (GBS) you will partner with MSD Information Technology (IT) Teams, our Global Process Owner (GPO) Teams, and our Business Service Center (BSC) Teams where you will support the review and understanding of business requirements to guide the creation of a comprehensive, coherent, and effective data architecture and data flows in and out of the various financial data applications. He/she will design the data structures and ensure the data stewardship, governance and change management of all financial data, data flows and any proposed data extraction, transformation or loading procedures are executed in line with MSD standards. 

 The primary activities include but are not limited to:
• Assisting the Associate Director Data Architect in revising enterprise conceptual, logical, and physical data models
• Creating data models that conform to existing standards & conventions
• Revising data dictionary definitions, governance practices & standards
• Partnering with security architects to ensure compliance with data security & privacy mandates.
• Propose database solutions through potential system designs & End-to end data lifecycle management activities
• Evaluating and recommending new and emerging data management and storage technologies and standards,
• Leads all stages of design, build, analysis, coding, testing, and integration of structured/unstructured data to deploy new data and analytics platforms as required
• Assures designs & project activities follow data policies, architecture, security & quality guidelines & standards
• Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into organization wide projects and activities within GBS and the Enterprise as required
• Lead maintenance and adaptation of existing tools and reports to support business process management and performance management
• Advanced data architecture and data modeling experience using relational databases, e.g. MS SQL and/or AWS Redshift
• Install database systems i.e. develop flowcharts, apply optimum access techniques, coordinate installation actions, document installation process
• Self-educate on industry updates i.e. read industry publications, maintain personal networks, participate in professional organizations, participate in educational opportunities
• Ensure data is govern and stewarded for assigned data sets
• Ensure operational oversight of data, manage data quality, data privacy, security and risk management, as well as establishing policies and procedures


• BA or BS in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, or related field
• 4-6+ years database design, data modeling and analytics reporting experience
• Experience preparing presentations for and presenting to senior management

Skills Required:
• Experience with data engineering tools, languages, frameworks to mine, cleanse and explore data
• Experience in automating ETL processes using relevant ETL tools
• Experience in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) stack a plus
• Experience designing data systems/solutions to manage complex data in complex, distributed and massively parallel systems
• Evaluating and selecting forms and processes for database architecture testing and methodology, including writing and/or supervision on execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools
•  Experience in BI application development using Spotfire or other BI Applications
• An analytical problem solver:
• Passionate: passion for quantifying human-driven systems and exploring those systems using data visualization techniques is a must
• Collaborative: demonstrated experience applying excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills working with global and cross-functional teams towards common goals, realizing that the best results come from the combined efforts of diverse teams
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Ability to lead and influence cross-functionally and across organizations and regions
• Data governance and stewardship
• Management and oversight of data manage data quality, data privacy, security and risk management, as well as establishing policies and procedures
• Knowledge and experience with SAP modules such as Finance, HR, Sales and
• Distribution, plus knowledge of information management practices, standards and principles, and 6 Sigma is highly desirable.
• Demonstrated teamwork skills
• Results driven and self-motivated
• Experience in project management a plus
• Experience in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) stack a plus
• Knowledge of MSD’s financial systems, market, and geographical segmentation a plus

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.             

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