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Director, Data Architecture and Governance

Company: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Director, Data Architecture and Governance (230603) Director, Data Architecture and Governance ( Job Number: 230603 ) Overview Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is seeking a Director of Data Architecture and Governance to oversee and advance our data management strategy. The ideal candidate should have in-depth knowledge of data management, analytics, and governance, as well as strong leadership skills. You will be responsible for developing and implementing our overall data strategy, architecture, and governance framework for Alnylam. Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of Alnylam's data architecture and data governance framework, policies, standards, and procedures related to data quality, security, lifecycle management, metadata, etc. -
  • Document the data architecture and environment to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture. Identify and develop opportunities for data reuse, migration, or retirement. -
  • Collaborate with IT, and business teams on all projects involving enterprise data to understand needs, design and implement data architecture solutions, including data models, data flows, data structures, and metadata standards. -
  • Stay current on regulations, compliance requirements, and leading practices related to data. Partner with information security, legal & compliance teams to ensure adherence with legal and regulatory requirements. -
  • Assess, develop, and promote data governance methodologies and standards in collaboration with key stakeholders. Build and oversee processes for data issue identification, remediation & continuous improvement. Establish metrics and reporting on the effectiveness of data governance initiatives.
  • Monitor and apply emerging technologies that can help to improve data architecture design and enhance data management significantly.
  • Act as a leader and advocate of data management, including coaching, training, and mentoring data engineers, BI developers, and administrators, facilitating their professional development.
  • Lead efforts to assess current state of data assets, identify gaps, and define roadmap for maturing Alnylam's data architecture and use of data as a strategic asset. Create short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives, integrating it with the overall strategy.
  • Liaise with vendors and service providers to select the products or services that best meet Alnylam goals.
  • Select and implement the appropriate tools, software, applications, and systems to support data technology goals. Qualifications - 8-10 years' work experience as a data or information architect. - Bachelor's degree in computer science, analytics, or related field required. - Required experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry. Working knowledge of how data is used in biopharma processes including R&D, manufacturing, and data challenges. - Expertise in data analysis, architecting, large-scale data modeling, and business requirements gathering/analysis. - Direct experience in implementing enterprise data management, governance processes, procedures, metadata management and associated processes. - Hands-on knowledge of enterprise repository tools, data modeling tools, and data cataloging tools. - Experience with business requirements analysis, entity relationship planning, database design, reporting structures, and so on. - Preferred experience with o Data management platforms - DataBricks, Snowflake, o Integration platform - Boomi, and o Data catalog platform - o Cloud Services - AWS and Azure - Good knowledge of applicable data privacy and regulatory practices and laws in biopharma. About Alnylam Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALNY) has led the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a whole new class of innovative medicines with the potential to transform the lives of people afflicted with rare and more prevalent diseases. Based on Nobel Prize-winning science, RNAi therapeutics represent a powerful, clinically validated approach to treating diseases at their genetic source by "interfering" with mRNA that cause or contribute to disease. Since our founding in 2002, - Alnylam -has led the -RNAi Revolution -and continues to turn scientific possibility into reality. - Our people-first culture is guided by our core values: fiercely innovative, open culture, purposeful urgency, passion for excellence, and commitment to people, and these values influence how we work and the business decisions we make. Thanks to feedback from our employees over the years, we've been fortunate to be named a top employer around the world. Alnylam is extremely proud to have been recognized as the #1 Large Employer by Boston Globe Top Places to Work in 2022, one of Science Magazine's Top Biopharma Employers, one of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2023 by Newsweek, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and UK - among others. At Alnylam, we commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equal employment opportunity. We are dedicated to building an environment where employees can feel that they belong, can bring their authentic selves to work, and achieve to their full potential. By empowering employees to embrace their unique differences at work, our business grows stronger with advanced and original thinking, allowing us to bring groundbreaking medicines to patients. - Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics prohibited by law. Alnylam is an E-Verify employer.

Keywords: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cambridge , Director, Data Architecture and Governance, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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