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Astellas is announcing a RWI Data Operations Manager opportunity in Northbrook, IL.
Purpose & Scope:
Real World Informatics and Analytics data operations is responsible for managing Real World Data (RWD) data sources, standards, operations, controls and training. This role will ensure dependable operational loading of data and the automation of data quality processes. This individual must work collaboratively with all RWI colleagues and global functions to understand the RWD needs and keep them informed about the latest updates regarding RWI data assets. This role will be working directly with vendors to ensure the quality and timeliness of deliverables. Success in this role requires staying current with the latest sources, technologies, standards, security and privacy policies and business applications in real-world informatics (data and evidence).
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1.Responsible for data operations on cloud based architecture. Activities include, monitoring the data loads, ensuring the data quality, automation of the loads and continuous improvement of the ETL processes.
2.Collaborate with internal and external resources for data curation, cataloging and management.
3.Serve as a primary point of contact for production support related to data operations and data quality.
4.Ensure the operations schedule and knowledge base is maintained and communicated to end users
5.Assist in enforcing data governance and information management policies, SOPs and standards to manage patient data in secure and compliant manner
6.Provide input for best practices in data management and data operations.
7.Assist in training end users on data sources and operations related topics.
8.In collaboration with RWI Compliance team, participate and implement active monitoring and audit activities.
9.Support implementation and adherence of security requirements, metadata standards, data quality and testing procedures for the environment
10. Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis; set, communicate and continually manage expectations regarding data operations with team members and other stakeholders
11. Maintain relationship with analytics teams to gather data operations requirements
12. Continually learn new tools and techniques to support data operations.
This role may be responsible for several contract resources.
Lifesciences and healthcare experience, having practical working knowledge with real-world patient level data, especially pertaining to pseudonymized data sets
Understanding of the real-world data landscape and different access models and partnerships trends
Strong written and verbal communication skills required, with ability to interact with all levels of the organization. Must be able to translate between technical and business management to effectively achieve results.
Attention to detail, effective problem solver, assertive decision maker, facilitator and communicator.
Knowledge of compliance, privacy and safety pertinent to real-world data Ability to adapt and respond effectively to change, delay and or shifting priorities and goals.
Self-directed with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and to aggressively drive project milestones to successful completion.
Experience working with data vendors to ensure the quality and timeliness of deliverables
Experience managing internal and external sources to ensure operational excellence related to processing data
BS or MS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics or related field
3-4 years relevant experience in IT at a healthcare data analytics company, or similar role in pharma or related healthcare, including 2-3 years of experience in healthcare project management
Good understanding of software development life-cycle process
Good understanding and experience with Hadoop stack (HDFS, Impala, Pig, Hive, MapReduce, Sqoop, Spark, etc.) and Core Java technologies
Experience with statistical or database programming languages like R, Python or similar
Experience working with cloud based infrastructure and hands on development experience using Hadoop (CDH preferred) or Big Data. CDH Certification is a plus.
Knowledge of BI tools and visualization packages
Experience with ETL tools like Talend, Matillion and SQL Workbench/J.
Familiarity of broader RWI applications across healthcare
Experience in understanding complex source system data structures -- pharmaceutical experience preferred
Experience working with Real World Evidence (RWE) applications like cohort builders, treatment pathways and population characteristics
Cross-cultural project management and communication experience
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.