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Boston, MA, USA

Head, Advanced Analytic Services (Director)

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Employer Provided Salary: 169,400-266,200 Annually
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Job Description
At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

  • Lead and manage multiple teams responsible for advanced technology services globally.
  • Drive the development and implementation of advanced technologies across various domains.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership as a senior technology director.


  • Lead and manage teams responsible for delivering advanced technology services globally.
  • Drive the development and implementation of cutting-edge technologies, including but not limited to cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful deployment of automated infrastructure and software solutions.
  • Ensure the quality and security of deployments, including proper key management, encryption, and detection.
  • Manage and collaborate with third-party operations teams to deliver high-quality services.
  • Ensure the steady operation of advanced technology capabilities globally.
  • Serve as the lead for implementing and deploying artifacts for advanced technology products.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to solve complex technology problems.
  • Automate tasks for software and infrastructure deployment and monitoring.
  • Design, build, and deploy complex systems and products to deliver value to the organization.
  • Demonstrate advanced tooling and techniques to technical teams across the company.


  • Lead and contribute to the development of advanced technology services globally.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in technology and explore new platforms and tools.
  • Manage and maintain the software infrastructure supporting advanced technology platforms.
  • Understand and implement modern deployment techniques using industry-standard tools.
  • Implement deployments in a scalable and efficient manner using RESTful APIs, microservices, and containerization.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Solve complex technology problems independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrate advanced tooling and techniques to technical teams.
  • Stay updated on modern technologies and industry trends.


  • Ability to manage multiple 3rd party operations providers to deliver at appropriate levels of quality, response times, stability and agility.
  • Ability to work with DevOps engineers across Takeda in a modern Ecosystem of Products, Platforms, Analytics and Microservices to give Takeda a modern footprint.
  • Align and Drive our Agile and DevOps driven operations groups to a better end-state, for R&D and set an advisory example for the rest of Takeda.
  • Manage and collaborate with third-party operations providers to deliver high-quality services.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to drive the organization's technology strategy.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership as a senior technology director.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Ability to drive our third-party support teams to maintain a stable analytics ecosystem. It will require the need to make tactical decision when needed to our operational environments.
  • Ability to work through and propose proper technology choices.
  • Independently manage day to day operational issues while knowing when to escalate more critical problems or decisions in the environment.
  • Make tactical decisions to ensure the stability of technology ecosystems.
  • Propose and implement technology choices aligned with organizational goals.
  • Manage day-to-day operational issues and escalate critical problems or decisions when necessary.


  • Provide technology leadership for R&D on a global scale, emphasizing advanced roles and responsibilities.
  • Manage multiple teams in both project and operations engineering, ensuring efficient and effective delivery.
  • Take ownership of the R&D Cloud, overseeing its development, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Drive advanced technology development and implementation, staying at the forefront of emerging technologies.
  • Manage and optimize the budget for R&D activities, ensuring resources are allocated effectively.
  • Determine and implement useful emerging technologies on a global scale, driving innovation and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members, including Data Engineering, Data Scientists, Functional Leads, Business Partners, Product Owners, and others, to align efforts and achieve shared goals.
  • Reinforce and coordinate with other DevOps engineering organizations to ensure seamless integration and coordination of technical aspects across the ecosystem.
  • Engage with Enterprise Architecture, other DevOps teams, Platform Teams, Functional Data Teams, and Quality Teams to ensure the harmonious coexistence of Data Engineering services with other best practices and deployments.


  • Ability to work with other cutting-edge teams, including Data Engineering and AI, to drive future state capabilities that tend to involve work that may be unknown in the beginning.
  • Ability to understand complex problems and be able to apply modern technology patterns to them.
  • Ability to iterate and innovate as they apply modern product techniques while fostering an environment that encourages applied innovation.
  • Drive the development of future state capabilities in advanced technologies.
  • Apply modern technology patterns to solve complex problems.
  • Foster an environment that encourages applied innovation.


  • Ability to distill complex operational feedback into actionable strategies, implementations and stable deployments.
  • Ability to have an agile time-based delivery team operate within a traditional project and waterfall-based funding and approval cycles.
  • Drive complex deployments from Design to implementation and finally deployment. Many of these solutions are difficult to make stable at scale.
  • Translate complex operational feedback into actionable strategies and implementations.
  • Navigate traditional project and funding cycles while leading agile delivery teams.
  • Drive complex deployments from design to implementation, ensuring scalability and stability.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience (Master's Degree preferred).
  • 15+ years of experience as a technical specialist or relevant project work, with a focus on global impact.
  • Proven experience in managing outsourced operations teams as a virtual operations team, with a track record of successful collaboration and delivery.
  • Strong understanding of scripted deployment scripts, including Ansible, Cloud Formation, Puppet, or Chef, with the ability to design and implement efficient deployment processes.
  • Extensive working knowledge of both Hadoop and HPC environments, with a deep understanding of their architecture and best practices.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of IAAS environments, with a strong focus on AWS and its services.
  • Experience managing advanced data platforms, including NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB) and SQL databases (such as PostgreSQL, MySQL), as well as Spark environments.
  • Proficiency and understanding of Docker and other container-based services, with the ability to design and implement containerization strategies.
  • Ability to thrive in an agile and rapidly changing environment, delivering high-quality results within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with global teams and stakeholders.

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.
Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.
This position is currently classified as " hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.
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Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary
We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.
For Location:
Boston, MA
U.S. Base Salary Range:
$169,400.00 - $266,200.00
The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.
U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/ or long-term incentives. U.S. based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S. based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.
EEO Statement
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What are Takeda Perks + Benefits

Takeda Benefits Overview

We believe that the company’s long-term success depends on fostering an equitable, inclusive environment where all employees are welcomed, empowered and inspired to be themselves, and use their unique voices and talents.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Black Leadership Council, Building Asian Leaders, IMPACTO (LatinX affiliation), Parents and Caregivers, Gender Parity Network, STRIVE (military affiliation), EnAbles, IGNITE, Take Pride, Faith@Work
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Fitness reimbursement, club discounts, team challenges, access to wellness apps and programs
Mental health benefits
Takeda offers an employee assistance program.
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Takeda's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100%of an employee's contributions up to 4% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
In addition to traditional PTO, Takeda also offers a company wide paid shutdown from Christmas to New Year's Day.
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Takeda provides learning opportunities, and often hosts guest speakers to share their expertise on various topics ranging from leadership to DE&I to innovation and more.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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