Tech Lead Data & Analytics - Palantir Foundry

Posted 17 Nov 2022

Darmstadt, Hessen - United States

Req Id 258429


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your Role:

Are you ready to lead the design and align operations of our cloud-native data & analytics technology stack consisting of AWS and Palantir Foundry? As the Tech Lead, you are responsible for designing and architecting the engineering & operations of our global data and analytics technology stack. To be successful at this role you will need to act as an authority figure who will guide our sectors to ensure best practices are applied when leveraging the Palantir Foundry platform alongside AWS. As part of the newly established Data Office, you will work closely with the Lead Product Manager. You will provide thought leadership for a team of Data, Cloud, and DevOps engineers. Your focus together with the engineering team is on implementing and operating a cloud-based technology stack for data & analytics, building up our engineering best practices and Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD), and providing guidance to junior engineers within the team and beyond. You use your creativity to find innovative, fast, and sustainable solutions while ensuring security, compliance with regulations (e.g. GxP), scalability, and uptime of our distributed, cloud-based environments. You drive the technical foundation for advanced platform topics such as Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD and (ML-)Ops in close collaboration with the Architecture team. You focus on both the cloud-native data & analytics technology stack and the frame for all data & analytics solutions delivered within the ecosystem. You will also take over functional leadership responsibility to drive the evolution of the technology stack, leading and coaching other engineers as we are building out our engineering capabilities across the company. If you are curious and ambitious to take up this challenge, apply today and be in the driver's seat implementing our data and analytics landscape. Your contribution will make a lasting impact on our customers and our organization and elevating data & analytics to the next level! 


The position can be based globally and/or remotely. 


Who You Are: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You have 8+ years of experience in hands-on software development, and you have a strong track record focusing on software delivery with profound experience building cloud-native systems 
    You have technical leadership experience leading & tutoring engineering teams to deliver complex software and services  
  • You have a B.Sc. (or higher) degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive skills within ETL design and development using Python, PySpark or Java  

  • You know the landscape of cloud technologies and services required from ingesting, storing, and manipulating data to building advanced analytics, and have in-depth experience and ideally relevant certification with services with AWS, Palantir Foundry or Azure (Architect, Networking, Security, SysOps) 

  • You can establish software engineering best practices incl. DevOps/MLOps, working cross-functionally, enabling more junior team members and other stakeholders to do the same 

  • You possess proficiency and experience with infrastructure as code, good API design practices, Linux containers and containerized applications. 

  • You understand the concepts of various fields of software engineering, such as web frontends and backends, SQL and NoSQL databases, continuous integration and continuous deployment, as well as system security and identity management. 

  • You are experienced with version control (git), automated testing, continuous integration, and deployment (also including Continuous Deployment for Machine Learning / CD4ML). 

  • Having experience in a regulated environment is a plus (GxP) 

  • Excellent team player who takes accountability and thinks cross-functional  

  • Well-structured, fact-driven and willing to learn and discuss with a broad audience 

  • Fluency in English 


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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