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Data Partner, Translation Medicine in Enterprise Information Management at (BMS) Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.


Join us and make a difference.  We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming patients’ lives through science.  At the core of that mission are the talented individuals who contribute their “unique” skillsets to help us drive innovation and deliver truly life-changing drugs for our patients. As we continue to pursue that mission, we’re looking for talented professionals like you to join our team. What unique gene will you bring?

This is an IT role that will be responsible for the identification, development, support, and evolution of analytic and data supply chain capabilities in partnership with analytic teams and Business Partners supporting Translational Medicine within R&ED. Candidate is an expert in systems-of-insight and systems integration, is able to understand business requirements as set forth by the Business Partner, and translate into specifications and solutions that harness an array of advanced information technologies, analytics and machine learning services.

Partners with multiple IT development teams to ensure adherence to information, data, security, and solution architecture principles, guidelines, standards, and best practices.  Drives implementation of and adherence to data models, data governance and/or data use policies in partnership with business owners and data custodians.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Owns end-to-end responsibility for managing data channel assets, ensuring they are reliable, accessible, and secure

  • Defines multi-year digital capability roadmaps in line with business roadmap & enterprise architecture strategy, focusing on speed, quality, & cost

  • Manages Total Cost of Ownership (build & run) and the key drivers behind them to ensure solutions are cost efficient

  • Fulfills all approved, data asset-specific business needs, and drives and maintains relationships with Business Units and Business Partners in Translational Medicine and IT

  • Designs data solutions to satisfy business requirements and manages the build and run of data delivery solutions.

  • Facilitates development of analytic and data capability strategic roadmaps and influences vendor roadmaps to align with BMS strategy

  • Accountable for creation and maintenance (build & run) of data acquisition/operations focused capabilities e.g. ETLs, Data Governance/Data Use Policies.

  • Accountable for development of business case and/or investment justifications, where necessary and appropriate.

Key Competencies:                                                          

  • Experience deploying or supporting analytic or other data management capabilities in cloud-based, SaaS and on-premise environments for R&D scientists

  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in one or more life science data domains including molecular biology, cellular biology, medicine, biotherapeutics or genomics; expertise in the sub-domains of biomarkers, high dimensional imaging, flow cytometry or single cell technologies is a plus

  • Requires broad understanding of concepts, principles, systems and end-to-end processes across related disciplines; master data management solutions experience

  • Knowledge and experience with R&D data types and data flows for integrated analytics, and associated rapid delivery technologies

  • Able to manage a team of individual contributors and/or managers either internal or third party; develops plans and priorities and allocates resources

  • Proven ability to lead complex, globally dispersed matrixed teams and work within a highly-matrixed environment

  • Directs resolution of complex technical/ scientific, operational and people-related problems  that may involve collaboration to innovate new solutions

  • Maintains a high-level of customer satisfaction, sets clear expectations, maintains a professional attitude

  • Effectively communicates with clients, stakeholders, management


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience, with deep expertise in a life sciences data domain, is required.

  • Alternatively, an advanced degree in a life science discipline, MS or Ph.D., with deep computer science expertise.

  • Demonstrated experience in thoughtful inter-personal communications, change agility, and cross-functional partner relationships.

  • Understanding of and experience in data modeling, data ingestion patterns, experience with building data pipelines, experience in the AWS component stack (Lambda, S3, Glue, Redshift etc.), experience with statistical programming (R or python are a plus)

  • Understanding of Ontology, Knowledge Graph development

Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.