Sr. Technical Architect/Engineer- DAB at Takeda Pharmaceutical in Cambridge, MA

Takeda Pharmaceutical
September 16, 2020
300 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
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Sr. Technical Architect/Engineer- DAB

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?
Join us in our Cambridge, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

For the Takeda global scientific community who aspire to deliver transformative medicines to patients Scientific Informatics is the technology leader, with domain specific expertise, that provides innovative platforms and technologies to improve both operational efficiency and data-driven decision making. As an embedded partner Scientific Informatics is at the leading edge of both science and technology and proactively reacts to the changing scientific environment and needs of researchers in an agile fashion to deliver timely, value-adding solutions.

The Digital Advisory Board programs aim to ensure our growing data is easily accessible to everyone so we can help our patients and HCPs faster and more effectively.

Central Support

Central Support Central support will be at the forefront of driving new ways of working, collaborating and change. We need talent that are willing to be first adopters. Leaders who can help ensure learnings and best practices are leveraged across all of Takedas digital priorities

As disruptive technology changes the face of healthcare industry, Takeda will have a new role to play. We are taking a giant step forward to shape a new breed of organization.
A future-ready organization that shape shifts as the world changes. We have embarked on a visionary journey to become a truly Living Business.
A digital and data-driven organization with agile capabilities to respond quickly to new technology opportunities and changing customer expectations.

While others react to changing dynamics and disruption by building barriers around their digital solutions and patients, we understand that the global healthcare transformation can only be successful when we enter a new era of trust and collaboration by exchanging data, insights and knowledge.

We will explore new ways of working across Takeda. We will introduce agile capabilities and culture driving more intentional collaboration, innovation and partnerships across geographies and business units.


  • Act as key advisory member of the Prototyping leadership team while providing primary development and architecture domain expertise.
  • Responsibility for the overall design & structure of the IT systems and oversee programs to ensure the proper architecture is implemented and the IT framework operates properly.
  • Define strategic vision through the integration of IT architecture solutions.
  • As a technical leader, you combine design and architecture knowledge with development capability (i.e. comfortable on the whiteboard and also on the keyboard).


  • Drive to One Takeda through architecture simplification, application rationalization, and reduced cost in order to achieve synergies and business value.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, testing, and delivery of features of world class web applications.
  • Providing technical leadership and support to the software development teams overseeing development and implementation.
  • Represent assigned functional areas in all forums while driving alignment to central standards and guidelines.
  • Lead the development of key standards, guidance and reference architectures.
  • Define complex architectural strategy and direction of multiple and diverse application/data/network disciplines on a variety of multi-platform systems.
  • Provide high level mentoring to other Technical Architects by educating them on complex architecture approaches across their respective business domains.
  • Create and present technical information in order to influence and gain the understanding of business as well as technical roles across the organization.
  • Lead the creation of technical design documents and communication of the architectural vision across functional areas.


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field; or relevant work experience
  • Proven track record of independently delivering full stack components and features
  • Extensive experience demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in designing and developing complex, high-quality solutions
  • Proficiency with programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, Java
    Script, or other similar languages.
  • Experience with SQL, RESTful APIs, HTML, Java
    Script, and CSS; familiarity with modern MVC frameworks such as Rails, Django, or Express; familiarity with modern UI frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue; AWS, CI/CD, ES6 are pluses.
  • Enjoy being a generalist working on both the frontend, backend, and anything it takes to solve problems and delight users both internally and externally.
  • Related pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical consulting work
  • An ability to quickly communicate complex ideas around a technical topic, ideally on the fly at a whiteboard.
  • Skill and comfort working in a rapidly moving startup environment with dynamic objectives and iteration with users.
  • Experience working in a business partnering or consulting/advisory role at a mid-to-senior executive level
  • Technical experience in related technologies
  • Solution-oriented enabler mindset
  • Seasoned developer or technical lead with deep insight into newest technologies and trends
  • Can make architecture decisions at a team and product level
  • Experience in agile development, with specific architect experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills with ability to align organization on complex technical decisions


Cambridge, MA

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Job Expires: 2020-12-15
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