IT Lead, Data Sciences Group

Janssen Pharmaceuticals is currently recruiting for an IT Lead, Data Sciences Group. This position can be located in Spring House, PA, Raritan, NJ or Titusville, NJ. Weekly travel to the NJ/PA sites will be required. Additional travel up to 15% may be required.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market – from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals. For more about Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, visit


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Janssen, pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, has access to and generates wealth of data. The core mission of the data sciences group is to leverage this data using machine learning, pattern detection, anomaly detection and predictive modeling to create insights and impact health care.


The Data Sciences group within the Janssen Pharma IT department is looking for an outstanding IT professional who is interested in leading, designing, developing, and supporting data related activities including extracting, loading, transforming and data modeling to support cutting edge data science solutions that directly impact our patients and Janssen.  The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with Data Scientists on projects impacting the entire value chain at Janssen Pharmaceuticals from R&D to post-launch, commercial and supply chain.


The IT Lead, Data Sciences will be part of a dynamic and accomplished team that will support multiple therapeutic areas delivering innovative medicines to patients. The role is accountable for executing business requirements for projects, achieving project objectives, and ensuring effective integration of new systems and technologies.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Designs, implements and supports data warehouses and all related extraction, transformation and loading processes related to key data science initiatives
  • Works in collaboration with business team and/or Business Technology Leads/Business Analysts to understand business data needs and design optimal ETL and integration processes around these goals
  • Anticipates building data warehouse/eco systems and develops solutions to support business uses of  healthcare data across R&D, Supply Chain and/or Commercial including Therapeutic Areas, Quantitative Sciences, General Medical Safety, Epidemiology, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Medical Affairs, Marketing and/or Sales
  • Participates in implementation of data architecture, conceptual, logical and physical data modeling, and data warehousing
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with business objectives or business strategy;
  • Participates critical projects that may be matrixed, cross-functional, and/or global in nature
  • Partners with vendors necessary to complete a projects

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience OR an advanced degree (Master’s) with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience is required. 
  • Experience working with complex, multidisciplinary teams in a matrix environment is required.
  • Experience in managing and implementing high quality data processes to support complex business rules and data transformations is required
  • Experience working in a data warehouse environment with exposure to Informatica/Talend is preferred
  • Strong understanding of coding languages commonly used in data manipulation including SQL, Java, or XML is required
  • Experience working with Redshift and Teradata and big data technologies including Pig/Hive, Map/Reduce etc. NoSQL is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SDLC is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to drive tasks in a diverse team is required.
  • Strong working knowledge with data governance, process improvement and strategy for data quality management, consistency, usability, security, and availability of data is required
  • Familiarity with data from one or more of the following areas is preferred: experimental medicine, clinical observational studies, biorepositories, social media, electronic health records, sales, CRM
  • Knowledge of scripting language like Python or Jython is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm about the  field of data analytics and working with Data Science project teams is a plus
  • Up to 15% travel within the New Jersey area and occasional travel across North America is required.

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Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Info Technology
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