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Data Product Owner

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Waltham, Massachusetts, United States Job ID R-157405 Date posted 01/06/2023

This opportunity is available at our Gaithersburg, MD and Waltham, MA locations.

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, managing data products? Would you like to apply your knowledge to impact our Oncology Translation Medicine teams to lead the creation of innovative, scalable, and integrated data products for our internal users in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca is the place for you!

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. We are more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

In this role you will be primarily responsible for data products within the team. To this end, you will work with data engineers, knowledge engineers, information architects, and stakeholders from oncology science units, data operations, governance, and data science to manage data products and enable their consumption. The Oncology Data Science Platform group comprises multiple teams across the Cambridge UK, Boston MA, Gaithersburg MD, Barcelona ES, and Munich DE sites. The accountabilities of the group span pre-clinical and early clinical data strategy, multi-omics, and imaging-based production informatics for Oncology Discovery, Translational Medicine, and Early and Late Clinical portfolio. The ideal candidate:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Is the main point of contact for Oncology R&D users and stakeholders by collecting and prioritizing requirements and collecting feedback on product increments representing the data product throughout its lifecycle

  • Is the user representative for product development teams and promotes direct feedback from internal and external users to the product teams

  • Negotiates work with the data product engineers to ensure product delivery is targeting the key requirements

  • Works closely with technology & architecture stakeholders to understand the technology and make sure we are building the products the right way

  • Designs, evaluates, and manages delivery roadmaps for the managed products to realize technology and business strategy.

  • Defines success for the managed products, ideally by defining measurable metrics, monitoring, and reporting to management and teams

  • Organizes and reviews usability and User Experience (UX)

  • Documents release notes, reviews, user guide/online help

  • Works with other product owners and team leaders on build-or-buy decisions and integration plans, spanning the entire software stack across Oncology

  • Works with the data operations and governance team to fit data flow and data provisioning schemes into the managed products and to ensure data governance policies are met

  • Works with the semantic data integration team to facilitate knowledge graph integrations, dashboards, and analytics

  • Organizes and conducts training and support

  • Communicates product and product change (upgrades, replacements, phase-outs) to the user base and creates communication material for a broader and executive audience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in natural or engineering sciences at a minimum

  • 3+ years of expertise in the usage/the management of software for data analysis/management Expertise in ETL and data pipeline build

  • Stakeholder communication and management

  • Data analysis expertise

  • Knowledge about omics data (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics etc.)

  • Experience implementing FAIR data principles

  • Data modeling experience

  • Experience in requirements engineering following lean and agile methods

  • Experience in scrum

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in natural or engineering sciences

  • Experience using knowledge graphs and knowledge graph standards (RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, OWL, SKOS, DCAT, PROV-O, VOID)

  • Experience with Knowledge Graph Dashboard tools (DisQover, Metaphacts)

  • Knowledge of drug development (processes)

  • Product development experience

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering groundbreaking methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next!

  • Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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