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Data Engineer - Research Data domain

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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    Comprehensive coverage including medical, dental, vision, and health and wellness programs.

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    Sanofi wants to ensure employees are equipped for financial health, Sanofi provides a competitive 401K Match program and Financial Wel-Being Tools and Programs.

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    At Sanofi, we demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity through Culture groups and programs. There are many ways to make a difference and connect with other Sanofi employees: including ERG groups and 2 PAID days off to Volunteer.

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    Sanofi provides significant Work/Life benefits to help you excel beyond the workday. Including Workplace Flexibility through part‑time, remote work, flex‑time and job share options.

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"At Sanofi, We are guided by a deep appreciation and understanding of what it means to live with a rare blood disorder, and we learn by listening to the community – patients, caregivers physicians, and other healthcare professionals."

Shannon Resetich US Head Rare Diseases & Blood Disorders

"Patients are at the center of all that we do at Sanofi. Our teams are focused on advancing transformational therapies that can address serious unmet needs for people living with rare blood disorders, and expanding global patient access to our medicines."

Mouhamed Gueye US Head Medical Rare Blood Disorders


Data Engineering - R&D

About the Digital Data team

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions. 

Sanofi’s Digital Data organization’s mission is to transform Sanofi into a data-first and AI first organization by empowering everyone with good data. Through custom developed products built on world class data foundations and platforms, the team builds value and a unique competitive advantage that scales across our markets, R&D and manufacturing sites. The team is located in major hubs in Paris, Lyon, Barcelona, Cambridge, Bridgewater and most recently, Toronto, with the aim of opening a new office in Budapest. Join a dynamic, fast paced and talented team, with world class mentorship, using AI and ML to chase the miracle of science. In this role you would join our talented team in Cambridge . It is a unique opportunity to create a new team within an established organization.

About Growing with us

In this role you will lead Data Engineering technical development to develop best-in-class cloud-first solutions to support our data and AI teams. Specifically,

  • Establish technical designs to meet business and technical requirements as a prime data engineering expert

  • Develop and maintain all components of data engineering solutions and pipelines based on requirements and design specifications using appropriate tools and technologies

  • Optimize solutions (ETL / data pipelines) to balance performance, functionality, cost, and other operational requirements

  • Conduct peer reviews for quality, consistency, and rigor for production level solution

  • Create design and development documentation based on standards for knowledge transfer, training, and maintenance

  • Define and promote best practices and standards for code management, automated testing, and deployments

  • Work with business and products teams to understand and decompose high level business requirements, and translate them into technical needs

  • Leverage existing or create new standard data pipelines within Sanofi to bring value through business use cases 

  • Develop automated tests for CI/CD pipelines

  • Test and validate developed solution to ensure it meets requirements and design specifications

  • Mentor and train junior team members

  • Assess and fix data pipeline issues to ensure performance and timeliness of execution

  • Lead data engineering efforts to modernize and replace legacy solutions and platforms

  • Partner with Data Engineering Manager, Product Owner and Data Analysts to create implementation plan, including assessments of timelines and complexity

  • Gather/organize large & complex data assets, and perform relevant analysis  

  • Actively contribute to Data Engineering community and define leading practices and frameworks

  • Communicate results and findings in a clear, structured manner to stakeholders at various levels

  • Remain up to date on the company’s standards, industry practices and emerging technologies 

About you

Key Functional Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Experience working cross-functional teams to solve complex data architecture and engineering problems 

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new data and software engineering technologies in short amount of time

  • Experience with agile/scrum development processes and concepts

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment and manage multiple priorities  

  • Demonstrated technical analysis and problem-solving skills related to data and technology solutions

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate ideas, concepts and solutions to stakeholders at all levels

  • Pragmatic and capable of solving complex issues, with technical intuition and attention to detail

  • Service-oriented, flexible, and approachable team player

  • Fluent in English (Other languages a plus)

Key Technical Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field 

  • 2+ years of experience in data engineering, integration, data warehousing, business intelligence, business analytics, or comparable role with relevant technologies and tools (Spark, Informatica/IICS or equivalent)

  • Experience in Big Data integration, including cloud-based platforms such as AWS, and Snowflake

  • Proficiency in data structures and algorithms

  • Demonstrated experience in scripting languages (Python, R, SQL, Shell scripting)

  • Experience with job scheduling and orchestration (Control-M and Airflow) is a plus

  • Strong proficiency in relevant technologies such as databases (relational and NoSQL), distributed systems, and microservices

  • Experience working with large data sets, and performance and query optimization

When joining our team, you will experience:

  • An international work environment, in which you can develop your talent and realize ideas and innovations within a competent team

  • An attractive, market-oriented salary and cafeteria benefits

  • Flexible home office policy, with a possibility to work up to 60% of time from home / where you can easily schedule your office days

  • Work from an "Office of the Year 2020" finalist office

  • Collective life and accident insurance

  • Yearly medical check-up

  • Exposure to training and certification pathways for technical and functional skills from AWS, SnowFlake, Informatica and others

  • An individual and well-structured introduction and training of new employees and we will dedicate a Buddy for you to better navigate in your first weeks

  • Your own career path within Sanofi. Your professional and personal development will be supported purposefully

  • Join a great community & special events (Monthly Board Game Nights, Summer Events, Well-Being Lectures & Sport Clubs)

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ability or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at!

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