Data Scientist & Platform Developer, DevOps Analytics

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Global Technical Development (PTD) is an organization of over two thousand people globally that are integral for the mission of Roche to develop meaningful medicines for patients. Therefore, PTD actively collaborates and develops innovative technical solutions to bridge early-stage, late-stage and commercial product needs. The mandate of the group is, to reliably deliver the pipeline and supply quality products to patients. The group excels in its work through innovation, teamwork, dedication, and mutual respect and contributes every day, continuously improving what it does.

PTDO Informatics brings a broad range of IT services and support across drug substance (DS), drug product (DP), device development, analytical sciences, quality, and supply chain in PTD. We provide Lab Information Management Systems, Data Management Solutions, and Web Applications to support PTD functions. We collaborate closely with key partners in the departments Research and Early Development (pRED / gRED), Manufacturing (PT) and Quality (PTQ).


Reporting to the PTD Global Head of Informatics, the position will be accountable to develop and manage data analytics solutions, providing new capabilities and services for PTD to help drive a culture of learning and continuous improvement using actionable metrics. This person will be part of a Digital Transformation team designing and developing custom built portals, leveraging Microservices, Angular, and Big Data technologies. The Digital Transformation portals will provide real-time insights into operations and help improve our pipeline, environmental health, and uptime.

The incumbent must be able to define the correct data, analyze and interpret data leveraging complex data models and noisy data sources. Demonstrate proven technical ability with a variety of reporting analytics and data visualization tools.  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of statistical techniques suitable for analysis of complex data sets. Proven experience in predictive analytics & metrics formulation. The ideal person will be a multi-talented data scientist developer who would believe everything that can be done in technology space must be measured, can be measured and should be measured.


  • Design and develop the comprehensive Business Intelligence Solutions and Digital Transformation Portal for PTD.
  • Collaborate with Solution Architecture, Data Architects, System Owners and key business stakeholders to devise and develop cutting-edge solutions.
  • Perform development of Java Microservices development, UI / Angular / HTML, Hadoop, Machine Learning / AI
  • Be an active member of the Digital Transformation data modeling and scrum teams.
  • Provide support for the Digital Transformation Portal, including new requirements, enhancements or fixes.
  • Partner with other scrum team members, including Bas, Scrum Masters, and testers in support of the common goal.


The right candidate will possess the following skills and experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, information systems, computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Advanced degree in related field is strongly preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in enterprise level IT projects including experience with application/product development, including on-time and in-budget delivery.
  • Strong background in programming languages such as C#, R, Python, SQL, and JavaScript.
  • Proven technical ability using R and/or based reporting analytics and data visualization tools platforms such as QlikView, Tableau, Spotfire, and PowerBI.
  • Knowledge and understanding of statistical techniques suitable for analysis of complex data sets is a plus
  • Broad knowledge of SDLC, CI/CD and ALM tools (incl. JIRA, HP ALM, Jenkins, ServiceNow).
  • Experience working within an agile software development environment
  • Understand enterprise data management, data warehousing and business intelligence (Enterprise Data Management/ Data Warehousing/ Business Intelligence) technologies and strategies. Experience with BI / Big-data solutions (Hadoop, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services Microsoft Azure)
  • Experience with Microservice development is a plus
  • Capable of guiding and inspiring team members, peers and stakeholders to drive the best possible practices
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box and give pleasant surprises to end users over the data


  • Excellent thought leadership in bioinformatics technology
  • Strong customer and quality-focus is a must.
  • Sound problem resolution, judgment, decision-making and influencing skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to deal with conflicting ideas with emotional intelligence
  • Hard working and self-motivated. Able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities.
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and oral.



Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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