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Date: Sep 12, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

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Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.



About the role: 

The WATCHMAN Device is a minimally invasive, one-time procedure designed to reduce the risk of strokes that originate in the Left Atrial Appendage. As a core member of the WATCHMAN digital solutions team, the Business Data Architect is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the data management goals, standards, governance, intended use, practices, process, and technologies for WATCHMAN so that data is useful, usable, and insightful. In addition, this role will work with Boston Scientific’s Enterprise Data Architects to coordinate data flows around the Boston Scientific systems, process, and capabilities across the enterprise to ensure optimal value leverage of data. The Business Data Architect must bring the right mix of technical expertise, experience with agile development methodologies, and soft skills anchored in impeccable collaboration, clear communication, and positive culture.  


Within the WATCHMAN product portfolio, our digital tools serve multiple external user personas such as patients, referring physicians, administrators, implanters, and nurse coordinators. We also serve internal user personas such as sales associates, customer support representatives, marketing staff, and more.  Our goal is to support WATCHMAN in having relevant and accessible data to inform decision making, allow for powerful data visualization, and enable data integration. 


Your responsibilities include:  

  • Work with WATCHMAN business stakeholders to intake their business processes and associated data flows, analyze and organize their data so that it’s inspected, cleaned, understood, and transformed. Ability to analyze and transform business models into quality data sets. 
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with a diverse group of business, functional and technical teams. 
  • Assist the solutioning team in translating business goals into appropriate solutions while assessing feasibility and optimization of the data portion of the solution. 
  • Identify opportunities for business process improvements. 
  • Work within the digital solutions team to develop proof of concepts to demonstrate proposed technical solutions. 
  • Participate in the development of cost/benefit analyses; drives buy/rent/build analyses. 
  • Work with our Technical Solutions Architect and consulting partners to manage our data infrastructure. 
  • Establish best-practice data taxonomies, syntax structures, etc., to create a “common language of data” across WATCHMAN and Boston Scientific.  
  • Support our exploration into AI/ML technologies.
  • Ensure governance is aligned with regulatory, security and privacy compliance for data assets across WATCHMAN. 
  • Work across enterprise architecture groups to communicate the needs of the business in terms of data architecture needs and divisional strategy and help shape enterprise technology roadmap.  

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Business Administration or equivalent. 
  • 5+ years of experience in database development and administration, data governance, data management, and data quality. 
  • Understanding of data privacy preservation techniques to ensure individuals’ privacy. 
  • Hands on experience with AWS data tools such as Redshift, S3, Lake Formation, Athena, Quicksight, ElasticSearch, or equivalent. 
  • Working knowledge of data movement technologies.  
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including oral, written, and listening skills. 
  • Self-motivated in learning new concepts and willing to share knowledge and skills with other team members. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, self-directed, action-oriented environment. 
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and rapid prototyping. 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Maser's degree in Information Technology or Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with various data repositories architectures such as data lake, data warehouse, data mart, virtual data warehouse. 
  • Hands-on working knowledge of AWS resources – DevOps, Data storage, Data/Content management engines, data and process flow tool etc.). 
  • Knowledge of Data Architecture patterns across industries (such as Financial, Manufacturing, Healthcare etc. 
  • Experience in regulated environment. 
  • Well organized and capable of managing multiple priorities.  
  • Advanced analytical and reasoning skills. 
  • Proven leadership in partnering with external vendors and business partners on projects. 
  • Deep understanding of clouds, data and AI/ML.
  • Good understanding of data models in Salesforce. 


Requisition ID: 483748

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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