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Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MN-Arden Hills



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About the role:

The Enterprise data architect will lead, influence and grow Boston Scientific data capabilities across data management, infrastructure, quality, governance, lineage, security and privacy initiatives. The Enterprise Data Architect will coordinate data flows around the Boston Scientific (BSC) systems, process and capabilities across the enterprise to ensure optimal value leverage of data. The Enterprise Data Architect must bring the right mix of deep technical expertise for on-premise and the cloud data management platforms, agile development and soft skills anchored in impeccable collaboration, clear communication and positive culture.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Work across BSC business applications owners to understand business processes and associated dataflows
  • Work across enterprise architecture groups to shape and guide, recommend and influence and develop a data architecture strategy, reference and technology roadmap
  • Develop multi-layered reference architecture that supports centralized orchestration of data capabilities that drive collection, connection, analysis, consumption and access of data
  • Lead Master Data Management (MDM), data catalog, data lineage, taxonomy and data pipeline technology streams to build architectural artifacts that democratize access to data through certification
  • Collaborate with architects across data and application platforms to support enterprise data strategy from MDM, EAI, EDI, Data management and Quality and Analytics and data governance process and platform capabilities
  • Drive change through implementation of a “as-a-service” model for data that encompasses metadata, lineage, data, metrics and models including AI/ML capabilities as APIs/microservices
  • Lead, define and implement guiding principles and own-enable-empower framework of data management across the enterprise data repositories
  • Implement data architectural roadmap to improve vitality, simplify current landscape, drive operational excellence through DevOps
  • Lead data architecture council to operationalize data solutions using principles of lean and agile, tech debt minimization and scalability while maintaining
  • Maintain enterprise data architecture standards and design patterns across all data disciplines from data quality, data management and data governance
  • Provide guidance on end to end data-movement architecture from ETL, Integrations, define guiding principles around data management and data quality
  • Lead and implement architectural (data) components that span Infrastructure, platform, data, data science and software as a service that guarantees scalability, availability, reliability and delivery of the data pipeline
  • Ensure governance is aligned with regulatory, security and privacy compliance for data assets across the enterprise
  • Establish best-practice data taxonomies, syntax structures, etc., to create a “common language of data” across Boston Scientific
  • Define ILM process for legal team – discovery content for legal team
  • Define data backup and archive strategy.


What we’re looking for:

Basic Qualifications

  • Engineering background with information technology focus
  • 10+ years of experience in data governance, data management, data quality and data democratization
  • 3-5 years architecting AI platforms, Data for AI leveraging best of breed capabilities
  • Led architecture teams and created architectural clarity for complex data systems and platforms
  • Worked in a lean/agile environment to create a architectural roadmap while managing tech debt
  • Familiarity with various data repositories architectures such as data lake, data warehouse, data mart, virtual data warehouse
  • Experience in working in a large federated enterprise
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of data movement technologies (on-premise and cloud)
  • Hands-on working knowledge of AWS resources – DevOp, Data storage, Data/Content management engines, data and process flow tool etc.)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Data Architecture patterns across industries (such as Financial, Manufacturing, Healthcare etc.
  • Deep understanding of clouds, data and AI
  • Experience in Cloud orchestration and edge management
  • Good understanding of data models in SAP S4/HANA and Salesforce
  • Hands on work experience in crafting distributed data architectures (on-premise and Cloud)
  • Ability to think business processes holistically to construct fine grained data flows and associated data artifacts
  • Good understanding of data models for self-service data use vs. traditional analytics
  • Good understanding of content curation.
  • Understanding of data privacy preservation techniques to ensure individuals’ privacy
  • MS or MBA with 10-15 years of progressive experience in large data driven organization
  • Visible in the industry – speaking at national data management/CDO events, publications



About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Requisition ID: 473802


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