Data Engineer (m/f/x)

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Date: 05-Dec-2021

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position


Data Engineer (m/f/x)

The position:

Daiichi Sankyo Europe is creating a Digital Innovation Hub to accelerate the development and scaling of digital solutions across our European organization. The Digital Innovation Hub acts as an internal solution incubator and serves as a catalyst for Daiichi Sankyo Europe to deliver best-in-class customer experience for relevant digital content, solutions and services by knowing customers and their patient needs best.


Join Daiichi Sankyo as a Data Engineer and become part of our Digital Innovation Hub, an exciting an inspiring place to work. You will work with a multidisciplinary agile team to build high quality data pipelines driving better customer understanding and insights through analytics. These solutions will generate insights from our connected data, enabling Daiichi Sankyo to advance the data driven decision making capabilities in order to deliver more personalized and relevant content to the right customer at the right time. You bring a deep understanding of data architecture, data engineering, data analysis, reporting, and a basic understanding of data science techniques and workflows. You are a skilled data / software engineer with experience in creating data products supporting analytic solutions. 


You're an agile learner, possess strong problem solving skills and work as part of a technical, cross functional analytics team. You enjoy to solve complex data problems and to deliver resulting insights to enable our analytics strategy. The more senior your role becomes, the more visionary & management focused you become, e.g., being involved in communication with multiple senior stakeholders within our organisation, setting of strategic direction for further model developments, coaching & mentoring of younger DS roles, translators & organization leaders on general advanced analytics topics.


At Daiichi Sankyo, we care for every heartbeat and you will help us to make a difference by embracing digital into the heart of our business. Empowering. Meaningful. Every day.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, optimize, and maintain data architecture and ETL pipelines to support business goals

  • Solve complex data problems to deliver insights that helps our business to achieve their goals

  • Create data products for analytics and data scientist team members to improve their productivity

  • Implement & deploy emerging tools and process for analytic data evaluation in order to improve our productivity as a team

  • Consult & empower wider organization to implement & reinforce a culture of sharing, re-use, design for scale stability, and operational efficiency of data and analytical solutions

  • Empower organisation to leverage the art of possible: machine learning, data science, computer vision, artificial intelligence, statistics, and/or applied mathematics

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • University or Bachelor’s degree required: Computer Science, MIS or Engineering preferred

  • 5+ years experience working in backend developer, data engineering, or architecture role, preferably in a digital unit of a start-up, digital consultancy, tech company and/or a pharma.

  • Expertise in data management and experience with at least one programming language (Python ideal) and SQL

  • Experience bringing data science solutions to a production environment

  • Experience in implementing services and solutions using cloud services (ideally Azure), Analytics, or Data Engineering solutions

  • Conceptual knowledge of data and analytics, such as dimensional modeling, ETL, reporting tools, data governance, data warehousing, structured and unstructured data

  • Familiarity with unit & regression testing frameworks mandatory

  • Familiarity with the Linux operating system (preferred)

  • Passionate about agile software processes, data driven development, reliability, and experimentation

  • Ability to learn working on a collaborative agile product team

  • Excellent language proficiency in English (at least C1)

  • Exposure to machine learning, data science, computer vision, artificial intelligence, statistics, and/or applied mathematics (preferred)

  • Experience with PowerBI (preffered)




What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.