Lead Data Architect

Job ID:  56208

Lachen, CH

Job Level:  Management
Job Category:  IT
Employment Type:  Permanent position
Career Level: 

Headquartered in Lachen near Zurich, Switzerland, the Octapharma Group is a leading company in the worldwide market for therapeutic human proteins. Working at Octapharma means to have an opportunity to contribute to our common goal – developing lifesaving therapies to improve patients’ lives.


We are seeking

A highly motivated professional to join the corporate IT team as Lead Data Architect. In this newly created position, you will lead the implementation of the new data platform in Octapharma group. You will work together with an international team of business and IT team members on delivering high value data use cases. 


Your main responsibilities and opportunities

•    Define the future data architecture, technical framework, and data governance
•    Collaborate and coordinate with multiple departments, stakeholders, partners, and external vendors
•    Translate business requirements into technical specifications, including data streams, integrations, transformations, databases, data lakes, ML, and data warehouses
•    Ensure that solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability, and reliability upon deployment

Your Profile

•    Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, data models and technology management
•    Breadth of technical experience and knowledge, with deep subject matter expertise in some of the following areas: 

  • Data Platform
  • Cloud solutions
  • SQL, Azure SQL
  • NoSQL data bases (Cosmos DB)
  • Big Data and Data Warehouses including Azure Analytics,
  • Advanced Analytics including Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Bricks, visualization tools as PowerBI, Qlik
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning including Azure ML, ML Server, Python
  • Artificial Intelligence

•    Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field
•    Previous 5+ years’ experience in data architecture and data science. 
•    You bring a drive for excellence and a positive “can do” approach.


Our offer

•    Develop and grow a professional career in and exiting, challenging and international environment
•    A responsible and varied job with active participation in the highly complex IT landscape
•    And attractive salary and benefits package
•    A skilled, motivated and committed team

How to apply

Please apply online in English describing your interest, expected salary, and enclosing your CV, references and/or recommendation letters.

Working at Octapharma

Whether your interests lie in the field of research and development, production, marketing, sales, finance or engineering, there are many career opportunities at Octapharma

We are the world's largest family-owned plasma company and entirely European. In the spirit of our founder Wolfgang Marguerre, we do not pursue short-term profit goals, but have future generations in mind. Our vision: we are passionate about developing new healthcare solutions that improve lives. We own 6 modern production facilities in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Mexico. The Marguerre family continues to play an essential role in the company's day-to-day operations.

Octapharma wants to offer its employees a working environment that challenges them as much as it enriches them. Since its foundation in 1983, the company has grown steadily and today we employ almost 10,000 people.

If you are interested in becoming a part of Octapharma, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.

Octapharma employs more than 11,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Hematology, Immunotherapy and Critical Care.

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 190 plasma donation centers across Europe and the US.

Fore more information, please visit www.octapharma.com