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Senior Data Engineer


Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 3 600 EUR/monthMotivated employees must be remunerated appropriately. The minimum salary for this important and responsible position is € 3600 gross per month (full time). The actual remuneration package will be guided by your professional experience and your qualifications, increased payment is possible.
  • Start date: by agreement
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Senior Data Engineer
Full-time. Flexible work available. Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Future Begins Here
At Takeda, we are creating a future-ready organization, one that evolves at the speed of science and technology using data and digital to meet the needs of patients, our people, and the planet. In order to make that happen, we need your help.

Join our exciting and new Innovation Capability Center (ICC) in Bratislava, Slovakia. This specialized, innovative and state of the art center of technological resources will drive data and digital capabilities and solutions across Takeda. The Center will be home to approximately 300 change agents, organized into chapters and cross-functional squads based on agile ways of working.

Grow your data and digital skills, create and enhance solutions for patients around the globe, and help us create a data and digital-forward Takeda. This is a unique opportunity to become the heart of our internal innovation engine.

The Opportunity
As a Senior Data Engineer, you'll provide leadership to complex data analysis, uses and explores data, languages, tools and software to best construct data for predictive modelling, tests the model, trains data to deploy the modelling within complex business environments and a large complexity of IT systems and data. You will manage and influences technical existing and new computer science platforms to design, to analyze and implement complex and new data driven solutions, with an impact on the IT Structure and Architecture.

• Managing and influencing the data analysis approaches, using different technologies, big data preparations, programming and loading as well as initial exploration in the process of searching and finding data patterns
• Using data science input and requests, translating these from data exploration - large record (billions) and unstructured data sets - to mathematic algorithms and uses various tooling from programming languages to new tools (artificial and machine learning) to find data patterns, build and optimize models
• Leading and implementing ongoing tests in the search for solutions in the data modelling, collecting and preparing the training of data, tones the data, optimizing algorithm implementations to test, scale, and deploying future models
• Making recommendations to design/build/deploy complex data models related to BU and Chapter team questions independently
• Leading the development of technical roadmaps and approaching for data analyses to find patterns, to design data models, to scale the model to a managed production environment within the current or a technical landscape to develop
• Influencing and managing data exploration from analysis to scalable models, working independently and deciding quick on transfers in complex data analysis and modelling
• Impacting on IT structure and architecture and providing leadership to this discipline
• Independently using own judgement to identify data requirements and influencing the design and implementation of the IS/IT data strategy
• Working independently on tough problems with other team members and independently solve, with little guidance in only most difficult problems
• Coaching or leading lower-level engineers and other technical groups
• Representing the team while working on project across BU and Chapter teams. Acting as an internal and external expert to-go-to in how to drive advanced Computer Science and Engineering skills and techniques

Employee perks, benefits

What Takeda Can Offer You
• A meaningful career, grounded in our values.
• Continuous professional growth and global careers
• A diverse and inclusive network of colleagues
• Flexible work environment, including hybrid working
• A collaborative culture encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit and agile thinking

• Healthcare
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance
• Paid leave
• Competitive salary
• Annual bonus

Extra Benefits
• Food stipend
• Professional Development
• Paid volunteering time
• Summer schedule
• Education and Internet allowance
• Referral bonus


Annual Bonus
Employees have the opportunity to earn an annual bonus based on company, business unit, and individual performance.

Referral program
Bonuses are available for referrals if your friends join Takeda.

• We care about your future. So, we offer a retirement plan for employees, which includes up to a 3% match. You’ll also have access to life insurance covering short-term and long-term disability in case of injury or death.

• When in need, we’ll support you. Our Takeda-sponsored individual medical plan will give you access to timely health treatment for your medical needs. We also have additional payment available for critical illnesses.

• We understand mental health is also important. Counseling and support resources are available 24/7 through our assistance program for employees and immediate family members.

• We want you to spend time away. We offer generous paid leave and also additional time off for maternity, paternity and parental leave.

• We are committed to helping the world. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in paid time away for volunteering activities.

• We know there’s more to life than work. We return to the office, you’ll enjoy a mix of remote working and in-office collaboration in our state-of-the-art facilities. During summer we have flexible workweeks with half-day Fridays.

And some additional benefits because at Takeda, we invest in our people. You’ll have access to:
• Daily allowance for meals
• Supplementary monthly payment to spend on retirement savings, educational courses, and leisure activities

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

• Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• 5+ years’ experience or relevant project / coursework
• Up-to-date specialized knowledge of data wrangling, manipulation and management of technologies to affect change across business units
• Ability to manipulate voluminous data with different degree of structuring across disparate sources to build and communicate actionable insights for internal or external parties
• Integration and API platforms experience with technologies: Restful, GraphQL
• Solution-oriented enabler mindset
• Seasoned developer or technical lead with deep insight into newest technologies and trends
• Experience with two of the following languages: Java, Scala, Python or R
• Experience using Spark (Scala or PySpark) in a production environment
• Experience with data formats including Parquet, ORC or AVRO
• Understanding of Web Services as well as JSON formats
• Working knowledge of SQL and Relational Databases
• Experience using a “Data Lake” environment
• Experience using Spark (Scala or PySpark)
• Architectural understanding of Horizontally Scalable solutions


Brief description of the company

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.

Takeda is an equal opportunity employer.

We are taking a giant step forward to create a future-ready organization that evolves at the speed of science and technology, to meet the needs of patients by seeking and incorporating novel digital capabilities, data, and agile methodologies. Our aim is to provide digital solutions that are personalized to each patient’s unique needs and health circumstances. With individual care at the center, we can support patients in actively managing their personal care journey – from the moment they are diagnosed through treatment and beyond. Our Digital and IT team plays an integral role in accelerating this exciting journey.