Associate Director, Advanced Analytics & Data Automation


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Cambridge, MA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

The Role:
It is an exciting time to be a part of the growing Data Center of Excellence & Enablement at Moderna. We are driving a well-supported cloud-first strategy to enable lots of data-hungry people throughout the company to discover, deeply understand and act on insights from data that improve the health and well-being of millions of lives across the globe. It is vital to this imperative that our partners across Moderna have the platforms, support and thought leadership to turn their curiosity, knowledge and ideas into rich and deep analytics fueled by our growing wealth of enterprise data.

Reporting to the Director, Business Intelligence & Data Visualization, the Associate Director, Advanced Analytics & Data Automation will lead and own Moderna’s new business-facing advanced analytics and data automation platforms. You will partner closely with stakeholders across Moderna to coach and guide them to be more self-sufficient in smartly automating manual data processes, informing more complex business questions, and elevating the conversation around data.

This role is vital to Moderna’s data strategy, will directly interface with all company functions and will support the utilization of our rapidly expanding data assets by enabling more confident and trusted data-driven decision-making.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Own Moderna’s Dataiku data science & automation platform including establishing, documenting, teaching and enforcing standard company practices and also performing maintenance, administration & user management

  • Directly enable value-capture from data for large numbers of users across the company by empowering them with the skills, solutions and support they need to confidently self-serve their use cases in our platforms in an agile & governed way

  • Connect, cleanse and prepare data for analytics with a structured approach while automating steps and removing manual work for your business partners

  • Partner closely with business and Digital analytics leaders to uncover, understand and capture use cases, evangelize our data & analytics stack, and guide them towards the most fitting solution set

  • Build advanced analytics use cases yourself depending on business need

  • Support the build and growth of a new advanced analytics & automation community of practice including designing and leading trainings, being a company-wide ambassador and serving as an open-door support contact

  • For solutions developed in the platforms you own, keep tight collaboration with your Digital business partners, data integration and also the touch points across the data center of excellence such as data sourcing/ETL/engineering, data cataloging/governance, GxP & business analytics and data visualization including a hand-over plan where appropriate once a certain solution maturity level is met

  • Partner up and down stream on needs for your stakeholders and think more broadly where proposed solutions should fit into Moderna’s overall digital ecosystem

  • Manage a portfolio of projects with competing priorities in a wide variety of business domains

  • Be an enterprise thought leader on analytics, automation and data-driven decision making

  • Discover opportunities for optimization of our data architecture, processes and how our solutions are deployed to better fit evolving business needs

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • Minimum 9 years of experience in business analytics, data science/advanced analytics, process automation, data modeling, or similar; Pharma/bio-tech/life sciences experience preferred

  • Extensive hands-on experience in Dataiku, Alteryx or similar required. Bonus points for administering server and owning the platform.

  • Ability to map data workflows, articulate data relationships/dependencies and understand the up/downstream connections between systems, business process and data consumption

  • Minimum 2 years of experience directly delivering data science projects including broad understanding of techniques and how/when to use or not use each

  • Hands-on Python experience in an analytics platform

  • Hands-on experience with SQL skills and understanding of cloud data warehousing, data visualization and the data modeling that connects them together to deliver trusted and meaningful insights.

  • Experience with AWS Redshift/S3, ETL platforms, Tableau, Spotfire, Looker preferred

  • Impeccable business savvy and partnering skills to understand context/use cases, ask meaningful questions, provide fitting support and gain commitment. Experience in both business and IT roles preferred

  • Well-organized & detail-driven with expertise in project & stakeholder management

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity, poise, maturity, and precision both written and verbal

  • Entrepreneurial owner mindset, self-driven with a first principles approach to problem-solving

  • A willingness to challenge the status quo, drive culture change and inspire others to follow

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary winter shut down
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.