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Data Architect

Bengaluru, Karnataka
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At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we — as a Takeda team — can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

Job ID R0111831 Date posted 11/28/2023 Location Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Job Description

The Future Begins Here

At Takeda, we are leading digital evolution and global transformation. By building innovative solutions and future-ready capabilities, we are meeting the need of patients, our people, and the planet.

Bengaluru, the city, which is India’s epicenter of Innovation, has been selected to be home to Takeda’s recently launched Innovation Capability Center. We invite you to join our digital transformation journey. In this role, you will have the opportunity to boost your skills and become the heart of an innovative engine that is contributing to global impact and improvement.  

At Takeda’s ICC we Unite in Diversity

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative workplace, where individuals are recognized for their backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continuously improving our collaborators journey in Takeda, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our diverse team.

The Opportunity:

As Data Architect you will strategically design and implement the technical vision and blueprint of the organization’s data framework while ensuring high quality and availability of data. This individual has primary responsibility for defining the enterprise data management framework, data and tool standards, models, architectures, and governance procedures that optimize and manage automated data flow. The Data Architect will also evaluate and recommend technology capabilities consistent with other corporate standards.


  • Define and manage the data architecture framework, standards, and principles, including modeling, metadata, security, reference, and master data. Define reference architecture, and models to provide a common vocabulary, reusable components, and industry best practices.
  • Create solution frameworks integrating large or complex data sets
  • Lead all data modeling efforts within DataBricks, including the design of data structures and the identification of business transformation logic.
  • Analyzing and translating business requirements into conceptual and fully detailed logical data models.
  • Creating logical data models based on existing applications and databases.
  • Working with business architects, and data stewards to capture business requirements in a Logical Data Model.
  • Transform the logical representation of the model into a physical representation and work with data engineering team to instantiate and manage the data.
  • Contribute to assessment of appropriate data platform(s) for solutioning efforts.
  • Collaborate with the BI and Analytics teams on creating the optimized, reusable semantic model, complete with metadata and lineage information.
  • Define and govern data modeling and design standards, tools, best practices, and related development for enterprise data models
  • Maintain the metadata - the "data about the data" describing the data model, its structure, and semantics
  • Recommend data and design patterns for common business functionality
  • Assist in multi-phase roadmaps within and across functional teams
  • Provide insight and technology recommendations that result in enterprise solutions and architectural risk mitigation.
  • Contribute to innovation strategies by exploring, investigating, recommending, benchmarking and implementing new data centric technologies for the platform.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements such as automation of manual processes, optimization of data delivery and re-design of existing infrastructure for greater scalability.
  • Build the infrastructure and processes required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and/or other data technologies.
  • Create and maintain data-related documentation (e.g., data dictionaries, data maps, data models etc.)
  • Work with data engineering and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems and incorporation of industry best practices.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years in data architecture, designing and building data assets and products.
  • 5 or more years of data modeling and design experience with analytical and transactional data
  • Detailed knowledge of data warehouse/Lakehouse technical architecture concepts, infrastructure component and ELT process.
  • Experience with AWS
  • In-depth understanding of relevant data engineering best practices
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases, technologies.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, responding quickly to oversight and following instruction closely, while anticipating needs and developing efficiencies on repeat tasks.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytics skill with the ability to work in a cross-functional team.
  • Quick self-motivated learner who can initiate and drive new projects in anticipation of management and client goals and objectives with little or no supervision
  • Self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products.
  • Must be able to adapt to change in direction and priorities in a project and deadline-oriented environment.

Preferred But Not Required

  • Experience with DataBricks, ETL tools (such as Informatica)
  • Version control tools such as GitHub
  • Python or any other scripting language experience
  • Adept in all phases of the SDLC
  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, etc.


  • Takeda is certified as a Top Employer, not only in India, but also globally. No investment we make pays greater dividends than taking good care of our people.
  • At Takeda, you take the lead on building and shaping your own career.
  • Joining the ICC in Bengaluru will give you access to high-end technology, continuous training and a diverse and inclusive network of colleagues who will support your career growth.


It is our priority to provide competitive compensation and a benefit package that bridges your personal life with your professional career. Amongst our benefits are:

  • Competitive Salary + Performance Annual Bonus
  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working
  • Comprehensive Healthcare Insurance Plans for self, spouse, and children
  • Group Term Life Insurance and Group Accident Insurance programs
  • Health & Wellness programs including annual health screening, weekly health sessions for employees.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 5 days of leave every year for Voluntary Service in additional to Humanitarian Leaves
  • Broad Variety of learning platforms 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs
  • No Meeting Days
  • Reimbursements – Home Internet & Mobile Phone
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Leaves – Paternity Leave (4 Weeks) , Maternity Leave (up to 26 weeks), Bereavement Leave (5 calendar days)


  • Takeda is leading a digital revolution. We’re not just transforming our company; we’re improving the lives of millions of patients who rely on our medicines every day.
  • As an organization, we are committed to our cloud-driven business transformation and believe the ICCs are the catalysts of change for our global organization.



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Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 17 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

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Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.


Create an exceptional people experience.


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