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Data Strategy Consultant

Zifo RnD Solutions

Zifo RnD Solutions

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Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024

Zifo is hiring! Do you have you experience shaping and executing the overall data strategy and architecture for lifescience organizations? Are you a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of data management, analytics, and technology trends? Does the prospect of collaborating with cross-functional teams to define and implement data initiatives that can accelerate Drug Discovery and Development excite you? If yes, you may be our next Data Strategy Consultant!


  • Build enterprise data strategy to help R&D Informatics organization achieve their objectives.
  • Lead customer conversations, represent Zifo in strategic conversations around customer’s data strategy.
  • Provide consulting inputs to develop guidelines & provide design ideas.
  • Develop business, information, and technical artifacts in relation to data architecture.
  • Research, assess & provide recommendations on technology platforms & standards and best practices.
  • Help customers estimate, plan, and prioritize data architecture efforts.
  • Develop Data governance strategy.
  • Deliver guidance and oversight for project teams.
  • Facilitate stakeholder discussions and help obtain approvals from senior leadership.
  • Build relationship with customer, internal and vendor leadership team.
  • Train, mentor, and guide Zifo data modelers and BSAs and technical engineer
  • Hands-on involvement in developing data models and architecture for critical engagements.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Data Science, Computer Science, Business Analytics).
  • Over 15+ years of experience working in the data management/data architecture space.
  • Minimum 5+ years in a leadership role related to data strategy, data management, or analytics.
  • Proven experience with designing and deploying enterprise data architecture.
  • Proven experience with commonly used technology solutions supporting data exchange, data governance, data storage, data analytics & visualization.
  • Proven experience with cloud-based RDBMS, data lakes, data warehouses, big data, object storage platforms
  • Proven experience migrating data from legacy databases to modern platforms.
  • Plugged-in to emerging commercial and open-source technologies & solutions e.g. Databricks, Snowflake, Immuta, Informatica
  • Good understanding of concepts such as data integrity, data cubes, data modelling, ETL/ELT, data flow diagrams, BPMN, knowledge graphs, triple stores, ontology development & data Science
  • Strong understanding of established and evolving industry standards and best practices (FAIR, Allotrope, CDISC) on data management
  • Strong collaborations skills with the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and a self-starting, proactive approach.
  • Understanding of SDLC processes /methodologies and associated tools
  • Understanding of lifescience data across domains such as Omics, pre-clinical, clinical, instrument data etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in driving cultural change towards a data-driven mindset.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Problem solving & analytical thinking and decision-making skills.


About Zifo:

CURIOSITY DRIVEN, SCIENCE FOCUSED, EMPLOYEE BUILT. Our culture is unlike any other, one where we debate, challenge ourselves, and interact with all alike. We are a curious bunch, characterized by our passion to learn and spirit of teamwork. Zifo is a global R&D solutions provider focused on the industries of Pharma, Biotech, Manufacturing QC, Medical Devices, specialty chemicals and other research-based organizations. Our team’s knowledge of science and expertise in technology help Zifo better serve our customers around the globe, including 7 of the Top 10 Biopharma companies.

We look for Science – Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology etc. We possess scientific and technical knowledge and bear professional and personal goals. While we have a “no doors” policy to promote free access within, we do have a tough door to walk in. We search with a two-point agenda – technical competency and cultural adaptability.

We offer a competitive compensation package including accrued vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401k with company matching, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

If you share these sentiments and are prepared for the atypical, then Zifo is your calling!

Zifo is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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