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Database Engineering Specialist



Budapest, Hungary
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023

Database Engineering Specialist – Graph DB

  • Location: Budapest – Sanofi Business Services, Váci Greens
  • Flexible working: 60% home office / week
  • Job type: Permanent, Full time

About Sanofi:

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Sanofi has recently embarked into a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions, to accelerate R&D, manufacturing and commercial performance and bring better drugs and vaccines to patients faster, to improve health and save lives.

We are looking for a database engineer to join our Database Engineering and Snowflake COE team in the Data Engineering, Architecture and Governance organization to build and operationalize data foundation platforms necessary for the enterprise data and analytics and insights initiatives, following industry standard practices and tools. The bulk of the work would be in building, managing, and optimizing data pipelines and then moving them effectively into production for key data and analytics consumers like business/data analysts, data scientists or any persona that needs curated data for data and analytics use cases across the enterprise. In addition, guarantee compliance with data governance and data security requirements while creating, improving, and operationalizing these integrated and reusable data pipelines.

About Growing with us

In this role you will…

  • Contribute to architecture, technical design, administration, security and evolution of Graph DB and Snowflake platforms and services
  • Enable new analytics Graph database capabilities as part of the Database Engineering team
  • Contribute to the database platform best practices in support of digital projects
  • Promote best practices on Graph DB (neo4j) and Snowflake to Digital project teams
  • Design, develop and maintain graph data models and graph databases
  • Support the Data modules engineers for designing optimized data model and database schema
  • Define data access patterns for efficient querying of graph data
  • Write and tune queries with SPARQL or Cypher QL for optimal performance
  • Develop and refine database platform reporting solution to optimize the running costs
  • Must work with business team to understand requirements, and translate them into technical needs
  • Gather and organize large and complex data assets, perform relevant analysis
  • Ensure the quality of the data in coordination with Data Analysts and Data Scientists (peer validation)
  • Work in transverse with Cloud & Data architects, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Development teams and External Partners
  • Support operations with the appropriate mindset-oriented Operation Excellence
  • Enforce compliance requirements of the solution in regards of GxP regulation
  • Insure level 3 support of the data platforms in operation
  • Remains up to date on company’s standards, industry practices and emerging technologies

About you

Key Functional Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a variety of cross-functional teams
  • Good understanding of agile/scrum development processes and concepts
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Pragmatic and capable of solving complex issues
  • Service-oriented, flexible team player
  • Attention to detail & technical intuition
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills for executive level communication and collaboration
  • Fluent in English (Other languages a plus)

Key Technical Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field
  • Excellent conceptual understanding of Graph Databases, property graphs, modelling, and data ingestion onto these databases
  • Relevant cloud certifications (AWS, Azure, Snowflake) are a plus
  • 5 years experiences with Graph DB like neo4j, AuraDB, AuraDS, AWS Neptune
  • Experience with Graph DB is a must have (nodes edges design, provisioning, security, and cluster implementation)
  • Experience with Snowflake (data sharing, security, and stream implementation)
  • Experience with AWS cloud services (Azure & GCP a plus)
  • 5 years experiences with other RDBMS such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle
  • 5 years experiences working with data models, ETL/ELT, data warehouse and query tuning
  • Strong experience in deployment of cloud databases, hosting platforms, storage and migration services such as AWS SCT and DMS
  • Strong experience in automation tools and methodologies specifically using Gitlab, Github action, Terraform, Ansible
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, JSON, YAML, Shell Scripting, SQL
  • Experience with Project Management Tools (JIRA, Confluence a plus)
  • Good knowledge of ServiceNow and monitoring tool such as Splunk
  • Experience on working within compliance (e.g.: quality, regulatory - data privacy, GxP, SOX) and cybersecurity requirements is a plus
  • 5+ years experiences in a data team as Data Engineer or data warehouse DBA

When joining our team, you will experience:

  • An international work environment, in which you can develop your talent and realize ideas and innovations within a competent team
  • An attractive, market-oriented salary and cafeteria benefits
  • Flexible home office policy, with a possibility to work up to 60% of time from home / where you can easily schedule your office days
  • Work from an "Office of the Year 2020" finalist office
  • Collective life and accident insurance
  • Yearly medical check-up
  • An individual and well-structured introduction and training of new employees and we will dedicate a Buddy for you to better navigate in your first weeks
  • Your own career path within Sanofi. Your professional and personal development will be supported purposefully
  • Join a great community & special events (Monthly Board Game Nights, Summer Events, Well-Being Lectures & Sport Clubs)

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn't happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let's be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.