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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Systems Architect-Product Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description


  • Provide engineering leadership in designing and building new Takeda products.

  • Work directly with product owners to design and prioritize system enhancements Product Engineers are responsible for all engineering activities and components of product development including platforms, tools, and product APIs.

  • Follow and help extend the engineering and platform strategy to be used to develop software products.

  • As part of product teams, to both perform agile development with fungible resources and, where appropriate, be a persistent project team member.

  • Identify new technologies both for use in product development and in the areas of platforms and tools.

  • Ensures products are secure, uses modern deployment techniques and functional APIs. Also, track end-of-life components and transitions vs future state progress against a product portfolio.

  • Manage external engineering teams to deliver new products and modernize existing product architectures.


  • Support product teams on an as-needed basis. Work with the Enterprise Architecture and other technical teams where appropriate to identify and use the right technologies for projects and products that they are involved with.

  • Determines technical product development approaches, and uses different technologies, patterns, and design methods along with modern scripted deployment techniques to rapidly and iteratively deliver on product development and enhancements.

  • Work through complex problems with members of the team. Understanding how to translate process, UX, usability, and operational feedback into technical designs, roadmaps, and implementation.

  • Design & deploy complex systems and products to quickly deliver value. Follow bi-model methodology (agile, waterfall, or other where appropriate) in building roadmaps and designing & deploying systems.

  • Ensures up-to-date enterprise architecture records/repository, lifecycle management, and roadmap definition for applications/ technologies.

  • Follows the engineering best practices guidelines and standards adopted by Engineering Organization, including compliance and security.

  • Ensuring that products and their components are well architected, documented, and implemented with modern architectures, microservice-based API’s ability to participate with other products, and platforms and expose data in the product ecosystem.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Scientific, Informatics, or related discipline.

  • Hybrid role and have ability to be in corporate office once per month.

  • 3-5 years of experience in the design, architecture, and engineering of products and/or systems.

  • 1-2 years in the life sciences or pharmaceutical industries is preferred.

  • Experience working in modern development using modern APIs, Microservices, and component-based systems.

  • Experience delivering architectural documentation and implementation against SAAS, IAAS, or Development projects.

  • Must have experience working on AWS, GCP, or Azure.

  • Working knowledge of SQL and Relational Databases.

  • Experience with NoSQL datastores (MongoDB, Neo4J, …)

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Develop and maintain written documentation (i.e. IQs, System Design Specifications, etc.)

  • Experience with two of the following languages: Java, Scala or Python, JavaScript.

  • Understanding of Web Services as well as JSON formats.

  • Year or more of experience with Jira and Agile development.


  • Masters or higher degree in Computer Science, Scientific Informatics, or a related discipline.

  • Experience working in R&D and/or Biotech preferred.

  • Experience with GXP, CFR 21 Part 11, and systems validation is a big plus.

  • Experience working with global teams remotely preferred.

  • Have a solid understanding of change control and SDLC associated with computer system validation processes.

  • Experience with BI tools: EX: Tableau, Qlick, Spotfire, Power BI Experience with any of the following Frameworks: SpringBoot, Django, R Shiny, Flask, node.js

  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks.

Base Salary Range: $130,200.00 - $186,000.00 based on the candidate's professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long Term incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical and Dental. Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Company Holidays, Personal & Vacation Days, Tuition Reimbursement Program, and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience . This position is currently classified as “hybrid” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

EEO Statement

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Boston, MA

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