Director, Product Owner-Clinical Data Lake (R1122986) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/12/2020

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Director, Product Owner – Clinical Data Lake

Why IQVIA? A career at IQVIA puts you at the corporate center of the leading worldwide pharmaceutical services organization. We have been named to the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 lists of Computerworld's "100 Best Places to Work in IT". If you want to work for a global, fast-paced organization dedicated to improving the development and marketing of medicines, IQVIA is the place for you. We are seeking dynamic, highly motivated and results focused individuals that take an innovative and consultative approach to driving and achieving success. Apply now for our Product Owner – Clinical Data Lake position located in our Research Triangle Park / Durham, NC office.


  • Vision 20% - “Product Owner – Clinical Data Lake” is a strategic role that focuses on establishing a scalable, secure, governed, and reliable mass parallel processing data lake vision by working very collaborating with internal and external business and technology stakeholders and by bringing in industry trends.
  • Investment management 20% - This role will be accountable for roadmap, investment planning, business case construction and execution, value realization & identification. Revising and articulating business needs, investment needs and financial projections and cost benefit analysis.
  • Product management 30% - “Product Owner – Clinical Data lake” would own the entire product life cycle of “Data Lake” product for external and internal stakeholders. This would require them to set the product vision and definition, features and capabilities, integration with other services within CDR, roadmap construction and management, socialization and engagement and working closely with architects and engineers to ensure a high-quality modern product is being designed for CDR Eco-System
  • Business relationship management 20% - “Product Owner Clinical Data Lake” will be focused on establishing and nurturing strong relationship with their stakeholders, this includes internal business customers, external business clients, other product owners within the group, Architects and analysts and engineering team, along with their peers in various IQVIA business units
  • Innovation and thought leadership 10% - “Product Owner Clinical Data Lake” will be a change agent with a desire to challenge status quo. They will be very well aware of modern data analytics trends and design patterns and will work with their peers, business users and clients to introduce new concepts and ideas that are relevant for IQVIA’s business model. They will work with business leaders, IT leaders, users, architects and engineers to create a concept of new idea that can be turned into a POC and then into an MVP.


  • Full accountability and ownership of data lake products, platforms, environment, best practices and tools and methods related to security, scalability, multi-tenancy, encryption capabilities
  • Introduce innovating concepts to improve and sustain security, scalability and multi-tenancy of data platform and associated data capabilities
  • Responsible for socializing their vision with business groups and soliciting feedback to establish an IQVIA specific context around the vision
  • Constantly perform a gap analysis between industry trends and maturity IQVIA RDS’s data storage and processing needs
  • Turn vision into a multiyear roadmap and establish a strategy to achieve this roadmap
  • Establish and manage relationships and expectations with internal and external users
  • Be a change agent and work with various business groups to establish a value proposition around data storage, processing and publishing
  • Work with business leaders, representatives and IT and finance leadership to identify capability gaps, propose solutions, establish investment plans and own business case design and execution process.
  • Work with engineering organization(s) and Architecture teams to establish projects to achieve roadmap milestones and goals
  • Work with external (existing as well as new) vendors to evaluate new technologies that are “fit for purpose” for IQVIA RDS’s needs
  • Work with Leadership to establish financials, budgets and costing for Data Lake product roadmap for CDR
  • Be “Industry aware” and bring in new concepts and ideas to IQVIA and challenge status quo


  • Exceptional understanding of pharmaceutical R&D business processes and business needs.
  • Good understanding of upcoming trends of clinical data eco-system and new opportunities that data, analytics and machine learning offer to address those opportunities
  • Experience with the clinical drug development industry, procedures, and regulatory standards.
  • Knowledge of HL7, EHR/EMR standards, CDISC ODM, SDTM, CDASH or ADAM standards a plus.
  • Knowledge of data governance processes and concepts such as business glossary, data catalogs, metadata management and data dictionaries
  • Expertise implementing and managing of a high-performance mass parallel data computing system like Apache Hadoop and frameworks like Apache Spark
  • Understanding of sub-components within Hadoop Eco-system, cloud data technologies and other upcoming modern data technologies and platforms
  • Understanding of modern parallel data computing and storage best practices. Encryption for data at rest, perimeter security, Edge security, Encryption for Data in motion.
  • Understanding of leveraging Micro-service and API driven design to build loosely coupled data eco-system, services and capabilities.
  • Industry awareness of understanding and interpreting relational data models
  • Industry awareness of NoSQL, search and graph computing models
  • Industry awareness of advanced analytics and data science concepts
  • Ability to work independently with high level directions
  • Understanding of Cloud native design and architecture from usage and product management standpoint. Awareness of AWS data platform and related capabilities.
  • Ability to work with business stakeholders, understanding business problems and opportunities and aligning these opportunities with technical capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great stakeholder management, collaborative skills and a pro-active mindset
  • Knowledge of Agile development practices
  • An entrepreneurial approach to day to day activities

This role may have direct reports in near future.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related discipline and minimum 5 years of experience with applicable tools; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Would be Nice, if you also have:

  • Knowledge with data quality frameworks, methodologies and technologies
  • Knowledge in Master data management processes, trends and technologies like Informatica MDM
  • High level understands of data enabled APIs and its impact on modern data eco-system
  • Basic understanding of Self-Serve Data wrangling and analysis concepts

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1122986