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Sanofi Group Head of Data Architecture in Toronto, Ontario

Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines. Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe. Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

As senior member of the Digital Data team, the head of data architecture will play a hands-on leadership role to lead, develop and enhance the data architecture team. He or She will be responsible for the overall data architecture coherence and state of the art data platforms. Digital Data architecture team is in charge of setting the enterprise standards, reviewing and/or implementing solutions and services transversally in collaboration with the different data verticals (Data engineering, Data Dev Ops, visual engineering, Data Domain functions). This leader will ensure internal and external solutions are consistent to the overall strategies across Sanofi, relevant roadmaps, and internal standards where appropriate.

The position will report directly to the Global Head of Data architecture Operations and Governance. This role will closely work with multiple transversal Digital teams (e.g. Data, Agile CoE, Consumer Experience, Architecture committees), Digital Technology (e.g. infrastructure, cloud, network, cybersecurity), and key business stakeholders. Efforts will also include developing and reviewing business cases and identifying potential technologies that could support business capabilities and their digital transformations. This resource will have direct people management responsibilities and accountability for several teams:

  • Data Architects – technical solution architects supporting the Digital Data priorities within business & analytic, Real-World evidence, R&D, industrial affairs ...

  • Portfolio and Project Planning – Work closely with the program team and be in charge of defining priorities, resources and budgets.

This resource will also drive continuous improvements within their scope inclusive of documentation, processes, governance, success measurement criteria, and operating models.


  • Have solid experience in developing Data architecture roadmaps, blueprints, and designing real world solutions. Experience with both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.

  • Possess practical knowledge of data solutions in business processes and business decisions. Pharmaceutical and life science experience is a nice to have.

  • Demonstrate excellent skills of translating requirements into workable, fit for purpose, technical designs and solutions. Have extensive experience on technical solution identification and rationalization.

  • Previous Hands-on experience in delivering and leading Data Science and machine learning projects

  • Proven experience in all phases of a Big Data/Analytics project: Concept & design, development, implementation, change and operation

  • Advanced experience in programming (Python, SQL, bash)

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes/AKS/EKS/Openshift

  • Experience with DevOps, CI/CD and MLOps automation

  • Experience in cloud architecting and machine learning technologies – Azure/AWS/GCP

  • Experience in data technologies Snowflake and other data warehouses, informatica, Kafka, AWS data toolbox, Airflow, databricks, .

  • Experience in designing data and/or machine learning solution architectures

  • Strong customer focus, assertiveness, and precise method of operation

  • Ability in understanding of architectural dependencies of technologies in a vast and complex environment

  • Able to communicate and present internally and externally in a confident manner

  • Proven ability to build develop and lead teams

  • Must be able to quickly adapt to a changing and highly dynamic work environment

  • Strong relationship management skills in working with business colleagues, Digital team members, senior leadership team members, and vendors

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and/or influence decision making

  • Resolve conflicts with tact and diplomacy

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Fluent in English, both orally and in writing. Other language skills are a plus

  • Ability to work autonomously and work effectively with global teams to get the job done


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related scientific or technical disciplines. Advanced degree is preferred. Additional professional certificate is a plus

  • 10+ years Data, ML Ops experience is a plus.

  • Strong demonstrated experience in leadership, Implementation and Operational Support, senior stakeholder management, business partnering, and clear, effective communication skills.

  • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams with direct supervisory and people management responsibilities.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to a ttract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi, Empowering Life


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.