Data Architect - Mechelen,BE

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden) and in US, Boston.


We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before.  In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities.  We want to challenge the impossible.  We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters.  Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class.  In other words, we need you.

Scope of the job

  • You will develop, maintain, improve and document the Galapagos’ data architecture flows and processing, which can be on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model. This will be done in close cooperation with the other IS team members and project team. 
  • You will work in an international team that provides IS-based services to all employees across the company.
  • While most of the work is performed from Mechelen, you will be travelling to other Galapagos sites when needed.
  • You will report to the Information Systems (IS) Manager



  • A Master or Bachelor degree in Computer sciences or an equivalent combination of education and at least 3 years relevant experience;
  • Proven skills and/or expertise in data-architecture projects involving: data integration, data warehousing, data science and/or data visualization setups
  • A creative mind and eager to learn and adapt to new technologies;
  • Like to solve complex problems;
  • Be active in the implementation and delivery of the Data Architecture and platform
  • Have knowledge about cloud solutions and vendors like AWS
  • The ability to work as part of a team;
  • Good communicator, both in English (must) as well as in Dutch (preferred);

What’s in it for you ?


You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company.  As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful.  At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!