ITS 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), Basel (Switzerland) and in Boston (US).

We are 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.

We are looking for an ITS Data Architect - Mechelen,BE

Scope of the job
You will report to the Head Digital Strategy & Transformation and will be responsible for the design of Galapagos’ new Business Intelligence platform and Master Data Management capabilities. Together with a small team you will play a leading role in defining the best solutions for all Business Areas to make optimal use of their data supporting their Business Plans, KPI’s and Objectives. You will also be responsible for the continuous update(s) of the chosen design(s), in function of new business requirements. The Data Architect will also scan the market for trends and new solutions and update business leadership about new future possibilities to do more with their data.


As an ITS Data Architect you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the architectural design of Galapagos’ BI and MDM solutions
  • Ensure every change to the BI and MDM design fits within the chosen architecture
  • Introduce innovative data flow concepts in combination with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Support the development and management of corporate wide reporting solutions
  • Support system implementations with their data strategy
  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders through our Business Partners
  • Managing the relationships with external vendors
  • Update the chosen designs based on changes in Galapagos, as well as on new market trends

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Bachelor or Master degree with at least 3-5 years relevant experience as a Data Architect or comparable role, preferably in an international Healthcare Environment.
  • Handle multiple tasks concurrently and have excellent communication skills.
  • Can easily adapt to new circumstances and technologies.
  • Solution oriented, proactive and client focused.
  • Excellent communicator Dutch and English fluently, French is an Asset.
  • You have the following technical knowledge:
    • Data architecture design methodologies
  • Master data management principles
  • Data storage structures and data modelling
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to interpret and translate business requirements into technical designs
  • Familiar with commonly used BI and MDM tooling and cloud Solutions

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…!