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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Data Architect Intern
Tewksbury, MA Internship Paid


The data architect will work to understand, characterize, and document the current architecture, functionality, and technical infrastructure supporting the current solution (chemical database, related integrations, transformations, data structures, functionality) and the related performance and security profiles. The data architect will also work to capture new requirements and or gaps with the current solution that would be desirable in a new solution.

This individual will with the team to learn tools and standards to be used for the new solution, and will submit as-is and to-be documentation and plans for approval and or refinement. The data architecture will create database objects and structures, ETL processes, and related reporting and documentation. The resulting solution should be reliable, scaleable, and extensible.

Key Position Responsibilities:

  • Gather user requirements to develop solutions and alternatives
  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Communicate and collaborate with users to analyze information needs and functional requirements
  • Work with users to define concepts under direction of project leaders
  • Liaise between the business, technology teams and support teams
  • Develop database design, transformation processes, stored procedures and APIs for applications and or clients
  • Comply with company’s Global IT Policies & Procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science
  • Master’s degree course work in data science or application development
  • Demonstrates self-discipline and motivation in all aspects of job performance
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audience
  • Strong analytical and product management skills including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts

Other Tools and Experience/Qualifications:

  • SQL Database Development Skills
  • SQL Server Management Studio Skills
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Reporting and API development
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

About Us

As the world’s leader in serving science, at Thermo Fisher Scientific, our professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. We offer services and products that help customers around the globe in laboratories and clinics, on production lines, and out in the field.

We’re a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial, and applied markets, generating more than $20 billion in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points—technologically, geographically, or commercially. We help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe, and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.

It's more than just something that fills our days. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our work has a purpose. When you choose to #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’re investing your talent in an organization that not only will allow you to realize your best, but will also allow you to work with great purpose on a team of equally passionate coworkers making an impact in the world around us. The work you will do here is meaningful - both personally and professionally.

Fun Fact

25% of our current revenue is generated from products that didn’t exist 5 years ago.

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