Senior Data Scientist (Remote)

Spain - Madrid

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Veeva Systems Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva has more than 750 customers, ranging from the world's largest pharmaceutical...

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Veeva is a mission-driven organization that aspires to help our customers in Life Sciences and Regulated industries bring their products to market, faster. We are shaped by our values: Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed. Our teams develop transformative cloud software, services, consulting, and data to make our customers more efficient and effective in everything they do. Veeva is a work anywhere company. You can work at home, at a customer site, or in an office on any given day. As a Public Benefit Corporation, you will also work for a company focused on making a positive impact on its customers, employees, and communities.
The Role
Commercial Analytics in Europe is a new venture to use Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning to help the Life Sciences Industry engage with Health Care Professionals in a relevant way and improve patient care. If you are excited about building a new offering in a start-up mode, developing and scaling data and advanced analytics solutions as well as working with a diverse group of expert colleagues, then joining our Commercial Analytics team is the right step for you.
Being part of an incubating venture will mean that we will face opportunities and challenges that today are unknown. As such you will not have all the required knowledge today but are curious and willing to learn and grow as a professional that is open to taking on new opportunities for advancement. 
As the Senior Data Scientist, your responsibility will be to independently lead your respective data science workstream. This includes working with customers to understand the business problem to solve, developing appropriate, tailored analytical approaches leveraging state-of-the-art data science techniques, building and implementing models. In addition, closely work with the wider data science and analytics consulting services team to explain and synthesize insights and actionable recommendations for our customers.
As part of the early data science team, you will develop unique expertise and which you will leverage to contribute to defining the product roadmap. Furthermore, to build and grow our analytics community you will help define the priorities for extracurricular activities such as research efforts, conference participation, or support social impact initiatives. 
The Senior Data Scientist will closely work with our Head of Data Science, the wider analytics team as well as with customers. You will have a good understanding of the business problem and overall solution, allowing you to shape the data science solution components and ensuring close alignment with other workstreams to achieve customer success. You are entrepreneurial, meaning that you take action fast and bring up new ideas if you see opportunities to improve what we do. As we grow you will help to recruit new colleagues and build our data science community. We expect strong performers to take on increasing responsibilities as they learn and grow.
We are a Work Anywhere company and this position is remote with light travel in Europe to meet with customers or team members.

What You'll Do

  • Be part of the initial Commercial analytics team that will define our solution offering. 
  • Closely work with the Head of Data Science and overall analytics team as well as customers to define the overall solution to achieve customer success 
  • Lead your data science workstream to develop and deliver commercial analytics solutions with customers and take responsibility for the implementation of data science deliverables end-to-end
  • Work with the product team to develop the innovation roadmap and bring in the data science opportunities 
  • Help build organizational data science expertise ensuring continuous learning, knowledge of most recent techniques, and application of these. 
  • Support building the team of data scientists making Veeva their first choice, develop a strong team spirit, and participate in community initiatives


  • Bachelor, Master’s degree, PhD or equivalent with a strong quantitative focus in a relevant field, e.g., computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering
  • 3+ years of professional experience as a data scientist within a business context
  • Up-to-date knowledge of latest data science innovation and techniques and ability to implement algorithms in commonly used programming languages (i.e. Python, R)
  • Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills as well as a passion and curiosity for developing innovative advanced analytics solutions in a business environment. 
  • Strong ownership to drive success keeping in mind the overall goals we aim to achieve.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with different audiences 
  • Great team player that collaborates with diverse colleagues from different disciplines and backgrounds. 
  • An inclusive approach to solving our problems considering perspectives from all colleagues. 
  • Ability to travel within Europe 2-3 times per month

Nice to Have

  • Experience in Life Sciences
  • Languages in addition to English
  • Experience in consulting or customer-facing services
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals or conferences related to the field of AI

Perks & Benefits

  • Veeva charitable giving program
  • Allocations for continuous learning and development
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Opportunity for rapid progression and personal growth
Veeva’s headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.
Veeva is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and growing a diverse workforce. Diversity makes us stronger. It comes in many forms. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, sexual orientation, age, disability and life experience shape us all into unique individuals. We value people for the individuals they are and the contributions they can bring to our teams.
Job region(s): Europe
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