IT Data Architect


About Pharming
Pharming Group N.V. (Nasdaq: PHAR/Euronext Amsterdam: PHARM) is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare, debilitating, and life-threatening diseases.  Pharming is commercializing and developing an innovative portfolio of protein replacement therapies and precision medicines, including small molecules, biologics, and gene therapies that are in early to late-stage development.  Pharming is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands, and has employees around the globe who serve patients in over 30 markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Our Culture
Pharming is committed to our core values: “We Care, We Collaborate, We Walk the Talk”, which is complementary to our focus on self-development of our people, teamwork, leadership and being results orientated. In our growing organization, it is important that employees feel connected and engaged. Our core values enable our mission of bringing the unserved rare disease patients the solutions they need and create a clear pathway forward to meet our strategic goals and objectives.

Purpose of the role:
The IT Data Architest designs, implements, and maintains our organization's data architecture. He/she works closely with cross-functional teams to define data requirements, create blueprints, and oversees the development of robust data solutions that align with business objectives.He/she advises management regarding our IT architecture and data policies.



Data Architecture Design:

  • Develop and maintain the organization's data architecture strategy in alignment with business goals.
  • Design scalable and efficient data models, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

Data Governance and Compliance:

  • Establish and enforce data governance policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to data security, privacy, and integrity.

Data Lifecycle Management:

  • Oversee the entire data lifecycle, including data acquisition, storage, transformation, and retrieval.
  • Implement strategies for data quality assurance and metadata management.

Data Classification and Leak Prevention:

  • Develop and implement robust data classification policies, ensuring sensitive information is appropriately identified and secured. Design and oversee leak prevention strategies to safeguard data integrity.

Data Lake / Warehouse:

  • Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of our data warehouse infrastructure.
  • Optimize data storage and retrieval processes to facilitate efficient analytics and reporting.

Asset Management in CMDB:

  • Lead the management and maintenance of the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), ensuring accurate and up-to-date information on all IT assets.
  • Implement best practices for asset tracking and utilization.


  • Design and maintain recovery plans for data systems, ensuring minimal disruption and quick recovery in case of unforeseen events.
  • Conduct regular assessments and simulations to test the effectiveness of these plans.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across departments to understand data needs and requirements.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.

Technology Evaluation and Implementation:

  • Evaluate emerging technologies and tools in the data management space.
  • Recommend and implement solutions that enhance data storage, analytics, and visualization capabilities.


Your profile:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • At least 4-5 years experience as an IT Data Architect or in a similar role
  • Experience with cloud-based data solutions and architectures
  • Familiarity with data analytics, machine learning, and AI concepts
  • In-depth knowledge of data architecture principles, methodologies, and best practices (e.g. ISA-88 and ISA-95)
  • Proficiency in data modeling, database design, and optimization
  • Strong understanding of data governance frameworks and regulatory requirements (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA)
  • Experience with data management technologies, such as databases, ETL tools, and data warehousing solutions
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities
  • Certifications in relevant areas (e.g., Certified Data Management Professional, AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty)
  • Fluency in the English (and ideally Dutch) language, both oral and written


What you'll get in return
We offer you a permanent position (starting with a one-year contract), with an excellent remuneration scheme, including:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • 8.33% holiday allowance (for NL)
  • A minimum of 30 vacation days
  • An excellent pension plan
  • Commuting allowance

You will also join our Learning & Development program, which can offer a tailor made development plan, based on your personal and professional needs. Learning opportunities are everywhere, in all forms imaginable and we want to create learning memories for all “Pharmers”.

Also important! We truly value a healthy life-work balance with a lot of flexibility.

Apply for the job
Does this sound like you and do you want to join our team? Then we'd love to hear from you!

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.