Meet Darko, Data Architect at Roche

Meet Darko, Data Architect at Roche

Hi, my name is… 

Darko Mogic, I came to Canada from Serbia in 1993 and started my IT career in a tax filing software company as a developer. My wife worked for Roche as a chemist and recommended the company to me. I started 16 years ago as an Oracle database administrator, moving then to a position of Database Analyst and have later been promoted to a Data architect role.
On a personal note, I am a father, friend, teacher, student and mentor to my two daughters. I enjoy reading, almost any outdoor activity, camping, watching movies, playing soccer and I am trying hard to teach myself to play guitar.  

My typical day at work is…

split between data warehouse operations and project work. I make sure that all  information is stored in a database, aggregated, pre-calculated, filtered, formatted, distributed, conformed and ready for reporting. I am responsible for a customer master, central hub for cleaning, matching and merging of our customers. On the project side, I design data models for new data sources, create ETL mappings for dataflow, build database structures, make sure that business rules are implemented and that our business partner’s expectations are met. Data warehouse projects usually require collaboration with teams from San Francisco, Poland and India.

The location I am working at is…

the beautiful new Roche building in Mississauga, Canada that is equipped with modern furniture, state-of-the-art video conference rooms, gym, massage armchairs, a cafeteria with a nice patio and huge windows for lots of sun light. One of our goals is zero waste-to-landfill and reducing the company’s carbon footprint as much as possible. The office is half an hour drive from my home in Toronto. Roche Canada recently introduced flexible work arrangements which allows me to work for home when work schedules permit and not have to worry about traffic, especially in a bad weather. 

My work helps Roche to…

implement, use and benefit from the latest data analytics’ strategies, data mining, trending, forecasting methods and other data insights, enabling our business partners to make best decisions for our customers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, HC organizations, patient organizations) and ultimately for patients.

Roche as an employer is…

interested in the career development and overall well-being of its employees. Just a few examples of this include access to career pathing for global IT roles and a wide variety of tools and resources to support employees in their development. One thing that I would highlight in our IT department is that employees are always encouraged to ask for assistance if they find out that they need additional resources, a specific course/training/workshop, or a mentor. 

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