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Senior DevOps Engineer (Data/AI)

Location Royston, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-103058 Date posted 01/04/2021

Senior DevOps Engineer (Data/AI)

  • Location: Cambridge

  • Competitive salary & benefits offered

Are you an experienced DevOps Engineer?

Are you interested in joining the Data & Analytics function who provide analytics, data insight services and solutions critical to the mission of AstraZeneca?

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

About the role

We are recruiting for an DevOps Engineer within an award-winning Data & Analytics team, with focus on Augmented Drug Design to be based at our Cambridge site.

As the DevOps engineer you will support solution development, provide technical leadership, and take ownership for delivery. You are a T-shaped engineer, a person with a broad range of knowledge and experience across data & analytics, with significant depth in at least one technical area. You will predominately work on our AWS and Kubernetes based platform.

This role is within the 'Augmented Drug Design' platform which is a dynamic team, passionate about using Data, AI and large scale compute across drug discovery. It has a full DevOps approach with test automation, CI/CD and is built on K8s/AWS with innovation as a key driver, both in enabling science and building better IT systems.

The role would work alongside science teams who are using AI/ML techniques such as Deep Learning to tackle complex drug discovery challenges. You would join a team mid-flight in optimally delivering business value which has made an impact on AZ drug discovery projects.

You would work across the wide range of IT capabilities within the platform but also tackle expertise and lead in one or more areas. Key for this role is the knowledge of both Development and Operations and be comfortable switching priorities dependent on the operational estate.

Do you have a real passion for delivering well engineered data and analytics solutions? Because this will make you stand out from other specialists.

Essential Experience & Skills

  • You will have delivery experience across key elements of the data & analytics domain,

  • You will need great interpersonal skills & a collaborative approach to delivery,

  • You will be able to demonstrate an ability to understand business needs and translate them into a solution,

  • You must have strong analytical and data manipulation ability,

  • You will have experience of technical leadership in data and analytics.

Desirable technical skills & experience

  • AWS or other cloud experience: Azure, GCP

  • AWS CDK, CloudFormation or similar infrastructure as code

  • Datastores: S3, Postgres, ElasticSearch

  • Kubernetes: all aspects of deployment and administration, e.g. HELM

  • DevOps way of working and tooling e.g. Jenkins, GitHub

  • Docker/containers

  • Life science: chem/bioinformatics

  • Lab instrument data

  • One or more coding language: Node.js, Java or Python preferred

If this sounds like you.. We would love to hear from you!

Open Date: 01/04/2021

Close Date: 29/04/2021

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



    AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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