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Lead Consultant - Data Visualisation Platform Lead

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-138133 Date posted 17/05/2022



Embrace novel and varied challenges working across the business

Be connected to different functions, areas and roles across the business. We are supported by leaders in our aspiration to break down boundaries and draw on inter-functional learnings. It means we get to face interesting business problems and varied data. One day working along the whole development cycle from molecules to delivery, the next supporting HR processes or medicine launches

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 disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.

About the team

A team of deep specialists, our skills range from mathematics to computation. Our diversity is our strength. We turning complex information into lifechanging and practical insights, every day. Our progressive operating model means that we stay at the forefront. Evolving and learning from what we’re seeing externally.

We impact patients lives. Empowering and enabling the business to run faster and better, we play a part in improving lives across the world.

About the role

The Viz. Platforms Service Lead role is responsible for leading, building and running the visualization technology platforms which are used by AZ engineers and business users. This role underpins the maintenance & governance of enterprise visualization platforms & application delivery functions by providing development and operational support services.We’ll rely on you to bring your technical acumen to assist the team continue to deliver world class solutions but also to grow regards development and delivery methodologies.

This role requires a global remit with up to 3 regions at a minimum of 40% of overlap time, will report into IGNITE – ED&AI – Global Head of Visualization Services Capability

Candidate Focus & Challenge

  • Provides management & technical expertise, direction and support to Visualization platforms support engineers and developers and help improve team efficiency & velocity

  • Deliver effective platform support & service management, ensuring key service metrics and KPIs are governed, maintained and improved progressively

  • Drive & manage effective multi-tenancy embracing shared platform approach, security, audit & compliance, licensing, funding & budgets, performance, usability, automation, product lifecycle, disaster recovery, infrastructure and software release version upgrades planning & execution

  • Establish Release and Quality Management processes and standards, ensure code quality and consistency, alignment to standards for both central and federated development workstreams

  • Provides management & technical expertise, direction and support to Visualization platforms support engineers and developers and help improve team efficiency & velocity

  • Works with preferred third-party suppliers & product vendors to provide strategic and innovative technology solutions aligned with AstraZeneca business needs as well as regulatory requirements

  • Works closely with Customers and Internal Stakeholders to address issues and ensure that objectives remain aligned to the business plans

  • Manage a globally distributed team, drive agile operations, work with peers to grow the capability with AstraZeneca’s Global Innovation & Technology Centers

  • Maintains awareness and knowledge of industry trends and proactively identifies and drives identification of opportunities to be demonstrated in the Visualization services and solutions

  • Plans all activities associated with implementation and maintenance of platforms & solutions

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 12 ~ 14 years of progressive Visualization platforms & applications build, maintenance and platform support experience and running production support operations

  • Engaged in e2e lifecycle activities of Visualization platforms & applications Design, Build, Test, Maintenance & Production Support

The Visualization Platforms Service Lead role essential and must have specializations include:

  • Service Management

  • Production Support Operations

  • Databases – Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Redshift and so forth

  • Visualization Services & Tooling

  • Microsoft PowerBI

  • MicroStrategy

  • QlikView / QlikSense

It is desirable and good to have below listed skills & experience in relevant areas

  • Visualization Services & Tooling

  • SAP Business Objects

  • TIBCO Spotfire

  • CI / CD Tools – Jenkins, Bamboo

  • Code Version Management Tools – BitBucket [GIT]

  • e2e Software Lifecycle Management

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Any stream of engineering Bachelor’s degree

  • Must have managed global teams with strong People, Team Leadership and Management skills

  • Experience working in a global organization with multi-partners, partners and team members are spread out in a diverse culture environment

  • Good knowledge & experience e2e Software Lifecycle management & Service delivery and to be technically curious

  • Good knowledge & experience in IT Service Management - Change, Release, Incident and Problem Management processes

  • Good knowledge & experience working with RDBMS and Visualization services, technologies & platforms

  • Good knowledge & experience on Visualization platforms system administration, governance and application maintenance

  • Good knowledge & understanding of ITIL / SOx / GxP processes

  • Ability to learn and understand new technological trends & concepts

  • Good listening, presentation; written & verbal communication & partner management skills

  • Good analytical & logical reasoning ability with a proactive approach to problem solving and inter/intra personal skills


  • Exposure to platforms observability & service health monitoring tools

  • Understanding of pharmaceutical / life-sciences business process & data models


A place to do important work. We connect across the whole business to power each function to better influence patient outcomes and improve their lives. Impactful and valuable, this is where you come to raise your profile and do good for others. Rise to the challenge of shaping the future of an evolving business in the technology space.


Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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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.

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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