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Lead Consultant - MDM Engineer

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-178539 Date posted 11/09/2023

JOB TITLE: Lead Consultant


Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


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.


It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.

About the role

Do you have a passion for Master Data? Are you an experienced MDM Consultant with a data focus? Would you like to be part of driving a change in transforming master data management and data governance processes in AstraZeneca?

About Our team

We lead AstraZeneca’s MDM (Master Data Management) enterprise initiative, focussing on enterprise master data standards, data governance, data integrity and driving FAIR agenda of organisation with master data. We focus on identifying the master data entities of the enterprise, managing the roll out of MDM solution for the identified entities and helping business realize the value of high-quality master data. Centralized, trusted, and high-quality master data is key for accelerating our business processes as we empower the enterprise functions with digital capabilities, to innovate at speed and make effective data driven decisions. We are working to establish a strong MDM capability, built on the latest healthcare domain standards, to collaborate effectively with our business partners internal and external to AstraZeneca.

What you’ll do

As an MDM Lead Consultant– You will lead a team of MDM data engineers to build high quality MDM solutions, in challenging business landscape.

  • You will deliver high quality technical design, aligning with the enterprise MDM and Integration standards, translating the master data requirements from enterprise business functions spanning across, R&D (Research and Development), Commercial, Enabling functions and Operations.

  • You will collaborate with our MDM business stakeholders, solution architects, tech leads, data stewards, business analysts and data quality assurance analysts, to deliver high quality MDM solutions into production.

  • You will work with MDM Product Advisory Council to perform impact analysis for MDM demands across the enterprise, estimate the effort required for building the solutions and prioritise the work for Agile Program Increments.

  • You will review the code of the MDM engineers, to ensure alignment with enterprise coding standards, ensure high quality automated unit testing and code management practices.

  • You will work with DevOps engineers, to automate the code review, deployment and rollback processes of MDM.

  • You will be creating clear documentation for MDM solutions, provide knowledge sharing and transition the solution to BAU team, post the successful go-live and warranty phase.

Essential Skills

  • Solid experience in technical leadership, mentoring MDM team of size 10.

  • Deep technical delivery experience, rolling out medium and large MDM projects.

  • Proficient in MDM technical design, industry standards, best patterns, and unit test automation practices.

  • Experience in communicating with collaborators, providing leadership and guidance to MDM project teams, and monitoring and reporting on progress and outcomes to leadership.

  • Hands-on experience in building MDM solutions using technologies, such as Reltio or similar.

  • Hands-on experience in building REST APIs and Integration using technologies, such as MuleSoft, SnapLogic or similar.

  • Strong engagement, communication, and partner leadership skills

  • Proficient in English both verbal and written.

  • Good written documentation skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (GxP or similar)

  • Experience in MDM Architecture and Data Modelling principles.

  • Working in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) or similar landscapes.

  • Coaching skills to guide the team and individuals to succeed in their tech role.

  • DevOps experience including deployment automation, code review automation, code repository process automation and code coverage & unit testing automation.


We’re a network of ambitious self-starters who chip in to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions. Our work unlocks the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification. We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate, and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!


Are you already imagining 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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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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