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R&D IT- Cloud Senior Engineer- Chennai

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-141131 Date posted 04/07/2022

JOB TITLE : R&D IT- Cloud Senior Engineer- Chennai

CAREER LEVEL: D2

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!

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 our it team and r&d it

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.

In R&D IT, specifically Early Science, we have highly skilled scientists in our labs who experiment and support complex drug projects. The environment is driven by scientific and technical innovation with a high level of diversity in workflows, data and vendors.

About our it team and r&d it

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.

In R&D IT we are focussed on supporting our highly skilled scientists in our labs who experiment and support complex drug projects and several other business partners to manage Clinical trials, regulatory submissions and Patient Safety processes. The environment is driven by scientific and technical innovation with a high level of diversity in workflows, data and vendors, powered by the adoption of the BizDevOps ways of working that demonstrates technology and agile ways of working to deliver value, faster.

About the role

AstraZeneca are looking for a technically skilled Cloud Engineer to work as part of the R&D IT team.

As a Cloud Engineer you will support solution development, take responsibility for delivery. You will work with AWS services and join a team that has delivered cloud solutions, such as the development of auto-scaling data integration and analytic platform. Similarly, we have built an automated cloud ETL test harness which integrates with our evolving CI/CD processes. We have an exciting pipeline of work, so you might be developing a data hub processing terabytes of clinical trial data, the world’s largest genomics platform, a federated reporting capability, a new tax analytics platform, or improvements to any of our existing analytics solutions.

You'll be part of a team of engineers who work closely with IT colleagues in UK, US, Sweden, India and Mexico. We have business partners and team members spread globally, so you would need a collaborative delivery approach to be successful.

Key responsibilities

  • Experience with native Cloud data services AWS (Preferred) or AZURE or GCP

  • Experience in DevOps, using continuous integration and continuous development

  • Experience in Shell Scripting, SQL

  • Understanding of data analysis – profiling, investigating, interpreting and documenting data structures

  • Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins & Bamboo)

  • Experience with deployment methodologies and DevOps principles such as immutability

  • Hands on familiarity with CloudFormation or Terraform

  • Experience architecting highly available systems that apply load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability

  • Familiarity with data modelling techniques

  • Practitioner of AGILE methodology

You should apply if you have

  • Developed Cloud based applications from grounds up using modern technology stack

  • Have hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS(preferred)

  • Have hands-on experience using compute, storage, database and application integration AWS (preferred) services

  • Hold extensive experience designing and programming applications in an AWS (preferred) Cloud environment for large regulated businesses.

  • Contributing to the design of Robust systems with an eye on the long term maintenance and support of the application

  • Demonstrating reusable code modules to solve problems across team and organization

  • Hands on programming skills in Python, Understanding of packaging for python

  • Understanding of web technologies (e.g. load balancers, http, ssl)

  • Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services

  • Understanding and Experience demonstrating GIT as source code control and part of a deployment pipeline

  • Experience with seamless/automated build pipelines used for release management across all environments.

  • Experience building sophisticated and highly automated infrastructure. Prior success in automating a real-world production environment.

  • Knowledge of recommended standard methodologies for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language, associated frameworks, idioms and standard methodologies

  • Experience of building unit tests, integration tests, system tests and acceptance tests

  • Work directly with Product Owners to deliver data products in a collaborative and agile environment

Desired skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.

  • Working experience of any of the workflow technology like AirFlow/Luigi/Nextflow

  • Experience in any of the Cloud Compliance tool

  • Experience having worked in a Matrixed organization in a Hub spoke model

  • Experience in Life Science domain, and exposure to validated platforms is an advantage

Education requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (Computer Science or similar engineering subject area)

Overall years of experience:

  • 10+ years

WHY JOIN US ?

We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.

We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.

SO, WHAT’S NEXT?

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.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/

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.

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