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Senior Analyst – OSI PI Historian

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-161484 Date posted 01/11/2023



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 commercialization 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.


Technical BA for Aveva-PI DevOps– Reports to DevOps Lead (Operations IT SSD)

The main responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Responsible for the technical delivery of the PI platform & integrations in projects. Works closely with the Project PM and supports/advises regarding project status & risks and issues.

  • Provide design and testing oversight & assurance and ensure accelerated project delivery with high quality.

  • Hands-on leadership, coaching, planning, coordination, and delivery of technical aspects of integration projects. Includes setting up and facilitating meetings, tracking, reporting and communicating progress, as well as risks and issues as necessary.

  • Contributing, updating and maintaining standards (incl Playbook) together with the Capability and

  • Ensures robust PI integrations to source systems and adherence to playbook, standards & guidelines to meet set requirements

  • Creation, review and approval of documentation acc to WPL, for example requirements, design specifications, test scripts and qualification/validation documentation

  • Works closely with Site BA to understand requirements of the project and provide technical advice during requirements gathering.

  • Collaborate closely with multiple AZ teams, for example business users/customers, architecture, infrastructure & middleware teams.

  • Collaborate closely with external partners such as equipment & system vendors, advising on technical requirements, resolving issues and potential improvements

  • Support site teams (both Operations and IT) with PI knowledge, for example to investigate new use cases

  • Continuous improvements of processes and contribute to the Improvements backlog

  • Active participation & contribution to the PI Tech BA network

Essential Experience: (Must have skills)

  • 8-10 years of prior technical support experience with deeper knowledge in Aveva PI data historian application

  • Should have experience in implementation, RT reports developments, maintenance and technical support of Aveva PI system

  • Strong understanding of Aveva PI architecture and business functionality

  • Strong understanding of the ISA 95 architecture and exposure to automation layer

  • Rich experience in Agile methodologies and DevOps tools

  • Should be strong in database (Oracle /SQL) querying and writing stored procedures

  • Should be able to work collaboratively and efficiently with multiple teams in multiple geographies

  • Experience on Windows/UNIX application environment and understanding of client-server / distributed computing concepts.

  • Understanding of incident, problem, change, release management processes

  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge to multiple systems and support multiple business groups.


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.


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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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