Senior Consultant - DevOps
Job Title: Senior Consultant
Location: TRIL GTC
GCL : D3
AstraZeneca is a global biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. Our growth platforms are doing extremely well, and the impact of our older products decline is starting to reduce. And, with the potential of our pipeline and new medicines, we can be confident in our ability to sustain growth for years to come and make an even bigger difference to patients around the world.
At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Our vision of a great place to work is one in which all our employees are engaged and inspired by a clear shared purpose and a compelling strategy; where they are encouraged to perform and develop to their full potential; and where they are supported by the right organisation design, culture, technology and processes.
As a Data & Analytics engineer you will support solution development, take responsibility for delivery. You will work almost exclusively 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. We prefer to use Agile, but choose the appropriate approach for the project. Do you have a real passion for delivering well engineered data and analytics solutions? Because this will make you stand out from other specialists.
REQUIRED QUALITIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Bachelors Degree or equivalency (Computer Science or similar engineering discipline)
- 4+ years overall IT industry experience
- Hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS
- Hands-on experience using compute, storage, database and application integration AWS services
- Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services
- Extensive experience architecting, designing and programming applications in an AWS Cloud environment for large regulated businesses.
- Understanding of packaging for python
- Understanding of web technologies (e.g. load balancers, http, ssl)
- Understanding and Experience leveraging GIT as source code control and part of a deployment pipeline
- Hands on programming skills in Python
- Experience building sophisticated and highly automated infrastructure. Prior success in automating a real-world production environment.
- Experience with seamless/automated build pipelines used for release management across all environments.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
- Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement
- Knowledge of recommended best practices 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 best practices
- Experience of building unit tests, integration tests, system tests and acceptance tests
- Must be able to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal
DESIERED QUALITIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- 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 utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
- Familiarity with data modelling techniques
- Familiar with Agile project delivery methodology
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, gender, 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.