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Senior Consultant - Software Engineer

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-200075 Date posted 11/06/2024

Job Title - Senior Consultant - Software Engineer

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!


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.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our team as a Software Engineer. In this role, you will be responsible fordesign, develop, and delivery of software products or solutions. You will work in agile environment that adopts DevOps ways of working.


  • As a full stack engineer you would be working on development of both front end and back-end modules of applicationdeployed in a cloud environment

  • Proven expertise as developer in large enterprise platforms that involve multitude of integrations, security and handling large data volumes

  • Work closely with stakeholders to define or validate product requirements, design, establish timelines, develop, test and implement

  • Have keen interest and inclination to understand the domain and business and expand into high ownership level of solutioning and delivery rather than working at transactional level

  • Understand the process and workflows and adhere to strict quality standards set by AstraZeneca

  • Ensure application stability, uptime, understand metrics that matter and focus to add business value through continuous culture of upskilling and innovation


  • 8+ years of development experience in an enterprise environment 

  • Relevant experience in Lifesciences industry is an added advantage

  • Core Java (>= Java 8), kotlin, Spring Framework, Spring boot, Micronaut, Python, Typescript, nest.js, GraphQL

  • Strong experience in Angular, React/Redux Frameworks, NPM, NodeJS, YARN

  • Having good knowledge in Junit 5, Apollo, Jasmine, Mocha, Protractor

  • Work experience in running SaaS applications in production. Having strong knowledge in IaC code tools (Terraform, Pulumi, CloudFormation, Ansible), Helm.

  • Hand-on experience in Docker, Kubernetes

  • Experience in RDBMS & NoSQL Databases like PostgreSQL, MongoDB

  • ORM – JDBC/Hibernate/JPA and SQL queries with Oracle/DB2 databases

  • Tools – Eclipse, IntelliJ, Maven, GIT etc.

  • RESTful Services Development, enhancement and troubleshooting

  • Security Setup for Web Services – OAUTH , Basic Auth etc.

  • Agile Methodology – Knowledge on Story pointing, Acceptance Criteria , Sprint/Iteration Planning, Program Increment Planning  etc.

  • Proficiency in cloud-based architectures, preferably in popular cloud platforms (Azure, AWS).

  • Proficiency in software design and architecture, ideally with experience dealing with large datasets.

  • Deep expertise in data security and privacy best practices.

  • Excellent knowledge of clean code concepts, design patterns. Test driven (TDD) and behavioural driven development (BDD)

  • Proficiency in designing and implementing scalable, distributed, and high-performance systems. 


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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