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Senior Full Stack Engineering Lead

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-199542 Date posted 11/06/2024

Job Title: Senior Full Stack Engineering Lead

Introduction to role:

At AstraZeneca, we're not just about creating life-changing medicines; we're about creating a culture of innovation and collaboration. We have taken on a bold goal of revolutionizing antibody discovery at AstraZeneca by significantly reducing the time it takes to discover a clinical candidate using elite technology and advanced data & AI capabilities. To support this initiative, we are building the Biologics Discovery Platform within R&D IT. We're looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineering Lead who can operate strategically at an enterprise level on large scale business change with high levels of complexity and risk. If you're someone who technically lead a team building end-to-end software solutions meeting scientists’ requirements working within a globally distributed team, then this is the role for you!


In this role you will join a global team of software, data, and MLOps engineers, architects, BAs, PMs, in our Augmented Biologics Platform to support biologics and antibody drug discovery as a Senior Full Stack Engineering Lead. You will be responsible for technically leading a team that builds full stack software solutions, aligning with product manager and owner to ensure that skills and technical stacks are available to deliver the product roadmap, designing and implementing software and data solutions to make our science easier to do, easier to learn from, and offer faster delivery and higher quality across all therapeutic areas.

Essential Skills/Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree
• 5+ years of minimum experience
• Experience in designing end-to-end full stack software in cloud
• Deep expertise in Java and Python. Additionally, expertise in other programming languages like C++, Node.js will be advantageous
• Experience in at least one major web development framework from Spring, Flask, Django, and beyond
• Strong front end skills with one of the major font end frameworks from React, Angular or Vue.js.
• Additional front-end skills in CSS as well as some related CSS framework like Bootstrap
• Experience working with relational and/or NoSQL databases and knowledge of query optimization techniques
• Proficiency in Linux environments
• Demonstrable high proficiency in data structures and design patterns, as well as associated antipatterns. Be able to defend, compare, and contrast these decisions
• Demonstrable abilities with the coding best practices including testing, code review, and version control
• CI/CD experience with some automation tooling like Jenkins, TravisCI, Github actions, etc.
• Experience of data analysis – profiling, investigating, interpreting, and documenting data structures,
• Excellent teamworking, verbal, and written communication skills
• Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
• Familiarity with Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics concepts

Desirable Skills/Experience:
• Basic understanding of Machine Learning concepts and MLOps
• Experience in microservice architecture
• Experience with message queuing (RabbitMQ, SQS, etc.)
• Experience with GitOps for Kubernetes

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and bold world.

Why AstraZeneca:

AstraZeneca is a place where you can do important work. We connect across the whole business to power each function to better influence patient outcomes and improve their lives. Impactful and valuable, this is where you come to raise your profile and do good for others. We are dedicated to combining the science with our knowledge, to deliver greater value for patients, every day. We take data seriously. Driven by the impact we know we can have; our high ethical standards never slip. This is the place where innovation meets large-scale impact.

Ready to make a difference? Apply now and join us in our journey to create life-changing medicines!

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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