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Engineering Lead Omnichannel Data and AI

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-113661 Date posted 23/11/2021

                               Engineering Lead Omnichannel Data and AI

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Software Engineering and AI? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Omni-Channel 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, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business 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. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.


We lead AstraZeneca’s transformation, fusing our digital and data capabilities with backing from the business to make it happen. Applying our skills for good, we feel a pride like no other as we positively impact patients across the world. Accelerate the business forward as we power the core functions to work better and faster. By partnering across the business, we’re leveraging our leading technologies and exploring data to make improved decisions and help the business to reach the right outcomes, quicker. Working with new technologies in our ever-changing environment we never stand still. We challenge, innovate and break away from the norm to find bold new ways of approaching the everyday. Always focused on leading the way for sustainable digital healthcare. This cannot be done alone. Empowerment and working together as one, go in hand in hand. Giving our diverse team of specialists the freedom to explore and express their ideas and views. There’s no better place to continuously expand knowledge and develop with our two-way feedback loop and novel roles. A place to realise the true impact data and digital can make.


You are expected to have experience in codifying complex data science models, leverage native AI/ML capabilities of platforms such as AWS & GCP, data extraction and transformation practices.

Ideal candidate would have a Omnichannel marketing/advertising background or at least be extremely insight focused and commercial.

As a Software Engineering Lead, you will be responsible and accountable for the work you and your team deliver. You will be expected to help mentor others, review code, and provide best practices to ensure that we deliver the best quality product possible.

It is not necessary that you have expertise in all of the following, but here are a few skills we are looking for in a person for this role, learning new technology is part of that. However, you must have deep technical skills and a long history of writing code.

•           Develop and implement new, advanced data science & AI solutions by exploiting native AI capabilities of platforms such as Adobe, Salesforce, AWS, GCP

•           Design and develop custom algorithms where required or augment to enhance native capabilities

•           Undertake POC to prove art of possible

•           Codifying complex models provided by data scientist

•           Implement Document AI models

•           Implement Complex business rule (deterministic) to support journey orchestration

•           Working closely with the wider insight & data COE

•           Ensuring best practice to work with a variety of large data sets from various sources

•           Lead a team of engineers – providing mentorship, training and support

Essential Abilities, Skills and Experience

•           Advanced SQL and, R and/or Python

•           Exposure to Cloud based machine learning services e.g. AWS sagemaker, AWS Personalise, Google AI, Document AI

•           Web Analytics knowledge and use of Google Analytics and/or Adobe Analytics

•           Experience working with business rule engines e.g. Red hat or similar e.g Pega 

Desirable Skills and Experience

•           Experience with campaign management tools and data management are desirable but not essential (Tealium, Salesforce, Adobe Campaign, Adobe Audience Manager)

•           Strong understanding of databases, NoSQL data stores, storage and distributed persistence technologies

•           Understanding Complex statistical modelling – testing and execution


We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into

exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions. Our work unlocks the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification. We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate,

and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!


Are you already imagining 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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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

Open Date: 21/11/2021
Close Date: 21/12/2021

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.

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