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Information/Data Specialist

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-138613 Date posted 23/11/2022

Information/Data Specialist

Macclesfield or Luton (UK) or Gaithersburg (US) or Gothenburg (Sweden)

Competitive salary and benefits

Close date: 21st November

Shape AstraZeneca’s digital journey

Are you a budding data professional with a background that includes data analysis and data modelling? Do you love seeing people and processes empowered by the smarter use of data? We are you looking for someone like you who has a desire to move into Information/Data Architecture where you will play a pivotal part in our Information Architecture team as we design and implement data products within our Operations domain and drive the successful transition towards a data mesh architecture.

Now is the time to be part of accelerating AstraZeneca’s growth and feel your contribution. We unite our technologies, tools and platforms with our collective expertise to drive our transformational journey forward. It means we are able to better interpret data and make better data decisions.

Play an increasingly crucial role in driving disruptive transformation on our journey to becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. Unleash the power of our latest innovations in data, machine learning and technology to turn complex information into life-changing and practical insights.

What you’ll do

Enterprise Data & AI Services (EDAI) provides analytics and data insight services and solutions critical to the mission of AstraZeneca. As an Information Architect within EDAI you will be responsible for:

Delivering the efficient design of data and information architectures to support business objectives. A key component of delivery will be to ensure that AstraZeneca data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) across our systems, ready for either direct use by consumers or AI machines. Crafting and detailing data flows across the estate, crafting data models for analytics/reporting, assessing feasibility of data models, working with business data governance groups in establishing data standards (master, reference, structure) and working with solution architects on data integration and service architectures. Developing our Information Architecture standard methodology – tooling, methods, standards, skills, documentation and training.

You will lead on a range of portfolio projects within your functional area*; this will require you to deliver IA blueprints and design, in line with functional IA roadmaps. A core part of the role is to evangelise about Information Architecture and the value and impact of good Information Architecture design and governance to both IT and business teams.

You will be a key part of the Information Architecture Review Board, ensuring that all Information Architectures are reviewed and are aligned with your functional area. This role may also extend to membership of business data governance teams to ensure overall alignment.

Essential criteria

  • Good knowledge and experience delivering Information Architectures within IT projects using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies,

  • Experience of working with a range of BI & analytics architectures: including traditional warehousing, Distributed computing (Hadoop), NoSQL, virtualization or data streaming,

  • Business Leadership capabilities – ability to partner and collaborate across both IT and business teams to inform on the best Information Architecture,

  • Strong influencing and innovation skills,

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number of years of experience in a Computer Science or Data Management related field

Why AstraZeneca

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.

So, What’s next?

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Where can I find out more?

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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.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.