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Senior Specialist Programmer II

Lieu Bangalore, Karnataka, Inde Job ID R-141389 Date de publication 06/21/2022



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.


The Senior Specialist Programmer II is a delivery focused role responsible for programming deliverables with quality and timeliness, following established standards and processes. This position requires high technical skills and thorough industry knowledge to independently perform the programming tasks while using judgement about seeking guidance in complex situations. They can be responsible for leading the programming deliveries of clinical studies or small to medium sized projects and can lead cross-functional teams to deliver continuous improvement.

Typical Accountabilities

Apply computer science and information technology for the development and maintenance of various complexity tools and related processes supporting the Biometrics analysis and innovation process.

Support the development of programming standards/best practice or techniques to improve the quality, compliance and efficiency of deliverables for overall AZ programming community effectiveness.

Support the development and implementation of policies, procedures and objectives for own work or team.

Support evaluations of Biometrics tools and efficiencies in collecting different types of data and production of analysis.

Support for the design, development and maintenance of single point Biometrics processes and tools supporting analysis and innovation.

Leads quality of own deliverables and completeness of applicable quality and process documentation.

Seeks to acquire knowledge of computer science and/or information technology and or programming .

Ensure computer system validation compliance for production tools for audit ready state.

Leads small to medium sized projects and may lead cross-functional teams within improvement projects.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


At least 9 years of relevant work experience.

  • BSc (or local equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Life or Social Sciences or equivalent experience.

  • Experienced in developing efficiencies and improvements in programming utilities and tools.

  • Extensive SAS programming expertise (and/or other programming languages).

  • Proficient with CDISC data standards.

  • Project management experience.

  • Understanding of Analysis and Reporting within Clinical Development.

  • Understanding of Data Management within Clinical Development.

  • Excellent Communication and Collaboration Skills.

  • Ability to apply programming expertise to problem solving and quality focused.

  • Truth seeking rather than success seeking.

  • The ability to proactively drive innovations.

  • Embracing of peer review.

  • Understanding of compliance principles preferably supported with an audit experience.


Understanding of other programming languages (e.g. R, Java, Groovy, Spotfire, C/C++, VBA/VBS, .NET, Python, Pearl) would be advantageous.


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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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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