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Senior Data & Analytics Engineer

Lieu Cambridge, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni Job ID R-096809 Date de publication 01/06/2021

Senior Data & Analytics Engineer – Cambridge

The Senior Analytics Engineer may be an experienced individual contributor but will also play a leadership role on smaller initiatives and projects overseeing other Engineers and may be a local Team Leader. The Senior Analytics Engineer will pair with other Engineers, Leads, and Architects to design, build, test and deploy software solutions.

The role will be involved in analysing requirements, implementing software solutions, testing components, release and maintenance. The Analytics Engineer must strive to gain as much understanding and exposure to the development stack as well as the domains they are working in as well as contribute to the development stack. This role will also be involved in providing recommendations on enhancements, monitoring the performance, and support maintenance of deployed applications.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, you would express diverse perspectives, contribute to an energised environment and provide creative ideas - and be rewarded for this.

Enabling Units IT is a global IT capability supporting Global Product & Portfolio Strategy, Global Medical Affairs, Finance, HR, Compliance, Legal and Global Business Services. We are organized around 7 key capability areas: Business Partnering, Solution Delivery, Architecture, Application Support, Data & Analytics, Change & Operations. We operate out of sites across the US, UK, Sweden, India and Mexico.

Data & Analytics provides analytics, data insight services and solutions critical to the mission of AstraZeneca. D&A is organized into teams specialising in: Information Architecture, Data Engineering, Visual Engineering, Knowledge Management, Data Science, Data Analysis and Information Governance.

We are recruiting for engineers to be based at our Central Cambridge site. As an Engineer you will support solution development, provide technical leadership, and take responsibility for delivery. You are a T-shaped engineer, a person with a broad range of knowledge and experience across data & analytics, with significant depth in at least one technical area. You will work almost exclusively on our AWS data platform.

You will join a team that has delivered cloud solutions, such as the development of auto-scaling containerised ETL. Similarly, we have built an automated ETL test harness which integrates with our evolving CI/CD processes. We have a significant backlog of work, so you might be developing a data hub processing terabytes of data, a federated reporting capability, a new tax analytics platform, or improvements to any of our existing analytics solutions.

You'll be part of a team of engineers who work closely with IT colleagues in Chennai and Guadalajara. You would be the technical point of reference on projects. We have business partners and team members spread globally, so you would need a collaborative delivery approach to be successful. We prefer to use Agile, but choose the appropriate approach for the project.

So, experience of a variety of delivery management approach will come in useful. You will provide technical leadership throughout our software development lifecycle, from the initial development of a technical design based on a blueprint, right through to hyper-care.

Do you have a real passion for delivering well engineered data and analytics solutions? Because this will make you stand out from other specialists. If you would like to discuss flexible working or part-time working we would be happy to hear from you.

Key skills and experience

  • You will have delivery experience across key elements of the data & analytics domain,
  • You will need great interpersonal skills & a collaborative approach to delivery,
  • You will be able to demonstrate an ability to understand business needs and translate them into a solution,
  • You must have strong analytical and data manipulation ability,
  • You will have experience of technical leadership in data and analytics.

Desirable technical skills & experience

  • Experience of ETL & cloud techniques and tools (we currently use Talend for ETL, AWS data & analytics services such as S3, SQS, SNS, Redshift, Postgres, Aurora, MySQL, EMR, HIVE, PIG, Spark),
  • Experience of visualisation technologies (we are focused on OBIEE, and MicroStrategy),
  • Experience of building scalable high availability analytics solutions,
  • Continuous integration and continuous development (we use Jenkins, Nexus, Git),
  • Experience of data analysis – profiling, investigating, interpreting and documenting data structures,
  • Familiarity with data modelling techniques and hands on modelling experience (our relational databases are third normal form and star schema),
  • Agile practices, especially being a SCRUM Master.

Why AstraZeneca and why IT?

At AstraZeneca, patients are at the heart of everything we do. A global company that pushes the boundaries of science, we all share a big purpose: to discover and develop life-changing medicines that save lives. In IT we make a direct impact on that purpose –enabling the entire business to perform at its peak. Combining ground breaking science with leading digital technology platforms and our own data sets. Ours is a place to innovate, take ownership and run with it –with countless opportunities to learn and grow your career. You get to craft your path, but there’s support all the way. It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in and that’s why we like it. You’re trusted to explore and to find new solutions. But most of all we respect the collective –diverse minds that move at pace and collaborate openly. Here IT has the power to innovate, redefine an industry and change lives. That’s why we’re proud to work here!

Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

Recruitment start date: 06 / 01 / 2021

Recruitment close date: 28 / 02 / 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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