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Senior Data Engineer - Data & Analytics Lead

Lieu Varsovie, Voïvodie de Mazovie, Pologne Cracovie (Ville), Voïvodie de Petite-Pologne, Pologne Job ID R-132246 Date de publication 05/26/2022

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. 

Science and Enabling Units IT is a global IT capability supporting drug research, drug development, 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.

Area of responsibilities:

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join the R&D Data Platform. Reporting to a Lead Data Engineer, the Senior Data Engineer will be responsible for :

  • Providing technical leadership to 1-3 scrum teams consisting of Data Engineers and other data professionals.
  • Receiving requirements from stakeholders,
  • Designing solutions and, leading the delivery (including test and release)
  • Providing ongoing support and maintenance to the platform.
  • You will collaborate with colleagues across the globe, particularly our IT teams in Chennai and Guadalajara. 

Skills and Experience

  • 5 years of relevant experience

  • You will have delivery experience across key elements of the data and analytics domain.

  • You will need great interpersonal skills and 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.

Technical Skills and Experience

  • ETL tools (we currently use Talend). -Database technologies (e.g. Postgres, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle)

  • Cloud technologies (we currently use AWS services like Lambda, Glue, Athena, S3, SQS, SNS, Redshift and Aurora)

  • Data modelling (3NF, Star Schema) - must have 

  • Interrogating, analysing and documenting data systems

  • Agile practises, particularly SCRUM and SAFe


  • Data visualisation technologies (our strategic solution is Power BI but also use Spotfire, Tableau and several others) -  nice to have 

  • CI/CD (we currently use Jenkins, Nexus, Git) - nice to have 

  • Architecting data platforms, particularly Data Mesh architectures – nice to have

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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