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Lead Consultant - Platform Engineer

Ort Chennai, State of Tamil Nādu, Indien Anzeigen-ID R-193553 Veröffentlichungsdatum 07/06/2024

JOB TITLE: Lead Consultant - Platform Engineer


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.


It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.


Youwill be a DataOpsLeadEngineer -youwill be responsible for buildingenterprise-grade solutions for our Data Engineers. Youwillinteractwithstakeholdersacross different domain areas, dealingwithtechnicalchallenges and ensuringthat the providedservicesarescalable, sustainable, and loved by ourData Engineeringcommunity. In addition to being a team player, youwillmaintain a laser focus on delivery and maximizingvalue. Youwill be instrumental in driving the successofour data automation and orchestrationtechnology stacks, and yourcontributionswill be critical to the successof the organization.

What you’ll do

  • Design and develop the Workflow Orchestration Platform based on cutting-edge cloud technologies such as AWS, ensuring that it is robust, scalable, highly available, and secure.

  • Integrate the platform with other tools and technologies used by the Data Engineering community of Astrazeneca.

  • Provide subject matter expertise (SME) support to users of the platform, helping them troubleshoot issues and optimize their use of the platform.

  • Apply agile principles to the development and maintenance of the platform, finding the right balance between iterating fast and creating solutions that meet the needs of users and the organization.

  • Work closely with the DataOps team to ensure that the solution fits into the larger picture of Data Availability at Astrazeneca.

  • Define and manage the roadmap for the platform, ensuring that it evolves to meet user needs and incorporates best practices for workflow orchestration and data management.

  • Ensure that the platform is cost-effective and provides measurable business value, and define and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to track its success.


We consider individuals in this role to be our top tierEngineers; this means you need to be capable of working in multiple spaces and are likely to be one of the most experienced and skilled engineer on the team. You will raise expectations within the whole team, solve complex technical problems and work alongside complementary delivery platforms.

You should apply if:

  • You have a minimun of 10 years of experience in software engineering, with exposure to Data and Analytics projects.

  • You have strong AWS architecture skills, including experience with services such as EC2, S3, RDS, IAM, VPC, CFT, and Route53, and a good understanding of NACLs, security groups, and VPC endpoints. Exposure to EKS and MWAA would be a plus.

  • You have strong programming skills, preferably in Python

  • You have experience in working using Agile/Scrum methodology.

  • You have strong expertise in Linux and shell scripting.

  • You have very good knowledge of DevOps tools such as Jenkins and Ansible.

  • You have good exposure to code versioning tools such as Github and Bitbucket.

  • You have good exposure to project management tools such as JIRA and Confluence.

  • You have experience working collaboratively with other teams to achieve goals on a timely basis.

  • You have a good understanding of REST APIs and how they can be used to build scalable and resilient systems. 

  • You have a very good understanding of database design principles, including 3rd and 5th normal forms, as well as star schemas for data warehousing.

  • You have good skills in writing SQL scripts, with exposure to technologies such as PostgreSQL or MySQL.

  • You have exposure to working in a complex environment, with teams spread out in different locations.

  • You possess critical thinking skills and can challenge solutions.You are proactive in dealing with unexpected blockers and issues.


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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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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