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Senior Application Engineering Lead

Ort Macclesfield, England, Vereinigtes Königreich Macclesfield, England, Vereinigtes Königreich Anzeigen-ID R-141616 Veröffentlichungsdatum 23/06/2022

Senior Engineering Lead

Macclesfield, Luton (UK)


AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines.

Our purpose as a company is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines and greater efficiency & innovation in healthcare.

As science moves forward, technology has to keep pace. AstraZeneca IT started a major global transformation program to create a world class IT organization, including radically reinventing the current IT operating model and organization design; supplier ecosystem optimization and insourcing; establishment of a network of Global Technology Centers; significant Infrastructure and Technology transformation; cultural change and risk management.


A key part of this transformation program was to deploy Veeva’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform to 35,000+ users in 70+ countries to improve field user productivity and effectiveness and Veeva’s Content Management solution Vault to 6,000+ users across Commercial and Medical.

We have also established a Solution Delivery Center Application Engineering team, based out of our state-of-the-art IT facility in Chennai, to drive continuous improvement and innovation on our strategic platforms.

We are now looking for a Salesforce / Veeva CRM Application Engineer to lead design and build of releases and projects on the Veeva CRM platform and related applications / integrations.

The Salesforce / Veeva CRM Application Engineer will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Serve as an internal consultant for IT and business partners across regions and business areas (Commercial, Medical)

  • Identify platform exploitation and innovation opportunities across the enterprise

  • Socialise new or unused Veeva/SFDC platform features with business and identify exploitation opportunities

  • Actively promote new platform features and drive adoption

  • Run assessments / POCs

  • Generate innovation ideas and create business case for new features

  • Participate in business requirement gathering and design activities with business & IT stakeholders

  • Lead delivery activities through Design / Build / Test / Deploy phases for regular releases and key Veeva platform initiatives

  • Provide technical oversight on configuration, customization, MyInsights UX development for Veeva releases and projects

  • Provide technical expertise on integration technologies to release and project teams working on the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of Integration designs and solutions

  • Generate and implement ideas to simplify / streamline our integration landscape

  • Lead, mentor and coach the AZ Application Development team based in Chennai to increase throughput and quality


  • Establish and maintain working relationships with the SFDC / Veeva Functional Leads, Regional and Market business leaders to lead the delivery of innovation services

  • Work together with the SFDC / Veeva Platform Leads to support market innovation projects

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities to our clients in partnering on market capabilities strategic roadmap initiatives

  • Collaborate with peer SFDC Core Architects to build and improve best CRM practices and to aggregate common capabilities demand that drive cost-effective platform enhancements

  • Continually improve the end to end market engagement strategy to shorten the cycle time between emerging market business needs and delivered platform capabilities

  • Provide technical leadership within market delivery projects implemented through 3rd party suppliers.


  • Veeva CRM Certification

  • Salesforce Admin and Dev Certifications

  • Degree level education in computer science or similar

  • Extensive experience in a similar role with direct hands-on experience working with SFDC and/or Veeva in a technical leadership role

  • In-depth knowledge of Salesforce.com and its associated technologies (HTML/XHTML, jQuery, Javascript, AJAX, SQL, SOAP, REST, JSON, Apex, SOQL, React)

  • High level Experience of UX design principles for both Desktop & Mobile

  • Hands on experience with React JS and JavaScript ES6

  • Prior experience working in Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry IT environment

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work within both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies

  • Proven experience of developing and managing relationships with 3rd party suppliers

  • Experience of working within a quality and compliance environment and application of policies, procedures and guidelines


We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions, unlocking the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification.

A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate, and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!


If reading the above has tickled your senses and you’re ready to join us, hit the apply button and we look forward to reviewing your application soon.

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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