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Senior Data Engineer

Ort Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexiko Anzeigen-ID R-175365 Veröffentlichungsdatum 31/05/2024

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization 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.

About the team

A team of deep specialists, our skills range from mathematics to computation. Our diversity is our strength. We turn complex information into lifechanging and practical insights, every day. Our progressive operating model means that we stay at the forefront. Evolving and learning from what we’re seeing externally. We impact patient’s lives. Empowering and enabling the business to run faster and better, we play a part in improving lives across the world

About the role


  • Gather Requirements – Able to interact with business users, understand the requirement and convert them into technical design
  • Be part of a truly Agile and DevOps team which provides data engineering support across the EU IT portfolio
  • Design and implement technology standard methodologies, guidelines and reusable processes
  • Test and quality assess new D&A solutions, to ensure they are fit for release: code assurance, Unit and System Integration Testing, Data testing, release management control and support of UAT processes.
  • Collaborate with Delivery & Platform Lead along with cross functional IT teams to maintain and deliver solutions using technology
  • Perform a lead role in sprint planning, backlog refinement and prioritization along with sprint review activities. 
  • Ensure modern, controlled and regulated agile software development practices and a great engineering culture. 
  • Promote and embed CI/CD to improve the software development process and transform the IT system estate into an ecosystem that delivers great user experiences and excellent IT service to the business. 
  • Evangelize the adoption of DevOps tools and capabilities within the business and IT community. 
  • Assist the delivery and Platform Lead with regular application performance metrics, health, scorecards and analysis reports 
  • Work cross functionally on delivery and execution of application lifecycle using agile methodologies.
  • Ensure that business data and information assets are made available as data services and artefacts for consumption by the wider AZ enterprise

Essential skills for the role

  • Experience in AWS Services (like EMR, EC2, S3, Athena, Lambda, Redshift) and Pyspark
  • Experience working in software engineering CI/CD processes, with experience in the design and implementation of applications build, release, deployment, containerization and configuration control management
  • Excellent SQL coding skills 
  • Excellent Data Modelling skills (RDBMS concepts, Normalization, dimensional modelling, star/snowflake schema etc.)
  • Experience in scripting using Python, Unix etc.,
  • Experience working with JIRA, Service Now and Automated Testing tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, JIRA, Confluence, CI CD tools - Ansible, etc.)
  • Hands on experience with an orchestration capability is critical. Airflow is the preferred tool, but similar will be considered
  • Experience of working with a range of BI & analytics architectures. These may include traditional data warehousing, visualization, analytics
  • Experience and familiarity with data modelling (entity relationship diagrams, conceptual models, logical models, star schemas, third normal form).
  • Experience of delivering data & analytics solutions using different delivery methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall)
  • Familiar with one or more data visualization tools (Microstrategy and/or Power BI)
  • Experience working in a globally distributed team managing a 10-to-15-member team
  • Complex problem-solving capability and ever improvement approach.
  • Must be analytic, creative and self-motivated.
  • Willing to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent communication & documentation skills.
  • Eager to learn and develop new tech skills as required.

It is desirable and good to have below listed skills & experience in relevant areas

  • Domain knowledge (processes & data): Pharma Compliance, Regulatory Reporting etc.
  • Working knowledge of Snaplogic, Databricks and Snowflake
  • Stakeholders Engagement
  • Good Story telling capability
  • People/Process Management skills
  • Proficient in communicating with the business stakeholders
  • ITSM knowledge preferred

Preferable Educational background:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/IT or equivalent.

Preferable industry: IT

OVERALL YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 4+ years of overall experience and 4+ years of EMR,S3, Redshift, Postgres, AWS and Datawarehouse projects


A place to do important work. We connect across the whole business to power each function to better influence patient outcomes and improve their lives. Impactful and valuable, this is where you come to raise your profile and do good for others. Rise to the challenge of shaping the future of an evolving business in the technology space.


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

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