IT Data Engineer

  • AstraZeneca
  • Square in Square, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
  • 05/03/2021
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

IT Data Engineer

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what can be achieved no matter where you start with us.

The IT Data Engineer plays a pivotal role in channelling our data and analytics capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives!

Our UK Marketing Company (UKMC) is responsible for the marketing of our medicines in the UK. Here you’ll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and our European and International regions’ sales and marketing teams. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice.

It has been agreed that the UKMC head office will move from Luton to Pancras Square, London in early 2022. This role will be initially based in our Luton office, until this move takes place! Our move to Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country’s leading biopharmaceutical company. The move will bring the UK Marketing Company closer to customers, partners and stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AZUK footprint.

If you’re encouraged by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what can be done personally – join us!

Role Summary

We are building a new AstraZeneca in the UK that aims to become the UK’s leading bio-pharmaceutical company. At the heart of this ambition is our ability to partner and collaborate with the healthcare system to create value and to continuously transform outcomes for patients in the UK. The UK is a complex healthcare system, often seen as high control, slow to adopt innovation and low-access – a progressive transformation agenda that spans business ambition, customer and patient and organisation and culture transformation sits at the heart of our ability to achieve this ambition.

We have recently announced our intention to create the most competitive and customer-centric commercial organisation in the UK, on that is aligned to customers’ needs, focused on value beyond medicine, one that is flexible and able to meet customers where they are with a mix of in-person and virtual interactions. At the same time, we need to build a head-office engine that is structured, with the right capabilities, to support our commercial organisation to deliver on our value proposition in front of customers. This new organisation needs a future-fit Digital, Data, Technology and Analytics agenda with the ability to access, analyse, serve up data, create and deliver digital content and integrated customer experiences that span online/offline across owned and non-owned channels.

As an IT Data Engineer based in UKMC, you will be responsible for growing and optimising data and data pipeline architectures, as well as optimising data flow and collection for multi-functional teams. You'll be a capable data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimising data systems and building them from the ground up. Supporting our architect, data teams and will ensure efficient data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. You will need to be self-sufficient and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple stakeholders, systems and products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain efficient data pipeline architecture
  • Build the infrastructure required for efficient extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimising data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Work with stakeholders across UKMC to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • Build data tools for data analysts and data scientists
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.
  • Liaise with, and help manage the workload for, offshore data engineering resources

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role
  • Sophisticated knowledge of data integration and management tools: Informatica / SnapLogic
  • Sophisticated proven understanding and experience working with relational databases, query authoring as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases, particularly Oracle.
  • Experience building and optimising ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets.
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python / Java
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience with AWS cloud services: S3, EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift, Athena, Glue
  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark
  • Experience with Pharmaceutical industry data sets
  • Experience with Data Privacy and working in a regulated environment
  • Leveraging blended onshore and offshore delivery models
  • Agile delivery methodologies

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