Data & AI Project Manager

  • AstraZeneca
  • Melbourn, Royston SG8, UK
  • 03/05/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Artificial Intelligence Data Management

Job Description

Data & AI Project Manager

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Project Management? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Scientific Computing Platform in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

ABOUT ASTRAZENECA

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business 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. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

ABOUT OUR IT TEAM

Here our work has a direct impact on patients – transforming our ability to develop life-changing medicines. We empower the business to perform at its peak and lead a new way of working, combining cutting-edge science with leading digital technology platforms and data. All with a passion to impact lives through data, analytics, AI, machine learning and more. Join us at a crucial stage of our journey in becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. Make the impossible possible by building partnerships and ecosystems, creating new ways of working and driving scale and speed to deliver exponential growth. Focused and committed, and backed with the investment to succeed, we’re driving cross-company change to disrupt the entire industry. Ours is a place to innovate, take ownership and run with it. You’re trusted to explore and to find new solutions, experimenting with leading-edge technology and grappling with challenges in a modern technology environment that might never have been tackled before. It’s a dynamic and challenging 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 transforming the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross-functionally and inclusively together. Be part of a team that has the backing to innovate, disrupt an industry and change lives.

ABOUT THE ROLE?

At AstraZeneca we are treating Scientific Computing as a strategic asset underpinning our advances in science. Leading-edge research strategies critically depend on best in class Computing capabilities. We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious and independently working Scientific Computing Platform aligned Project Manager to join our global team.

AstraZeneca R&D IT is building an outstanding organisation at the forefront of the digital revolution in healthcare. We’re applying technologies such as AI, machine learning, software and data engineering and analytics to provide critical insights. Our goal is to engage with our stakeholders as a strategic partner in delivering life-changing medicines to our patients.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

The Scientific Computing Platform (SCP) is AstraZeneca’s state-of-the-art computing environment to pursue todays and tomorrows in-silico challenges. It strongly focuses on a platform concept, building capabilities and services around central building blocks. At its heart it uses 3 compute environments, a classical InfiniBand/Slurm HPC cluster, an OpenStack private cloud as well as various public cloud for elasticity and scale. To exploit these resource pools most optimally, the SCP is deploying strong DevOps tooling and cloud native technologies. It seeks to adjust and adapt according to changing requirements and follow the science.

The engineers and architects in the SCP team are key to continuously deliver and support this critical capability. We are operating the SCP as a single global team with shared responsibilities. You will be joining an agile and hardworking team of technologists who share excitement for High-Performance & Big Compute, modern technology stacks and their application in science to change the life of patients. Living and breathing technology is a key factor to enable us to keep pace with the life changing ideas of the scientists.

As a Project Manager aligned to the SCP Platform Team, you will ensure delivery aligns to the vision and business strategy, and that true business value is delivered to the customer as a result. Having a strong partnership with the business customer driving the demand for the solution is critical to success in this role.

The role views process as guidance and looks for innovative means to expedite delivery. You must ensure that delivery occurs with a sense of urgency and can be completed within the approved programme/project budget and timelines, whilst continuously assessing risk and balancing the need for flexibility and agility with conformance to standard methods and tools. Focus areas include stakeholder management across Business, IT, and partners, risk management and delivery of business benefit.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?

  • Science, Technical or Business degree or equivalent years of experience
  • IT Project Management experience, ideally in a Pharmaceutical environment with experience of GxP and validation
  • Blue-chip or multinational company experience (within Infrastructure and Data Migration experience)
  • Experience of working in a DevOps team and agile delivery experience
  • Data analysis and data migration delivery experience
  • Infrastructure design and delivery experience
  • Proven project management skills and experience of delivering, leading and controlling large projects /programmes (managing plans, budgets and forecasts, tasks, risks and issues, change management and status reporting to support effective decisions and project reporting to stakeholders and review boards)
  • Development of IT quality documentation management
  • Coordinate status and delivery of project workstreams. Identify / manage dependencies between projects (intra-program and across portfolio).
  • Experience of working with external vendors and onshore and offshore suppliers
  • Experience working in a global organization and across cultural boundaries

The ideal candidate will be someone who is relation-orientated, with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives. Expertise in planning, change management and problem solving are critical. Previous experience with infrastructure and datacenter standup are highly desirable.

WHY JOIN US?

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. Our work unlocks the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification. We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. 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!

SO, WHAT’S NEXT?

Are you already imagining 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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