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Digital Lab Platform Lead

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Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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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 ambitious 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

 

In Early Science, we have highly skilled scientists in our labs who experiment and support complex drug projects.  The environment is driven by scientific and technical innovation with a high level of diversity in workflows, data and vendors. 

 

Our vision, in collaboration with early R&D scientists, is to build an IT environment that digitises the experimental process and makes experimental data more available and re-usable.  To accelerate research timelines, increase efficiency and quality, our teams enable the scientist and lab of the future where the journey of an experiment from start to finish is frictionless and thoughtfully automated. We ensure seamless access to FAIR experimental data, empowering the scientists to create new insights and accelerate decision-making.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

As the Digital Lab Platform Lead, you will be instrumental in building up a world class IT environment to support this business area.   Your work will have a direct impact on the science we do and you have an opportunity to enable our scientists to do science not possible today.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

 

Early Science Engineering is a global development team which is migrating as close to as we can to a true DevOps model.   The Digital Lab Portfolio is a mixture of outstanding self-developed and  Commercial Off the Shelf Software (COTS) solutions.  It’s a silo’d environment and you have the challenge and chance to create the software experience to the user seamless. 

  • You’ll lead a team of engineers and supporting roles to help you articulate, position & sell the Platform strategic vision, the delivery roadmap & releases. 
  • You’ll collaborate with Scientists and senior Research & Development leaders to understand and estimate requirements and provide tailored, complete solutions that fit their needs
  • The changes you drive need to be using technology that best fits the solution in a way that is operationally stable and sustainable.  In our Platforms, if you build it you run it.
  • You’ll build and support your teams of engineers and their managers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering culture

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

We consider individuals in this role to be our top tier Engineering leaders; this means having humility, taking accountability for your work and your team, feeling the need to continually raise the expectations of yourself and others, and being a true engineer who is capable of solving complex problems.

 

You should apply if:

  • You have 8 years as a Software Developer, Architect, DevOps Engineer, Programmer, or equivalent
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • You have life sciences experience, particularly within Research & Development Labs
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development and building capabilities that deliver value and a great user experience
  • You know what good looks like for a hard-working team of engineers and know how to get there
  • You are confident in leading Engineers on standard methodologies on key architectural concepts as needed and are comfortable to have trade off conversations around technical debt
  • You are highly skilled in modern Devops culture / practices with proven experience of migration to Cloud based environments
  • You have experience of delivering within a regulated environment

 

WHY JOIN US:

 

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.

 

SO, WHAT’S NEXT?

 

Are you up for an exciting challenge and ready for making a difference? If so, hit Apply today – we can’t wait to hear from you!

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