You'll work in Science IT. In the era of digital health, AI and big data, IT is a groundbreaking partner in making digital R&D a reality. Improving the way that our medicines can help our patients is a constant driver for AstraZeneca, and our IT capabilities are vital in analysing and interpreting the clinical trials and real-world data that allow the right decisions to be made.
As a solution architect in Science IT, you'll be designing solutions that will form a part of our foundational data platform for science, aligned to AstraZeneca’s data science and AI strategy. You'll be providing the architectural leadership to craft requirements and opportunities into well-architected solutions across cloud and on-premise infrastructure.
You will identify opportunities for innovation in your delivery, leveraging new technologies and methodology best practices externally and internally. You will work closely with colleagues across the wider IT organisation, including business analysts, data engineers and data scientists, as well as commercial software suppliers. As a solution architect, you will be responsible for ensuring that the solutions you help deliver form an integral part of the global IT estate and align with the wider Enterprise reference architecture and domain roadmaps. You will need to be a good communicator and have a collaborative delivery approach.
If you have a real passion for designing and delivering well-architected solutions that will unlock the value of patient data to improve patient care, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
Example Areas of Focus include
- Supporting the architecture direction and solution delivery in the constantly expanding area of patient data, ensuring optimal dataflow and processes both on premise and in the cloud.
- Working with external partners in the delivery of collaborative solutions that support real-world insight whilst ensuring architectural standards are maintained
- Delivery of the platform components to enable the next generation of knowledge management and data exploration of clinical and real-world patient data
- Collaborate with the Information Architecture capability to incorporate best practice information management into upfront solution design
- Advise and support the IT Lead and business relationship managers on all aspects of architecture delivery aligned to strategic roadmaps
A bit about you
- You'll be an architect first. To be successful in this role you will have:
- Experience with a range of infrastructures and technology stacks needed to support global solutions
- Experience of designing/developing innovative solutions, blueprints, and standards for solution design.
- Hands-on experience with AWS cloud technologies
- Practical experience in agile delivery of complex IT projects, including interpretation of the non-functional requirements associated with successful implementation
- Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their applicability to the Science domain.
- We expect people to build strong domain (science) and technology (IT) skills and we need architects who can focus on and deliver value in the R&D domain. Ideally the Solution Architect will have:
- A broad understanding of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
- Knowledge of the types of technical solutions employed and the associated data utilized in drug discovery (e.g. in Target Rationalization; Predictive Biomarkers; Clinical Trials; application of Real-World Data)
- Understanding of the high-level business processes/workflows and associated dataflow across the R&D domain
- Knowledge of one of the following business areas
At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. This purpose underpins everything we do. Our work helps to make hearts healthier, to help people breathe easier, and to help more people survive cancer. Every single day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide and by leading breakthrough science that promises to transform the treatment of disease. Our IT deliveries to the Science and Enabling functions is truly at the heart of making this possible.
Our purpose is ambitious and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, bold thinking and act with a sense of urgency. We are courageous, taking risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of an extraordinary place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.