Data & Analytics Lead

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Data & Analytics Lead

Location:            Cambridge

You’ll Influence The Lives Of Millions Globally

Do you want to be part of one of the global leading innovators in the biopharmaceutical business in shaping the technology that reinforces everything we do that helps AstraZeneca push the boundaries and turns ideas into life changing medicines?  The R&D Data Platform team here at AZ plays a key role introducing process and technology improvements such as Data Mesh, Agile, DevOps and the very latest engineering tools to maximise velocity and business value.

Apply Your Expertise In A Dynamic Team

You will join the R&D Late Science Data Platform leadership team which is responsible for delivering data driven solutions across many different domains in support of clinical product development. This includes Clinical Operations, Digital Patient Clinical Devices, Patient Safety and Human Bio sampling. The R&D Data Platform is organised into DevOps teams specialising in: Information Architecture, Data Engineering, BI Engineering, Knowledge Management, Data Science, Data Analysis and Information Governance.

You’ll work very closely with Platform Leads, Lead Solution Architects and Senior Business Stakeholders to prioritise, estimate and plan work.  Constantly looking for opportunities to get the most out of our Agile, DevOps teams and introducing process and technology improvements such as Data Mesh and Cloud Native engineering tools to maximise velocity and business value.  You will work primarily on our AWS data platform but there are also some opportunities to work our Azure platform.

What You’ll Need

In order to be successful, you will be experienced with managing tech leads (or at least managing large and complex engineering teams), delivering across key elements of the data & analytics domain with proven experience working throughout the technology project lifecycle in Agile environments. You will lead a team that has delivered cloud solutions, such as the development of auto-scaling containerised ETL.  Experience of ETL & cloud techniques and tools (we currently use Talend, Glue or Lambda for ETL, AWS data & analytics services such as S3, Athena, Collibra, SQS, SNS, Redshift, Postgres, Snowflake, Starburst, Aurora, MySQL, EMR, HIVE, PIG, Spark)

Experience of visualisation technologies (Power BI) Experience of building scalable high availability analytics solutions, providing continuous integration and continuous development (we use GitHub Enterprise and Jenkins), Experience of data analysis – profiling, investigating, interpreting and documenting data structures.  Familiarity with data modelling techniques and hands on modelling experience (third normal form and star schema)

You'll be leading a team of senior engineers who work closely with IT colleagues mainly in the UK, Chennai and Guadalajara.  We have business partners and team members spread globally, so you would have experience of a variety of delivery management approaches, providing technical leadership throughout our software development lifecycle, from the initial development of a technical design based on a blueprint, right through to hypercare and continuous enhancements across many projects.


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, unlocking the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification.

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!


If reading the above has tickled your senses and you’re ready to join us, hit the apply button and we look forward to reviewing your application soon.


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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

Open Date: 18/07/2022

Close Date: 09/08/2022

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