Service Engineering Lead

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


LOCATIONS – Luton (UK) / Macclesfield (UK)

Competitive salary and benefits

Close date 3rd August 2022

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Software Engineering? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Omni-Channel strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


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.


We're looking for engineering lead to own the overall architecture of our integrated digital solutions. The Services Engineering Lead is a key member of the Engineering team and is responsible for the overall design of solutions and aligning customer/business requirements to systems/technical requirements using standard methodologies, design patterns and existing assets using groundbreaking technology stack such as GCP, AWS, MuleSoft, Salesforce

As a Services Engineering Lead, you steer the design and architecture guidance for integrating across all channels – Online, Mobile, Call centre, Social and other engagement platforms.

This role entails hands-on experience in cloud architectures (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) and requires deep interest and experience in broad software platforms (information architecture, information flow, appropriate modularization and loose coupling).


We lead AstraZeneca’s transformation, fusing our digital and data capabilities with backing from the business to make it happen. Applying our skills for good, we feel a pride like no other as we positively impact patients across the world. Accelerate the business forward as we power the core functions to work better and faster. By partnering across the business, we’re leveraging our leading technologies and exploring data to make improved decisions and help the business to reach the right outcomes, quicker. Working with new technologies in our ever-changing environment we never stand still. We challenge, innovate and break away from the norm to find bold new ways of approaching the everyday. Always focused on leading the way for sustainable digital healthcare. This cannot be done alone. Empowerment and working together as one, go in hand in hand. Giving our diverse team of specialists the freedom to explore and express their ideas and views. There’s no better place to continuously expand knowledge and develop with our two-way feedback loop and novel roles. A place to realise the true impact data and digital can make.


  • Extensive experience with AWS services (AWS Cloud Formation, S3, Sage maker, VPC, etc.)
  • Experience in GCP Cloud (Vision API, DLP, OCR etc)
  • Deep knowledge of API (REST), API Management and building scalable and high-performance Web APIs
  • Experience in developing the architecture of large-scale web/mobile and POS/store systems & applications (e.g. security at scale, and optimizing for large user-base)
  • Hands-on experience in Spring boot, NodeJS, ReactJS and Elasticsearch (or Lucene search engine)
  • Strong understanding of databases, NoSQL data stores, storage and distributed persistence technologies
  • Experience in cloud migration and developing platform solutions to support microservices based application
  • Deep knowledge of identity-based solutions e.g. OpenID, Janrain
  • Deep understanding of Database, Middleware, Security, Performance tuning of web domains
  • Implement process and quality improvements through task automation. Institute infrastructure as code, security automation or routine maintenance tasks
  • Passion for security and a strong understanding of threats, vulnerabilities and compliance standards
  • Strong knowledge of data migration (to public cloud) practices and technologies.


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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