Platform Engineer

Poland, Warsaw, Masovia
13 Apr 2021
20 Apr 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. AstraZeneca is one of only a handful of pure-play biopharmaceutical companies to span the entire value chain of a medicine from discovery, early- and late-stage development to manufacturing and distribution, and the global commercialization of primary care, specialty care-led and specialty care medicines that transform lives. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have an extraordinary workplace culture that drives innovation and teamwork. Here, we encourage our teams to express diverse perspectives - making you feel valued, energized and rewarded for your ideas and creativity.

AstraZeneca is currently looking for a Platform Engineer to join our R&D IT Solution Delivery Team to manage and maintain our Analytics & Reporting platform, that is GxP compliant, part of Clinical Development Platforms and supporting mission critical function of running clinical trials run both internally and across external partners. It is broadly classified into SAS Grid and EntimICE software suite that comprises of various technologies. You will be a part of our core platform team which is migrating towards a BizDevOps operating model therefore will be responsible to work cross functionally with other team members such as Platform Lead, Product Analyst, Release Manager, Business Analysts and key stakeholders such as BRM, Product Owners etc.

Key responsibilities:
  • Participate in business requirement gathering and design activities with business & IT stakeholders as part of scrum team
  • Perform delivery activities through Design/Build/Test/Deploy phases for regular releases on A&R platform
  • Deploy patches and any version upgrades on EntimICE and SAS Grid platforms
  • Responsible for implementing front user interfaces using java applications (Angular 6, TypeScript, Bootstrap 4)
  • Ensure that all system security and control procedures are implemented and maintained
  • Responsible to maintain the configuration specification documentation both for functional and integration configuration.
  • Generate and implement ideas to simplify/streamline our integration landscape in alignment with integration design and patterns.
  • Troubleshoot issues, monitor key metrics and maintain overall health of the platform
  • Serve as an SME on the A&R platform for IT and business partners across regions and business areas.
  • Work with the Globalscape/Snaplogic team to edit/update/maintain integration interfaces.
  • Work with software vendors on product requirements and issues related to the platform, security set-up and functional configuration.
  • Drive small modules in support transitions and ensure application stability when taking over BAU support of new applications.
  • Utilize JIRA for requirements gathering, validation/testing and go-live activities during releases.
  • Responsible to solve day-to-day incidents, service requests and work towards incident-reduction and automation. Also, update Service Now (ticket management tool) for all events with respect to the incidents, service requests, changes and problems.
  • 5 years of relevant IT experience
  • Extensive experience working with Spring Boot, Groovy Scripting and UNIX shell scripting
  • Experience using development tools such as Eclipse, NetBeans and IntellijIDEA
  • Knowledge of support processes like Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management and experience working in support teams.
  • Experience working with JIRA, Confluence, Git, automated testing tools such as JIRA (Zephyr), HP ALM, Selenium
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with people across the globe with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Experience of working in agile teams using methodologies such as SCRUM, Kanban and SAFe.
  • Demonstrate willingness and attitude to take on different roles within Platform team as when opportunity arises
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical research with emphasis on statistical programming such as SAS. Experience with SAS Grid and Entimo Suite of Applications.
  • knowledge of ICH, FDA, and GCP regulations and guidelines; strong well-rounded technical skills, SAS, SDTM/ADaM and CDISC and Data Exchange Standards.
  • Demonstrated experience relate dto design, build and deploy enterprise level Biometrics Solution as SAS Grid or Entimo Clinical Data Analysis Suite.
  • Experience supporting or using Clinical Data management Systems such as EDC, statistical environment (SAS/R/Pinnacle 21), and clinical pharmacology modeling environment (NONMEM, PsN, R, Phoenix).
  • Experience with High Performance Computing Environment based on Opensource/LAMP Tech stack including cluster filesystem and HA/ Resilient solution design, Cloud enabled infrastructure Solutions.
  • Technology experience in supporting clinical statistics and statistical programming & analysis. Familiar with clinical statistical analysis software such as SAS, R, EAST, StatXact and LogXact etc.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent degree is preferred but not required.
Preferred skills:
  • Understanding of SAS & EntimICE administration concepts.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD practices and utilization of Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of MVC frameworks and message broker software (e.g. Rabbit MQ)
  • Knowledge of BASE SAS, R & Python
  • Experience with API integration and custom scripting languages that may include the following technologies: JavaScript, PowerShell, HTML5, JSON, REST, SOAP, or similar
  • Knowledge of Splunk, Snaplogic & reporting with Power BI
  • Familiar with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and non-SQL databases such as Mongo DB
  • Passion for learning, innovating and delivering valuable software to people.