Senior Solution Engineer (Az0702)

Astrazeneca Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 4 days ago

AstraZeneca is currently looking for a Sr. Solution Engineer to join our Science and Enabling Units IT Solution Delivery Team.

This role requires a person with deep technical and analytical skills, that codes daily and is capable of leading others. We'll rely on you to bring your technical acumen to help the team continue to deliver extraordinary solutions.

Our team is expanding as it is newly formed and taking on a significant amount of responsibility. We flourish with having teammates who are a pleasure to work with.

To us, this means having humility, taking accountability for your work, feeling the need to continually raise the expectations of yourself and others, and lastly being a true engineer who can solve complex problems. Simply said, we seek to make an addition to the team that makes us better.

In this role, you will be part of our global development team which is migrating to as close as we can to a true DevOps operating model. You will be a factor in that transition.

You will initially be working on improving existing systems in early science which includes configuring and integrating commercial off the shelf (COTS) software. You will be playing a key role in evaluating new COTS solutions both in identifying and implementing the solution. Along with this, you are expected to use your technical foundation and creativity to expand our capabilities in early science engineering with new methods and solutions.

You should have an ability to understand scientific problems, and come up with a solution that best fits the scenario with an open mind regarding the solution (buy or build). You should have the skillset to build a custom solution in cases of custom solutions, and configure and integrate in case of a COTS solution. Based on your success and effectiveness in this role, you will be given the opportunity to lead a team of software engineers who will be working on expanding early science engineering capabilities.

We consider individuals in this role to be our premier Solution Engineers. You build it, you own it.

A premier engineer is capable of working in multiple spaces. Learning new technology is part of that. However, you must have deep technical skills. Here are a few skills we are looking for in a person for this role:

  • Experienced in configuring and integrating COTS systems

  • Experience with some traditional software programming languages for example Java, Python, C, Scripting languages.

  • Problem solving

  • Ability to use a technology that fits the need

  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies

  • Jira/Confluence/Git

  • AWS

  • Oracle/SQL Server

  • Postgress

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent degree is preferred, but not required.

We will hire self-taught engineers without a formal education given that you have evidence of rich history of software engineering. High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience Requirements:

  • Long history of enjoying problem solving and building things.
  • 8+ years of software development experience.

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.

Our primary focus is on three key areas of healthcare: Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease (CVMD); Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (RIA). We are also active in the Infection, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal (ING) disease areas.

At AstraZeneca, science is at the core of everything we do. But more than that, science is who we are.

Our research sites are collaborative, innovative and dynamic environments that allow our scientists to keep pushing the boundaries. We work alongside scientists at leading institutions to better understand disease, identify potential new drugs and accelerate drug development. We are also pioneers in creating a more open research environment.

One of the pillars enabling our science is our scientific computing capability to tackle ever-changing and complex data and computing problems. Leading edge advances in science are driving storage & computational needs.

Partnerships and external collaborations are demanding more effective ways to share data & analytical tools. To bolster our innovation-driven science we are now investing in the next generation scientific computing environment for science research across the globe.

Next Steps Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a phenomenal fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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