Senior Software/Data Engineer

Senior Software/Data Engineer

Senior Software/data engineer

Cambridge, UK

Competitive salary and benefits

Diverse Minds. Bold Disruptors. Meaningful Impact.

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.

This is the place to go beyond discovery – we think holistically about patients and are always learning from those living with diseases. We harness digital, data science & AI to fast-forward our research. Making sure work born in a lab can make a real difference.

What you’ll do

AstraZeneca is currently looking for Application Engineers to join our Data Science and Modeling Group in collaboration with our science functions. This role requires coding daily, high self-motivation, and have a passion for development. We’ll rely on you to bring your technical competence to help the team continue to deliver world class solutions.

The successful candidate will be supporting and scaling out new systems that are managing knowledge relating to laboratory equipment and automated data acquisition following file capture / ETL or IOT patterns. You will be embedded in a team of with other Application Engineers, Architects and Scientists to breathe life into these new systems. Your responsibilities include understanding requirements, coding using best practices, ensuring proper code coverage, participating in peer code reviews and supporting and solving existing tools.

At least one or a combination of the following skills are critical for any successful candidate:

  • Relational database design, SQL Server Management Studio, expertise in SQL Query language

  • Working knowledge / expertise of AWS services, especially RDS, DynamoDB, IOT, Lambda, S3

  • Development, troubleshooting and supporting Microsoft .NET applications

Essential criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems

  • Front-line end user support, troubleshooting and debugging .NET applications, instrument data acquisition or ETL tools

  • Industry experience with data in large, complex data settings, consultancy or vendor experience

  • Experience with data acquisition from equipment (laboratory or industry), working knowledge of OPC communication protocol

  • Demonstrate initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working

  • Experience supporting or developing tools using Raspberry Pi or Arduino devices

  • Strong communication skills

  • Problem solving skills through research, brainstorming or group discussion.

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of .NET Core

  • Experience with networking instruments that produce discreet or continuous data.

  • Exposure to biopharmaceutical R&D systems and data structures

Why AstraZeneca

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.

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from 16th February 2022 until 2nd March 2022.

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