AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior BI Architect in Macclesfield, United Kingdom
We are looking for a Senior Architect to enable our teams in delivery of Business Intelligence and Data projects to our internal customers. We are looking for people with the right mind-set and attitude who strive for close, collaborative, and empowered working environments, where individuals and teams can flourish
The primary accountability will be working with IIS leadership team, architects, Data and Analytics architects in CFIT teams in development and evolution of an integrated BI technical strategy and roadmap. Focus will be on how to rapidly build internal capability (on/off shore, IT/business) and source technology to meet growing business expectation on how BI can get better insights from Data.
As part of this role we expect significant external due diligence to ensure we are current in BI Architecture space as well as liaising across the AZ portfolio’ to demonstrate innovation and investments in other parts of AZ.
In addition, the individual will play an oversight role on Big Data, Data Science, BI Fabric in the SSS, coaching team members on approaches, advising projects on application of big data and data science capability as required.
The role holder should deliver tangible and measurable value to IIS, SSS and CFIT partners by advising, prototyping and delivering BI solutions.
Lastly, you will also operate, as needed, in a hands-on capacity, as part of the delivery of BI solutions within projects.
The role will report to and be supported by, the Lead BI and Data Enablement of SSS and will work across the SSS organisation, primarily focused on BI.
You will partner and develop an BI technical strategy and roadmap, working with business, architecture and D&A leaders
Your will be responsible for identifying areas for BI innovation, develop business case in alignment with IIS Leadership team and demonstrate value through prototyping and delivery of solutions
Track external BI innovation, you will find opportunities and advise and guide on investments / vendors / partnerships (academic & commercial)
You will be able to develop skills and raise BI awareness across IT team through regular communications (verbal / written), demonstrators projects, AI delivery, training and coaching.
You will support the delivery of the strategy by advising BI projects implementing solutions on standard methodology and technology application, and the oversight/delivery of enabling BI platform capability.
You will collaborate closely with CFIT architects to ensure data and technology architectures/ investments.
As needed, hands on delivery of BI solutions within projects.
You will lead methodology, best practice, tooling, documentation and overall continuous evolution of capability
Strong BI Architecture experience including strategy definition and execution
Big Data/Data Science experience
Ideally domain knowledge (processes & data): Pharma R&D.
Strong external network and awareness in BI
Experience of a range of Analytics architectures: traditional warehousing, Distributed computing (Hadoop), NoSQL, virtualization, semantic web, data streaming etc
Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
Experience supporting and working with multi-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
Areas of specialization will include:
Data visualization, User Interface design
Data analysis and design of KPI/Measures/Metrics
Development of Reports using AZ adopted BI technologies
ETL and ELT concepts, principles and implementations
Data Virtualization concepts, principles and implementations
Data Quality with Data Profiling
Master Data Management
Meta Data Management
SAP Business Objects, Qlikview/Qliksense, MicroStrategy, Thoughtspot, PowerBI
Oracle, SQL Server, Redshift, SAP HANA
Big Data Technologies – Hive, Impala
Understanding of data management and integration services
Life cycle management and capacity planning
Creation of standards and procedures to maintain AstraZeneca's environments.
Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience –
Experienced Solution Architect and system engineering experience
Experience supporting multiple time zones/geographical regions
Good communication skills
Architect and Design BI solutions on tools like MicroStrategy, PowerBI, SAP Business Objects, Qlik, etc
Developing with MySQL, SAP HANA or PostgreSQL
Data modelling (particularly in ERWIN, Idera)
Agile development (SAFe, SCRUM)
Experience with 3/5NF and Star Schemas
Behaviour and skills
Mental Agility: critical and fast thinker, comfortable with complexity and making connections that are understandable for others – Breadth and Depth of thinking - Problem solving.
Adaptability: Learner mindset; demonstrated ability to take risk and be successful in different environment. Entrepreneurship. Comfortable with ambiguity and unpredictability. Forward looking.
Self-Awareness: Has personal insight and effectively communicates
Impact and Influence: strong drive for results - Ability to lead change effectively. Challenge status quo - Ability to impact and influence different profiles and add value.
Proven leadership skills interacting with senior leaders
ob Dimensions –
Approximate number of people managed in total (all levels) – up to 5
Some matrix team leadership and/or matrixed into other teams and projects
Global remit – 2 or 3 countries at minimum of 40% of time
Should have proven skills in handling projects of mid-large size
Should have worked in a team environment and possess good written and oral communication skills
Good organizational and social skills
Aptitude and motivation learn new technologies and make appropriate recommendations for consideration
Ability to prioritize tasks and work in a dynamic environment support with minimal supervision in very large user community that is geographically dispersed
Proven skills in communicating directly with user community
Apply now to learn more about this exciting opportunity with a world renowned pharmaceutical brand!
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual 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.