Vacancy for Lead Consultant – Platform Technical Lead at Astrazeneca

Website Astrazeneca

Job ID :-  R-137350


Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives
Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT 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, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company 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.

It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.


This role is responsible to get involved in the full life cycle of application and work closely with Business Capability and the team members across multiple Geographies (GITC Chennai & Mexico) to understand the partners requirements that drive the analysis and design of Plan & Deliver technical platform solutions.

This role is accountable for building and maintaining relationships with business partners from the Plan & Deliver Capability area. It is accountable for developing an in-depth understanding of the business needs and concerns and ensuring those are translated into innovative IT solutions and services. It also has the accountability for the provision of services to customers.

The Platform Technical Lead has an in-depth understanding of the domain Business and the application landscape for the Plan & Deliver Capability

The Role has got 3 Major Dimensions.

A. Scaling – Solution Delivery

  • Provide a well-rounded view of the Plan & Deliver environment for both technology and business management, working closely as a trusted partner for Capability IT BRM’s in identifying, evaluating & selecting suitable solutions
  • To be a partner for execution to Capability – Ops. IT BRM’s in implementing Pilot / MVP; contribute & learn through Technical resources on the Technology, Solution & Biz. Digital enablement
  • Scale-up the Digital delivery using the assets & knowledge resources; by assigning and effective management of Technical Resources by applying Agile Scrum – DevOps Way of Working
  • Key partners; include but not limited to Capability Service Lead – SSD, BRM’s – Capability, Solution Partners, C4E’s – Infra / Middleware Teams & Testing Teams etc.,

B. End – End Service Delivery

  • End-to-end Service accountability of applications and Provides delivery leadership across the Plan & Deliver portfolio
  • Drive application modules in support transitions and ensure application stability when taking over BAU support of new applications as part of the ATS process
  • Ability to handle incidents, problems and change at a global enterprise level. Calm and analytical when faced with major incidents on critical systems & achieve required metrics for ITSM & ITQM
  • Owns & is accountable for all Service Improvement plans & Regulatory compliance as applicable
  • Drives all Deviation & Exceptions working with Plan & Deliver Capability, ETS & Service teams
  • Champion stability initiatives to enable application high availability for Business-As-Usual which includes better monitoring, failover and resiliency of Plan & Deliver applications
  • Focus on people development, evaluating resource performance and making decisions on pay, hiring, training and other personnel actions.

C. Life-cycle Management

  • The Platform Technical Lead should Actively Run the application Lifecycle and Portfolio
  • Collaborate with Solution partners & procurement team for on-time contract management
  • Own & manage effectively; the overall TCO for the Plan & Supply portfolio
  • Focus on people development, evaluating resource performance and making decisions on pay, hiring, training and other personnel actions.
  • Should work and drive collaboratively with in Ops. IT and wider GITC Chennai work group on various Site level initiatives and programs

Essential skills required:-

  • 14+ Years of Experience working with Global teams, Delivering and Supporting solutions. Hands on software development experience and Solution and Service Delivery.
    Should possess an understanding of CI/CD processes and are responsible for the design and implementation of applications build, release, deployment, containerization and configuration control and management.
  • Good understanding of the Pharma Domain processes with specific exposure to Plan & Deliver toolset (Ex. APS, SAP etc., would be preferrable) and corresponding Business processes, Regulations and guidelines impacting the Operations Plan & Deliver process
  • Should have 5+ years of experience in IT Service management & Solution Delivery (Agile/DevOps exp. preferred)
    Should have 3+ years of Customer facing experience managing Global business partners
  • Should have experience line handling 20+ teams
  • Experience working with Service Now and Plan & Deliver Systems supporting Demand Forecasting, Artwork Labelling, Demand Planning, Cold Chain logistics & Transport
  • Management process
  • Experience of working in agile teams using methodologies such as SCRUM and SAFe
  • Experience with Monitoring tools like Splunk and Aternity
  • Experience of vendor/technology selection to fulfil specific gaps in the solution stack
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Maths, Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent degree is preferred.
  • Personal Attributes:
  • Keen to acquire new skills and work on new technology products
  • Good communication and relationship management skills; with ability to respond well to pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively across team boundaries
  • Evidence of shaping innovative solutions that have a major impact within the business area and organization
  • Excellent eye for business with sensitivity to environment
  • Experience working in a global organization where partners and project team members are geographically dispersed.
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