Senior DevOps Engineer (m,w,d)

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


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Do you have expertise in modern cloud infrastructure and passion for automate everything? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the cancer research in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca

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 diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Oncology Data Science Platforms

The Oncology Data Science – Data, Analytics, and AI Platforms (ODSP) team comprise multiple groups across the Cambridge UK, Boston MA, Gaithersburg MD, and Munich DE sites. ODSP develops technology, software, and data infrastructure to advance our Oncology data science. Our vision is to evolve data science into a driver of innovation within Oncology. We do this by creating a strategic culture that values our data as a true business asset, organizing our data so that it’s accessible and easy to find, integrated, and re-usable for Humans & AI, and building the best data computational tools to support scientific decision making.

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to definition and implementation of IT infrastructure deployment automation in AWS cloud environment

  • Closely collaborate with product development team in addressing identified issues in software design, bottlenecks or manual configuration steps

  • Contribute to definition and implementation of company-wide Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) processes and tools

  • Manage orchestration infrastructure (Kubernetes)

  • Create and maintain laC and test automation scripts

  • Contribute to defining future system architectures which will improve stability and operational efficiency of the systems

  • Manage IT tools used for automation activities (CI/CD, configuration management, automation toolset, etc.)

  • Educate and promote infrastructure automation practices within IT department

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential for the role:

  • Linux administration

  • Experience with utilizing cloud infrastructure and platform services (e.g AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)

  • Experience in handling self-managed or provided as a service (EKS, GKE) Kubernetes

  • Experience in configuration management and infrastructure automation systems, preferably Ansible/Terraform

  • Experience in version control systems, preferably Git

  • Experience in CI/CD platforms (e.g. Jenkins, GitLab, Github Actions)

  • Good knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python or shell scripts

Desirable for the role:

  • Practical experience it dealing with complex IT processes and applications

  • Good knowledge in IT networking

  • Experience in monitoring tools and log management solutions (e.g Prometheus, Grafana, New Relic, Splunk etc)

  • Experience in case tracking system (e.g. Jira, Zendesk)

  • Self-learner who'll seek and find knowledge needed for new concepts/solutions/technologies

  • Strong communication skills on a technical and professional level as well as with service oriented

  • Ability to organize self and others including effective scheduling, prioritization and time management skills, completing tasks to tight deadlines

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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Competitive salary and benefits package on offer.

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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