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Lead Engineer - Snowflake

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Lead Engineer - Snowflake

Macclesfield, Luton or Cambridge

Competitive salary & benefits

Closing Date: 17th February 2023

Do you have expertise in, and passion for driving implementation, adoption and running of Snowflake Enterprise Data Management Platform? Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


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

There are countless opportunities to develop and grow with AstraZeneca – working with top people to build a diverse career and learn what Commercial looks like at its best. A crucial step on the journey to being a future leader – it’s a fantastic opportunity if you’re up for the challenge.

At AstraZeneca UK, we bring life-changing medicines to patients across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us!


This role can be based at any one of our 3 sites including, Macclesfield, Luton or Cambridge.

What you’ll do

We are in the process of transforming to a cloud-native data platform, Snowflake, and are looking for someone who can join us at this crucial point. You’ll be integral in leading, shaping and building the platform, whilst guiding the processes and best practices for its use across large scale greenfield and migration projects. As lead engineer you will be responsible for the end-to-end engineering efforts (including build, configuration, integration, automation, deployment, support and for streamlining implementation).

You’ll drive the technical direction of the platform, ensuring we have the right security, rigour, integrations, and automation to work efficiently, safely and at speed.

Deliver effective platform support & service management, ensuring key service metrics and KPIs are governed, maintained, and improved progressively

Advocate and advance modern, agile development practices and help develop and evangelise great engineering culture

As lead engineer, you will help with hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback, and hands-on career development

Essential for the role

  • You have proven ability to work with Snowflake or similar enterprise data management platforms
  • Strong technical management experience who can lead a global and diverse workforce
  • You have good exposure to RDBMS concepts and experience working with SQL programming to query Snowflake metadata to gather insights and visualize on Platform usage, adoption, service operational status.

Desirable for the role

  • SnowPro Core Certifications (Ideally SnowPro Advanced: Administrator)
  • Experience in Data Security, Data Protection and Data Impact Assessments
  • Experience with other data engineering technologies (ETL, Cataloging, Visualisation)

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 ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

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.