Senior Technical Business Analyst
Location: Cheshire East, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Job Type: Full time
Senior Technical Business Analyst
Location: Macclesfield- UK / Gärtuna- Sweden / Gaithersburg- US
Competitive salary & benefits
Closing Date: 31st Jan 2023
Operations IT is a global IT capability supporting the Global Operations organisation. We business partner with Operations capability areas: Pharmaceutical Technology Development, Manufacturing & Global Engineering, Quality Control, Sustainability, Supply Chain, Logistics & Global External Sourcing & Procurement.
Here our work has a direct impact on patients – redefining our ability to develop life-changing medicines. We empower the business to perform at its peak & lead a new way of working, combining pioneering science with leading digital technology platforms & data. All with a passion to impact lives through data, analytics, AI, machine learning & more.
It’s a dynamic & challenging environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn & grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles & work of colleagues, forever. This is your chance to be part of a team that has the backing to innovate, reinvent an industry & change lives.
This is what you’ll do
As part of our ground-breaking journey on Data & AI in Operations, we are taking the steps to advance our Operation Data Hub (ODH) to Data Mesh architecture. ODH exists to give all Operations units access to critical data & analytic tools at pace, accelerating their work on life saving medicines. The vision of ODH is also accelerating Operation’s data strategy of making our data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable & Re-useable (FAIR). This is being achieved through the creation of a distributed data architecture, management of our data & data products will sit at the heart of this.
As the Senior Technical Business Analyst, you will:
Lead, Plan & Gather Business Requirements for analytical solutions
Assess and Recommend solution options articulating how it will be used, by who and the business value
Take personal responsibility for E2E delivery of the requirements collaborating closely with business and technical team members (Architects, Business Analysts, Data engineers, Analytics developers, Testers, PM/scrum masters and Business (BPOs/SMEs) to deliver a solution that meets/exceeds partner expectations
Develop prototypes of the analytical solution, using tools such as Qlik sense and Power BI
Depending on the requirement, the role may include additional responsibilities e.g. acting as the proxy product owner
As the Senior Technical Business Analyst, your key skills are:
Analytical – you will be able to gather requirements, analyse complex datasets and translate those into meaningful information understood by both business and technical teams
Agile mindset – Strong focus on scope, priorities and deadlines- understanding what needs to be done and when to make delivery happen.
Hands on. Take personal responsibility for delivery collaborating effectively with the project team and partners
Business domain knowledge – develop a deep knowledge in how the business area operates, its processes, key users and value the solution brings
Technical domain knowledge – develop a deep knowledge of the data, the strategy of the Operations Data Hub (ODH 2.0) and its associated components to recommend build and delivery options
Stakeholder management – plan, lead and facilitate sessions. Seek to meet /exceed expectations when communicating on delivery e.g. architecture review boards, product demos, agile ceremonies
Supporting other team members delivery in a matrix organization/project environment
It is our goal to create scalable solutions to support the development of valuable data products & address broad range of data use cases from Operations, including batch analytics based on data warehousing, data mart & Big Data stack, & emerging use cases on real-time analytics based on streaming.
Our technology is focused around the AWS stack, existing technical components include S3, SAP HANA, SAP MDG, SAS DQ, Amazon EMR, Hudi, Qlik Replicate, Qlik Sense, Power BI. Moving forward, we are consolidating our technology estate, rolling out modern data engineering stack, such as: Snowflake, DBT, AWS Kinesis.
It is also desirable for candidates to demonstrate
Proven knowledge of data analytic and visualization tools such as Power BI and Qlik sense
Experience in Agile tools and techniques
Why join us
Here our work has a direct impact on patients – redefining our ability to develop life-changing medicines. We empower the business to perform at its peak & lead a new way of working, Combining pioneering science with leading digital technology platforms & data. All with a passion to impact lives through data, analytics, AI, machine learning & more.
Join us at a crucial stage of our journey in becoming a digital & data-led enterprise. Make the impossible possible by building partnerships & ecosystems, creating new ways of working & driving scale & speed to deliver exponential growth. Focused & committed, & backed with the investment to succeed, we’re driving cross-company change to disrupt the entire industry.
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development & 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 phenomenal Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science & ignite your ambitious spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients & society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity & collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth & development.
SO, WHAT NEXT?
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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.
AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.