Business Analyst- Citizen Data Science

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, Luton

Job Type: Full time


Business Analyst – Citizen Data Science

Macclesfield/ Horizon Place – UK; Chennai- India

Competitive Salary/ Benefits

Closing Date: 2nd Feb 2023

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

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being an excellent Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and ignite your ambitious spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and teamwork. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development.

This is what you’ll do

As part of our ground-breaking journey in Enterprise Data & AI, the Citizen Data Science team seeks to redefine AI tooling within AstraZeneca. This is done by provisioning a scalable, accessible, and robust platform for all users, and upskilling the enterprise via boot camps, webinars, and communities of practice.

As the Business Analyst, you will:

  • Plan & Capture, and Prioritise Business Requirements for platform improvements and proof of concept projects that utilise the platform, maintaining a prioritised and fully refined backlog for the same

  • Assess and recommend Dataiku as a solution, articulating how it will be used, by whom and the business value for collaborators

  • Take responsibility for E2E delivery of requirements management and communication with customers, collaborating closely with business and technical team members to deliver a solution that meets/exceeds collaborator expectations

  • Connect with customers and users, sharing trade-offs for platform usage and articulating the business benefits and impact of the CDS platform

  • Build a community of practice from the userbase, including running exclusive events, drop-in sessions, and symposiums

  • Depending on project requirements, the role may include additional responsibilities e.g. acting as the proxy product owner

Essential key skills are:

  • Analytical – you will be able to gather requirements, analyse sophisticated datasets and translate those into significant information understood by both business and technical teams

  • Agile approach – 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 proven experience – 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

  • Collaborator management – plan, lead and facilitate sessions. Seek to meet /exceed expectations when presenting on delivery e.g. architecture review boards, product demos, agile ceremonies

  • Supporting other team members delivery in a matrix organization/project environment

Desirable Skills for candidates to demonstrate

  • Validated knowledge of data analytic and machine learning tools such as Dataiku & AWS Sage maker

  • A background in communications and community-building

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being an outstanding Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your high-reaching spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and partnership, 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 insights 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.

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