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Senior Application Engineer - BW/SAC/Datasphere

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Senior Application Engineer - SAP BW/SAC/Datasphere


Competitive Salary and Benefits

Close date: 17th April 2024

Join AstraZeneca, a world-leading Pharmaceutical company operating in over 100 countries. As a Senior Application Engineer, you'll be part of a team responsible for ensuring all changes introduced into the applications we support are consistent with the target architecture, of high design quality, and introduced in a timely, affordable, and sustainable manner with minimal acceptable risk to ongoing operations. If you possess broad knowledge in data integration/transform/consumption and have validated expertise in designing and supporting SAP BW and HANA landscapes, we want to hear from you!


In this role, you'll support the business in providing detailed, clear, and realistic business requirements. You'll work collaboratively with other leads, internal AZ IT delivery centre or partner staff to ensure that designs are truly end-to-end. You'll also take accountability for certain project deliverables and assure the quality of relevant deliverables as produced by partners/internal delivery teams.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • In-depth functional understanding of their respective work stream.
  • Good understanding of business processes in the life sciences / pharmaceutical domain or regulated environment.
  • Strong understanding of data modelling.
  • Authority understanding of data architecture and analytics.
  • Clear Understanding of SAP analytics roadmap.
  • Experience of multi-source SAP BI systems.
  • Technical experience of one or more SLT / SDI / BODS.
  • Experience of BW modelling / Native Hana Models / Mix scenario modelling.
  • Ability to articulate benefits of data warehousing and use cases.
  • Experience in performance reviews for native HANA models.
  • Experience of upgrades and BW4HANA advantageous.
  • Awareness of Data mesh and Data Fabric.
  • Understanding of ITIL processes and Application life cycle management.
  • Ability to work in large and diverse globally distributed teams.
  • Exposure to Run SAP (Solution Manager) methodologies.
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and bold world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the power of our collective knowledge. We're dedicated to combining science with our knowledge to deliver greater value for patients every day. We take data seriously and are driven by the impact we know we can have. Here, you'll have the opportunity to define the way as AstraZeneca works towards becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. We play a central role in the business and it's only going to get bigger as we continue to drive our disruptive and ground-breaking transformation.

Ready to make a difference? Apply today!

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Closing Date

17-Apr-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.
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