Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Chennai


Function / Team / Location

AstraZeneca (AZ) is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization 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. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

We tackle complex problems, tinker in uncharted waters, and develop early stage services and capabilities.  We actively keep a pulse on the external environment to understand where we need to be and shape and nurture the AZ IT ecosystem to ensure we build the bridge together.

Within AZ IT, Software Shared Services focuses on enterprise level solution platforms and development environments that are truly cross-functional in nature. The goal of the organization is to provide world-class solutions that are truly scalable, agile and delivered in the most efficient manner. Currently, the Software Engineering organization includes management of our SAP environment, Application and Data integration environments, and the newly created Application Lifecycle Services group.

The scope of Software shared services is two-fold. On the one hand, the group will deliver end-to-end custom application development services available to any part of the AZ IT organization and the business. On the other hand, the group will also deliver complete SDLC work-streams, such as application testing, PaaS, application retirement etc., in a platform-agnostic way to any IT program in AZ.

This role is for a Platform Engineer. The Platform Engineer will be responsible for architecting, designing, development, documentation and implementation of comprehensive platform solutions that enable AstraZeneca to discover and develop new innovative medicines.

Candidate Focus & Challenge

The key area of focus for this role is to deliver platform services using agile deliver methodologies

The candidate will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following activities:

Use technical knowledge and expertise to design and code solutions.
Work with key stakeholders to identify functional and technical requirements, translate into design specifications, determine testing levels and manage test case and test script development in line with Software Engineering processes and standards, ensuring that requirements are effectively met, tested and implemented.
Ensure that solution architecture and designs are compliant with appropriate guidelines and standards and are robust to address business, application, information and infrastructure architectural requirements.
Ensure effective interoperability of services and technologies and ensure alignment of solutions with AstraZeneca standards, policies and procedures as well as regulatory requirements.
Maintain awareness and knowledge of software industry trends and specialized business needs, and proactively identify and drive identification of opportunities to be leveraged in solutions delivered.
Help to create an environment that promotes collaboration within and across teams.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate

•     Self-motivation and an ability to contribute to rapidly evolving programs.

•     A strong academic record (min. Bachelor degree) with substantive experience in a Application installation, configuration, upgrade role

5+ years of experience as a System Admin / Developer /DBA.
•     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•     Experience with and knowledge of tools that can help make software delivery and testing more effective. Preference for experience with the following: … Linux administration, windows administration, DBA, webserver/app server configuration

•     Perform work without significant direction.

•     Help transform Software Engineering Services solution delivery process as it evolves into a modern test-driven, continuously integrated set of micro-services.

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Leadership Capabilities:

Able to demonstrate examples to evidence the Leadership Capabilities: Acting Decisively, Working Collaboratively and Strategic Leadership.

Excellent written and verbal skills with fluent English (written and verbal)

Technical capabilities:


About the company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.

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