Digital Technology - Pharma IT - Future Leaders Program, USA, 2018

Basic qualifications:

  • BS or higher-level degree in Engineering, Science, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Data Science, or other related major
  • Less than 2 years of industry related work experience
  • Graduation by Spring 2018
  • Must be eligible to work in the US at the time of, and for the duration of employment. Employees will be required to furnish evidence of US work authorization. Applicant must NOT require future sponsorship for an employment visa status
  • 3.0 GPA or above

Preferred qualifications:

  • IT-related work experience (e.g. internship/co-op assignments)
  • Masters degree in IT related disciplines (e.g. Digital Technology; Data Analytics)


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a powerful combination of skills and resources that provides a platform for delivering strong growth in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. The business comprises three types of products: prescription medicine pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. GSK's mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK is headquartered in the UK with operations based in the U.S.

The aim of the Business and Technology Future Leaders Program in GSK Tech is to provide an accelerated framework of opportunities and experiences for high-caliber graduates, so that they can make quality and timely contributions to GSK Tech now and in the future.

Over the course of 3 years, Digital Technology / Data Science Associates will be assigned to different functional areas. They will also have the opportunity, during the second rotation, to take on a role outside of GSK Tech to obtain a wider breadth of experience. Throughout the program, they will learn the ins and outs of business processes and the strategies behind delivering key digital solutions to support business operations. The program is 3 years in length, with 3 rotations over that time.

The associates may work within the Application Support, Project Delivery and Business Process Partnering streams, taking on such roles as project manager, business analyst or support analyst. Additional areas of support are in strategy and architecture, business process improvement, analytics and/or service management.

Sample of Activities during Job Assignments (Rotations):

  • Performing business analysis during design, development and implementation of projects
  • Designing, developing and supporting software solutions
  • Managing project and software quality, including testing and validation
  • Ensuring that all user acceptance testing is appropriately defined and executed
  • Managing schedules, milestones, and resource requirements to meet project objectives
  • Preparing technical documentation
  • Interfacing with customers and other stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Identifying opportunities to improve business processes and performance, and advising the business of possible technical solutions
  • Identifying and building appropriate sources of information and cultivating effective business relationships

To be successful in the program, an associate needs to possess the following core competencies:

  • Technical aptitude
  • Relationship building
  • Networking
  • Influencing drive for success
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Effective communication
  • Confidence and can-do attitude
  • Continuous improvement
  • Flexible thinking and problem solving

Contact information:

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