Senior Data Services Platform Engineer

3+ months agoBangalore, India

Site Name: India - Karnataka - Bengaluru
Posted Date: Jul 23 2020

GSK is one of the world's foremost pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and we are proud to be leading a healthcare revolution.

By disrupting our approaches to R&D and commercial business processes, D&A is allowing us to integrate, simplify and unlock all our data to drive innovation, decision making and enable our transformation in servicing our patients, healthcare professionals and consumers.

If you are ready for an exciting career YOU would be responsible for the following.

Are you a top-flight developer, driven by continuously improving and acquiring new skills, then this position within our Data & Analytics team may be for you?

You will be working on creating microservices, frameworks on top of Data & Analytics platform which will enable faster acquisition and ingestion of datasets, data curation and creation of analytical ready datasets. You will also to be helping in new technology introduction by running POC/Pilots and finally creation of a qualified GXP ready software defined infrastructure of the selected platform.

While a hands-on development role which includes developing & delivering code from origin to production, you will also lead a team 2-5 data engineers, our 3rd party development service providers to help ensure that code is delivered on time, to quality and in line with the overall ecosystem being established.

This role will include responsibilities for:


  • Hands on, sleeves up development and delivery expected as a matter of course.
  • Ensure project goals are achieved on time in alignment with the stakeholders' expectation.
  • Ability to work on complex projects and in a distributed environment.
  • Escalate when necessary and in a timely manner
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members in the Enterprise Data & Analytics Platform team, to ensure Development/Delivery aspects are well represented in the project's requirements and deliverables.
  • Incorporate agile ways of working into the delivery process utilising DABL (Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Launch)
  • Individuals will work as part of product-centric delivery team(s) that will focus on delivering value independently while fully embracing integrated DevOps approaches.
  • Take ownership for the delivery/development projects and help steer until completion
  • Maintain governance that allows projects and stakeholders to manage overall project performance and manage programme risks within the global nature of some of the programmes.
Forward looking :
  • Remain flexible towards technology approaches to ensure we are taking advantage of new technologies.
  • Keep abreast of industry developments in analytics and be able to interpret how these would impact services and present new opportunities.
Quality, Risk & Compliance:
  • Ensure all risk and issues associated with owned projects are recorded and managed in the appropriate Risk & Issue logs in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all Risks and Issues have clear action/mitigation/contingency plans defined, with named action owners and timelines for completion.
Technical Architecture
  • Be conversant with technical architecture to contribute to design discussions in partnership with the Delivery/Development Lead and dedicated Analytics & Data Architect.
We are looking for professionals with these skills to achieve our goals. If YOU have these skills, we would like to speak to you.
  • Ideal candidate will have built an impressive hands-on development career to date in an advanced, recognized and innovative environment around Data & Analytics & coding experience in a variety of languages, e.g. Python, SQL, Scala, etc.
  • Deep understanding of Data Quality tooling (Ataccama/Talend DQ), Metadata Management (Collibra), semantic data store (Azure SQLDW/Snowflake, Cosmos DB), PowerBI, Azure Databricks, Data Ingestion/Acquisition/Prep (Azure ADF, StreamSets, Talend)
  • Fully conversant with big-data processing approaches and "schema-on-read" methodologies with knowledge of Talend/Azure Data Factory/DataBricks/Azure Data Lake/Azure SQL DW/Analysis Services
  • Strong experience with agile and DevOps development methodology and concepts. Must have worked in CI/CD ways of working using tools like Azure DevOps.
  • Experience of the Azure analytics components, Power BI, Power Apps is desirable. Developing visual reports, dashboards and KPI scorecards using Power BI desktop.
  • Manage Power BI administration, qualification and user access provisioning for the platform.
  • Experience in executing Data Analytics projects in an Agile manner, articulation of Value depending on the project life cycle stage, Creating MVPs, developing plans for scale up are all very important experience to be successful in this role.
  • Great communication skills and ability to communicate inherently complicated technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in close partnership with other IT functions such as IT security, compliance, infrastructure, etc. as well as partner closely with business stakeholders in the commercial and digital organizations.
  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Design or equivalent experience.
Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance and trust.



Our goal is to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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