Senior Consultant - Splunk
Job Title: Senior Consultant
Location:TRIL GTC Chennai
AstraZeneca is a global biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, you would express diverse perspectives, contribute to an energised environment and provide creative ideas - and be rewarded for this.
As part of AstraZeneca’s Science Data Foundation (SDF) program, we are building out a Track, Trace and Audit capability for our Research & Development teams. SDF exists to give our scientists access to data and tools at pace, accelerating their work on life-saving medicines. Through SDF, we are, making our data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable (FAIR). This is being achieved through the creation of a distributed data architecture. To make our architecture workable we need to scale our track, trace and audit tooling.
As the TTA Developer you will work on the engineering effort to implement a Splunk based analytics solution processing logs from across our data estate. This will involve leading the technical design and development processes to meet product owner requirements and architectural strategy. The output of the TTA work will be a sustainable and agile set of reporting tools.
You will be working with logs from on-prem and cloud (AWS, Azure) services. The first technologies you will be ingesting and analysing the logs for will be Fargate, S3 and Collibra.
You will need a collaborative delivery approach to be successful. We prefer to use Agile but choose the appropriate approach for the project. So, the experience of a variety of delivery management methodologies would come in useful. You will provide technical leadership throughout our software development lifecycle, from the initial development of a technical design based on a blueprint, right through to hypercare. Do you have a real passion for delivering well-engineered data and analytics solutions that can help improve patient lives? If you do, this will make you stand out from other applicants.
Essential skills and experience
Building and running a Splunk solution,
Ensuring service levels can be met,
Technical leadership in a data domain,
You will be able to demonstrate an ability to understand business requirements and translate them into a solution,
You will be able to design and document development best practices,
You will need great interpersonal skills & a collaborative approach to delivery.
Desirable skills and experience
Experience of working with AWS logs is highly desirable,
Experience of working with Azure, Swift-Stack and SAS logs is desirable,
Experience running a highly available system,
Experience working on Agile projects
Experience of metadata best practices and design principles,
Awareness of legal issues surrounding data re-use, especially in a pharmaceutical organisation (e.g. PII, GxP, primary & secondary use of data),
Experience of big data, ETL & cloud techniques and tools (we currently use Talend, Mulesoft, Redshift (inc. Spectrum), Glue, EMR, HIVE, PIG, Spark, S3, SQS, SNS)
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.