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AstraZeneca | Hiring | Engineer – Cloud/Devops | BigDataKB.com | 2022-09-09

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Job Location: Chennai



Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About astrazeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.

About our it team

It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.

About the role

are Multi-Cloud hybrid team with specialise on Public cloud services, Hybrid cloud, PaaS & XaaS. Typically, responsible for making reactive changes to configuration during remediation & proactive configuration changes to minimize operational disruptions. They adhere to the cloud operating model, those changes could be delivered via infrastructure-as-code, Azure Pipelines, or direct configuration in the portal. This operations team will likely have elevated permissions. It is extremely important that those who fill this role are following identity and access control best practices to minimize unintended access or production changes.

The Cloudops will support accelerate innovation and migration efforts from a BAU standpoint while reducing the overall cost of change and increasing business agility. Provide BAU support on build and maintenance for the cloud services across domains (OS, Compute, DB, Middleware, Network, Backup & storage). Responsible for BAU Support services that include coordination, change control, monitoring, ticket queue administration, support, and triage of cloud related infrastructure component support by Cyber Security and Infrastructure Services.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with cross-functional Application teams to assist Service support in BAU. Develop use cases into high-quality solutions in your specialist area. Take ownership and accountability for individual deliverables

  • Resolve open issues while functioning as an advisory resource for “Best Practices” and driving adoption of cloud solutions.

  • Make accurate impact assessments, and raise, implement, close down and roll-back plans when required

  • Maintain current, high-level technical knowledge of the entire Cloud Offerings from a product perspective.

  • Work in a diverse team of consultants to implement sophisticated Cloud solutions.

  • Solid experience with modern IT infrastructure and hosting operation (Disaster recovery, SLA, Backup, Multi Site, Monitoring, AD & DNS)

  • Knowledgeable in hybrid & multi-cloud operations with proven experience in converged & hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms.

  • Proven experience assessing application workloads and technology landscape for Cloud suitability, develop business case and Cloud adoption roadmap

  • Understanding and experience in supporting applications in Public Cloud – AWS and/or Azure and/or GCP.

  • Understanding and experience in supporting applications in Private Cloud environments.

  • Skilled in supporting highly available and performance optimized platforms for application workload hosting with technologies – VMware vSphere, Oracle Virtual Machine, OpenStack, Hyper-V, and on-prem hyperscale solutions (Azure Stack, AWS Outposts, Google Anthos).

  • Infrastructure engineering skills in the areas of compute, IP networking, storage networks, SAN/NAS storage arrays, workload protection (backup, restore, & DR), security/hardening, and governance in both on-prem and public clouds.

  • Understanding and experience in supporting applications in the public cloud like RDS.

  • Understanding and experience in supporting applications in Docker/Container Platforms.

  • Experience in containerization and container orchestration technologies like Google Kubernetes.

  • Experience with using cloud infrastructure automation tools, i.e.: CloudFormation

  • Experience in orchestration and provisioning tools is required e.g.: Morpheus/Ansible/Terraforms

  • Experience with the development of Continuous Integration build pipelines and management of these, i.e.: Jenkins

  • Proven experience with scripting languages, i.e.: Ruby, Python NodeJS

  • Agile Delivery – Understanding and experience of Agile principles and use of Jira

Education, Qualifications, and Experience


  • Preferably candidate should have 6-8 years of professional experience.

  • 3-5 years of experience as a consultant, preferably within a system integrator experienced Windows Server/VMware or Unix/Linux administration.

  • Hands-on experience in AWS, Azure, GCP cloud principles.

  • Adaptable and progressive learner with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences.

  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Experience in managing Incidents, Problems, changes, and capacity management aspects.

  • Demonstrated ability handling large number of incidents via. Any ITSM tool

  • Flexibility to work in shifts on rotational basis covering Americas, EMEA and ASIAPAC regions 24*7


  • Multi Cloud Hybrid IT setup.

  • Multi years of work experience in Technical teams working in Shifts.

  • An ability to work effectively in a matrix organization is essential

  • A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy, resilience, and a desire for professional excellence.

  • An active listener with excellent and confident communications and interpersonal skills with an ability to read complex customer situations and adapt as needed.

Skills and Capabilities


  • In Depth or working Knowledge on cloud solutions and concepts

  • Experience in automating infrastructure provisioning (compute, networking, storage etc), DevOps, and continuous integration/delivery with tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, Helm/Draft, Azure Devops

  • Understanding of cloud architecture concepts for resources like compute, storage, networking, load balancing, security, Kubernetes

  • Experience working with enterprise monitoring tool and understanding dashboards.

  • Experience with using Knowledge articles and documented SOPs to resolve tickets.

  • Experience with Powershell, VBscript or BASH shell scripting, Python, Linux script preferred


  • Substantial, extensive and demonstrated experience in various aspects of automation within cloud environments

  • Experience and ability to work in shifts on rotational basis covering 24*7 support

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization is essential.

  • Experience working with Cloudability tool and understanding dashboards.

  • Build, migrate and test Azure environments and integrations

  • Knowledge and/or experience on designing, developing, deploying, and CI/CD in a DevOps environment


We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.

We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.


Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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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, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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