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GSK | Hiring | Data Engineer / Senior Data Engineer | BigDataKB.com | 2022-09-09

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Job Location: Bangalore

Site Name: India – Karnataka – Bengaluru
Posted Date: Sep 7 2022

Job Description

Is there any greater challenge than getting ahead of disease?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.

Job Description

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, Data and Analytics are allowing us to integrate, simplify and unlock all of our data to drive innovation, decision making and enable our transformation in servicing our patients, healthcare professionals and consumers.

Key responsibilities

You will create microservices, integrate components, design frameworks, and build reusable data solutions for GSK’s Enterprise Data & Analytics Platform. You will enable the faster acquisition, ingestion, and curation of analytical-ready datasets. You will be introducing new technology and building the GxP-ready platform aimed at delivering value to business stakeholders.

While a hands-on development role which includes developing & delivering code from origin to production, you will also lead a team of data engineers and 3rd party service providers.

Role responsibilities and requirements:


  • Hands-on, sleeves-up design, modeling, development, and delivery are expected as a matter of course.
  • Strong working knowledge of Azure services and components, and the ability to stitch together various components towards a scalable, reliable and sustainable enterprise solution.
  • Production experience delivering CI/CD pipelines across Azure and vendor products.
  • Key knowledge of architectural patterns across code and infrastructure development.
  • Contribute towards the design and development of the enterprise standards.


  • Ensure project goals are achieved with quality and on time in alignment with the stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Ability to work on complex projects and in a distributed environment.
  • Escalate when necessary and promptly
  • 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 utilizing DABL (Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Launch)
  • Lead with modern data design and test driven development.
  • Individuals will work as part of a product-centric delivery team(s) that will deliver value independently while fully embracing integrated DevOps approaches.


  • Take ownership of the delivery/development projects and help steer until completion.


  • Maintain governance that allows projects and stakeholders to manage overall project performance and manage program risks within the global nature of some of the programs.

Forward looking

  • Remain flexible towards technology approaches to ensure we are taking advantage of new technologies.
  • Keep abreast of industry developments in analytics and interpret how these would impact services and present new opportunities.

Quality, Risk & Compliance

  • Ensure all risks and issues associated with owned projects are promptly recorded and managed in the appropriate Risk & Issue logs.
  • Ensure all Risks and Issues have clear action/mitigation/contingency plans defined, 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.

Key Technical skills and experience required.

  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science or equivalent experience, with a preference on experience and proven track record. An ideal candidate would have an impressive hands-on work history in an advanced, recognized, and innovative environment.
  • Data engineering experience and seasoned coder in the relevant languages: Python, SQL, Scala, Java etc.
  • 5+ years in Data Platform experience- specific to owning and enabling capabilities within an enterprise data ecosystem, including Data Management practices (Analytics/Platform)
  • 5+ years experience with the Azure data and analytics stack: Databricks, Data Factory, SQL DW,Cosmos DB, Power BI, Power Apps, AKS, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience integrating and supporting various enterprise data tools, Talend, Collibra, Synapse/Snowflake, etc.
  • Production experience delivering CI/CD pipelines across Azure and vendor products.
  • Key knowledge of architectural patterns across code and infrastructure development.
  • Fully conversant with big-data processing approaches and “schema-on-read” methodologies. Preference for a deep understanding of Spark, Databricks, and Delta Lake and applying them to solve data science and machine learning business problems.
  • Experience with Agile delivery frameworks and tools: SAFe, Jira, Confluence, Azure DevOps, etc.
  • Experience with visualization tools and their application: developing reports, dashboards, and KPI scorecards.
  • Familiar deploying enterprise analytics solutions at scale with applicable services: administration, qualification and user access provisioning.
  • Experience articulating the business value of analytics projects and progressing solutions from MVP to scaled-up production solutions.
  • Ability to work in close partnership with groups across the IT organization (security, compliance, infrastructure, etc.) and business stakeholders in the commercial organizations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with suppliers and specialist technology providers to assemble and maintain a distinctive and flexible mix of capabilities against future requirements.
  • The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate inherently complicated technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders of all levels.

At GSK we value diversity (Gender, LGBTQ +, PwD etc.) and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

  • LI-GSK

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

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