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Innovation Technologist

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Brief description :

  • You will proactively lead scouting initiatives across the technology landscape to identify new emerging trends, technologies and opportunities
  • Establish yourself as a subject matter expert to give a globally relevant tech leadership for AstraZeneca on evolving specialist technology areas
  • Build, develop, configure and maintain technology solutions required for evaluations or PoT’s, iterating or pivoting as required
  • You will provide technical leadership to support broader innovation team conversations with the business
  • Translate business requirements and ideas for Innovation lead Scouting, or PoT’s, into deliverable outcomes to ensure business value realisation is achieved
  • You will be responsible for delivering technology positioning documentation and white papers for new and emerging technology areas
  • Ensure Innovation delivery activities are carried out in alignment with required processes and governance

Required skills

Preferred skills

  • Able to work with external partners to influence, extract and deliver timely product innovation

  • You will be proficient at producing Executive briefings, White Papers and articulating strategies

  • Able to work with ambiguity and prioritise a demanding workload in an exciting and dynamic space.

  • Fervent desire to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments across the innovation landscape

  • You will have a passion and desire to get hands on, willingness, drive and ability to learn new skills rapidly

  • Familiarity with Design Thinking, Lean principles, Agile and customer led UX

  • Validated experience and track record of delivering and implementing solutions with Continuous Development lifecycles

  • Track record of delivering innovative technology enabled business change

  • Knowledge or experience of demonstrating cloud compute and services (AWS, GCP or Azure), R, Python, C++, Spark/Hadoop

  • Knowledge of DevOps – rapid prototyping, Computer Vision, object detection, text extract etc

  • Working knowledge of the latest Data Science trends, strategies and technologies

  • Exposure to, or strong knowledge of AR/VR technologies including asset and experience creation, Unity

  • Strong knowledge of the drug discovery value chain and medicines development


Required Qualifications

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Foundational, or GCP/Azure equivalent

  • AWS Associate or Professional (Architect, Developer) or GCP/Azure equivalent

  • TOGAF certifications will be an added advantage

  • AGILE or SCRUM certification


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