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Senior Data Platform Engineer

Company: GSK LLP
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Site Name: San Francisco, UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage, USA - Massachusetts - Cambridge
Posted Date: Feb 14 2023
At GSK, we want to supercharge our data capability to better understand our patients and accelerate our ability to discover vaccines and -medicines. The Onyx Research Data Platform organization represents a major investment by GSK R&D and Digital & Tech, designed to deliver a -step-change in our ability to leverage data, knowledge, and prediction to find new medicines. ---- We are a full-stack shop consisting of product and portfolio leadership, data engineering, infrastructure and DevOps, data / metadata / knowledge -platforms, and AI/ML and analysis platforms, all geared toward:---

  • Building a next-generation, metadata- and automation-driven data experience for GSK's scientists, engineers, and decision-makers, -increasing productivity and reducing time spent on "data mechanics".---
  • Providing best-in-class AI/ML and data analysis environments to accelerate our predictive capabilities and attract top-tier talent.---
  • Aggressively engineering our data at scale, as one unified asset, to unlock the value of our unique collection of data and predictions in real-time. The mission of the Data Science and Data Engineering (DSDE) organization within GSK Pharmaceuticals R&D is to get the right data, to the right people, at the right time. The -Data Framework and Ops -organization ensures we can do this efficiently, reliably, transparently, and at scale through the creation of a leading-edge, cloud-native data services framework. We focus heavily on developer experience, on strong, semantic abstractions for the data ecosystem, on professional operations and aggressive automation, and on transparency of operations and cost. We are looking for a skilled and experienced Sr. Data Platform Engineer to join our growing team. Sr. Data Platform Engineers -take full ownership of delivering high-performing, high-impact data framework products, and services, from -a description of a problem customer Data Engineers are trying to solve all the way through to -final delivery (and ongoing monitoring and operations). They are -standard bearers for software engineering and quality coding practices within the -team and -are -expected to mentor more junior engineers; they may even coordinate the work of more junior engineers on a large project. -They -devise useful metrics ensuring their services are meeting customer demand, having an -impact, and -iterate to deliver and improve on those metrics in an agile fashion. Achieving delivery of the right data to the right people at the right time needs design and implementation of data flows and data products which leverage internal and external data assets and tools to drive discovery - and development is a key objective for the Data Science and Data Engineering (DSDE) team within GSKs Pharmaceutical R&D organization. - There are five key drivers for this approach, which are closely aligned with GSKs corporate priorities of Innovation, Performance and Trust: -
    • Automation of end-to-end data flows:---Faster and reliable ingestion of high throughput data in genetics, genomics and multi-omics, to extract value of investments in new technology (instrument to analysis-ready data in
    • Enabling governance by design of external and internal data:------with engineered practical solutions for controlled use and monitoring
    • Innovative disease-specific and domain-expert specific data products: to enable computational scientists and their research unit collaborators to get faster to key insights leading to faster biopharmaceutical development cycles.---
    • Supporting e2e - code traceability and data provenance:---Increasing assurance of data integrity through automation, integration
    • Improving engineering efficiency:---Extensible, reusable, scalable,---updateable,---maintainable, virtualized traceable data and code--- would be driven by data engineering innovation and better resource utilization. - - The Data Framework team builds and manages (in partnership with Tech) reusable components and architectures designed to make it both fast and easy to build robust, scalable, production-grade data products and services in the challenging biomedical data space. -
      - Additional responsibilities also include:
      • Partner with Tech -where modifications to underlying tools (e.g. -infrastructure as code, Cloud -Ops, -DevOps, logging / alerting) are needed to serve new use-cases, and to ensure operations are planned -
      • Write fantastic code along with the proper unit, functional, and integration tests for code and services to ensure quality. Mentor more junior engineers in these skills -
      • Stay -up to date -with developments in the open-source community around data engineering, data science, and similar tooling.
      • Spot opportunities to test out new tooling -for internal use cases, as well as opportunities to contribute back to the community. - The DSDE team is built on the principles of ownership, accountability, continuous development, and collaboration. We hire for the long term, and were motivated to make this a great place to work. Our leaders will be committed to your career and development from day one. - Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
        • Master's in Computer Science with a focus in Data Engineering, DataOps, DevOps, MLOps, Software Engineering, etc, plus 5 years job experience, (or PhD or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science plus 3-8 years job experience)
        • Experience with common distributed data tools in a production setting (Spark, Kafka, Hive, Presto, etc.) -
        • Experience with specialized data architecture (e.g. data lake, lake house, data fabric, data mesh, optimizing physical layout for access patterns) -
        • Experience with public cloud providers like AWS, Azure and GCP -
        • Experience with search / indexing systems (e.g. Elasticsearch) - Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
          • Experience building and designing a DevOps first way of working
          • Demonstrated excellence writing production Python, Java, Scala, Go, and/or C#/C++ -
          • Practical experience with agile software development and DevOsps-forward ways of working -
          • Demonstrated experience building reusable components on top of the CNCF ecosystem including platforms like Kubernetes (or similar ecosystem)
          • Metrics-first mindset - *LI-GSK #GSKOnyx
            - Why GSK? Our values and expectationsare 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, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
            • Operating at pace and agile decision making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor, and risk.
            • Committed to delivering high-quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
            • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
            • Sustaining energy and wellbeing
            • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
            • Budgeting and cost consciousness 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 workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce. If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class. At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve. - GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons. Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSKs commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

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