Principle Engineer – Software Development Lead

GSK Tech Global Centre in Poznan
Online interview
Employment contract
Remote possible
Paid vacation

Project description

The Engineer is a “T-Shaped” role demonstrating both depth and breadth across key engineer competencies e.g. Software Development, Testing, DevOps, Data Architecture, Data Analytics, Lifecycle Management, etc. and the ability to successfully collaborate with experts from other subject domains.

In addition, this role will demonstrate core engineer knowledge/experience of industry technologies, practices and frameworks such as Test Automation tools, Development tools, Cloud-based platforms, Containerization and Data Exchange / Data Streaming Technologies. Examples include GIT, Jenkins, Jira, Azure DevOps, Selenium, JUnit/NUnit, Scrum/SAFe, Python, Docker, R, Databricks, Apache Spark & PySpark, Azure/GCP/AWS, JAVA, etc. This role will lead agile teams in alignment with agile and DevOps principles, partnering with Architecture Director, Product Director, Product Owners and others across R&D and Tech to deliver maximum value to our customers.

Your tasks

  • Provide leadership, technical thought leadership, direction and GSK expertise to product teams composed of GSK FTEs, strategic partners and software vendor.
  • Partner with other Technical Groups to understand and design potential data interfaces
  • Support Product Owners to lead product teams to deliver value continuously, fostering and maintaining close links with customers, related Solution groups e.g. Established Products and Core Tech
  • Contribute to release planning and Product roadmaps, partnering with Product Owners and Product Director
  • Proactively develop and deliver continuous improvement/simplification of Product portfolio to enhance user productivity, increase system reliability and reduce the total cost of ownership
  • Pro-actively engage in experimentation and innovation to drive relentless improvement e.g. to UX/DQ/DI and reducing technical debt/risk
  • Contribute and align solutions to the Target Architecture working closely with Enterprise Architecture team
  • Ensure that technical delivery is fully compliant with GSK Security, Quality and Regulatory standards
  • Ensure use of relevant R&D Tech / central services and collaborating with service partners in identification and delivery of service improvements
  • Ensure continuity of business execution i.e. operational support for relevant applications
  • Author and maintain relevant technical documentation in support of the lifecycle plan for audits/reviews.
  • Line and/or indirect management of up to 20 staff and 3rd party resource.

Who we're looking for?

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in software development ( 2 years in Python), architecture design (e.g. SOA) & technology platforms/frameworks
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in data engineering (DataFactory, Databricks, SQL Server DB, Power BI, familiarity with APIs and Cognitive Services available on the Azure platform, particularly those for data enrichment).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Cloud technologies (preferred Azure).
  • Familiarity with Apache Spark & PySpark
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile, DevOps & Automation (test, build, deploy, CI/CD, etc.)
  • Computer Science or related bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in agile development and DevOps & ITIL, relevant technology platforms [e.g. Kubernetes] and frameworks [e.g. Docker] including cloud technologies & data structures (i.e. information management), data models or relational database design
  • Experience of Pharmaceuticals processes and systems, particularly those supporting Clinical or Medical
  • Experience with dashboards, Data Visualization or Business Intelligence tools
  • Experience working with streaming data analytics
  • Experience navigating data privacy laws, such as HIPAA & GDPR.
  • Experience leading global development teams
  • Experience implementing 3rd party solutions (cloud and on-prem)
  • Experience with security strategies and best practices, data integration mechanisms, architectural design tools, delivering and integrating COTS applications, areas of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Application Integration, Business Process Management and Data Quality.

How we manage our projects?
Scrum, Agile, Kanban
Who makes architectural decisions?
Team and tech leads
Who makes technology stack decisions?
Project management software
JIRA, Microsoft Teams, Azure Devops
How we code?
Version control
Style guide
Code review
Static code analysis
Code metrics
Knowledge database
How we test?
Unit tests
Integration tests
System tests
Performance tests
Manual testing
Test automation
Additional monitor
Personal container
Operating system
Work environment
Tech supervisor
Open space
Flexible working hours
  • Healthcare package
  • Healthcare package for families
Leisure package
  • Leisure package
  • Hot beverages
  • Fruits
  • Snacks
  • Trainings
  • Car parking
  • Bicycle parking
  • Chill room
  • Integration events
  • work up to 80% of your working time per month remotely
  • flexible working hours
  • work part-time or have a long weekend thanks to Short Friday

Our company

GSK Tech Global Centre in Poznan

Poznań 750
Tech skills
  • Node.js
  • JavaScript
  • Java

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