Innovation Engineer



Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States 

Cambridge,England, United Kingdom

Technical Innovation and Delivery Excellence (TIDE), Technology Innovation – Innovation Engineer GCL D/E


Job Description

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

Within TIDE (Technology Innovation and Delivery Excellence) our IT Technology Innovation team focusses on the identification, rapid assessment, implementation and adoption of emerging technologies and novel ideas to build business benefit. We are passionate about technology and perfection in innovation and delivery, working across all business functions to support technology innovation and business change.

We have a great opportunity in our Technology Innovation team to strengthen our Architecture and Engineering capability with a role available for Innovation Engineer or Senior Innovation Engineer dependent on relevant education, experience and qualifications.


Role Summary

The Innovation Engineer will work with Innovation Technology teams to enable and support the delivery of business value through the identification and implementation of new technologies and new uses of existing technologies into service. The role will be responsible for providing hands on resourcing for Innovation Proof of Concept activities as well as leadership role in the technical aspects of the Innovation PoC & Delivery activities.


Typical Accountabilities

The role will be accountable to work with Innovation teams and technical teams in Customer Facing and Shared Services IT teams to enable Innovation Proof of Concept (PoC) and Delivery activities by:

You will play a leadership role in the technical aspects of the Innovation PoC & Delivery activities

You will adhere and promote the use of AstraZeneca’s IT development methodologies and practices, and will be familiar with applications/infrastructure that their solutions will impact

Translate requirement specifications for Innovation PoC activities to environment and device configurations

You will provide technical expertise and support to Innovation and project teams

Configuration and management of environments and devices required by Innovation PoC activities

You will lead investigations of problems in Innovation PoC environments and applications and in coordination with other teams carry out support and maintenance.

Be responsible for user documentation of Innovation PoC environments and devices

Feedback and input into Innovation PoC review activities

Ensure Innovation PoC & Delivery activities are carried out in alignment with required processes and governance

Assist with evaluating technologies against defined user and functional requirements to evaluate business value

Work with supplier project teams to ensure effective interoperability of services and technologies and assures alignment of designs with AstraZeneca standards, policies and procedures, as well as regulatory requirements

Identify new hardware/software technologies to fit specialised business needs and configuration

Bringing together qualitative and quantitative testing evidence for reporting


Requirements – Essential

Relevant technical degree or equivalent

Validated development/design experience in at least one technical domain.

Experience of developing and delivering creative solutions.

Experience developing and implementing business solutions under any formal framework for their domain of architecture.

Experience of developing and maintaining relationships with 3rd party suppliers


Requirements – Desirable

Demonstrated initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working


Skills and Capabilities – Essential

Strong networking skills with good internal/external links

Well-developed communication and facilitation skills

Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language

Awareness of developments in the marketplace for domain focus and potential impact to AZ IT


Skills and Capabilities – Desirable

Validated business acumen

Understanding of the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry and of competitor activity, on a particular architecture and Information Management

Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes

Demonstrated initiative, strong customer orientation


Travel Requirements

Travel Requirements – Global travel may be required


For further information regarding this vacancy please contact Stuart Johnston.

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Mid-level industry position


North America

Gaithersburg , United States


United States



Mid-level industry position