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Azure Data Engineer at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina





Job Description:

Are you looking to expand your expertise in data engineering within a global environment that allows you to keep pace with the speed of change?  At GSK, we are transforming how new technologies are used to improve performance across the organization.

An ideal candidate for this role will possess strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities in addition to communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. This position will be in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you will be handling multiple concurrent projects while working independently and in teams.


  • You yearn to be part of cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering world-class solutions on an aggressive schedule

  • You are not intimidated by challenges, thrive under pressure, passionate about your craft, and focused on delivering exceptional results

  • You love to learn new technologies and mentor junior analysts to raise the bar on your team

  • Passionate about intuitive and engaging user interfaces, as well as new/emerging concepts and techniques

On Any Given Day You Will


  • Develop sustainable data driven solutions with new data technologies to meet the needs of our organization and business customers

  • Build robust end-to-end systems with an eye on the long term maintenance and support of the application

  • Leverage reusable code modules to solve problems across the team and organization

  • Handle multiple functions / roles for the projects / Agile teams

  • Work with established standards across the team and organization

  • Understand complex multi-tier, multi-platform systems

  • Contribute to building a framework of a significant complexity

  • Work with internal team of data engineers (both full-time associates and/or third party resources)

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Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 5 years coding, or at least 5 years experience in data warehousing or at least 5 years in unstructured data environments

  • At least 2 years experience in Azure cloud technologies Azure

  • At least 2 years experience in big data technologies (Cassandra, , HBase, Spark, Hadoop, HDFS, AVRO, MongoDB, Zookeeper, or similar)

  • 2+ years of experience with Agile engineering practices

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:


  • Master's Degree in fields such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, related discipline or military experience

  • 1+ years experience in Azure cloud technologies AWS, MapR, Cloudera, Google Cloud

  • 5+ years experience with NoSQL implementation (Mongo, Cassandra, etc. a plus)

  • 5+ years experience developing Java based software solutions

  • 5+ years experience in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, JavaScript, Shell)

  • 5+ years experience developing software solutions to solve complex business problems

  • 5+ years experience with Relational Database Systems and SQL

  • 5+ years experience designing, developing, and implementing ETL

  • 5+ years experience with UNIX/Linux including basic commands and shell scripting

  • Familiarity with data science tools and concepts

  • Experience in industry, i.e. code committer, published, white paper, etc.

  • 5+ years of experience providing technical leadership on relevant applications

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are 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:


  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk

  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.

  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.

  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.

  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.

  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.

  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.

  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.

  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

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