AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases.
But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that encourages innovation and teamwork.
Here, employees are empowered to express different perspectives and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.
Science and Enabling Units IT is a global IT capability supporting Drug Research, Drug Development, Product & Portfolio Strategy, Medical Affairs, Finance, HR, Compliance, Legal and Global Business Services.
We are organized around seven key capability areas : Business Partnering, Solution Delivery, Architecture, Application Support, Data & Analytics, Change & Operations, operating out of sites across the US, UK, Sweden, India and Mexico.
Data & Analytics provides analytics and data insight services and solutions critical to the Data & AI / ML emerging strategy and mission of S&EUIT and AZ.
D&A is organized into teams specializing in Information Architecture, Data Engineering, Visual Engineering, Knowledge Management, Data Science, Data Analysis and Information Governance.
As a senior Information Architect, you will be responsible for developing the IA strategy and roadmap for Data Catalogs and Metadata, integrating with wider architecture roadmaps.
In addition, they will be accountable for ensuring all data / Tech investments within the function comply with the roadmap for Data Catalogs and Metadata.
AstraZeneca has made a significant investment in the design and delivery of a Data Lake environment .The environment has been very successful at integrating data from across the organization and integrating for reporting within ODS’s and Data Marts.
A data catalogue that describes the data sources and which organizes metadata describing the content and lineage of data is essential to the ongoing management and evolution of this environment.
This role is focused on ensuring that we have the right strategies, designs and processes in place to collect, lead and exploit metadata describing the content of the Data Lake.
This includes metadata and standards that support data management and data governance, monitoring compliance to metadata standards and driving the exploitation of the metadata within IT and business solutions.
Dedicatedly responsible for developing Information Architecture standard methodology tooling, methods, standards, skills, documentation and training within the area of Data Catalogs and metadata management.
Whilst predominately focusing on the Data Lake, you should also provide leadership to the definition and management of metadata gained elsewhere, including supporting the definition of scientific metadata standards, which will be used to define the content of scientific data sets.
You will deliver tangible value to partners through the optimal design and collection of metadata. A key feature will be fully exploiting the metadata to ensure AZ data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) across our systems, ready for either direct use by consumers or AI machines.
Ensure alignment of such IA strategies and roadmaps with Enterprise IA standards and roadmaps.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
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