Agile Senior Project Manager/ Platform Release Train Engineer

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Agile Senior Project Manager/ Platform Release Train Engineer

Introduction to role:

As a Platform Release Train Engineer, you will be an individual contributor with responsibilities that include performing Release Train Engineering RnR across multiple delivery teams, maintaining deep platform technical working knowledge and eye for business, managing Agile, Lean practice implementation across SSD portfolio, and much more. This role offers the key reason to join us: the opportunity to constantly learn and develop every single day. We're specialists who are passionate about patients. A curiosity to learn, grow and develop is at the heart of what we do, evolving as our technologies constantly change. We're invested in recognising, coaching and motivating you. Here, your personal and professional journey is filled with unlimited potential.


Your accountabilities will span across financial and capacity management, demand management, platform delivery operations, and platform release train practice management. You will manage release train and IT project budgets, resource plans, manage relationships with 3rd party suppliers, drive release train delivery effectiveness with multiple scrum teams and/or complex inter-team dependency networks, implement practice improvements through partnering with domain area platform delivery leads, scrum master and scrum leads, among other responsibilities.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Degree level education or equivalent experience in computer science or similar
- Prior experience in an Information Services/Information Technology Project Management with good eye for business
- Proven experience of managing relationships with 3rd party suppliers
- Experience with multiple different types software risks
- Project Management
- Practice Management – drive continuous improvement
- Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language 
- Working knowledge of Agile Software Development techniques and Methodologies 
- Deployment methods delivered as part of an agile team
- Proficient in all aspects of Agile and SaFE (can lead, teach, and run)

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Line management experience

-Experience of working within a quality and compliance environment and application of policies, procedures, and guidelines 
- Customer Experience
- Good commercial awareness and understanding of the external market 
- Demonstrate initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

At AstraZeneca, we're not just about treating diseases - we're about disrupting an industry and changing lives. Our work has a direct impact on patients, transforming our ability to develop life-changing medicines. We empower the business to perform at its peak and lead a new way of working, combining ground breaking science with leading digital technology platforms and data. All with a passion to impact lives through data, analytics, AI, machine learning and more. Join us at a crucial stage of our journey in becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. Make the impossible possible by building partnerships and ecosystems, creating new ways of working and driving scale and speed to deliver exponential growth. 

Are you ready to be part of a team that has the backing to innovate, disrupt an industry and change lives? Apply now and join us in our mission to make a meaningful impact. Everything we do matters.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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