AI Platform Operations Lead

Join our Enterprise AI Platforms and Technologies Team at AstraZeneca, where we are building and running the platforms, tooling, and infrastructure that powers our ambition to use AI in every step of the value chain.

We are seeking an AI Platform Operations Lead with industry-relevant experience delivering at-scale Machine Learning/Data Science in various cloud ecosystems.

As the AI Platforms Operations Lead, you will play a pivotal role in managing the operations of our enterprise AI platforms, driving efficiency improvements, and enabling the successful deployment of AI solutions across the organization.


As part of your role, you will collaborate with Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers from across the company to understand their challenges and work with them to build the platform that underpins their research. You will oversee the day-to-day operation of our AI platforms, including infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and maintenance.

You will also lead incident response efforts, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, manage relationships with AI platform end users, and find opportunities for process improvement in AI platform operations.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • BSc/MSc/PhD in Computer Science or related quantitative or analytical field.
  • Demonstrable experience (5+ years) in a similar role, focusing on managing AI platforms, preferably in a large-scale enterprise environment.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP), containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes), and AI frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch).
  • Understanding of DevOps/MLOps/AIOps practices and tools for automation, configuration management, and CI/CD (e.g., Git, Terraform, etc.).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to analyze complex issues, prioritize tasks, and drive resolution in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with multi-functional teams and influence collaborators at all levels.
  • Experience working in an Agile team with knowledge or experience in product or platform-focused delivery.
  • Experience working with internal security standards and frameworks, especially in medical, clinical, or pharmaceutical contexts.
  • Experience working with GxP-compliant life science systems.
  • Creative, collaborative, and resilient.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to drive conversations and collaborate with product managers, data scientists, and other partners to align technical solutions with business objectives.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to lead multi-functional technical teams effectively.
  • Ability to coach junior members.


We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into exploring new groundbreaking technology.

We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions. Our work unlocks the potential of science.

We optimize and revolutionize AstraZeneca by improving efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity from automation to data simplification. We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it.

Empowered with unrivaled freedom. A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively, and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions.

But we have a constant drive to innovate and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to contribute to our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because, put simply, we make a meaningful impact. Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!

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