Lead iOS Architect

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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/23/2016

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Redwood City, CA

Redwood City, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Company description br br 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 inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. br br The AstraZeneca IT function is undergoing significant transformation which will address performance, perception and profile. The IT Transformation Programme will break the default outsourcing mentality, drive greater cohesion amongst senior IT leadership, begin the simplification of what has become an overly complex function and build a world class IT organization. br br High Level Function Overview br br The purpose of CTO Office is to enable AstraZeneca to achieve Scientific Leadership and Return to Growth through the innovative use of Information Technology. The focus will be on 3 key areas; Cloud & SAAS, Data & Analytics, and Mobility & Digital. The team will achieve this by: br br a) Developing innovative applications of technology to solve priority business challenges br br b) Creating the future technology plan and supporting its adoption br br c) Embedding emerging technology through agile teams br br d) Developing a pipeline of future information technology talent br br br Key responsibilities & Accountabilities for Lead Mobile Application Architect br br The expectation is to play the role of architect/developer/technical lead in Mobile application development efforts. This includes app development within iOS, Android, Web using cloud driven services and may include integration with smart devices and sensors. The key accountabilities include br br * Lead role in mobile application architecture including working with Cloud & data science team to influence cloud and analytics driven services to power rich personalized and intelligent application experiences br * Lead role in providing the mobile app engineering perspective and influence product ideas by working closely with UX and product management teams. br * Work with Program management to create a predictable, high quality app development and delivery cycle using agile technical best practices including test driven development, test automation , paired programming etc. br * Work with UX teams to innovate & build rich and intuitive user experiences br * Develop and deliver high quality mobile application experiences using lean product development approach with rapid iterations br * Work with Product management to submit apps to public app stores, monitor end user engagement with app features & experiences and provide input on key features and experiences to increase engagement br * Architect core application components and develop code which enables them to be used as reusable assets , including packaging them as native SDK libraries in iOS and Android, SDK documentation br * Understand the regulatory requirements of a medical device and mobile medical app and establish clear ways to incorporate them to enable rapid iterations of the mobile features and experiences. br * Perform test automation and document generation automation for regulatory submissions. br * Collaborate effectively with other stakeholders including regulatory, compliance, clinical experts and get their inputs into the application experiences. br * Stay on top of evolving trends in iOS, Android ecosystems, IoT, VR/AR technologies to power intelligent mobile apps. br * Work with UX and product management teams to build quick prototypes to validate product ideas that leverage evolving trends in smartphone , wearables and IoT~bsp