May 20, 2024

Senior Principal Architect, IoT and Cloud Technologies

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Collegeville, PA 19426, USA
Full-Time Information Technology

Job Description

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: May 8 2024

GSK is one of the world’s foremost pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, and we are proud to be part of an industry that improves the lives of others. We embark on a significant transformation journey to support GSK in becoming a top-quartile data-enabled organization.

This is an exciting time to join GSK. We are embracing new data technologies to improve the development, manufacture, and distribution of GSK’s vital products to patients and consumers worldwide. You will be part of a team building a robust data and analytics ecosystem, allowing GSK to drive higher value by placing data at the core of its strategic and operational decisions.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Data Engineering & Architecture: Lead the development and evolution of big-data ecosystem and data lake architectures to enable data processing, storage, and retrieval, including the integration of structured data sources from enterprise transactional systems and trusted third parties and unstructured data sources, including IIoT data from manufacturing sites. Day to day responsibilities will specifically focus on the following -
  • Design and implement robust event-driven streaming architectures utilizing Kafka, Azure Events Hubs, and Azure IoT Edge.
  • Lead hands-on development and integration of streaming solutions using Databricks for real-time analytics and data processing.
  • Apply expertise in AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) to enhance event-driven applications and drive intelligent decision-making.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to architect scalable and efficient solutions for streaming data processing.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive architectural strategies for Azure Edge Computing, ensuring seamless connectivity between on-premises factory systems and cloud environments.
  • Collaboration: Engage with global teams from various disciplines to ensure architectural designs meet company objectives and encourage teamwork.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior architects and team members. Drive innovation and ensure the adoption of industry best practices.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • BS or MS in Engineering or Sciences
  • 10+ years in data and analytics applications
  • 4+ years of expertise in Kafka, Azure IoT, and Databricks.
  • 2+ years of experience in AI/ML in streaming architectures.
  • Experience in high-performance data pipelines and Azure (or AWS or GCP) cloud.
  • 6+ years of experience in programming languages like Python, Java, or Scala.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Proficient in knowledge graph databases, experience in platforms like Anzo, Stardog
  • Familiar with Azure's data services and compliance standards
  • Leadership in adopting best practices for event-driven streaming.
  • Strong experience in high-performance data pipelines and Azure (or AWS or GCP) cloud.
  • Leadership in adopting best practices for event-driven streaming.
  • Knowledge of programming languages like Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Familiar with Azure's data services and compliance standards.
  • Professional/Architect level certifications from leading Cloud Service Provider is a plus.
  • Expertise with Azure (or AWS or GCP) Industrial IoT for manufacturing scenarios.
  • Experience on regulated systems including GxP, SoX, HIPAA & GDPR
  • Azure (or AWS or GCP) administration and DevOps for CI/CD.
  • Project management experience, especially with Agile.


Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary t o learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves - feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

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