Lead Software Engineer / Squad Lead – Digital Patient Solutions

Lead Software Engineer / Squad Lead – Digital Patient Solutions


Lead Software Engineer / Squad Lead

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

The Team
We are a growing software development and engineering team passionate about delivering software used by patients and healthcare professionals in products for Digital Therapeutics and Clinical Studies. The product development and engineering organization consists of several self-organized/managed teams having the people, skills,and resources to deliver their part of the product. We are working with agile methodology where we aim to deliver as fast as our regulatory processes allow. We are proud to have one of the best software development teams you can find with deep technical and business skills to shape the product from early ideas and requirements through full implementation. This is a place where you can grow and learn together with other people delivering software with a great purpose.

About the role
The Squad Lead is responsible for providing the technical leadership for design and development of capabilities in our backend platform that is the backbone for all our Patient and Health Care Professional digital products. This is a hands-on and strategic role which works closely with product, design, engineering and regulatory to design, build and launch backend functionality for patient centric digital experiences. The successful candidate will lead and manage a software engineering team to deliver innovative software solutions of high quality used by our patients and healthcare professionals. 


  • Lead and mentor a team of software engineers
  • Ensure collaboration between several other engineering squads
  • Work with stakeholders to understand their needs and ensure they are met with the software solution
  • Act as tech lead in the squad
  • Hands-on contribution to software design and code
  • Leading the delivery of software solutions aligned to regulatory requirements, product roadmaps and goals

Essential for the role

  • 8+ years hands-on experience as a software engineer 
  • In-depth knowledge of building software backend solutions and platforms
  • Confirmed experience of leading people 
  • Significant experience of using Agile approaches 


  • Java, Spring, MongoDB, Kafka, Kubernetes, SaMD

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 optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising 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 unrivalled 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 in 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!

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

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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