Job Location:
India – Chennai



Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.


It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.


The Workstream Lead is a hybrid role that develops and delivers maintenance and manages a team of 6 to 10 Platform and Senior Platform Engineers. In this role, you will be involved in analyzing requirements, implementing or testing components, as well as supporting IT applications enhancements, release and maintenance, which may require a close collaboration with third party suppliers or other internal IT Teams. In this role, you will specialize in a particular area of the Workday Platform such as functional configuration, workday extend or integrations.

Working with the Workday Delivery Lead, the Workstream Lead manages a team of engineers that are responsible for all aspects of requirement gathering, documenting processes and providing systems maintenance and enhancement configuration in the system. The Workstream lead also acts as an engineer and provides solution maintenance and delivery.

Main responsibilities:

  • Works with the Platform Lead and Delivery Lead in organizing, planning and implementing people strategies that include performance management, talent and development; ensuring personal and professional growth for the engineers reporting into the role

  • Coaching and supporting new joiners to the team, ensuring they are set up for success.

  • Hiring and training Platform Engineers, managing the day to day workload and ensuring work such as Demand and BAU Operations are delivered in a timely manner.

  • Suggest soft skill and technical skills trainings to Delivery Lead and Platform Lead.

  • Handle issues, ensuring resolution to mitigate reoccurring issues.

  • Ensures SOx Compliance, by conducting regular SOx audits and training sessions.

  • Ensure supply is aligned to demand and capacity is in optimal levels, calling out to the Delivery Lead/Release Manager or Platform Lead any concerns.

  • Along with the Release Manager, contributes and provides input for Sprint Planning and co-leads Daily Stand Ups.

  • Drives day to day activities for their stream.

The Workstream Lead will ensure people management activities are performed while completing their own work within BAU/Release Management

Candidate Especification:

3-5 Years of experience in Workday Extend


We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.

We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.


Are you already envisioning 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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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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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.