Manager, AI Product Engineer
Thessaloniki Chortiatis, Greece
Job posting number: #7184243 (Ref:pf-4894918)
Posted: October 4, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Why Patients Need You
Technology impacts everything we do. Pfizer’s digital and ‘data first’ strategy focuses on implementing impactful and innovative technology solutions across all functions from research to manufacturing. Whether you are digitizing drug discovery and development, identifying solutions, or making our work easier and faster, you will be making a difference to countless lives.
What You Will Achieve
The Intelligent Assistance Solution (IAS) Team, builds, delivers and maintains the products and platforms that enable Pfizer Business Units to maximize value from AI and Generative AI. We build advanced cloud-agnostic AI capabilities at a global enterprise scale that positively impact Pfizer business performance. Pfizer is accelerating the use of AI/Generative AI capabilities across our entire enterprise.
IAS Team seeks an AI Product Engineer who will be responsible for leading a portfolio of projects, products, and services. The role will focus on developing the product and service roadmaps for AI/GenAI products, while executing on portfolio of projects that deliver on the product roadmaps and mature the service offering across the enterprise. This position requires a blend of expertise across Machine Learning, Microservices Architecture, DevOps, CI/CD in a multi-cloud environment.
Your technical skills will help us develop and support robust software for our business. Due to your expertise, you will develop program logic for new applications and modify existing ones. You will support a range of activities, such as coding, testing, debugging, documentation, implementation and maintenance of software applications for Pfizer.
As a Manager, you provide guidance to operational teams for managing projects. Your planning skills will help in preparing forecasts for resource requirements, and providing areas of improvement for products, processes or services. Through your comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and theories of the discipline, you will also work towards advancing new concepts and methodologies. You will be able to take a leadership role to facilitate agreements between different teams.
It is your hard work and dedication that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.
How You Will Achieve It
Responsible for delivering the architecture, technical and functional roadmaps for AI/GenAI products and services.
Execute on various parallel efforts of delivery efforts in the areas of Generative AI, Conversational AI, Language Translation or Machine Learning
Lead and monitor program progress, eliminate barriers, and ensure effectively deliver the solutions to add values to our business customers.
Integrate and collaborate with different technical teams across Digital to drive overall service implementation and delivery methodologies.
Act as a thought leader on emerging digital technologies for the team and other digital teams
Collaborate with key stakeholders across Pfizer Digital and Strategic Partners
Provide guidance, lead/co-lead projects, manage own time to meet objectives and plan resource requirements for projects across the department.
Prepare and deliver operational updates to business stakeholder groups and solution delivery leads.
Ensure alignment across the Pfizer Digital organization and service providers effectively utilizing the Pfizer Digital organization.
Create a culture of Continuous Improvement including creating new projects focused on technical and organizational issues and monitoring improvement efforts.
Manage contract resources to deliver services, projects & operating support models for delivered solutions and ensure technology solutions meet the needs of the business.
Manage and give technical direction to the support team, prioritizing support resources, troubleshooting, tactical issue resolution, and strategic problem remediation.
Establish an environment where the Scrum team can be as effective as possible, addressing team dynamics, and ensuring a good relationship between the development team and product owner.
Manage global digital services in conjunction with the product & service owners.
Assist in managing consulting/contractor staff in execution of User Experience (UX) activities for assigned projects.
Identify opportunities to decommission applications or move to regional or global solutions.
Drive Application rationalization to reduce local applications to the absolute minimum.
Bachelor’s degree required
5+ years of experience in development enterprise software solutions with at least 3 years of experience with AI/ML based platforms and applications.
3+ Years of managing technical and software development teams.
3+ Experience working in close partnership with data science teams.
3+ years of experience in usage of micro-services design patterns.
3+ years of experience building solutions in AWS (MS Azure and Google nice to have)
Knowledge of tools and methods required to deploy ML/AI models and applications to production (MLFlow, Kubeflow, etc).
Strong working knowledge and experience using Python including the following frameworks/tools: Pyspark, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch
Experience of utilizing Rancher or other Kubernetes management tools such as GKE or EKS
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT, SVN, VSTS
Experience with database systems including one or more of the RDBMS (Redshift, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server 2012 &above).
Has owned systems and managed development of end-to-end applications.
Has experience with production deployments of complex systems.
Experience with an industry accepted, structured software development life cycle methodology.
Experience supporting the development of complex software products including the deployment of multiple versions / releases of a large product.
Ability to contribute to technical specifications and technical design documentation for the software development team.
Experience working in teams to address software defect analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution.
Proven ability in performance testing and optimization of developed source code for an enterprise business application.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with the software development team while driving software improvements.
Ability to prepare and present concepts and vision (written and verbal) to the software development team, senior management, and other internal and external stakeholders.
Candidate must be an excellent communicator.
GENERAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
Advisor/Consultancy: Provides well-informed advice, typically within a specific technical specialization, ensuring that it is properly understood and appropriately exploited, to enhance the effectiveness of significant activities. Provides advice on technical aspects of Conversational UI and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.
Technical Acumen: Maintains knowledge of specific technologies provides detailed advice regarding their application, executes specialized tasks.
Thought Leadership & Advocacy: Develop awareness of industry developments and best practices Provide thought leadership in emerging technologies as they relate to AI and Conversational UI
Presentation Skills: Ability to develop visually simple and appealing PowerPoint presentations and be comfortable with articulating and communicating with the right authority and messaging to a broad range of stakeholders
Breakthroughs that change patients' lives... At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.
Digital Transformation Strategy
One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.
We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self. Let’s start the conversation!
Equal Employment Opportunity
We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.