Data Platform Systems Analyst Job in North York for Apotex |

Data Platform Systems Analyst

July 2 2021
Categories Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Data Business Analyst, ERP, Packaged Software, SaaS, Information Technology, Internet, Web, E-Commerce
North York, ON

About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations. Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary

Under minimal direction, you are responsible for the build and support of Data Platform systems, on-premises and Public Cloud. You perform in-depth analysis to ensure the quality and performance of these solutions are maintained in a cost effective manner and service level agreements are met. You are responsible for the long-term requirements of systems and platform operations, including capacity planning and forecasting. On-Call is required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review and understand target state data strategy and end-to-end data management systems architecture (including meta-data management, data quality / profiling, data integration, master data management, data provisioning and Data Lake solution components)
  • Work with Azure Public Cloud subject matter experts to build DEV, QA and PROD, including Disaster Recovery, Data Lake environments to ensure proper configuration aligned with Architecture and business requirements.
  • Provide 2nd level support to Enterprise Data Platforms, Management team and end-users to identify root causes and remediate environment availability and performance incidents.
  • Implement dynamic environment provisioning services within Azure Public Cloud platforms for Digital and Business Sandboxes.
  • Test and validate automation scripts. Coordinate with Production Support to ensure that dynamic provisioning services are ready to be transitioned under production control
  • Review and understand target state data strategy and end-to-end data management systems architecture (including meta-data management, data quality / profiling, data integration, master data management, data provisioning and Data Lake solution components)
  • Work with Data ingestion and integration tool vendor and subject matter experts to install, configure, and test tool functions checks and transformation logic within pipeline
  • Implement integration hooks between Data Ingestion tool and other components, such as Azure Data Lake and EDP(Enterprise Data Platform) Tools
  • Build and execute functional, integration and load / performance test
  • Coordinate with Data Integration tool vendor to address defects, install patches and validate hot-fixes and patches
  • Coordinate with Release Management to promote Data ingestion software releases from DEV to UAT and PROD
  • Provide in-depth analysis of the hybrid cloud solutions to ensure high quality systems and performance.
  • Design, build, maintain and support server landscape, including Operating Systems and Hypervisors on all platforms
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support to end-users as related to all deployed platforms and Cloud services
  • May be asked to be a technical lead on some teams/Projects
  • To manage personal performance incorporating a commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous learning
  • Act as an escalation point of contact for GIS Service delivery, issues, requests and concerns following the ITSM processes
  • Provide accurate and complete documentation of processes and procedures to ensure that systems can be supported
  • May be responsible to assign personnel to various tasks, direct their activities & evaluate their work
  • Will be required to be on-call, where travel may be required to any of the Apotex and/or affiliate sites.
  • Provides input in the development/amendment of standard operating procedures
  • Write programmatic scripts for process and task automation with knowledge of at least one scripting language (such as VB Script or PowerShell)
  • Monitor and administer the Apotex Enterprise Data Platform tools stack (Azure, Informatica and Zettalabs)
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or Post-Secondary Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, or related work experience. Relevant technology certifications are an asset
  • Expereince in designing, building, deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting Big Data Platforms.
  • Minimum 1 year of hands-on experience in the building, support and troubleshooting of Hybrid, Private and Public cloud systems.
  • Knowledge of EDP Architecture, Hadoop, HDFS, & Linux directory & file
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Azure Services and Data storage options (ADLS, HDInsight, structure & Namespace)
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and release management processes
  • Knowledge of infrastructure security standards and how to install and deploy solutions in the most secure configuration
  • Experience with data ingestion and analytic tools that run on Hadoop and Spark
  • Experience with Azure products such has ADLS Gen2, HDInsight, Databricks, Synapse Analytics Installation and configuration
  • Experience in Azure Network, Security, storage, compute, Analytics, Databases, DevOps process and frameworks
  • Ability to prioritize workload based on risk and business impact with a strong focus on the customer.
  • Proven ability to function in a fast paced and continuously changing environment with, eexcellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate ability to make decisions, solve and troubleshoot problems based on analysis, experience and judgement
  • Concise and clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Platforms as well as Virtual and Hypervisor technologies such as (VMWare, Hyper-V etc…), Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server, Unix/Solaris and Linux Operating Systems
  • Scripting and Automation (SQL, Hive, SCALA, Python, VB, PowerShell etc…) skills
  • Experience with interacting with vendors to install, configure, test and deploy third-party solutions
  • Some experience in Pharmaceutical/Process Industry, Consumer Packaged Goods, Information Systems would be an asset.

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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