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The Digital Solutions and Enablement team are accountable for the creation, configuration, launch, and support of all externally facing digital (web, mobile, omni-channel, & device) products, platforms, services, and experiences, servicing all external customer types at Pfizer.

In addition, the DS&E team is accountable for their Marketing Technology (Martech stack) inclusive of Digital Platforms, Digital Channel Enablement, Content Integration, and Marketing/Marketer Tools and for driving Digital Enablement within Pfizer, including Robotic Process Automation, Intelligent Assistants and Workforce Productivity tools. They deliver the digital assets their business needs in order to deliver their mission of patient value via groundbreaking commercial and technical solutions.

As Senior Manager, Engineering Lead – Web Publishing, you will lead a high performing DevOps oriented team delivering the code and infrastructure outputs necessary to deliver critical and complex components of the Edison (Drupal) platform roadmap, vision & strategy. They work alongside other platform, project and product teams, ensuring their technical deliverables on the Edison Web Publishing platform meet all applicable DSE standards on application design, testing, quality and security.

Edison powers all of Pfizer’s web properties, self-service content publishing capabilities & enables Pfizer to publish hundreds of new websites a year and support thousands of updates to existing assets.

Edison comprises technology stacks plus operational and solution delivery processes for Drupal (Open Source CMS) plus Static Sites (generated via JAM stack architectures).

You will collaborate with similar roles on related technologies within the organisation; Laravel, Marketo and Mulesoft.

You will provide technical leadership on complex web publishing initiatives delivering foundational aspects of the Edison platforms including CI, content APIs and infrastructure, self service content publishing capabilities, complex integrations & microservices.

Role Responsibilities

Your primary responsibilities will be to provide deep technical knowledge and technical leadership to the platform team. You will be accountable for the successful delivery of platform technical objectives and managing a team of contract delivery resources.

This Means

  • Detailed understanding of the technical landscape, both inside and outside of Pfizer. The candidate will have proven subject matter expertise in multiple of their foundational technologies/areas including Drupal 7 and 8, AWS, Relaxed Web Services, Electron, Mulesoft. Whilst being recognised as a technical SME, this role requires you to understand the needs of the business and be able to successfully translate this knowledge into day to day decision-making.
  • Ensure that the correct design and engineering decisions are made for the platform. Actively share knowledge and make decisions based on multiple inputs across the wider team and BU.
  • Detail oriented, persistent, strong desire to produce quality applications focused on user experience.
  • Responsible for skills management of all technical resources in the team, ensuring the talent pool is appropriate for current and future needs.
  • Responsible for the management and development of continuous integration, release management, code quality and deployment capability for production applications across the platform ecosystem.
  • Be a champion of innovation within the immediate and wider team, developing resources & processes to adopt innovating thinking and approach to problems.
  • Embrace a DevOps mentality and ensure the model’s success, building a culture of shared responsibility and transparency leading to higher quality and far quicker delivery of output. Take part in the culture of measurement, learning and feedback.
  • Establish close partnerships with relevant Engineering and Operations colleagues to ensure alignment in all areas of development strategy, process, operational needs, DevOps culture and other areas relevant to excellence in the asset lifecycle of assets in the portfolio.
  • Use industry best practice and your own experience to ensure that security is baked in from the beginning and that the team fully embrace a DevSecOps and shift-left on security mentality.

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor Degree and minimum of 7 years relevant experience as an information technology professional in roles such as a software architect and/or developer, systems engineer, computer engineer, engineering lead, technical team lead. Experience managing teams including the financials of contract or colleague resources. Developing increasing responsibility in an engineering lead related role.
  • Minimum of 3 years recognised experience with Drupal (7 and 8 at minimum) with deep and broad experience working with Drupal at enterprise scale.
  • Demonstrable experience operating in a DevOps environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of modern software engineering, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and releasing.
  • Demonstrable experience of RESTful APIs, integration and microservice patterns.
  • Demonstrable experience of integration patterns, data modeling, cloud development, marketing automation, native and hybrid mobile development, push notification services, CI/CD practices, and able to lead software engineers in these areas.
  • Demonstrable understanding of code versioning tools such as git.
  • Demonstrable understanding of object oriented programming.
  • Experience with Atlassian (Jira, Confluence), GitHub an asset.

Preferred Qualifications / Experience

As above and including Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology Management or relevant disciplines.

Ideal candidates will be familiar with multiple of the following technologies.

  • Marketo
  • Laravel
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Mulesoft/CloudHub
  • Janrain
  • Salesforce
  • Adobe Analytics
  • Tableau
  • Redshift/Postgres/MySQL/Aurora


  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish relationships, influence outcomes, and deliver effective presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work with others in a constructive and collaborative manner & influence resources outside of the immediate span of control.
  • Ability to lead in a complex, matrix environment with geographically distributed resources.
  • Detail oriented, persistent, strong desire to produce quality applications focused on user experience.
  • Ability to take a systematic approach to estimation of technical projects.
  • Excellent skills in analysis, critical thinking and planning, oral and written communication, consensus building, facilitation, negotiation and the ability to readily learn a new business area.
  • Technology solutions delivery in a pharmaceutical or regulated environment a bonus.

Non-standard Work Schedule, Travel Or Environment Requirements

  • Travel will be required as part of this role as it is a virtual position. Expectations around travel will vary but you will need to be capable of travel within the region and to other regions.
  • Our business is a 7x24x365 endeavor. This role may on occasion require physical or virtual participation on a weekend, holiday, or after normal business hours.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that they pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 3, 2019

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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