Pfizer is accelerating the use of digital technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) across our entire enterprise.
The Pfizer Digital Intelligent Assistance Solution Center develops, delivers and maintain the AI & ML platforms, capabilities and solutions that enable Pfizer Business Units to connect digitally with our external and internal customers.
The Global Intelligent Assistant Solutions Center seeks a Senior Manager, AI / ML Engineering Lead who will be responsible for recruiting and leading a local team based in Greece and focus on executing on the technical strategies, architecture, system designs and solutions development to scale AI and ML capabilities globally.
This position requires a blend of expertise across Enterprise AI / ML Strategy, Design, Build, Testing, Operation, Governance, Micro-Service Architecture Solutions, Audit, Change & Release Management, Cloud Technologies, Cross Functional Partnership, and Leadership, along with in-depth latest cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence engineering technology expertise.
The AI & ML Engineering Lead responsibilities include but are not limited to :
Recruiting and development of local engineering talent to scale existing AI / ML engineering practice.
Establishing partnerships with local academia, start-ups and research institutions for co-development / co-engineering opportunities to help scale AI / ML capabilities.
Responsible for delivering the technical and architecture strategies and AI micro-services roadmaps across Intelligent Assistance and Intelligent Automation Solution portfolio.
Accountable for implementing AI / ML architectures, strategies, design and delivery using Scrum agile development methodology.
Ensure quality software is delivered on time within a fast paced agile environment
Foster a culture of continuous improvements across the CI / CD environment
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 DSE, Agile Enterprise Services team within Pfizer Digital’s enterprise platform team to drive overall service implementation and delivery methodologies.
The candidate should be insight-driven, experience / design-driven, value-driven and solution-driven.
Contribute to the process required to identify and evaluate intelligent micro-services and platforms that can be complimented and scaled across DSE organization.
Support day-to-day technical implementation needs and lead issue investigation and resolution.
Act as a thought leader on emerging digital technologies for the team and other digital teams
Develop and implement process improvements, enforcement of adherence to standards across the organization and compliance with industry regulations.
Someone who can manage and guide a team of colleagues and contractors along with the Portfolio of work effectively.
Collaborate with key stakeholders across Pfizer Digital and Strategic Partners
10+ years of experience in deploying enterprise software solutions with at least 3-5 years of experience with AI / ML based platforms and applications.
8+ years of experience deploying projects within large R&D and / or Commercial business units
8+ Years of managing technical and software development teams
7+ Experience working with machine learning, NLP and data science concepts.
5+ years of experience in usage of micro-services design patterns.
Knowledge and understanding of how AI solutions are architected such as Chatbots, Intelligent Search engines, RPA, Speech to Text, Language translation, suggestion and classification engines, vision analysis / classification.
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
Experience building and managing production services using Kubernetes and Docker.
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.
Ability to manage many parallel objectives and changing priorities.Work well under ambiguous situations.
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
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.