Associate Director - Solution Architect

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Job Title - Associate Director - Solution Architect

Career Level - F

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!

About Astrazeneca

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.

About Our It Team

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.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Senior Solution Architect will ensure that common architecture decisions support both business and IS strategy, and that architectures delivered, both logical and physical, are compliant with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps. The role will assess and review the work of Solution architecture roles and create a balance between the

immediate and the strategic. A Senior Solution Architect will understand implications of architecture requirements to As- Is architectures and define/update To-Be architectures applying AZ architecture guiding principles. As a Senior Solution Architect, the Role is focused on Current Project Portfolios typically over the 0-18 month horizon.

Senior Solution Architect

The role will be accountable to provide solution design support in one of the below focused domains of architecture.

Data

Application

Infrastructure

  • Accountable for the direction, performance and ongoing health of the current solution architectures within one or more given portfolios.
  • Define and manage the Solution Architecture Principles for the given portfolio(s).
  • Accountable for the architecture and design of comprehensive set of solutions that meet business requirements and are aligned to AstraZeneca's Enterprise Architecture, providing subject matter expertise to ensure business opportunities are identified and realised in line with a standard and cost effective architecture.
  • The role will guide and support other architects (including third party suppliers) in the development and documentation of IS/IT architectures for complex and business critical projects.
  • The role will be accountable for driving solution evaluation and selection decisions, buy vs. build decisions, and early- phase project estimates which contribute to the business case.
  • Lead the effort to ensure that common architecture decisions support the business and IS strategy, and that the architectures delivered are compliant with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps.
  • Participate in Architecture Assessments & Reviews either as Lead Reviewing Architect or as a Subject Matter Expert in the review team.
  • Contribute to the development of the Architecture Capability within IS, by documenting and sharing knowledge and best practices with peer Architects
  • Be accountable for the architecture and design of comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements and are aligned to AstraZeneca's Enterprise Architecture,
  • Provide subject matter expertise to ensure business opportunities are identified and realised in line with a standard and cost effective solution architecture.
  • Guide and support other architects (including third party suppliers) in the development and documentation of IS/ITarchitectures for complex and business critical projects.
  • Be accountable for driving solution evaluation and selection decisions, buy vs. build decisions, early-phase project estimates, and proof of concepts which contribute to the business case.
  • Create estimates for solution delivery including expertise to validate third party estimates and hence ensure value for money
  • Deliver feedback to Enterprise Architects on how to improve Architecture Standards
  • Document best practices, drive reuse of existing solutions and in cooperation with other Architects promote new

solutions for reuse.

  • Escalate (to Enterprise Architects) architecture design issues related to possible alternative solutions
  • Review Statement of Work responses from Suppliers.

Essential


Education, Qualifications, and Experience


Relevant technical degree or equivalent

  • Experience demonstrating proficiency in at least one technical domain.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining business solution architectures under any formal framework for their domain of architecture.
  • Proven consultancy experience designing end to end solutions that operate across all domains of IT.
  • Experience developing and leading innovative solutions
  • Proven experience of leading change and challenging approaches/ideas.
  • Proven ability to influence across business and IT.
  • Experience developing and managing relationships with third party suppliers
  • Experience with policies, procedures and guidelines within a quality, compliant, and secure environment
  • Experience with large scale solution Justification phase work product evaluation, business case formulation
  • Experience directing cross functional teams

Desirable


Demonstrated initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working



  • People Development experience

    Essential


    Skills and Capabilities


    Strong networking skills with good internal/external links

    • Well developed communication and facilitation skills
    • Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language at all levels of leadership.
    • Awareness of developments in the marketplace for domain focus and potential impact to AZ IS

    Desirable


    Proven business acumen

    • Understanding of the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry and of competitor activity, on a particular architecture and Information Management
    • Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes
    • Masters and/or Professional Certification

    WHY JOIN US


    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.

    SO, WHAT'S NEXT


    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.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE

    Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/

    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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    Skills

    Quality
    consultancy experience
    facilitation skills
    IS strategy
    large scale solution Justification
    awareness
    business solution architectures
    innovative solutions
    cross functional teams
    secure environment
    marketplace
    competitor activity
    technical domain
    third party suppliers
    compliant

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