Enterprise Architect - Cloud

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Posted
Feb 20, 2018
Ref
1706889
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
As a discipline expert and contact, drives functional performance by designing and implementing business technology solutions aimed at enabling and accelerating delivery of new or improved products. Technical leader acting at group, department, and cross‐functional levels. Responsible for managing the Data, Solutions, Business, and/or Technology architectures and tying them to the Enterprise Architecture and other architectures. Please note that the candidate MUST sit on site here in Lake County.

Responsibilities :

  • Generates high quality artifacts such as architectural and capabilities roadmaps, requirements, high level and detailed designs and deployment plans.
  • Works with cross-functional teams, support the assessment and implementation of new Cloud technologies, their viability, and related risks, and create initial points of view followed by recommendations on how they should be leveraged to enable and protect the environment.
  • Provides cloud governance controls, processes and technical advisory support to business units and projects by working cross-functionally to develop and implement strategies that balance cloud recommendations with business needs.
  • Defines cloud architecture and oversees execution of strategic cloud related initiatives, ensuring alignment with requirements, technology industry standards, application technology roadmap, and business needs. Researches emerging technologies and solutions to solve complex business problems. Proposes and maintains reference architecture.
  • Directs and manages architecture development, review and approval processes and integration with other applicable organizational processes. Ensures proper functioning and alignment with product/application strategy and roadmap.
  • Consults with business leaders and representatives to ensure understanding of the business requirements and future strategic direction of the business/function.
  • Partners with business analysts, systems analysts and engineers to define and review requirements.
  • Advises and consults senior leadership on costs, benefits, and implementation of technology solutions.
  • Recommends changes in process, policies, and standards as they relate to the architecture and design principles.
  • Develop architecture, strategies, standards and guidelines for technologies and solutions in the Cloud domain
  • Be responsible for defining and reviewing technical cloud designs and solutions
  • Interface with IT and business management, CISO, IT and business risk, SOC, Threat Intelligence, and.
  • IT solution teams related to cloud designs.
  • Develops and achieves discipline strategy in alignment with functional goals and key business objectives. Collaborates with experts within function to integrate technical objectives into activities associated with accelerated development of new/improved products or technology.
  • Advances technical expertise within function. Proactively demonstrates leadership by advising and sharing knowledge and expert opinions with subordinates, peers, and senior management. Mentors and trains functional colleagues and assesses current and emerging business challenges enabling functional goal achievement.
  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of major project plans within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Sources and identifies emerging technological trends from multiple internal and external sources and assess relevance. Integrates trends into functional short-term objectives. Advances cross‐discipline technology and direction through generation of data.
  • Applies imagination and innovation by creating, inventing, and implementing new or better approaches, alternatives and breakthrough ideas that are valued by customers within the function.
  • Responsible for adherence to corporate standards regarding applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies, including code of conduct, safety, GxP compliance, and data security.
Qualifications

Basic:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education in Technology related field with extensive (typically 16 years) of related work; Master's Degree or equivalent education in Technology or equivalent education with extensive (typically 14 years) of related work; PhD in Technology or related field with typically 8‐10 years of related work experience.

Technical background in healthcare, laboratory diagnostics, medical devices or pharmaceutical companies.

Proven ability to innovate with a history of new or improved technology solutions with remarkable impact on company productivity.

Interacts well with diverse groups within function and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.

Demonstrated ability to influence others in areas of technology.

Established experience in Cloud Service development, compute engineering, automation, orchestration, architecture and implementation

Advanced Knowledge of Cloud and Open Source Technologies such as: Service Discovery, Networking, Load Balancing, Containers, Deployment and Scaling, Fault Tolerance and throttling, failure domains, etc…

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