Manager, QA Solutions Architect

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Oct 21, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

The QA Solutions Architect's primary responsibility is to design testing framework and protocols for various business and technology application platforms. These frameworks and design automation processes are created based on contextual understanding of business requirements, tools and technology, and by applying soft skills such as effective communication and collaboration with internal stakeholders. The incumbent is responsible for understanding architectural and functional design of the application platforms and implementing test strategies, automation frameworks and associated testing standards. The resource collaborates closely with solution architects, business partners, vendors, developers, SAP and QA staff to ensure that applications are tested in a manner that is aligned with Daiichi Sankyo Inc's Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) policies. This position also requires minimizing segregation of duties (SOD) risks and streamline/monitor SAP GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Security protocols.


Analyze cross-functional business requirements for various technology solutions and provide final approval on all system change requests.

Design and build system related documents and enforce all Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes as per standards defined by the organization for system changes and drive external vendor teams and internal technical development teams to ensure accurate code review that matches the agreed upon requirements.

Create effective test strategies for large-scale cloud-based products, enterprise application landscape with heterogeneous technical environments (ERP, Web platforms, Mobile apps, etc..) as well as effective test architecture design which aligns to business strategy.

Designs and develops the test automation framework and code libraries to enable the team to both use and enhance them across successive projects.

Develops the automation strategy/effort and generates test scripts to perform automated testing using Selenium, or similar tools. Develops scripts, utilities, simulators, data sets, and other programmatic test tools required for test automation.

Plan and execute SAP GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance), security audits of SAP environments, documentation creation and report generation to support JSOX GRC Year-end activities. Participate to security and controls activities planned throughout the year, including control checks and documentation for internal / external audit.

Collaborate with internal SAP security, audit teams, and business stakeholders to ensure proper controls are in place for SAP roles and authorizations and that ongoing governance is in place. Perform security validation in the production environment to minimize segregation of duty risks and streamline GRC processes.

Monitor and enforce the quality of solution delivery and SDLC process compliance across multiple commercial pharmaceutical teams. Formulate and execute efficient test architecture for our cloud, mobile and on-premise technology platforms.

Day-to-day focus on resolution of complex problems related to development of test strategies for various critical projects where expertise is required to interpret against architecture, design, guidelines, and business processes.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent required. Master's Degree in Computer Science or systems applications or information systems preferred.
  • 5 to 7+ years of hands on experience working on cross functional applications with focused experience in software architecture.
  • 5 to 7+ years hands-on experience in developing automation tools, framework, continuous integration and build automation systems using variety of industry standard tools such as HP UFT, HP ALM, JIRA, HP Loadrunner, Selenium, Test Suite, TOSCA, SAP Component Based Automation, SAP Test Acceleration and Optimization and SAP Solution Manager.
  • 5 to 7+ years of software development experience in Java and/or Python.
  • 2 to 3+ years hands-on experience working with SAP GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance).
  • Application knowledge of SAP, Salesforce, Java and Web & Cloud based applications in a pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in designing and building automation frameworks and tools including but not limited to Java, Selenium Web Driver, TestNG, Junit, Jenkins, Cucumber, Maven or similar tools.
  • Extensive experience in GxP validated environments based on various FDA standards 21 CFR Part 11 & relevant SOP's.
  • Working knowledge of GRC principles to streamline end to end SAP security processes to reduce human error and improve audit process.
  • Experience in building Continuous Testing Strategy as part of DevOps CI/CD framework (Jenkins, GIT Hub, MF Octan, Selenium, Cucumber)
  • Strong understanding of Databases, Data Analytics, and Cloud-based tools
  • Experience testing identity management or security software, Active Directory, O365 or MS Apps integration and other industry leading application integration is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure, Cloud Migration from testing and support perspective.
  • Must be fluent in a variety of emerging technology platforms (AI, Data Analytics, Digital, RPA, etc.) and be conversant with the relevant architecture and moving parts when approaching projects and integrations.
  • Deep understanding and experience with APIs End-to-End Testing and Architecture.
  • Collaborative experience working closely with an agile team, developers, testers, and other stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive experience with most or all the following types of testing: functional, creative, responsive web design, mobile, automation, security, accessibility, performance, load and API testing.
  • PMP, PMI-ACP, and ITIL-V3 Certifications preferred.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Manager, QA Solutions Architect

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Information Technology

New Jersey