LES Lead Architect

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Jul 10, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The LES Lead Architect is responsible to support LES and QC operations in developing the global & local design of platform, system, and interface solutions. This role will work with Manufacturing, I&T, and Quality to optimize LES processes and systems to drive business process improvements, system automation, continuous improvement, and other duties associated with production support.

As required the LES Lead Architect will drive Business Capability Modelling sessions with QC and other relevant business areas to support design decisions and process/technology strategy.

The LES Lead Architect will document current state architecture and create future state architecture proposals to support design decisions and process/technology strategy.

Principal Accountabilities:

Develop and maintain standards:

  • Responsible for analyzing and evaluating architectures against emerging technology trends or business growth areas.

  • Define Technical Requirements and Technology Roadmap.

  • Act as mentor and perform peer reviews as a means to develop standards.

  • Test and review programming to discover errors and confirm programs meet specifications.

  • Maintain Application Inventory.

Develop, design, and document solutions:

  • Create, design, develop, and document software based on technical requirements.

  • Architect/Design technical solution, including system design, class design, and database design.

  • Create detailed written technical documentation based on functional requirements and as part of the SDLC.

  • Design, document, and maintain architecture diagrams for systems, processes, and interfaces.

  • Build prototypes.

Collaboration across CSL/Seqirus network:

  • Participate in code reviews, code analysis, and identification of software risks,

  • Participate in I&T Architecture Board.

  • Support and liaison with the Cybersecurity and Resiliency program called MAST.

  • Train other team members in areas of solution development and technical documentation.


  • Minimum a Bachelor's in Engineering, Computer Sciences or similar.

Related Experience:

  • 12+ years of practical leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including experience in manufacturing, engineering, or information systems.

  • QC/Lab technology experience.

  • Experience with agile/scrum methodologies.

  • Experience in cGMPs and manufacturing operations in FDA regulated facility.

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Proficient in project management principles and project lifecycle phases.

  • Able to work with cross-functional and multi-national teams to drive and influence changes and improvements within the LES space.