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Lead Consultant - Enterprise Architect

Posted date Jun. 04, 2024
Contract type Full time
Job ID R-193560
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Why choose AstraZeneca India?

Help push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients. After 45 years in India, we’re continuing to secure a future where everyone can access affordable, sustainable, innovative healthcare.

The part you play in our business will be challenging, yet rewarding, requiring you to use your resilient, collaborative and diplomatic skillsets to make connections. The majority of your work will be field based, and will require you to be highly-organised, planning your monthly schedule, attending meetings and calls, as well as writing up reports.

Who do we look for?

Calling all tech innovators, ownership takers, challenge seekers and proactive collaborators. At AstraZeneca, breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicine for the world's most complex diseases. We empower people like you to push the boundaries of science, challenge convention, and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. You'll embrace differences and take bold actions to drive the change needed to meet global healthcare and sustainability challenges.

Here, diverse minds and bold disruptors can meaningfully impact the future of healthcare using cutting-edge technology. Whether you join us in Bengaluru or Chennai, you can make a tangible impact within a global biopharmaceutical company that invests in your future. Join a talented global team that's powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients every day.

Success Profile

Ready to make an impact in your career? If you're passionate, growth-orientated and a true team player, we'll help you succeed. Here are some of the skills and capabilities we look for.

Tech innovators

Make a greater impact through our digitally enabled enterprise. Use your skills in data and technology to transform and optimise our operations, helping us deliver meaningful work that changes lives.

Ownership takers

If you're a self-aware self-starter who craves autonomy, AstraZeneca provides the perfect environment to take ownership and grow. Here, you'll feel empowered to lead and reach excellence at every level — with unrivalled support when you need it.

Challenge seekers

Adapting and advancing our progress means constantly challenging the status quo. In this dynamic environment where everything we do has urgency and focus, you'll have the ability to show up, speak up and confidently take smart risks.

Proactive collaborators

Your unique perspectives make our ambitions and capabilities possible. Our culture of sharing ideas, learning and improving together helps us consistently set the bar higher. As a proactive collaborator, you'll seek out ways to bring people together to achieve their best.

Responsibilities

Job ID R-193560 Date posted 06/04/2024

JOB TITLE:  Lead Consultant - Enterprise Architect

CAREER LEVEL: E

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 Enterprise Architect role will ensure that common architecture decisions support both business and IS strategy within adomain focus, and that architectures delivered for that domain are compliant with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps. The role will contribute to the development of the architecture practice and support enterprise

services, including app rationalization, portfolio review, and architecture framework development. The role will assess and review the work of peer Enterprise and Solution architecture and create a balance between the immediate and the strategic. As an Enterprise Architect, the role will contribute to the strategic planning for specific domain or service area with a 1-5 year horizon.

The role will be accountable for the development of architecture standards, roadmaps (1-5 years) and blueprints for their focus areas. The role will understand implications of architecture requirements to ‘As-Is’ architectures and define/update ‘To-Be’ architectures applying AZ architecture guiding principles. The Enterprise Architect will also support solution development efforts originating from portfolios, participate in and/or lead IT initiatives, domain groups and provide active guidance for better planning and decision making.

Typical Accountabilities

· Provide Enterprise Design thinking & support to AZ’s Enterprise in one of the below focused domains of architecture.

· Business

· Data

· Application

· Infrastructure

· Participate in Architecture Assessments & Reviews either as 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 and developing/maturing services aligned to architecture.

· Be accountable for the development of architecture standards, technology domain strategies, roadmaps and blueprints for core focus areas.

· Understand implications of IT architecture requirements to ‘As-Is’ architectures and define/update ‘To-Be’ architectures applying AZ architecture guiding principles.

· Support solution development efforts originating from portfolios, participate in IT initiatives and provide active guidance and value for better planning and decision making.

· Maintain a view of the current and future state (1-5 years) architecture within a defined architecture focus area.

· Develop Architecture Building Blocks to support implementation of Enterprise Architecture in the specific area.

· Actively participate in Enterprise domain teams and working groups applicable to domain accountability

Education, Qualifications, and Experience

Essential

Relevant technical degree or equivalent

· Demonstrated technical depth & experience in at least one technical or architectural domain.

· Experience influencing solution direction and standard adoption through the use of architecture capability building blocks, strategies, and roadmaps

· Experience developing and leading innovative business capability definition and creation activities within one or more technical or architectural domain.

· Proven experience influencing change and challenging approaches/ideas.

· Experience developing and managing relationships with business stakeholders & third party suppliers

· Experience working within and developing policies, procedures and guidelines within a secure, quality, and compliance environment

Desirable

· Exposure to large Justification phase work – product evaluation, business case formulation

· Experience working in global diverse working environments

Essential

Strong networking skills with good internal/external links

· Strong communication, facilitation and relationship building skills

· Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language

· Awareness of developments in the marketplace and understand the relevance and potential impact to AZ IS.

Skills and Capabilities

Desirable

· Strong networking skills with good internal/external links

· Strong communication, facilitation and relationship building skills

· Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language

· Awareness of developments in the marketplace and understand the relevance and potential impact to AZ IS

· Good 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

· Demonstrate initiative, strong customer orientatio

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.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Reasons to Join

Thomas Mathisen

There are many things I enjoy when working at AstraZeneca, mainly the Speak up culture, the great colleagues that are in my teams, the great products that AstraZeneca provides to our patients and the challenging conversations I have around our medicines.

Sales Representative Oslo, Norway

There are many things I enjoy when working at AstraZeneca, mainly the Speak up culture, the great colleagues that are in my teams, the great products that AstraZeneca provides to our patients and the challenging conversations I have around our medicines.

Christine Recchio

Working at AstraZeneca has impacted my life in such a positive way. I now have an improved work-life balance through creating my own schedule and time management, I feel a balance that I didn’t have before.

Sales Representative California, United States

Working at AstraZeneca has impacted my life in such a positive way. I now have an improved work-life balance through creating my own schedule and time management, I feel a balance that I didn’t have before.

Stephanie Ling

There are a lot of reasons why I enjoy working in AstraZeneca, my colleagues being one of them. My team members and the managers have provided a great deal of guidance in helping me to be more confident in my daily work.

Sales Representative Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

There are a lot of reasons why I enjoy working in AstraZeneca, my colleagues being one of them. My team members and the managers have provided a great deal of guidance in helping me to be more confident in my daily work.

What we offer

We're driven by our shared values of serving people, society and the planet. Our people make this possible, which is why we prioritise diversity, safety, empowerment and collaboration. Discover what a career at AstraZeneca could mean for you.

Lifelong learning

Our development opportunities are second to none. You'll have the chance to grow your abilities, skills and knowledge constantly as you accelerate your career. From leadership projects and constructive coaching to overseas talent exchanges and global collaboration programmes, you'll never stand still.

Autonomy and reward

Experience the power of shaping your career how you want to. We are a high-performing learning organisation with autonomy over how we learn. Make big decisions, learn from your mistakes and continue growing — with performance-based rewards as part of the package.

Health and wellbeing

An energised work environment is only possible when our people have a healthy work-life balance and are supported for their individual needs. That's why we have a dedicated team to ensure your physical, financial and psychological wellbeing is a top priority.

Inclusion and diversity

Diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do. We're at our best and most creative when drawing on our different views, experiences and strengths. That's why we're committed to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive in a culture of respect, collaboration and innovation.

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