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Lead Product Architect-Evinova

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-195812 Date posted 17/06/2024

Transform billions of patients’ lives through technology, data, and groundbreaking ways of working. You’re disruptive, decisive, and transformative. Someone excited to use technology to improve patients’ health. We’re building a new health-tech business – Evinova, a fully-owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca Group. 

As a Lead Product Architect in the Platform Engineering team at Evinova, you will play a pivotal role helping to ensure that we do the right things and do things right. A Product Architect is our modern take on the traditional Solution Architect role for a product-focused technology organization. In the role you will be responsible for working with Product and Engineering teams to on delivering amazing outcomes for our customers. In addition to owning the architecture for your product space, and ensuring we’re delivering the right things, the person in this role will work across our suite of products and customers.

Ideal candidates are what we call Pi-Shaped people, broad experience in several domains and deep expertise in Technology Architecture possessing demonstrable experience in a second discipline, like Product Management or Design.

This is a hands-on role and requires that the person can get in and write code to prove a concept or test something as well as getting into the details of why something should be built, and how to validate a hypothesis. We’re looking for someone who works hard, works diligently, and thrives in ambiguous situations.  The ideal candidate has incredible critical thinking skills, intellectual curiosity, and is a gifted communicator.  Additionally, we believe that Product Architecture is a Collaborative Process (not a governance burden), therefore we look for people who are incredibly empathetic, kind, and care deeply about the work we’re doing for customers and patients.

This role requires a highly engaged, passionate, and motivated individual with excellent critical thinking skills and deep intellectual curiosity. The ideal candidate should have the ability to adjust altitude by zooming out to look at the big picture and zoom in to focus on all the details, consider multiple perspectives, and engage in vigorous, constructive debate. They must possess world-class business analysis skills, be principle-driven, and demonstrate proven challenge, negotiation, and influencing capabilities. Additionally, strong collaboration and relationship building skills, meticulous attention to detail, senior-level presentation, communication, and facilitation skills, pragmatic decision-making abilities, tenacity, the ability to stay calm under pressure, and a proactive approach to identifying and driving benefit realization are essential for success in this role.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 10+ years of relevant experience or bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience in designing and implementing products in multi-tenant SaaS platforms in a regulated industry, preferably pharmaceuticals or healthcare.

  • Strong understanding of machine learning and artificial intelligence concepts.

  • Knowledge of containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools (e.g., Jenkins, Ansible).

  • Excellent product management capabilities.

  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of leading and managing high-performance engineering teams.

  • In-depth knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and modern DevOps practices.

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry, including compliance with FDA and international regulatory agencies.

  • Proficiency in security best practices, data protection, and encryption methods.

  • Experience with leading database technologies and data query languages.

  • Experience with modern programming languages.

  • Excellent problem-framing skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

  • Strong project management and time management skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities to engage with customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of data security standards and regulatory compliance in the healthcare and clinical research industry.

  • Knowledge of industry good practice and standards such as ISO (multiple), GAMP GxP, ICH GCP, FDA 21 CFR, GDPR, CMMI, ITIL, GDPR.

In Office Statement

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world. This role can be performed in Gaithersburg MD USA and thiis role does not support remote or alternative travel constructs.

Why Evinova and AstraZeneca?

Evinova draws on AstraZeneca’s deep experience developing novel therapeutics, informed by insights from thousands of patients and clinical researchers. Together, we can accelerate the delivery of life-changing medicines, improve the design and delivery of clinical trials for better patient experiences and outcomes, and think more holistically about patient care before, during, and after treatment. We know that regulators, healthcare professionals, and care teams at clinical trial sites do not want a fragmented approach. They do not want a future where every pharmaceutical company provides its own, different digital solutions. They want solutions that work across the sector, simplify their workload, and benefit patients broadly. By bringing our solutions to the wider healthcare community, we can help build more unified approaches to how we all develop and deploy digital technologies, better serving our teams, physicians, and ultimately patients. Evinova represents a unique opportunity to deliver meaningful outcomes with digital and AI to serve the wider healthcare community and create new standards for the sector. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of health-tech business to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting-edge methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey. 

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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