Principal Enterprise Architect – Operations IT

The Operations IT Principal Enterprise Architect has accountability for the enterprise architecture across the Operations technology landscape. This is an exciting new role, where the Principal Enterprise Architect will lead the establishment of an enterprise architecture capability and practice within Operations IT (OpsIT). Key work accountabilities include creating the relevant architecture strategies, roadmaps, principles, standards, and patterns. The role will be responsible for partnering with OpsIT Leadership team, especially Capability and Regional Leads, the OpsIT Enterprise Architecture Domain Leads, key business teams, and other Enterprise Architects within OpsIT and in the wider AZ architecture community to develop the overall strategic position for the Operations application landscape, aligned to business strategies and visions. The Operations IT Principal Enterprise Architect will be a change catalyst and will proactively address and incorporate industry trends in the definition of AZ’s vision.

The role reports into the Head of Architecture for Operations IT (OpsIT) and will work closely with the OpsIT Enterprise Architecture Domain Leads and Capability Leads to ensure that the strategies, roadmaps and architectures are aligned to business needs across the Operations domain areas. It is also expected that the role acts as a liaison into the cross-AZ Enterprise Architecture organisation, working closely with Enterprise Architects in other Business Technology Group aligned architecture teams for Research & Development, Commercial and Enabling Units.

PRINCIPAL ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT, OPERATIONS IT

UK (Macclesfield), USA (Gaithersburg) or SWE (Sodertalje)

Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the enterprise architecture in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might just have the job for you! Join us at a crucial stage of our journey in becoming a digital and data-led enterprise.

ABOUT ASTRAZENECA

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business 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. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

ABOUT OUR IT TEAM

Here our work has a direct impact on patients – transforming our ability to develop life-changing medicines. We empower the business to perform at its peak and lead a new way of working, combining cutting-edge science with leading digital technology platforms and data. All with a passion to impact lives through data, analytics, AI, machine learning and more.

It’s a dynamic and challenging 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 transforming the roles and work of colleagues, forever. This is your chance to be part of a team that has the backing to innovate, disrupt an industry and change lives.

ABOUT THE ROLE?

The Operations IT Principal Enterprise Architect has accountability for the enterprise architecture across the Operations technology landscape. This is an exciting new role, where the Principal Enterprise Architect will lead the establishment of an enterprise architecture capability and practice within Operations IT (OpsIT). Key work accountabilities include creating the relevant architecture strategies, roadmaps, principles, standards, and patterns. The role will be responsible for partnering with OpsIT Leadership team, especially Capability and Regional Leads, the OpsIT Enterprise Architecture Domain Leads, key business teams, and other Enterprise Architects within OpsIT and in the wider AZ architecture community to develop the overall strategic position for the Operations application landscape, aligned to business strategies and visions. The Operations IT Principal Enterprise Architect will be a change catalyst and will proactively address and incorporate industry trends in the definition of AZ’s vision.

The role reports into the Head of Architecture for Operations IT (OpsIT) and will work closely with the OpsIT Enterprise Architecture Domain Leads and Capability Leads to ensure that the strategies, roadmaps and architectures are aligned to business needs across the Operations domain areas. It is also expected that the role acts as a liaison into the cross-AZ Enterprise Architecture organisation, working closely with Enterprise Architects in other Business Technology Group aligned architecture teams for Research & Development, Commercial and Enabling Units.

If this interests you so far, please read on to discover what skills and experience we need…

ABOUT YOU?

  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent (business technology or related degree)
  • Experience defining and developing components of an Enterprise Architecture practice
  • Experience of architecture strategy work, including business capability mapping, as is and to be application landscape documentation and analysis, and roadmap creation
  • Experience defining and aligning architectural roadmaps and strategies to business strategy
  • Qualification(s) in, and experience of pragmatic adoption of, Enterprise Architecture frameworks – TOGAF, Zachman
  • Expertise in architecture options analysis, and ability to problem solve issues of a highly complex and strategic nature
  • Experience of rationalisation, consolidation and integration across business domains using a formal framework
  • Experience of strategic justification phase work – product evaluation, business case formulation
  • Experience influencing key senior stakeholders in business and IT to adopt change or innovative solutions
  • Experience of managing and negotiating with third party suppliers

WHY JOIN US?

We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into

exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions, unlocking the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification.

A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate, and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!

SO, WHAT NEXT?

If reading the above has tickled your senses and you’re ready to join us, hit the apply button and we look forward to reviewing your application soon.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

Open Date: 07 / 01 / 2022
Close Date: 10 / 02 / 2022

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