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Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Job reference: R-047978
Posted date: May. 09, 2019

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We are active in over 100 countries and we employ over 59,000 people. We are an  innovation-driven biopharmaceutical with over 60 years of experience.

AZ Global Technology Center Guadalajara

The AstraZeneca GTC in GDL, is a vibrant, high-energy facility, fully equipped to support our business with 490 IT professionals. We continuously improve our IT environment by innovating for competitive advantage. We are fully committed to redefine and provide support to enterprise-wide IT solution platforms, infrastructure and services.

The Solution Architect will ensure that AZ technical solutions are delivered to AZ defined reference architecture and technology standards.  The role will ensure that the common architecture decisions are implemented consistently across the business and IT. The role will provide Information Technology architectural expertise and technical direction to; operational, system development and integration projects. The Architect will work on architectures for Information Services/Information Technology solutions and will specialize in at least one architecture domain.

The role will be accountable to provide solution design support in the Infrastructure domain, and will provide support/consultancy in other domains.

  • Leads the development and implementation of technology roadmaps and strategies
  • Designs architectures, solution blueprints for projects or solutions that address business/application/data/infrastructure requirements
  • Works with Operations, Business Analysis and Solution Engineering functions and supports functional & technical requirements management, including driving software selection processes
  • Ensures that solution architectures and designs are appropriately robust and address business, application, information and infrastructure architectural requirements
  • Accountable for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements and are aligned to AstraZeneca’s Enterprise Architecture, in support of a given portfolio.
  • The Solution Architect will partner with project managers, business analysts, and solution engineers to create solutions that are aligned to AstraZeneca architecture standards and principles, leverage common solutions and services, and meet the financial targets (cost and benefits).
  • Within the solution development lifecycle the role will be accountable for solution evaluation and selection, buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the business case.
  • Provides technical & IT expertise support to project teams and conducts AZ architectural reviews throughout project lifecycle
  • Ensures compliance with existing EA guidelines and standards (e.g. AZ Architecture Engagement Process (ISPMM) and EA Software Standards)
  • Contributes to project and service teams in the development, implementation and maintenance of standard architectural components
  • Works with third party suppliers as required and contributes to the creation of local or functional design documents
  • Works with third party suppliers to verify technical development and delivery are in adherence with the Architecture Roadmap, Blueprint and Information Services Strategy
  • Documents all architecture analysis and design work
  • Develops strong knowledge and expertise in at least one architecture domain
  • Contributes to the development of the Architecture Capability within Information Services, by documenting and sharing knowledge and best practices with peer Architects

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant technical degree or equivalent 
  • Proven development/design experience in at least one infrastructure technical domain
  • Detailed knowledge of Open Source Software and how this can be applied to solve business problems
  • Experience of developing innovative solutions, blueprints, and standards for solution design.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining business solution architectures under any formal framework for their domain of architecture.

Technical skills:

Linux,  Scripting, programming, CI/CD, Bitbucket (GIT), Jenkins, , Configuration Management (Ansible, Chef, puppet), docker, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack) solution architecture.

Nice to have:

Kubernetes (OpenShift),  Jira, Linux Infrastructure as Code (terraform), Logging (ELK, Splunk), Monitoring (Prometheus)

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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