Responsible for managing the Data, Solutions, Business, and/or Technology architectures and tying them to the Enterprise Architecture and other architectures. For large projects with multiple systems, the enterprise architect is responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies, working primarily with senior management and technical specialists across functional disciplines. Coaches the application and technical specialists in the multi-system application architecture. Responsible for existing design of supported applications as well as overall Abbvie application architecture. Develops the architectural governance and processes for managing the enterprise data, solutions, and/or infrastructure portfolio. Aligns the enterprise portfolio with business application needs and objectives. Consults on major systems strategies and implementations.
Key Responsibilities Include:
* Review customer's architecture strategy to ensure adequacy. Ensure the architecture supports the requirements of the business process.
* Evaluate and recommend architecture changes based on technology and business trends. Specify architecture approach and standards.
* Provide strategic perspective and alignment, lead governance efforts and architecture reviews, and contribute to various methodologies in use.
* Provides strategic consultancy support to clients, Senior Technical Specialists and other technical architects in all aspects of enabling technologies to meet business needs. Provides expertise on architecture design or improvement. Considers the performance impact of the architecture.
* Conduct investigation activity/research and give technical advice to the adoption or integration of new technologies and their business impact.
* Identifies problems and issues affecting multiple areas and facilitates their resolution. Effectively anticipates and evaluates impacts of problem solutions that affect multiple areas of the organization. Leads and coordinates efforts of hardware, network and database architects in application design and implementation. Aware of and applies industry standard problem-solving tools and techniques appropriate to area of specialization.
* Consistently suggests possible alternative approaches or points of view. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.
* Fosters the development of a common vision, providing clear direction of roles, responsibilities and priorities. Takes the risk to address difficult issues, standing firm when necessary, for the betterment of the company, department or process.
* Thorough knowledge of requirements impacting the customer. Aware of industry-standard processes. Identifies opportunities to leverage/reuse solutions for multiple customers
* Participates in defining business case of investments in IT. Understands Abbvie's business processes and how they affect the way systems are designed across business groups.
* Bachelor's Degree plus 10+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred. Advanced degree preferred.
* At least 10 years experience in a variety of IT roles including technical, application development, business systems, and data management.
* At least 4 years of experience designing and implementing SalesForce.Com (SFDC) solutions. Should be able to clearly articulate Business functionality and how it can be mapped to SFDC out of the box, and potential places for customization
* SalesForce.com certification highly desired
* Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
* Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
* Job Type: Experienced
* Schedule: Full-time
AbbVie is a pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and markets both biopharmaceuticals and small molecule drugs.