Solution Architect
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Cheshire, CT

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Job Title: Solution Architect

Job description:
The Solution architect will be required to develop and facilitate strategies in the area of system, data and application integration, support the company architecture roadmap, ensuring that interfaces are properly identified, designed, implemented and maintained. The candidate will participate in all aspects of integration including data, application, communications & security and company’s technology strategy, processes, and information technology roadmap.

Key responsibility:
Participate in the design and implementation of EAI control layer to support a services oriented architecture (SOA).

Ensure all project designs are aligned with the control layer specifications

Support architects and analysts in the specification and design of component integration efforts.

Develop standards and procedure to support Integration efforts.

Ensure continuity across integration projects through standards enforcement.

Follow the evolution of the EAI technical domain and make recommendations accordingly.

Provide technical direction to internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of information systems or applications.

Provide Documentation/Linkage between business requirements and integration components.

Identify common integration requirement patterns among business units and provide a strategy for enabling reuse among sectors (e.g., common services).

Define strategy for legacy integration initiatives including gateway and ETL solutions.

Participate in the design of a data dictionary and metadata framework.

Support all ERP (SAP, Infor EAM etc.), business applications (Saleforce, SFA, CRM, Microsoft and Java technology etc.) and IT infrastructure initiatives.

Develop and maintain policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent EA framework is applied across the company

Promote the use of a shared infrastructure and application roadmap to reduce costs and improve how information flows

Lead the design and modeling of tactical architectures for delivery, development, and support of projects

Seamlessly integrate business and service strategy into enterprise architecture roadmap

Partner with other architects to provide a consensus based scalable and adaptable architectural solution

Partner with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions

Key Competencies/Traits/Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field of study .

Strong knowledge in SAP ERP , Force platform (SFA & Salesforce), MS CRM

Broad knowledge across key architecture domains (portal, app, data, infrastructure, integration/middleware, security)

Good knowledge and experience in data architecture, data warehouse and dashboard.

Strong experience with business analysis and requirements gathering techniques.

Strong Understanding of foundation technologies including workflow, document management, rules engine and service oriented architecture

Experience in health care/Pharmaceuticals and life science industry is highly desirable

Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate technology applications to solve business needs.

Strong knowledge of business process modeling techniques and workflow systems.

Strong knowledge of relational database concepts.

Prior application development experience including architectural and design skills are strongly preferred.

Knowledge of UML modeling techniques.

Knowledge of ARIS tool a major plus

Knowledge of APQC- PCL , TOGAF and ITIL v3.0 Frameworks

Knowledge of TCP/IP and Network.

Strong knowledge of three-tier client / server development.

Strong knowledge of messaging systems, ESB (webMethod, SAP PI/XI and/or open source etc.), EDI and adapter technologies.

Strong knowledge of Web services and Web service standards.

Strong knowledge of XML, XSD, DTD, XSL, XSLT and parsers.

Strong knowledge of O/S and database SQL server.

Strong Project Management and communications skills.

Strong planning and analysis skills.

.Net and J2EE experience a major plus

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and delivery of biologic...