Principal Applications Architect (SAP & Microsoft)
Terumo BCT, Inc. - Colorado

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Performs the necessary leadership, facilitation, analysis, and design tasks related to the development of applications architecture. Position provides technical expertise in an existing or changing/emerging environment within the realm of architecture.


Provides a leadership role in organizing and conducting business strategy interviews and planning sessions with clients needing this level of service.

Understands, advocates, and augments the principles of business and IT and, more specifically, enterprise architecture (EA) strategies.

"Sells" the enterprise architecture process, its outcome, and ongoing results.

Designs and works with the team of architects to lead the implementation of an applications architecture based on business requirements and IT strategies and to rectify gaps and pain points within the current state.

Assists with designing the governance activities associated with ensuring applications architecture compliance.

Identifies the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures and culture) and financial impact of the applications architecture.

Provides technical leadership for application design and integration.

Provides technical evaluation in “build vs. buy” decisions.

Perpetuates the progress of application frameworks.

Develops the role of object librarian.

Researches and educates application developers on emerging and relevant development technology.



Knowledge required to perform at this level is generally acquired through completion of a college degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business.


Generally a minimum of 7 years experience in at least two IT disciplines in an application development and support environment.

Requires a minimum of 7 years experience as a leader in the Applications discipline.

Requires experience investigating and recommending new technology that aligns with business drivers.

Requires experience with audits, regulations, risk assessments, and best practices as it relates to new applications development technologies.

Requires SAP architecture experience.

Requires Microsoft architecture experience.


Requires strong conceptual, technical, oral, and written communications skills.

Requires ability to nurture, educate, lead, and train others.

Requires exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments.

Requires knowledge of all components within applications architecture.

Requires knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.

Requires basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.

Demonstrated ability to direct many phases of complex projects.

Demonstrates complete understanding of entire development process including specification, documentation, and quality assurance.

Demonstrates understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the political waters.

Demonstrates understanding of data integration architecture.

Ensures that application development methodologies and ITS standards and procedures are followed.

Requires ability to outline valid deliverables and execute to meet the communicated dates.

Requires ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.

Requires ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.


Requires knowledge of VISIO and Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and Project.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In the typical office environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks. For more information about TerumoBCT, visit our website .

Join Terumo BCT, formerly known as CaridianBCT, as we unlock the potential of blood. We are the world leader in blood component technology, delivering products, services and solutions for customers and their patients worldwide. Through collaboration with our customers and a commitment to innovation, we are the only company with the unique combination of apheresis, manual and automated whole blood processing and pathogen reduction technologies coupled with robust technology, innovation and core competencies in therapeutic apheresis, cell collections and cell processing.

As the largest medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Colorado (for local ads Lakewood), we operate in 120 countries with more than 2,600 associates around the world.

Our company has been voted and recognized as a:
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Top five world-class training organization by Training and Development Magazine (2011 & 2012)

Our award-winning culture embraces:
Leading technology through innovation and R&D

Wellness programs

Commitment to quality

An environment that values and respects your individual contributions

A philosophy of intentional growth

Each associate has a positive impact on our future by:
Connecting to the lives of the patients we ultimately serve

Growing through professional and leadership development activities

Sharing company success through incentive plans

If you are the best at what you do, we invite you to work with us now!