Astrazeneca Cambridge , MA 02138
At AstraZeneca, we follow the science, turning ideas into life-changing medicines. In Science and Enabling Units IT, we're applying cutting edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, data engineering and analytics to provide business-critical insights to help deliver breakthrough drug discovery and drive digital transformation as strategic business partners.
We're resetting expectations for what a pharmaceutical company can be, turning ideas into life-changing medicines that benefit patients the world over, and making what was impossible yesterday the norm of tomorrow. Technology is our catalyst. Become part of our Architecture team and set our technology blueprint of how we're going to deliver against AstraZeneca's business strategy. Can you see yourself driving alignment, standardization and interconnectivity across our IT landscape, supporting our global business? Or defining and then realizing an architecture strategy to increase speed of execution, support our ambitious goals and drive the digital agenda across AstraZeneca? We're shaping the technology landscape through commercially available, off-the-shelf platforms like ERP and Clinical Management, and custom-specialized software giving our research teams competitive advantage, increasing speed to market and ensuring technology integration into different solutions across the AstraZeneca value chain.
The Delivery Architect will ensure that AstraZeneca RPA (Robotic Process Automation) technical solutions are delivered to AstraZeneca defined reference architectureand 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 RPA project and RPA platform development. The Architect will work on automation architectures using Automation Anywhere as the automation platform and will specialise in RPA architecture domain.
The role will be accountable to provide solution design support in the below focused domains of architecture
Supports programme leadership with technical assessments and feasibility of opportunities for automation
Provides expertise to input into the Process Qualification process, which includes
Automation suitability checklist (challenges, dependencies, required process improvements, target application compatibility)
Automation risk & complexity analysis (including GxP, SOx, Privacy)
Scope of automation
Contributes to the creation of estimates for solution delivery and provides expertise to validate third party estimates, ensuring value for money
Ensures (through input & review) solution architecture and design are appropriately robust and address business, application, information and infrastructural architecture requirements
Ensures accurate complexity assessment and sprint planning estimation is given for automations
Supports automation process design at all stages (high level process mapping to automations, low level design to solutions, overcoming technical issues during build, test and go-live)
Ensures Bot configurators are adopting best practice (e.g. coding standards, policies, security)
Provides technical assessment for go/no-go review
Is a primary escalation route for technical delivery issues
Supports technical conversations with senior stakeholders and business side (process owners and SMEs)
Designs architectures, solution blueprints for automation solutions and automation platform (Automation Anywhere)
Takes ownership of creating the detailed design document for the automation solution, which includes
As-is Process Analysis (including high-level description, SLAs, applications, process flow, inputs & outputs, target applications & roles)
To-be Process Design, indicating in-scope process flows, and out of scope alternate flows that are not automated, as well as the escalation approach
Detailed work instructions (keystroke level) for in-scope automation steps (c.f. functional requirements)
Solution Design (data flow logical model)
Data management (storage, privacy, retention, security)
Configuration details (e.g. automation files, config files, scripts / stored procedures)
Process & Functional Risk Assessment (risk areas for automation failure, mitigations)
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 Delivery Architect will partner with project managers, process analysts, functional architects, bot configuratiors, 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, appropriate automation decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the business case.
Provides technical & IT expertise support to project teams and conducts AstraZeneca architectural reviews throughout project lifecycle
Ensures compliance with existing EA guidelines and standards (e.g. AstraZeneca Architecture Engagement Process (ISPMM) and EA Software Standards)
Contribures 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 the architecture domain of process automation
Contributes to the development of the Architecture Capability within Information Services, by documenting and sharing knowledge and best practices with peer Architects
Education, Qualifications, and Experience
Relevant technical degree or equivalent
Proven development/design experience in the automation domain using Automation Anywhere.
Experience of developing innovative solutions, blueprints, and standards for automation solution design.
Experience of defining standards and best practices for RPA platform
Experience implementing and maintaining business solution architectures under any formal framework for their domain of architecture.
Experience of developing and managing relationships with 3rd party suppliers
Demonstrated initiative, strong customer orientation, and cross-cultural working
Experience in developing/maturing an architectural practice
Skills and Capabilities
Strong networking skills with good internal/external links
Well developed communication and facilitation skills
Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language
Awareness of developments in the marketplace for domain focus and potential impact to AstraZeneca IS
Proven business acumen
Understanding of the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry and of competitor activity, on a particular architecture and Information Management
Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes
Demonstrated initiative, strong customer orientation
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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.