Job descriptionThe Position Enterprise Architect Job Description IIx Architecture Chapter Mission In your role you will become a member of the Architecture Chapter. The Architecture Chapter provides the capabilities required to plan and develop Informatics solutions and build roadmaps and strategies to set the direction for the future. As an Enterprise Architect you will partner with relevant stakeholders in business and foundational domains, product lines, product management and lean portfolio management, and provide the expertise needed to bring together the different requirements and dimensions needed to support the development of the current and future direction; translating the overall business strategy(s) into an informatics strategic direction. Additionally you will bring an understanding of the external market, drive the research and examination of new technologies to innovate and evaluate the next generation of fit-for-purpose solutions. Primary Responsibilities As Enterprise Architect you will: Play a key role in the strategic planning on domain, product line and product level by establishing a technology and information strategy and roadmap that enables a portfolio to support current and future business capabilities connecting the business and IT strategy You are a Lean Portfolio Governance member and provide inputs to portfolio prioritization decisions You drive the design, engineering, reuse of applications or patterns, which includes the creation of Enabler Epics for the architectures that comprise the solutions in a portfolio; ensuring a continuous flow of value and improving the time to market You have a focus on reusable technology and information to maintain the architectural runway leveraging a composable architecture (i.e. creating reliable easy to compose and consume components) You drive the continuous improvement of the quality of products within your domain by applying Quality Attributes (NFRs) on relevant levels (portfolio, product lines and products) You drive the research and examination of new technologies including the feasibility assessment that provide insights on the scalability and cross domain usage You support the development of lean business cases and monitor the domain, product line and products for new demands; specifically with a focus on skills and capabilities that the chapter needs to provide next Put a strong focus on the enabling the flow and access on information and manage the information security in the domain, product line and products you are supporting in order to optimize the information and data sharing across the enterprise You follow a lean-agile governance approach in support of agile teams, enabling decentralized decision making to balance between intentional architecture and emergent design, promoting architecture practices such as recording architectural decisions and architectural assessments. You manage the evolution of the domain IT Landscape and ensure it enables the business strategies.You document and maintain the current and future / desired IT landscape in collaboration with solution architects of the domain, product line, products you are supporting You guide and coach implementation teams and solution architects on the technical architecture implementation activities, particularly for new and/or shared solutions You continuously collaborate across and among all architecture groups (chapter & catalyst) and product teams to adjust and evolve architecture guardrails (including architecture principles, reference models; patterns, decision frameworks), architecture practices and metrics (e.g. enabling flow and business outcome). Perform the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required to ensure that information systems are designed and evolve appropriately Required Knowledge and Skills Academic requirement Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Information Technology or equivalent A certification or detailed knowledge of the TOGAF architecture framework or comparable architecture methodologies is a plus A certification or detailed knowledge of the SAFe framework or comparable agile delivery methodologies is a plus such as the Open Agile Architecture standard A certification or detailed knowledge in the area of Cloud Computing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is a plus Experience 7-10 years hands-on experience in architecting/implementing software solutions 3+ years of experience of managing architecture on portfolio level Ability to build/create proof of concept/pilot applications to showcase platform functionality to business partners/stakeholders. Strong experience in building global solutions in the Commercial Domain (e.g. CRM, Pricing, Market Access, Digital Patient solutions, Commercial-, Market- & Launch - Excellence solutions) Experience in the deployment of global solutions covering the "last mile" interactions with HCPs, HCOs & Patients Key competencies/skills Exhibits a Lean-Agile mindset, i.e. Good enough instead of perfection Focus on “Reuse before Buy before Make” when providing direction on future solutions. The best solution may not need significant software development Actively seeks for existing reusable building blocks that will shorten the design and increase the speed of delivery. Has a strong passion to bring value-adding technology to the business. Has a strong understanding, embraces and actively acts in the VACC roles depending on the situation given Has the ability to apply systems thinking and consider both dimensions: within and across portfolios (domains) Exhibits strong soft skills typically required as an Architect (i.e.: presentation and public speaking, negotiation, challenging the status quo, explaining complex matters in a simple way Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status. Genentech requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Genentech, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Genentech campus or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.
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