Domain Architect

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Domain Architect

Macclesfield, Luton, UK

Chennai, India

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gaithersburg, US

Who is Astrazeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

About our IT Architecture Team

As Architects, we connect the dots across the business to improve the agility and functionality of our processes to accelerate AstraZeneca to the next level. There’s so much potential to influence and motivate change, it’s a big challenge if you’re up for it. As champions of our Technology ecosystem, we make sure the rest of the business experiences the true benefits of our systems. Uniting diverse areas and simplifying the way we work, changing attitudes and behaviours along the way – our reach goes beyond technology. It starts with a complete view, connecting emerging trends with business ambitions and applying emotional intelligence to understand how we can guide the right way to work and behave. Across the enterprise and each technology domain we come together to find leading solutions that will provide the platform for AstraZeneca’s success. Change agents, we are always proactively hunting for new insights and problem-solving to identify better ways of doing things. Motivated by the opportunities to learn and grow, we move fast and drive forward. Lay the foundations for future technological and people-orientated success across AstraZeneca.

About the role

In this role you will ensure common architecture decisions across the Workplace & Enterprise Services (W&ES) portfolio in support of both business and IT strategy, and that solutions delivered are compliant with relevant AZ IT architecture & design standards, blueprints and roadmaps. The role will assess and review the work of both service and Solutions Engineering functions to create a balance between the immediate and the strategic. As a Senior Domain Architect within AZ IT, the role is focused on strategic planning typically over the 1-5 year horizon. You will be accountable for the development of technology standards, roadmaps (1-5 years) and blueprints for W&ES. The ideal Architect will be able to understand implications of business requirements to ‘As-Is’ services and define/update ‘To-Be’ target state designs applying AZ IT guiding principles. The Domain Architect will also support solution development efforts originating from portfolios, participate in and/or lead IT initiatives, domain groups and provide active guidance for better planning and decision making

Essential skills & experience

  • Relevant technical degree or equivalent
  • Experience producing application strategies/roadmaps for a global enterprise in their focused architecture domain
  • Experience with rationalisation, consolidation and integration across business domains
  • Experience with large Justification phase work – product evaluation, business case formulation
  • Experience developing and influencing business strategies with cross functional team impact.
  • Experience developing and leading innovative solutions
  • Proven experience of leading change and challenging approaches/ideas
  • Experience developing and managing relationships with third party suppliers
  • Experience working within and developing policies, procedures and guidelines within a secure, quality, and compliance environment
  • Strong networking skills with good internal/external links
  • Strong communication, facilitation and relationship building skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language
  • Awareness of developments in the marketplace and understand the relevance and potential impact to AZ IS
  • Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven track record to influence others to achieve positive outcomes

Why join us?

We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into

exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions. Our work unlocks the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification. We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate,

and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!

So, what's next??

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply, and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

Where can I find out more?

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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

Close Date: 12/08/2023

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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