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Senior Enterprise Architect

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, Luton

Job Type: Full time


Senior Enterprise Architect – Global Commercial (Patient, Medical and Market Access)

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Enterprise Architecture and transforming Patient Access to life-changing medicines and therapies? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Health of Patients Globally in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


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.


Strong Enterprise Architecture is the cornerstone of our Digital Transformation and fundamental to delivering on our AZ Ambitions and IT2025 Strategy. As a Senior EA you will be responsible for defining a world class Patient Centric architecture to meet the current and future needs of AstraZeneca and our broader ecosystem. You will lead the definition and ongoing evolution of our global platforms which support Patient access and support developing enterprise wide target state architecture, identifying innovative solutions, laying out the technology roadmap and supporting implementation projects.


What you’ll do

The Senior Enterprise Architect will ensure that Patient, Medical and Market access architecture supports both business and IT strategy, and are aligned with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps. The role will assess and review the work of both Enterprise and Solution architecture and create a balance between the immediate and the strategic

In particular the role will:

  • Lead the effort to ensure that common architecture decisions support the business and IS strategy, and that the architectures delivered are aligned with relevant AZ architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps.
  • Participate in Architecture Assessments & Reviews either as Lead Reviewing Architect or as a Subject Matter Expert in the review team.
  • Contribute to the development of the Architecture Capability within IS, by documenting and sharing knowledge and standard methodologies with peer Architects
  • Be accountable for the development of architecture standards, technology domain strategies, roadmaps and blueprints for Patient, Medical and Market Access areas
  • Understand implications of IT architecture requirements to ‘As-Is’ architectures and define/update ‘To-Be’ architectures applying AZ architecture guiding principles.
  • Support solution development efforts originating from portfolios, participate in IT initiatives and provide active guidance and value for better planning and decision making.
  • Maintain a view of the current and future state (1-5 years) architecture within a defined architecture focus area.
  • Develop Architecture Building Blocks to support implementation of Enterprise Architecture in the specific area.
  • Lead and/or provide active participation in Enterprise domain teams and working groups applicable to domain accountability.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent number of years of experience in a Computer Science related field
  • The role holder will possess a blend of Enterprise and Solution architecture skills
  • Extensive experience of CRM, Web , Analytics and Integration technologies
  • Able to contribute to Commercial Enterprise architecture strategic vision and planning
  • Experience in known industry architectural patterns and reference architectures
  • Understanding the appropriate technology based on business use case
  • Experience in Agile definition scrums
  • Extensive-experience in a Enterprise architect role with practical examples of designing and providing architecture blueprints and roadmaps that have been pragmatically and actually implemented


  • Experience of Salesforce Health Cloud
  • Experience of working in a Global Health Care or Pharmaceutical company


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 groundbreaking 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 contribute 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!


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.


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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.
Close Date: 26/09/2022

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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.