Head-Solution Architecture & Engineering

Oct 13, 2021

Job Description

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives? We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

In the role of Head of Solution Architecture and Engineering, you will drive solution architecture and solution engineering capabilities in the core delivery organization across multiple business areas such as : Drug Development, Supply chain, Manufacturing and Quality, Sales, Marketing and Corporate services. This includes solutions across multiple technologies in alignment with business expected outcomes, design and architectural standards, while meeting quality, performance, security, and business requirements.

• Drives Technology capabilities across Core Products and Platforms delivery (PPD Core) function through various technical competencies based communities of practices
• Role responsible for large number of technology capabilities to deliver solutions across all business capabilities for Novartis.
• Ensures various architecture principles are translated into solution architecture and then into engineering products/solutions to implementation
• Ensures non-function requirements such as performance requirements, availability requirements are designed and delivered
• Partners with Technology Strategy and Architecture(TSA) organization and Information Security & Risk Management (ISRM) organization to ensure architecture, compliance and security are built-in to products and services
• Ensures vendors and 3rd parties deliver to technical specifications/standards
• Ensures technology life cycle is well managed. Drives critical incident resolution by overseeing timely technical troubleshooting where needed.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in a computer science, engineering or information technology discipline; an advanced degree and related accreditations a plus.
• At least 18 years IT experience including experience with a global organization and prior experience with architecture and solution engineering. Proven technical leadership and experience across multiple technology domains to lead very experienced technical talent in the organization to drive further maturity of solution engineering capabilities.
• A proven track record in managing high performing information technology global teams that are culturally diverse in matrix organizations.
• Minimum of eight years of hands-on design and implementation experience in IT (solution requirements / design, Application Technical Operations) leveraging healthcare-focused technologies and cloud technologies
• Ability to lead teams and yet get into deep technical solution details to help drive capabilities development and maturity improvement across the organization in collaboration with other teams such as Architecture and security and compliance
• Pharma industry experience would be ideal

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
Hyderabad, AP
Information Technology
Full Time
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Head-Solution Architecture & Engineering

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