Portfolio Architect - PIIX

04.02.2020 | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Portfolio Architect - PIIX

Portfolio Architect – PIIX

Who we are

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

The Position


As a Portfolio Architect of PIIX/ Architecture and Emerging Technology, you will be responsible for the development and oversight of end-to-end architecture, strategy, and roadmaps for multiple functions and networks across PIIX..

What you’ll be working on

  • Provides architectural best practices, templates and tools for road-mapping and architecture management. 
  • Understands the business vision, strategies, needs & identifies ways to solve business needs using available technologies. 
  • Educates business and IT on available technology capabilities including the Roche technology strategies and standards. 
  • Develops the vision & strategy to meet business and strategic requirements across all domains and business units.
  • Acts as SPOC for enterprise technology roadmaps and respective functional leadership teams. 
  • Leads functional business roadmap initiatives, and coordinates the efforts with the individual verticals / lead architects across the entire business function. 
  • Makes sure the established roadmaps are aligned across and leads the to-be system landscape development. 
  • Governs architecture in the IT organization and makes sure projects in the department portfolio follow the established processes. 
  • Collaborate with vendor management office to have an external sounding board regarding business and technology trends
  • Hosts and chairs the departmental architecture review board and makes sure projects follow the architecture processes. 
  • Defines the level of architecture review needed per project in collaboration with the Enterprise Architecture team. 
  • Mentors and supports architects within their portfolio.

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

The ideal candidate

  • Is recognized as an expert in the commercial domain. Biotech / Pharma experience and TOGAF certification is a plus.
  • Exhibits strong soft skills typically required as an Architect (i.e.: presentation and public speaking, negotiation, challenging the status quo)
  • Exhibits an Agile mindset, i.e. Good enough instead of perfection and Focus on “Reuse before Buy before Make” when providing direction on future solutions
  • Is a good team player in a global environment
  • Has strong passion to bring value-adding technology to the business. 
  • Has solid experience with business capabilities, IT strategies, IT roadmaps

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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