Principal Enterprise Architect

  • Gilead Sciences
  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Apr 28, 2020
Full-time Computer Science Data Modeling Information Technology (IT) Project Management Strategy

Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matter, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Job Description

Provides enterprise architecture expertise to assist in the operations of our IT organization.

Responsibilities include ensuring our current IT infrastructure and platforms are optimized for supporting business and enterprise processes through governance, and direction setting of our approach to on-boarding platforms and systems, including how we integrate information and applications.

In addition, the enterprise architect is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the IT organization aligned with IT leadership and the business.

Collaborating with the broader organization, the Enterprise Architect will also be responsible for recommending, developing, coordinating, communicating, maintaining and enforcing the overall enterprise architecture models, forums, standards, business capabilities, and technology services and systems.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

  • Provide strategic leadership and expertise to IT in the development of the enterprise architecture and the supporting technology strategy
  • Must have people management
  • Evaluate business strategies and capabilities against IT processes and suggest improvements
  • Work with business to create and maintain business capability and architecture models to reflect the organization's strategies and goals, and how they map into a technology roadmap
  • Develop, maintain and ensure compliance of architecture standards, policies and principles
  • Ensure technologies are efficient, secure, and support business and enterprise capabilities
  • Determine and implement strategy and governance to onboard new technologies
  • Act as approval authority for technical architecture for solutions and any changes proposed to existing architecture
  • Develop and maintain technology architecture, models and governance (current and target) including; Enterprise architecture, Solutions architecture, and Operations in alignment with IT Strategy

Education & Experience

  • 12+ years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience or 10+ years of relevant experience, with a M.S. in a related field, Experience in system architecture may be advantageous.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good leadership and motivational skills.
  • Experience in modeling and graphic representations

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers @ gilead dot com for assistance.

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