Associate IT Architect Director (R1108661) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/19/2020

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

A senior IT resource responsible for bridging the gap between business needs and technical assets to deliver a value-added solution. The Solution Architect interprets the business architecture from a technology perspective, assembles the appropriate team of technical architects, and coordinates their work to deliver the appropriate architecture specification. The Solution Architect is an independent thinker who collaborates with other senior IT resources to devise elegant solutions to complex business and technical problems. He/she may act as an expert in one or more technology areas.


  • Accountable for the Architecture Solutions for a given Business Area –how all the components, subsystems, platforms, and integrations fit together to meet the business needs and how the solution fits in with the greater enterprise context.
  • Establishes and documents an architectural design that satisfies the solution’s architectural requirements.
  • Ensures that the Architectural Specification for the solution is documented in the approved ARB format.
  • Submits Architectural Specifications to the Architecture Review Board and follows the submission to final approval, positively collaborating with the board on all remediation items.
  • Acts as the project liaison to the Architecture Review Board.
  • Focuses on the Cost and Return On Investment (ROI) of a given solution.
  • Identifies, quantifies, and records Risks and Technical Debt items associated with the project.
  • Ensures that the risks are mitigated appropriately and Technical Debt is addressed as soon as technically and organizationally feasible.
  • Ensures that key project delivery team members understand the architecture so that the design and implementation will be consistent with the architecture specification.
  • Collaborates with Enterprise Architects, Application Architects, Database Architects, and other Information Technology Architects to orchestrate the creation of a complete solution to a business problem. Will be involved in the definition of the solution from the later portion of the Envisioning phase.
  • Works on understanding the specific business domain, designing and creating solutions, and making technology decisions for systems of medium complexity.
  • Contributes to the definition and maintenance of corporate technology standards.
  • Provides guidance and mentor-ship to Technical Architects.

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1108661