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Staff Architect (Remote)

Wayne, Pennsylvania Full time R1426687

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Job Description

Job Description Summary:

IQVIA’s Global Technology and Operations (GTO) group’s responsibility is expanding. To effectively navigate this increased scope of managing projects for our internal divisions, we're seeking a highly skilled and experienced Staff Enterprise Architect to join the Enterprise Architecture team within the Architecture and Standards Group (A&S) of our Global Technology & Operations organization.

Job Overview:

The Staff Enterprise Architect (EA) will be responsible to closely partner with IQVIA Business Unit teams to understand the business OKRs, help shape technology strategy aligned with enterprise standards and co-lead the design of high-level system architectures to deliver business outcomes. The EA will promote reusability, address technical debt and mitigate the proliferation of technology components, and services by championing “the IQVIA way” within the organization.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience envisioning and contributing to the technology roadmap and IT strategy, a deep understanding of software architecture principles, and a strong background successfully in large, global and complex technology ecosystems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business and technology subject experts to understand, articulate and translate business requirements, use cases and product features into architecture blueprints and high-level solution designs.

  • Partner with IQVIA Business Unit stakeholders to and work closely with engineering and product teams to promote our API-first development strategy.

  • Present to stakeholders how architectural options will meet their needs.

  • Be the Architecture thought leader and trusted go-to partner for Product and Engineering Leadership across the organization, recommending innovative solutions to improve live and new system architectures.

  • Creating business cases to analyze, plan and prioritize investments in business capabilities

  • Mapping business capabilities to underlying processes, systems and technologies

  • Partner with business line managers providing comprehensive technical and system expertise to synergize IT strategic direction and architecture concepts.

  • Collaborate with A&S EA peers, TA and engineering community across IQVIA to intake and validate business use cases for shared services delivery.

  • Lead & manage the EA application portfolio for IQVIA. Promote and align stakeholders to maintain business and technology inventory.

  • Devises and presents complex business cases and program release plans to senior management with priority recommendations to maintain and evolve IQVIA's architecture roadmap.

  • Keeps abreast of new trends and technology changes and identifies opportunities for implementation in future systems.

  • Designing the technology stack and engineering principles for new digital platforms

  • Identifying competitors, industry leaders, peers and evaluate their use of technology relative to the enterprise; make practical recommendations on continuous improvement.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in software development and enterprise architecture

  • Experience designing, integrating and managing complex infrastructure solutions

  • Ability to present and communicate business and technical concepts

  • Ability to think critically and solve problems

  • Demonstrated technology skills across multiple IT domains (e.g., application, security, infrastructure)

  • Experience in enterprise architecture or application architecture, application development and/or systems management

  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience of event-driven architectures, microservices-based, RESTful and alternative styles and other modern architecture design techniques and best practices

  • Deep knowledge of API-first design patterns

  • Experience with on-premise solutions and cloud platforms and architectures on Azure, AWS

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccination status.

The potential base pay range for this role, when annualized, is $116,900.00 - $217,100.00. The actual base pay offered may vary based on a number of factors including job-related qualifications such as knowledge, skills, education, and experience; location; and/or schedule (full or part-time). Dependent on the position offered, incentive plans, bonuses, and/or other forms of compensation may be offered, in addition to a range of health and welfare and/or other benefits.
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