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Principal Architect (Remote)

**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 to add six (6) highly skilled and experienced Principal Enterprise Architects to join the Enterprise Architecture team within the Architecture and Standards Group (A&S) of our Global Technology & Operations organization.

**Job Overview** :

These Principal Enterprise Architects (EA's) 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 candidates 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:**

+ Lead the conceptualization, design and implementation approach of high-level system architecture which supports current and future IQVIA systems, products and platforms and satisfies business OKRs.

+ Partner with BU product/system architects to co-design conceptual, contextual and logical architectures that deliver business use cases.

+ Help business leaders and their teams think through the technology, business and operational implications of their technology investment decisions.

+ 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.

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

+ Provide a wide-angle lens to inter-related business and technical capabilities by surfacing patterns of similar use cases

+ 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.

+ Maintain 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.

+ Share insights, recommendations and learnings cross-functionally and act as a consultant to provide system and technical advice.

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

+ Mentors and coaches peer architects across the organization.

+ Hands on experience with API-first design concepts and implementation ideas, convergent thinking on problem solving within system context with an eye for scaling and reuse in the enterprise context.

+ 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:**

+ Minimum 10 years of experience in software development and enterprise architecture and at least 7 - 10 years experience within enterprise architecture

+ Experience developing strategic technology plans and roadmaps, including business architecture, value streams, capability maps & customer journeys

+ Experience designing, integrating and managing complex infrastructure solutions

+ Ability to present and communicate business and technical concepts

+ Experience leading efforts to create technological solutions and architectures impacting critical areas of the business

+ Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups

+ Ability to think critically and solve problems

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

+ Strong consultative skills at a cross-functional level

+ 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

+ Experience in Healthcare/Life Sciences preferred

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 $142,800.00 - $265,200.00. 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.

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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