System Architect

Vor Ort
12 Monate (Verlängerung möglich)
M-ploy GmbH
flag_no Schweiz
Carlos Calderan

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System Architect

Basel Data Center Consolidation Program is a category A IT infrastructure project running in Basel/Switzerland.
It offers an interesting and challenging job opportunity for an experienced System Architect .
The project aims at consolidating the eleven existing data centers.
For job details, qualifications and further requirements please refer to the attached job description document.
DIAMOND System Architect - Level III, 100%
• Define, optimize and standardize the IT architecture on a global basis within the Program.
• Define and drive system architectural standards across multiple technologies.
• Plan and organize the implementation of new systems architectures and provide consulting.
• Ensure that the installed architecture satisfies defined performance, security and availability parameters.
• Identify (preferably proactively), together with the IT solution provider, any shortcomings in performance and propose solutions for their correction. Ensure adequacy of upgrades.
• Evaluate new technological developments and evolving business requirements and makes recommendations for improved service levels and efficiencies.
• Act as the primary technical resource to client and IT staffs in all phases of development and implementation process.
• Manage a group of System Architects and System Engineers as a team lead.
• Provide in-depth technical and business knowledge to ensure efficient design, programming and implementation.
• Develop reports and presentations on infrastructure products and new technology for all levels of management and technical staff.
• Write related documentation (see Architecture Notebook) and communicate.

• Analyze technical architecture to ensure the proposed architecture is fully compliant with Novartis architectural policies and roadmap as well as with Data center Governance.
• Analyze and assess technical feasibility for proposed architecture.
• Identify risks (operational and compliance) around the proposed architecture and ensure identified risks are logged, followed up, and closed in a timely manner.
• Provide forecast to DC capacity team and DIAMOND migration factories.
• Escalate issues beyond authority to the Head of Governance.
• Key Performance Indicators / Measures of Success.
• Achieve agreed targets in terms of quality, time and cost.
• Apply professional competency in the design of the strategy and implementation of the changes to the systems architecture.
• Be aware of the restrictions for changes set by the business-related conditions and the technical framework.
• Be aware of the cost effectiveness of IT infrastructure solutions within Pharma Development.
• Achieve customer satisfaction on infrastructure performance, security and availability and on quality of advice.
• Focus on implementing new systems architectures according to agreed schedules.
• Master project management.

• Autonomy: Responsibility for (very) business critical, complex data center migrations in a very large, complex business and IT organization.
• Complexity: Working together with management teams providing complex, contextual advice regarding system architecture, migration requirements and schedule.
• Is recognized as an expert for certain technology areas within Novartis.

• Minimum education: University degree or adequate equivalent.
• Desirable education: Masters degree.
• Languages: Fluent English written & spoken, German desirable.
• >= 5 years of experience in a data center domain role in a global company.
• >= 6 years of proven architectural experience in an appropriate technology.
• At least fully responsible as team lead for a successful data center project.
• Proven experience with and understanding of several business domains.
• Leadership: demonstrated leaderships skills, > 5 years proven management experience within a matrix organization (e.g. as a team leader or in project management).
• Capability to think strategically.
• Customer Orientation: ability to communicate & align with key IT stakeholders.
• Methodology: savvy in IT process, best practices & standards, e.g. ITIL.
• GxP / SOX: sound knowledge of validation practice.
• In-depth knowledge and experience in IT infrastructure and related technical integration aspects.
• Ability to cope with project and operations complexities, ambiguities and matrix organizations.
• Local travel between the data centers (up to 10%) is important.
• Novartis experience together with a good understanding of processes/organization etc. is a true asset.
• Knowledge of the Novartis IT infrastructure is a true asset.
• Experience with MS Office Tools and MS SharePoint.
• Team work in a challenging IT environment.
• Ability to work in an international as well as multicultural environment.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Flexibility and experience in prioritizing tasks.