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Life Sciences Digital Solution Architect , Senior Manager

Job Location: MA - Boston, NY - New York, PA - Philadelphia

Job Number: 00460051


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Life Sciences Digital Solution Architect

Level:  Senior Manager


Join Accenture Consulting and you’ll work alongside fellow industry experts to lead transformational projects, and define cutting edge solutions, solving our client’s most complex issues. And because our clients span the full range of industries - Including 94 of the Fortune 100 - you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion, hone your expertise and deepen your knowledge.

As a Technology Consulting practitioner you’ll work with clients to improve the lives of consumers. You’ll affect what people purchase, where they shop and what they drive, and have the opportunity to help create a more connected experience for travelers and influence how physicians, patients and pharma companies work together. By joining Accenture’s Products Digital Technology Integration team you will embark on a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding career path where no two days are ever the same. Our culture is focused on providing you with the tools and opportunities to establish yourself as an industry leader.  As a Life Sciences Consulting practitioner you’ll shape the future of 90% of the Fortune 500 Life Sciences companies and work with all 10 of the top global biopharmaceutical companies.

Products Technology Consulting – Life Sciences Digital Solution Architect

Are you ready to join our Digital Technology Integration practice to help clients navigate the challenges of an ‘always on’ economy? Do you want to re-imagine how businesses seamlessly integrate all their IT components to become a connected digital enterprise? Are you capable of leveraging business and technical disciplines to transform ideas into fully assessed, designed and implemented Digital technology solutions?

If yes then Digital Technology Integration is the place for you to hone your expertise you as build your reputation! As part of a strong global community you’ll continue to learn from our leading industry experts who will help you maximize your strengths and build your specialization.

The Life Sciences Digital Solution Architect is a key leader in the Digital Technology Integration team and needs to have the following skills:

  • Deep experience within the Life Sciences industry
  • Comfort conveying both high-level and detailed information, adjusting the way ideas are presented to better address varying social styles and audiences.
  • An ability to challenge a client's thinking by diplomatically providing an objective and independent point of view.
  • An ability to identify opportunities based on your deep understanding of our offerings and our client’s issues.
  • Experience managing large teams through complex situations, adapting quickly and helping others navigate change.
  • Experience structuring activities that play to a team's strengths and provide opportunities for others to grow.
  • Experience working through organizational change, developing and implementing creative solutions and closely partnering with clients to regularly confirm expectations are met and value delivered.
  • Clear understanding of key methodologies, approaches and market trends in the industry.
  • Experience in defining innovative enterprise solutions/blueprints and be a key factor in the sales process.
  • Experience designing and implementing enterprise integration architectures.
  • Ability to define and communicate the “big picture” in terms of the overall solution (both functional and technical components) and break it down into smaller manageable work units. 

The Life Science Digital Architect’s key responsibilities include: 
  • Evaluating and assessing client's current applications, platforms, and infrastructure landscape and identifying opportunities for increased business value or decreasing overall spend
  • Understanding client's current enterprise constraints, challenges, and policies.
  • Helping determine and defining innovative, high business value solutions leveraging the best technologies and methodologies.
  • Being a key participant in the pre-sales, proposal process and sales delivery cycle as needed and able to articulate business value being delivered by technology solutions.
  • Technology and platform vendor selection.
  • Overseeing implementation of architecture solutions across multiple platforms, application architectures, development, and operating mode Life Sciences in a complex environment.
  • Use the business process design to drive out full set of requirements: functional and technical.
  • Assess the impact of non-functional requirements against the technical architecture and specify the integration service requirements.
  • Identify cross-team issues and communicate them to the appropriate leads.
It is our intention for our people to work where they live.  However, in the context of our profession and serving our clients there may be times when you will need to travel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years professional services or 10 years life sciences industry.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with cloud or software-as-a-service providers and digital technologies.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in designing end-to-end solutions across multiple technologies and infrastructures.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in Agile methodologies.
  • Able to meet Minimum travel requirements (Monday - Thursday), as needed.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud-based platforms dealing with Master Data Management, Integration, Big Data, and/or Analytics.
  • Experience with Robotics or Connected Devices (Internet of things).
  • Ability to lead teams and interface directly in client facing interactions, dealing with senior level client resources.
  • Demonstrated experience with sales cycle including Pre-Sales, RFPs, and supporting sales activities.

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills

All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

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