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Are you ready to make your mark in the healthcare industry using your ingenuity and technical expertise? At Parexel, there's no limit to what you can accomplish. We work with the top 50 global pharmaceutical companies, the top global biotech companies, and hundreds of small and emerging companies. We've supported the development of some of the most important treatments of our time, including nearly all of the 50 top selling drugs currently on the market. Join us and you'll make a profound difference in millions of lives. With a role in our Information Technology group, you'll work with cutting-edge technology on internal and client-facing projects. Collaborating with people from all over the world and touching everything from enterprise systems and clinical applications to infrastructure and networking, you'll keep our data safe and confidential. You'll have the chance to develop your skills and pursue advancement opportunities that include managerial and technical tracks. If you have stellar coding and design experience and a passion to learn more about healthcare, Parexel invites you to discover our rewarding opportunities in Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, Project Management and Business Analysis, and more. In a global clinical trial environment, business-focused applications, connectivity, and data security are critical to a trial's outcome. Find out how you can be an invaluable part of our success story.

Solution Architect

Job ID 60068BR Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Parexel Informatics develops technological innovations to make the process of drug development faster, more accurate, more productive and easier to track. Our dedicated Informatics group creates industry-leading, integrated platforms and applications designed by clinical researchers to improve the way companies perform clinical trials, control and share data, track and report patient outcomes, and manage regulatory information.

Parexel is leading the way in the adoption of cloud technologies for clinical trials and is a Tier Zero Microsoft partner. With our 35+ years of in-depth experience in clinical logistics, regulatory and commercialization, our technology solutions are build on proven best practices to simplify the whole drug development process.

This role will be based at our modern state of the art office in Nottingham city centre which has excellent transport links as well as a great working environment and the feel of an innovative technology company.
As the Solution Architect you will be responsible for defining end to end solutions and / or business offerings to meet the functional and non-functional requirements of the end customer while ensuring it is costed, delivered to specification and can be operated. You will ensure that all elements of the solution are delivered including the business, application, technology layers while complying to information and security requirements and provision an operational service by directing the domain and functional experts within each of these domains.
Key Accountabilities:
Solution Design
-Contribute to the end to end solution design to meet all the functional and nonfunctional requirements. Co-ordinate the design functions from subject matter expert groups and capability units to ensure that the solution is complete and has no overlapping points.
Solution Documentation
-Produce clear and concise documentation to define the solution and ensure that supporting lower level design assets have been created.
Solution Governance
-Ensure that all solution(s) and components of undergo the correct level of governance and sign-off in compliance with Parexel policies and procedures.
Influence Stakeholders
-Via the use of presentation skills, verbal and oral communication and other influence techniques ensure that all stakeholders understand and agree to the solution.
Stakeholder Management
-Ensure that all internal and external stakeholders understand the work you are conducting and are bought into the approach being used to deliver.
Definition of Standard Patterns, Tools and Methods
-Ensure that all work undertaken will drive to create repeatable patterns for future re-use and tools and methods selected can be reused across Parexel in the future.
Risk Management
- Identify Risks and Issues. Quantify the impact of each occurring or not being met as well as creating mitigations and containments.
Requirement Management
-Be able to evaluate functional and non-functional requirements across the solution defining assumptions to allow design to proceed in areas of gaps. Identify dependencies on other teams, 3rd parties and customer working with the project team to clearly define the impacts if these are missed
Evaluate, Control and Manage Change
- Be able to evaluate change requests made against the requirement scope of a solution and understand the impacts to design, time and cost of the change.
Solution Costing
-Define the end to end costing of a solution based of the solution components designed. Be able to undertake different models of cost definition at different parts of the solution life cycle to deploy “top down”, “bottom up” “order of magnitude” or detailed costing.


-Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or Computer Science field, or equivalent.

Specific skills for the role are
- Solution Architecture
- Methods and Tools
- Requirement definition and Management
- Business Risk Management
- Emerging Technology Monitoring
- System Design
- Change Management
- Quality Management

In addition, the following skills are desired for the role
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
-A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
-Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail.
-Shows Initiative and self-confidence is adaptable and is able to cope with changing and evolving priorities.
-Must have the ability to work methodically in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
-Manages provision of consultancy services. In own areas of expertise, provides advice and guidance to consultants and/or the customer or other stakeholders through involvement in the delivery of consultancy services

Knowledge and Experience:
You will ideally have intermediate to advanced level Solutions Architectural experience in technical delivery and have a proven record in undertaking design and architecture activities. This can be demonstrated via experience of utilizing skills aligned to below areas and while not necessary certification would be valuable
-Solution / Enterprise design qualification (e.g. TOGAF) or experience.
-Certification in design methodology (e.g. UML) or experience.
-Certification in scaled agile delivery (e.g. SAFe) or experience.
-Certification in agile delivery (e.g. scrum) or experience

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

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