Systems Dev Architect

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

US-NC-Morrisville-Morrisville NC 3900 Paramou


The Systems Development Architect leads enterprise level projects to ensure homogeneity within the systems development vertical. Collaborates with technical and business leaders to ensure business continuity and unified direction. This role will focus in the 3 areas below:

Data Architecture & Governance

Drive Data Catalog effort to provide an Information map with ability to search, discover and request access for data.

Provide a governance model for data assets in PPD Cloud Data Lake for lead initiatives and other strategic use cases

Actively identify data sources, internal and external, to show business value and support of strategic use cases

Drive engagement and value – engage with internal customers to communicate PPD’s data platform strategy

Establish Data as a service offering to enable strategic use cases, data science, Machine Learning projects

Data Platform Leadership

Assess leading external vendors/services for the platform capabilities that include data catalog and DIY

Assist in enabling state-of-the-art data offerings for data mining, data analytics, data science, real world data, visualization, and machine learning.

Data Consulting

Support research and analysis requests from internal clients, partners and PPD sponsors for data needs and integrations

Knowledge of CRO, OMAP, CDISC industry standards preferred

Able to participate in RFP process

The Systems Development Architect leads enterprise level projects to ensure homogeneity within the systems development vertical. Collaborates with technical and business leaders to ensure business continuity and unified direction. This role will focus in the 3 areas below:

Data Architecture & Governance

Drive Data Catalog effort to provide an Information map with ability to search, discover and request access for data.

Provide a governance model for data assets in PPD Cloud Data Lake for lead initiatives and other strategic use cases

Actively identify data sources, internal and external, to show business value and support of strategic use cases

Drive engagement and value – engage with internal customers to communicate PPD’s data platform strategy

Establish Data as a service offering to enable strategic use cases, data science, Machine Learning projects

Data Platform Leadership

Assess leading external vendors/services for the platform capabilities that include data catalog and DIY

Assist in enabling state-of-the-art data offerings for data mining, data analytics, data science, real world data, visualization, and machine learning.

Data Consulting

Support research and analysis requests from internal clients, partners and PPD sponsors for data needs and integrations

Knowledge of CRO, OMAP, CDISC industry standards preferred

Able to participate in RFP process

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Client focused approach with strong interpersonal skills

Ability to work with ambiguity and complex situations

Proven ability to serve as a consultant to top management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of systems development, technological research and advancements

Ability to develop information (newly developed concepts, theories, products, etc.) that extends knowledge in systems development

Excellent logic, analysis, and problem solving skills

Management Role: No management responsibility

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.

Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

May require travel (10%)

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Client focused approach with strong interpersonal skills

Ability to work with ambiguity and complex situations

Proven ability to serve as a consultant to top management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of systems development, technological research and advancements

Ability to develop information (newly developed concepts, theories, products, etc.) that extends knowledge in systems development

Excellent logic, analysis, and problem solving skills

Management Role: No management responsibility

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.

Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

May require travel (10%)


2021-03-31 00:00:00


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