Location: Dublin 18
At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart.
As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry!
Are you one of them?
At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for an expert Enterprise Architect to join the team in our Global HQ in Dublin 18.
By joining our team as an Enterprise Architect, you will be responsible for supporting and facilitating strategic IT change in ICON by using and developing enterprise architecture to gain the maximum value for the business while minimising disruptive impacts. You will help develop ICON’s Enterprise architecture that shows how the current and future needs of ICON will be met through future IT investment.Define, validate and communicate architecture principles and standards for information and information technology assets.Promotion of shared information technology assets which improve ICON business capability and information flows. Ensure that projects and IT solutions leverage common functionality and align with business and IT strategies.Liaise with business and IT stakeholders in defining and validating business/ information/ data/ application/ infrastructure/security architecture.Work with solutions architects to provide a consensus based enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable and can meet ever changing business needs.Lead the assessment and communication of the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of IT solutions from an enterprise architect perspective.Contribute to the development of policies, standards and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation and use of Information Technology within ICON in alignment with other IT functions.Liaise with IT senior management team as part of the architecture and standards approval process.Keep up to date on enterprise architecture best practices and trends.Manage Architecture team in the administration and delivery of architecture activities in line with the overall strategy.Present the roadmaps and other strategies to the senior IT management team and be able to communicate effectively the business changes and subsequent benefits in a manner that can be understood and implemented.Work with business and IT stakeholders to evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer.Ensure IT budgets are tracked and managed to meet agreed targets and continually work to identify areas to reduce IT costs and maximise value to the business in line with organisation objectives.Establish and implement people and talent management strategies that identify, secure, develop and retain the resources required by the Architecture function.
What you need5+ years of experience in a similar role preferably in medium-to-large scale global organisation.Possess deep understanding of enterprise architecture and systems development concepts and implementations.Demonstrated experience in understanding and implementing enterprise wide initiatives.Proven ability to provide a strategic vision and strategies for the Architecture function as well as ensuring day-to-day operational stability.Proven ability to successfully deliver large scale programmes of IT change on time and within budget.Possess process improvement experience with a focus on continued streamlining of processes.You will be customer focused and commercial aware.Proven ability to manage agile teams in a rapid growth environment.Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts/theories for a variety of stakeholders.Ability to analyze project, program and portfolio needs, as well as determine resources needed to meet objectives and solve problems that involve remote and elusive symptoms, often spanning multiple environments in a business area.Knowledge of project planning and management, including scope, time and resource managementPossess strong interpersonal, relationship management, influencing and negotiation skills.Possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills.Possess strong analytical capability to identify essential issues in complex technical and business problems.Strong ability to establish strong internal and external relationships to facilitate the achievement of strategic and operational objectives.
Why join us?
Other than working with an outstanding team of ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.
We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.
Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a [insert job title] , you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to improve your skillset. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we sincerely care about our people and their success.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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