Job ID R-415025 Date posted 11/02/2021 Apply

Solution Architect - R&D

Job Description Summary

Solution Architect - R&D will be responsible for architecting Enterprise R&D (PLM/PDM/ALM) solutions while maintaining integrity of technology architecture, maintaining global templates and standards, aligning with execution of regional and global programs. As the technical owner of these solutions, will collaborate with TGS Business Partner organization to identify, prioritize, and deliver technology solutions in support of the TGS organization goals and objectives.

Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

As a member of Platform Solutions & Services, Solution Architect R&D will be responsible for enterprise systems architecture, design and implement technology solutions aligned to future roadmaps and strategic enterprise platforms.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Architect solutions to bring disparate business functions to create solutions that enable strategic technology vision involving PLM/PDM/ALM applications like Teamcenter, Polarion, TFS and SolidWorks.

  • Work closely with the Business Partners and Enterprise Architecture teams to ensure solution meets business needs while aligning to organization’s strategic goals

  • Manage relationships with major platform vendors and service providers to ensure they cost-effectively meet the needs of the organization.

  • Set the platform strategy, delivery of regional and global solutions across R&D space

  • As the technical owner of Enterprise applications in this space, should provide scalable technical solutions and thought leadership while enabling business value and outcomes.

  • Manage all phases of full life-cycle implementation projects, including blueprinting, design, development, testing, deployment, and support.

  • Contribute to creating a culture across teams that drives successful delivery and adoption of technology and business process solutions.

Qualification and Experience:

The ideal candidate will bring a combination of strong technology & functional understanding, process, and solution mindset. In addition, the ideal candidate should also possess:   

  • 10+ years of strong Technical/Functional experience solutioning and supporting applications across R&D and Quality functions.

  • Prior experience architecting and delivering technical architecture for PLM/PDM/ALM tools like Team Center, Polarion, TFS and SolidWorks.

  • Experience in life sciences or pharma industry is preferred

  • Ability to blend process excellence with a solution mindset to solve business problems 

  • Ability to communicate complex business / technical challenges in a simplified manner

  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities

  • Proven applications leadership, identifying, designing, developing, implementing, and supporting enterprise technology solutions.

  • Highly collaborative work style which includes working effectively across all organizational levels

  • Ability to collaborate, partner with external vendors and service providers to manage solution design and delivery 

  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform under pressure and management of multiple priorities with competing demands.

Education and Training:

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law. 

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

USA CA - San Diego (BDB), USA IL - Vernon Hills

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