Data Center Architect Pharmaceutical

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K2 Partnering Solutions SA - Vertical Geneva
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On behalf of a major Pharma client we are urgently looking for an Senior Data Center Architect for a contracting role in Basel (Switzerland).

Job dimension:

  • Autonomy: responsible for business critical, complex data center migrations in a very large/complex IT organization
  • Complexity: working together with management teams providing advice regarding system architecture, migration requirements and schedule.

    Role purpose:

  • Analyze technical architecture to ensure the proposed architecture is fully compliant with internal architectural policies, roadmap and Data Center Governance
  • Analyze and assess technical feasibility for proposed architecture
  • Identify risks around proposed architecture and ensure risks are logged and followed up in time
  • Provide forecast to Data Center capacity team and migration factories
  • Escalate issues beyond authority to the Head of Governance.

    Major accountabilities:

  • Define, optimize and standardize the IT architecture on a global basis within the Program
  • Ensure that the installed architecture satisfies defined performance, security and availability parameters
  • Identify proactively (together with IT solution provider) shortcomings in performance and propose solutions
  • Evaluate new technological developments and make recommendations for improved service levels and efficiencies
  • Provide in-depth technical and business knowledge to ensure efficient design, programming and implementation
  • Develop reports and presentations on infrastructure products and new technology for all management levels
  • Write related documentation and communicate
  • Keep awareness of the cost effectiveness of IT infrastructure solutions within Pharma Development
  • Achieve customer satisfaction on infrastructure performance, security, availability and quality of advice
  • Focus on implementing new systems architectures according to agreed schedules and master project management.

    Professional experience required:

  • In-depth technical knowledge in: Virtualization (ESX, VM, LPAR), Operating Systems (Linux, X86 Windows, AIX systems), Storage- and Computing-Systems, Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions, Data Center Management, infrastructure-related topics in general
  • At least 5 years of experience in a data center domain role in a global company
  • At least fully responsibility as team lead for a successful data center project
  • Very good communication and social skills to act successfully in a multi-vendor, multi-customer and multi-year program environment
  • Demonstrated leaderships skills, minimum of 5 years proven management experience within a Matrix organization
  • Methodology: savvy in IT process, best practices & standards, eg ITIL
  • sound knowledge of validation practice: GxP/SOX
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in IT infrastructure and related technical integration aspects
  • University degree or adequate equivalent, desirable Master degree
  • Fluent English (written & spoken), other languages are a plus.

    Please submit your CV to Nigina Long.