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Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About the role: 

This new role is focused on helping business and IT leaders make investment decisions that balance and prioritize operational demands, disruptions, and opportunities with the longer-term strategic vision of the company. The Director, Enterprise Architecture will develop and provide technology guidance, road maps, principles, standards, and best practices to global IT delivery teams. He/she will also liaise across IT and the enterprise to define architectural policies, standards, guidelines, procedures, and governance.  Possessing vision and demonstrable organizational and technical leadership skills, this individual will centralize the EA function while educating the senior leadership team.  This executive will drive the architecture review process and work to enhance enterprise digital transformation and data flow.


Your responsibilities include:  

  • Act as a primary enterprise architecture expert in the area of IT and related strategy; lead the development and presentation of business capability models, technology reference models, and functional area roadmaps to guide investment decisions in support of executing business and IT strategy.
  • Influence and contribute to global EA and IT strategic goals, maintaining awareness of the value stream, business capability map, and changes to architecture roadmaps.  Guide the pragmatic alignment to global IT standards and EA principles.
  • Be an important advocate of technology driven innovation/solutions which will impact overall IT strategy.
  • Provide overall direction, guidance, and definition of enterprise architecture to effectively support the corporate business strategy.
  • Review existing business processes and establishes metrics to improve those processes, as well as support all architectural disciplines across the company.
  • Lead programs to develop, maintain, and govern enterprise architecture across the organization.
  • Work on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architecture domains.
  • Align architecture strategy with business goals.
  • Define, explain, and advocate technology strategy, both applications and infrastructure.
  • Develop and communicate architectural policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Promote EA processes, outcomes, and results to the organization and senior leadership.
  • Lead and facilitate the creation of governing principles to guide EA decision making.
  • Manage exceptions to architectural standards at the enterprise level.
  • Review and/or analyze and develop architectural requirements as needed for the organization.
  • Ensure the conceptual completeness of the technical solutions and create and manage exception processes for business needs.
  • Approve the modification of the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs.
  • Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities given the enterprise asset base.
  • Consult with team to fit projects to enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the existing or proposed enterprise architecture.
  • Direct the research and evaluation of emerging technologies along with industry and market trends.
  • Ensure recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing, cost, and deployment.
  • Own the Enterprise Reference Architecture to promote a holistic global landscape.
  • Work with senior leadership to direct the allocation of resources to meet architectural initiatives critical to business/mission success.
  • Collaborate with project management and IT leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.
  • Responsible for the overall evaluation, training, and development of the architecture team.
  • Oversea the outline and execution of Enterprise Architecture strategy.


What we’re looking for:


Basic Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Sciences, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in an enterprise architecture leadership capacity.
  • 10+ years of experience in at least three disciplines, such as solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, data analytics, database management or operations in a multitier environment.
  • Experience in leading development of Micro services and containerized application (Docker images or Kubernetes) with expertise in distributed cache and load balancing. Experience with SOA, design patterns, web services technologies, APIs, Applications, Application Ecosystem, and Micro API's.
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Architecture frameworks/methodologies such as TOGAF (preferred), DODAF, FEAF, or Zachmann a plus.
  • A leader with strong communication skills along with the maturity to effectively operate at all levels of the company.
  • Proven experience conceiving and delivering innovative solutions leveraging technology and information
  • Senior executive presence, comfortable presenting and collaborating with Senior Leaders as a Business Advisor
  • Experience working in a Global Organization supporting diverse businesses and geographies
  • Experience and a comprehensive knowledge of information systems, financials, contract management, and business processes. 
  • Ability to successfully manage and execute multiple, large scale projects using established project management tools and processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills in including demonstrated ability to condense data in order to synthesize crisp and easily understandable deliverables.
  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining highly collaborative, flexible, and productive cross-organization teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Technology consulting experience considered a plus.



About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Requisition ID: 468237


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