Senior Engineer* Systems Architecture Digital Solutions Quality


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Senior Engineer* Systems Architecture Digital Solutions Quality 


As the Architect for the analytical part of our mRNA based individualized cancer therapy, you have the opportunity to shape the future of our laboratory system landscape. Align with stakeholders, build a vision for where we need to be in 3 to 5 years and guide the organisation to shape the system landscape accordingly.


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and other IT teams to identify technology needs and opportunities
  • Ensure that solutions are aligned with the overall enterprise architecture and technology strategy
  • Define quality goals and scenarios for your domain
  • Guide and support the engineering teams to set up the systems to meet those goals
  • Prepare architecture decisions based on the defined quality scenarios and coordinate them with the business stakeholders and the IT units involved
  • Define and document the architecture standards, principles, and guidelines for the domain
  • Ensure that selected software matches your vision for the system landscape by working with project teams during vendor selections and implementation projects
  • Integrate new demands into the system landscape
  • Work out the high-level processes with the business stakeholders and define the technical framework conditions with the responsible IT units
  • Design and plan robust system architectures to support the analytical needs of clinical trials with a focus on systems involved in sample tracking and clinical laboratory operations, such as LIMS and SDMS



What you have to offer:

  • 5+ years of experience performing architecture design, end to end solution delivery and implementing IT process improvement

  • Ideally, you are certified in Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (Zachmann, Togaf) or CPSA

  • Excellent domain knowledge about processes, systems, technologies and interface protocols used in handling and analyzing human samples in the context of a clinical trial

  • Ideally, you have implemented LIMS, SDMS and sample tracking solutions for a CRO or pharmaceutical company


  • Strong communication skills especially ability to conceive and articulate the architecture and technical solutions to various kind of (non-technical) stakeholders from different levels within the organization
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills, with the ability to provide technical guidance and support to other IT staff in the domain
  • Knowledge of data integrity, audit trails, and electronic signatures, and experience in implementing and validating regulatory compliance systems
  • Ideally, you have a firm understanding of regulatory requirements, such as CLIA, CAP, and HIPAA
  • Knowledge of data modeling and data governance principles
  • A broad understanding of IT infrastructure related technologies (e.g. cloud, SOA, Containerisation, Citrix), especially in regards of GLP / GCP compliant deployment would be beneficial
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and prioritize technology needs and opportunities and define quality goals and scenarios for the domain
  • Fluent in English and good German language skills



Benefits for you:


  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries (up to 20 days per year)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses

... and much more.


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 


Then apply now for our location Mainz Goldgrube and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 6948 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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