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Title:  Principal Solution Architect, D&T, Security, Risk and Governance

Requisition ID:  51923
Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:


The Principal Solution Architect, D&T, Security, Risk and Governance collaborates with application security organization to define, deliver and support D&T enabled business solutions.  This role will also help define strategic direction, determine business needs and design & deliver technical solutions for application security using tools like SAP GRC, etc.  This role has primary accountability for the delivery of application security including project delivery, system enhancement and production support in alignment with West D&T and company policies and procedures. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Possesses deep understanding of the overall vision and business needs and utilizes this knowledge to design and implement best in case application security controls. This includes interpreting any issues and recommending solutions or best practices.
• Utilizes knowledge of best practices to define strategic direction, determine business needs and design & deliver technical application security and risk governance solutions, doing so in partnership with Application and Infrastructure. This includes interpreting up to the most complex issues and recommending solutions or best practices.
• Spearhead the mapping of business requirements to optimal technical solutions.
• Provide technical delivery of functionality to meet defined business requirements.
• Create and maintain project charters and plans, capital requests, budgeting and project management in accordance with the Project and Portfolio Management process and West policies and procedures.
• Uses breadth of expertise to solve complex problems.  Provide system support and maintenance in alignment with standards and process set within the Services Delivery model, West policies and procedures as well as Regulatory requirements including but not limited to Sarbanes-Oxley and FDA GMP.
• Create and maintain system lifecycle documents in accordance with West policies and procedures, including creation and maintenance of SOPs, SOIs and Job Aids.
• Work within and participates in the Change Control process.
• Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
• 8-10 years of related work experience
• Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field or equivalent experience.
• Preferred but not required: Agile & Scrum Certification, ITIL


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Rich Experience in designing, configuring and testing SAP security architecture for multiple applications like ERP, S4HANA, Fiori, BPC and Success Factors.
• Experience in implementation, auditing or advisory in SAP ERP and GRC domains
• Understanding of business processes, controls frameworks, compliances and regulations, and segregation of duty concepts in an SAP ERP environment
• Understanding of SAP security processes, security architecture and administration with a thorough knowledge of BW , HR , Fiori and BPC elements
• Should have worked on configuring S4HANA and Fiori security with good understanding of App types, catalogues, groups, OData services.
• Experienced in hands on configuration for setting up Task profiles , Data Access Profiles and BW authorizations
• Experienced in hands on Validation process.
• Experience on troubleshooting access issues related to Transactions, Apps, Queries/reports and BPC tools like Analysis for Office etc.
• Should have worked on success factor’s role based permission framework with good understanding of permission groups and permission roles.
• Experienced in hands on configuration for user provisioning, role management, super user management, risk analysis, continuous control monitoring, risk assessment and management.
• Should have worked on the pre-installation and post installation steps, syncs, connectors, rule building and MSMP workflows in the ARM & EAM component.
• Security based on Active Directory for other applications using GRC a plus.
• Should have worked on ARA component with an understanding of the ruleset and mitigation controls.
• Basic knowledge and experience in executing SAP GRC solutions across all Access Control components
• Knowledge of the SAP Security concepts, landscape, transports system and version compatibilities.
• Exposure to Job based and task based security design concepts.
• Ability to work in a virtual environment in a global organization and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced & complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
• Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
• Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
• Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policy at all times


Physical and Travel Requirements
• 15% travel, including global travel
• Occasional on-call work required
• Prefer 12pm – 9pm India time. Willingness to work outside of these hours as needed.








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