Share this Job
Apply now »

Sr. Solution Architect, D&T, Cloud Architecture

Requisition ID:  15177
Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion


Sr. Solution Architect, D&T, Cloud Architecture




West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  West's 2018 sales of $1.7 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

Job Summary:

The Sr. Solution Architect, Digital & Transformation, Cloud Architecture has a strong understanding of public cloud industry trends as well as solution best practices. This role researches, designs, and delivers solution architectures based on the needs of the business. In addition, this position serves as the primary Infrastructure point of contact for designing the architecture of new solutions and proof of concepts in the cloud. This role plays an influential role in the migration from on-premises to Azure cloud architecture.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with D&T leaders (Infrastructure heads and Cloud Solution peer(s)), leads cloud offering architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment.
  • Supports D&T management in leading the effort to provide input on proposals including feasibility, practicality, technical viability, consistency & solution costs.
  • Drives requirements for integrating cloud capabilities and scenarios supporting the service, including service availability, quality, outage management, subscription management, correlation of usage and charges, and cost-efficient solution architecture.
  • Provides technical guidance regarding performance, scalability, security, design, and implementation of cloud services.
  • Supports D&T management in implementing next generation network infrastructure leveraging Azure WAN.
  • Leads feasibility assessments for proposed service implementations or changes.
  • Develops and publishes standardized ARM templates to automate the creation of cloud resources that comply to company standards.
  • Takes an active role in developing the organizations cloud skill, including coaching, mentoring and socialization.


Education and Experience:

  • 5+ 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:

  • Experience with
    • source control and code management tools like VSTS, GitHub, and Bitbucket
    • designing and implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions in the Cloud
    • building and deploying multi-tier, scalable, and highly available applications using web and database technologies
    • designing, testing and implementing cloud architecture using both IaaS and PaaS resources
    • designing and securing virtual networking
    • creating and implementing custom Azure roles based on the needs of the company
  • Understanding of
    • networking and core Internet Protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and routing in distributed networks
    • core security principles and how to apply them in a cloud environment
    • general application architectures
    • automation technologies such as PowerShell, Azure ARM, Python, and Ansible
  • Strong background in Windows and/or Linux administration
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how, when to utilize them
  • 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
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Preferred but not required:
    • Experience in design, implementation, and support of Sitecore in the Cloud
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times
  • Willingness to travel globally

Travel Requirements

  • 25% travel, including global travel


West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to peggy.tayloe@westpharma.com. Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

Apply now »