Crespellano, Italy


Information Technology



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Senior Solution Architect, Product Quality Assurance – Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna Be a part of a revolutionary change: At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. Wherever you join our crucial 47,000-strong Operations team, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact. PMI’s shift from selling cigarettes to our new smoke-free products has changed the way we work. New products bring new challenges – in the way we source and buy raw materials, in the way we engineer and manufacture, and in our supply chain planning. Your ‘day to day’: As Senior Solution Architect, Product Quality Assurance you will be part of our IT Department and will be reporting to the Manager IT Product & Corporate Quality. The position will be based in Bologna. Your Responsibilities: • Set the overall technology direction for the product through leveraging common architectural patterns, building and maintaining a future-state blueprint and sponsoring innovation • While operating within a sub-platforms, maintains the "big picture" view to ensure architectural alignment and overall cohesive environment • Help define the technical direction for the product and coordinate across product teams within a given sub-platform • Transforms requirements into specific solution architecture design documents • Participates in user story writing and collaborates with the product team to identify technical direction to achieve story objectives in creating solutions • Assesses technology trends to identify architectural spikes and collaborates with the product owner to get them scheduled within the DevOps team • Governs the technical design against approved architectural standards • Works with Domain Architect(s) to ensure solution architecture aligns to design guidelines • Acts as the technology knowledge specialist on any given product Who we’re looking for: • University degree (Computer Sciences, Information Systems, Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent) with additional certificates, degrees or experience in Project Management & Service Management; • 5-8 years of experience in Information Technology with proven expert level of knowledge in the domain of manufacturing and product quality assurance. • Understand key processes in technology delivery • Experience working in a conceptualization, experimentation approach to innovation. • Exposure to International environment • Fluency in written and spoken English. • Understanding of Product Quality related Manufacturing processes such as “on/at line quality” concepts. • Experience working with Labvantage solutions and/or Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solutions • Experience with designing the connectivity and integration of lab instruments in multiple lab/ countries with related LIMS systems • Understanding of IoT (Internet of Things) and how this technology could improve quality • Understanding of the specificities of a Quality Management System (QMS) • Experience with design and implementation of IT solutions utilizing modern software architectures (microservices, DevOps process and toolset, infrastructure as a code, messaging integration) • Integration technologies (API, ESB, ETL, Message Server). Preferably experience in MuleSoft Anypoint Platform • AWS Solution Architect Associate/Professional or similar proved experience • Hands-on experience with on-premise and cloud solutions configuration and implementation • Agile methods and processes (e.g.: Scrum, SAFe, DevOps) • Basic understanding of ITIL principles and processes • Preferably experience with Atlassian Suite (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence), Jenkins, Artifactory (nice to have) • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Ansible, Packer, etc.) (nice to have) • Databases: MS-SQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL container technology (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Openshift), Oracle (nice to have) • Basic networking, including Firewall, Load Balancers, DNS, etc. (nice to have) • Security remediation process (vulnerability assessment and patch management) (nice to have) • Dynamic, confident personality with the ability to successfully define and drive project execution with minimal guidance amidst multiple priorities and goals • Proven track record in fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environments • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines effectively • Strong skills in communication, writing, and ability to collaborate cross-functionally • Team player with proven ability to lead through influence Recruiter: Rita Gherardi Employment Type: Permanent Relocation package offered What we offer: Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers. Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna (PM MTB): PM MTB is Philip Morris International’s Center of excellence, worldwide recognized for prototyping, mass-volume production and employees’ training on smoke-free products. PM MTB employs more than 1000 employees and its production site of Crespellano is one of the most advanced manufacturing venues in Italy for technology innovation, competencies development and talent recognition. In 2019, Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna has been awarded as Top Employer for the sixth year in a row. In the same year, was also granted the Equal Salary Certification certificate by the homonymous foundation to certify that men and women are paid equally for equivalent work. Bring us your curiosity and a desire to challenge the everyday and we’ll give you lots of responsibility. You’ll help us improve, inject innovation and create new ways of working. You’ll be solving supply chain problems that span the whole world: a smoke-free world.