Lausanne, Switzerland


Information Technology



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At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. 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. PMI’s journey to a smoke-free future is fuelled by technology. The total transformation we’re going through means that there are unique IT projects here to match all levels of skills and ambitions – from pace-setting global pilot projects to vital local updates. Whether you want to pursue a personal passion or build an international career, there’s space here to develop in any number of directions. To join us in IT you’ll need to be driven and equally happy whether you’re taking the strategic view or diving deep into processes. We'll make sure you're set up to succeed whatever your project is, our culture is agile and collaborative, and we genuinely believe our people are some of the best you’ll ever work with. We are looking for 2 Principal Enterprise Architects to join our team in Lausanne, Switzerland. Your day to day: • Multi-domain experience, for example, experience in any two of the following domains Customer Engagement (B2C), Finance, Products, Life Sciences, Customer Engagement (B2B) or Analytics & Data • Be a key contributor to the overall IT-Digital strategy and ensure the realization of goals such as reuse, simplification, and business agility. • Design and drive Business Architecture – Business Value Streams, Business Process, Business Capability Models. • Build strong cross-organizational relationships and effectively influence staff across the IT organization and broader enterprise • Lead architecture efforts that promote and implement greater architectural consistency and technology sharing across functional domains • Define, implement, operate consistent architecture and technology governance practices cross-domain throughout the planning and delivery cycles. Provide both technology and architecture oversight and governance as part of this process • Collaborate with internal partners to define application & technology standards, conventions, and best practices, including compliance with security requirements • Provide cross-application subject matter expertise for solutions • Participate in application capacity planning and facilitate proof of concepts • Lead all aspects of the evaluation and selection of 3rd party software packages (including SaaS) as well as the design of standard application configuration of these packages • Multi-task in a complex, global environment while focusing on the architectural success of multiple projects • Lead new technology adoption to deliver new capabilities and drive value attainment • Develop the global architecture community of practice and mentor architects in the development of their skills • Lead Portfolio Management activities associated with reducing portfolio complexity, ensuring compliance with the enterprise architecture • Recommending the policies and principles to guide technology decisions for the enterprise architecture • Promoting and educating customers and partners on the use and value of the enterprise architecture • Analyzing and gaining consensus about the best way to manage enterprise change • Effectively communicating to different audiences, clearly and concisely in written documents (graphics or text) • Coherently and logically presenting proposals and concepts to the team, with a balance of authority and humility • Articulating the architectural story in language fitting the audience, with clearly stated expectations and benefits Who we are looking for: Essential Requirements: • Minimum 15 years of proven experience of which at least ten years of relevant Enterprise Architecture experience • Prior experience as a Principal Enterprise Architect, Chief Architect, Head of Enterprise Architecture in a global organization • Understand business strategy and priorities (i.e., strategic capabilities), and work with architecture domains to align strategy • Work with Domain Architects and Solution Architects in preparation for Architecture Review Board (ARB), Architecture Portfolio Management, Architecture Assessment • Provide guidance, oversight, and coaching to the Domain and Solution architects • Review and sign off architecture designs • Drive improvements of architecture processes, methodologies, and services, ensuring the quality of architecture assets • Develop architecture metrics and plans to achieve results • Ability to sell, influence, and build consensus at all levels of the company • Ability to translate idea’s into useful requirements • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a validated ability to adapt to changing priorities and business needs • Architecture framework (TOGAF, Zachman, etc.) Preferred Requirements: • Enterprise Architecture Repository (LeanIX) • Shown ability to effectively apply teams from globally remote locations • Deep and broad technical and intuition for business • Technical domains (applications, security, integration, network design, cloud, data) • Business models (B2B, B2C, B2B2C, subscription) • Business capabilities L1-L4 • Business Processes (O2C, P2P, ATP, etc.) Qualifications and education requirements Essential Requirements: • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Computer Sciences, Information Systems or Business Management • Previous exposure to an international environment • Proficiency in written and spoken English Preferred Requirements: • MBA or Ph.D. will be viewed positively • Waterfall and agile methodologies • IT automation platforms and VCS like Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Git • Compliance (PII, PCI, SOX, etc.) • Enterprise architecture philosophy, approach, and methodology • Selling skills (influence, communication, facilitation, story-telling) • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments WHAT WE OFFER? Our success depends on the people who come to work every 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 try new things, 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.