Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Architect - Office 365 Center of Excellence in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and recommend O365 strategy

  • Lead / manage / plan an overall O365 strategy

  • Plan / oversee / architect O365 migrations, including mergers and acquisitions

  • This task includes providing high-level solution planning, detailed design, and performance optimization

  • Approve or modify existing system design and architecture plans and documentation to ensure forward compatibility and compliance with established standards

  • In concert with the various Operations Support and Engineering teams, develop and document overall strategies and direction for infrastructure systems and datacenter design using current and emerging technologies as it relates to O365 and/or Employee Experience

  • Research, assess and recommend new technologies as necessary to sustain the current requirements, as well as anticipate the future needs and capacity of the Company’s infrastructure and network

  • Lead cross-functional linked teams to address business or system problems using solid systems architectural and systems engineering principles

  • Bridge the technical gap between our internal business partners, application developers and application support staff and our infrastructure operations and engineering teams

  • Provide advice and assistance on relevant technical subjects to infrastructure and global IT management and executive leadership

  • May take on role of Technical and/or Process Leader for enterprise-wide assignments


  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field. Advanced degree in a technical field is definite plus

  • 7+ years’ of experience designing and implementing complex IT systems in a corporate environment

  • 5+ years’ of direct and recent experience working

  • At least 3 years of working/ industry experience with designing solutions for O365 and 5+ years of experience with messaging technologies

  • Knowledge of current Security and Regulatory compliance issues and programs (SOX, PCI, HIPAA, FDA Validation, GxP)

  • Demonstrated ability to gather requirements, then design, document, and implement all facets of the supporting infrastructure for new or expanded systems in a corporate environment

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of experienced technicians and senior systems engineers in pursuit of defined goals and objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to draft and formalize all types of technical documentation

  • Expert understanding of current industry topics such as Cloud Computing. SaaS/IaaS, Big Data and Enterprise Service Bus architecture

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan current and future datacenter environments, allowing for future technology and business design changes to create stable yet flexible solutions

  • Expert understanding of system flows, engineering documentation, tools and architecture concepts

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver technical presentations to executives and business staff within the organization

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