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IBM Lead Healthcare Consulting Architect – Life Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


IBM’s Industry Consultants are essential to our clients as they work to reinvent themselves for the future. Join our highly visible and highly skilled team of global consultants as we strive to accelerate sales, deliver client engagements, and build IBM’s market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!

Your Role and Responsibilities

As Lead Healthcare Consulting Architect you will be responsible for designing the next generation solutions for IBM Watson Health Consulting clients in the Healthcare Life Sciences segment. As a key member of the WH Consulting team, fulfilling this role will require working with key members of the WH Services and IBM teams to help healthcare clients define and progress their journey, through areas such as: Cloud Architecture and Technology, Enterprise Analytics, Workflows and Organization Change, Methodologies such as the Garage Method, Data Science and Governance, Emerging Innovation such as AI and Machine Learning. As Lead Healthcare Architect you will be working with a multi-disciplinary team of client and project resources to define, develop and deliver complex solutions.

The Lead Healthcare Consulting Architect will lead day to day solutioning and client engagement, in addition to supporting sales efforts. The role has responsibility, potentially across multiple teams, for design and delivery across target technical elements –conceptual and logical architecture, App modernization, Data, Analytics, Blockchain, AI, Data integration, Interoperability, Automation, and Cloud Paks.

The dynamic, startup culture of Watson Health Consulting reflects the agility that IBM must exhibit in the fast-changing world our clients experience in their business and the fierce competitive and innovative environment. You will work with strategy consultants, cloud architects, developers, agile managers to design or develop reusable assets to support our client’s journey, optimizing their performance, engaging their patients-consumers, enabling effective care and manage population health


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years’ experience in architecture consulting

  • 3+ years’ experience in healthcare consulting

  • Experience with Enterprise Architecture Design for Clinical Trial Digital Transformation initiatives

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team of client and project resources to define, develop and deliver complex solutions

  • Experience developing and delivering presentations and deliverables to clients

  • Experience with healthcare data privacy and security architectural considerations

  • Experience with RWE data and analytics integration

  • Experience with R&D systems, HIPAA compliance

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years’ experience with Red Hat, Cloud-based solutions, data and analytic models, big data and AI capabilities

  • Experience with IBM Garage method or Similar Methods

  • Experience building with IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM Cloud Pak for Integration

  • Experience in system migration to the cloud

  • Experience with cloud development platforms from multiple cloud vendors (AWZ, Azure, IBM Cloud, and/or Google Cloud)

  • Experience leading teams and working closely with Senior Strategic Healthcare Consultants

  • Experience leading and working in a multi-disciplinary team of client and project resources to define, develop and deliver complex solutions

  • Experience developing and delivering presentations and deliverables to stakeholders in business, IT and C-Level executives

  • Experience developing or supporting privacy and security assessments

About Business Unit

Watson Health Consulting is focused on large-scale, end-to-end transformative heath solutions globally. Our team is passionate about creating sustainable value across Payer, Provider, Life Sciences and Government Health and Human Services segments. We strive to tackle the toughest business challenges with cutting-edge technology and innovative digital solutions. We pride ourselves in our deep industry expertise and entrepreneurial culture, backed by IBM’s enterprise scale.

If you are an architect with a track record and passion for architecting large-scale digital transformation across life sciences companies, from R&D, including clinical trial transformation, to commercialization, encompassing people, process, data and technology, then you’ll fit right in.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.