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Cloud Solutions Architect

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Cloud Sloutions Architect.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

As a Cloud Solution Architect working on the Enterprise Cloud Services architecture team, you will be empowered to design, develop, and enable the enterprise cloud platform - one application pattern at a time. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda's mission by leading the development and adoption of cloud solution architectures that align to architecture principles and best practices as well as business needs.


  • Support migration of applications to the AWS cloud platform, leveraging centralized cloud platform services to provide technical acceleration and value for Takeda's patient communities.
  • Consulting and customer-obsession : establish strong relationships with Takeda IT project and product teams, aligning objectives with cloud platform strategic objectives.
  • Create and sustain reference architecture patterns which can be reused to accelerate adoption of cloud native approaches.
  • Enable cloud platform engineering and operational teams as well as application owners / project teams to move application workloads from on-premise to cloud through appropriate review and guidance processes.
  • Contribute to the production-ready architectural design of Takeda business applications, focusing on IaaS / PaaS designs in alignment with Takeda's cloud policies, standards, guidelines and reference materials.


  • Guide junior cloud solution architects work
  • Drive application workloads to use well architected principles, optimized cloud-native patterns, and non-negotiable guardrails
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of cloud architecture principles, standards, blueprints, patterns, and reference architectures / implementation which enable improved business outcomes from cloud
  • Enable project teams, IT engineering and operations teams to solve problems specific to business applications;
  • Use in-dept knowledge and experience with Cloud Architecture, design, data, system thinking and standards to advise product teams on best practices for cloud design.
  • From time to time, report on the state Takeda cloud workloads in a specific domain


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • 5 + years of experience spanning multiple IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.
  • Experience as a solutions architect and consultant strongly preferred.
  • Strong "soft skills" and communication skills
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, OpenShift and VMWare public/private cloud implementations; carries relevant certifications such as AWS Solution Architect Associate - or able to rapidly certify.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments in a globally distributed organization.
  • Strong understanding of network architecture, security practices and application development methodologies.
  • Experience working in a life sciences environment and/or familiarity with Takeda strongly preferred
  • Experience working in an agile environment strongly preferred

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Keywords: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, Cambridge , Cloud Solutions Architect, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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