Edwards Lifesciences Solution Architect Lead in Irvine, California
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. For more than 50 years, we have established a remarkable track record around that innovation: Work that enables clinicians around the world to enhance and save lives.
As a Solution Architect Lead at Edwards, you play a critical role in our ability to deliver devices that maximize our patient’s recovery and quality of life. You bring expertise and solutions for improving business process efficiencies, ensuring industry best practices and accuracy for all aspects related to application technologies specifically involved with accounting to reporting and procure-to-pay end-to-end business processes.
In this role, you will work closely with functional and technical architects, business systems analysts and developers to design and implement solutions that are flexible, scalable, and reusable while meeting the business needs in timely manner. The Solution Architect Lead will report into the IT Director for Finance and Shared Services supporting Finance and Shared Services enterprise applications.
Lead efforts to reengineer and optimize business processes and systems by assessing business needs and developing, proposing and implementing technology solution options.
Empower users and super-users (by training and performing knowledge transfer) to leverage IT systems for business process automation and optimization.
Ensure the solution (people, process and technology) meets the program and/or project objectives and is aligned with business and IT strategic direction. Participate and, as necessary, lead enterprise discussions in the Architecture Review Board.
Work with project leads to develop requirements work plans, identify task dependencies, develop estimates and determine resource skill requirements; support risk management and change management activities.
Be responsible for the success of the Requirements Definition Process for assigned work to business system analysts to produce, analyze, specify and communicate business, system and implementation requirements.
Work with stakeholders to prioritize requirements effectively based on business value, risks and constraints.
Effectively identify and manage requirement conflicts and issues to resolution
Measure and track quality of business systems analysis work.
Ensure the test strategy and test plans adequately cover the requirements. Assist in defect resolution.
Simultaneously support multiple initiatives as assigned.
Design, configure and enforce best security rights, processes and procedures within across financial systems.
Integrate ERP solution with other existing internal business systems and software applications including a global tax engine (i.e. Thompson Reuters) and procurement system (i.e. Coupa).
Develop and work with report engines, applications, workflows, business functions and web services.
Design and perform unit testing to ensure systems work as expected.
Ensure end to end processes for Accounting to Reporting and Procure to Pay are optimized and follow best practice across financial systems and shared services applications.
Work directly and closely with ERP leads for Finance, Procurement, Sales and Distribution and Manufacturing.
Mentor and train architects and business systems analysts.
Serve as liaison between global stakeholders, business owners, and IT
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, MIS or another technical field.
14+ years of experience in IT
2+ years of demonstrated solid performance in an architect role working with cross-functional teams (within IT and/or within the business) on enterprise level or complex system implementations
8+ years of experience in ERP Architecture and strategy within a complex, matrixed and global business environment.
10+ years of experience as a functional architect supporting Finance/Procure to Pay, with an excellent understanding of Financials including Consolidations, Purchasing, AP, AR, GL and Fixed assets and able to resolve out-of-balance issues and fix any discrepancies between Item Ledger, General Ledger and As-of-Balance
Knowledge or experience working with Coupa/Procure to Pay systems.
Excellent support knowledge of Financials and Procurement in an ERP system.
Experience in analyzing inventory discrepancies and excellent knowledge of purchase orders, receipt transactions and item setup process
Implementing and maintaining SDLC policies, standards, processes, procedures, methodologies, lifecycles, and training other junior resources such as architects and business systems analysts
Ability to manage own workload and oversee on-time delivery of others in the group
Extensive experience supporting evolving business needs on time by delivering on commitments
Experience with integrating SaaS solutions and enterprise applications
Ability to travel up to 25% international and domestic travel, when it is deemed safe to resume.
Knowledge or experience working in 9.2 version of JD Edwards Enterprise One
Experience in tax software integrations with an ERP system
Prior experience working in the Medical / Pharmaceutical industry
Experience with Good Manufacturing/Good Documentation Practices (GxP) processes
Knowledge of FDA guidelines for Software Quality and Systems Validation
Results-oriented mindset (high sense of urgency, determination, tenacity/grit, etc.)
Solid organizational skills (especially as they relate to data collection and reporting), a multi-tasking style and project management approach
Strong oral and written communications skills, ability to develop and maintain business/technical documentation, and robust interpersonal and analytical skills required
Ability to adapt to new technologies and a rapidly changing environment
Competent in handling multiple tasks with attention to detail, and perform duties with minimal supervision
Self-motivated and frequently demonstrates initiative by going “above and beyond” performing what is required for the position
Demonstrates creativity to develop and implement innovative, thought provoking, “out of the box” solutions and changes, rather than just incremental improvements
Ability to quickly identify problems and implement a proposed solution and discover risks and propose mitigation strategies or configuration solutions
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.