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Head of Enterprise Architecture & IT Innovation
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Carlos, CA, USA • Raleigh, NC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Computer Vision
Data Analysis
Microsoft Azure
  • 12+ years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience OR 10+ years of relevant experience, with a M.S. in a related field
  • A solid understanding of innovation and how it should be applied in corporate for internal and external innovations
  • A great understanding of innovation principles such as Lean Startup methodology, Design Thinking, Jobs to be Done, Lean Canvas, Kickbox, etc
  • A good understanding of technology concepts such as AI including machine learning and computer vision, IoT, XR (VR & AR), blockchain, quantum computing, etc
  • Forward-thinking and adaptable to dynamic situations while embracing the fail cheap and learn fast mentality
  • Successful track record of running an internal innovation team in a corporate setting
  • Lead a team to increase the innovative potential across all business functions at Gilead
  • Gain high-level stakeholder buy-in to fully embrace and promote innovation activities
  • Instill the innovation culture to prototype fast and fail fast and retain learnings from each engagement
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to enhance innovative thinking around the company
  • Expand on the organization's long-term innovative capabilities
  • Advise management on near-, mid-, and long-term innovation goals
  • Meet with stakeholders at different levels to identify areas of innovation and growth
  • Develop, strategize, and plan new engagements that will drive innovation
  • Drive development and maintenance of business capability models, technology architecture and governance functions across Gilead lines of business in alignment with Gilead's IT Strategy
  • Responsible for establishing a value proposition-based capability assessment model across all IT and business domains. Conduct cross business/IT capability assessments with a focus on measurement and advancing capabilities across Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
  • Provide template for creation of strategically aligned roadmaps for innovation and continuous improvement
  • In collaboration with business domain leads, ensure governance of Operational Technology Council (OTC) across business/IT domains with a strong focus on EA synergies across all markets
  • Accountable for creation, maintenance, and governance of as-is to to-be arch and tech landscapes across all business functions and markets globally with a strong focus on One Target Solution by Capability
  • Accountable for delivering industry benchmarking capabilities across domains and ensuring benchmarking is incorporated across capabilities via domain architects
  • Accountable for influencing and steering business stakeholders towards enterprise tech standards throughout cross functional technology eco-system with tangible results
  • Sponsor creation and maintenance of an integrated view of the system landscape to support future business intelligence and analytics
  • Establish principles, guard rails for modernization and introduction of new technologies
  • Collaborate with internal and external experts to create reference architectures and re-usable patterns as part of Enterprise Architecture library
  • Support and implement strategy and align with established principles and guardrails for technology footprint
  • Act as approval authority for technical architecture for solutions and any changes proposed to existing architecture
  • Partner effectively with other IT organizations in prioritizing business-specific demand as part of portfolio planning for projects
  • Lead Innovation team in identifying, introduce and pilot disruptive technologies and white spaces to give Gilead a competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates knowledge of concrete gaps (innovation and non-innovation oriented) and use case opportunities across business and IT domains for pursuing pilots across domains
  • Accountable for delivering innovations that scale across business and IT domains with a focus on POC's to Scale across domains
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)
Desired Qualifications
  • 15+ years of working experience in an IT leadership role in the life science industry (particularly with Commercial, Research & Development and Manufacturing business functions)
  • 12+ years of experience at the intersection of strategy, architecture, and innovation, applying advanced technologies to large and/or complex business problems
  • Solid understanding of IT governance, inspection, compliance, and regulatory requirements for validated systems
  • Working knowledge of applied IT architecture in the effective design of business-enabling solutions
  • Broad experience across multiple technology stacks (application, data management, integration, security, cloud, etc.) highly desired
  • Working knowledge of database tools, query optimization & basic analytics
  • Experience with all disciplines of architecture including information, application, solution, and enterprise
  • Working knowledge of various solution delivery methodologies: waterfall, agile, hybrid, etc
  • Proven organizational savvy in working across organizational boundaries and reporting lines - ability to work in a matrix environment is needed
  • Demonstrated discipline, analytical skills, problem-solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and manage under conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Independent, self-motivated, self-managing, proactive and responsive with a bias for action and results
  • Demonstrates Gilead's core values of Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Integrity
  • Good verbal and written communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • High level of personal integrity consistent with Gilead's core values
  • Experience and capabilities in accurate budgeting, forecasting and portfolio management
  • Understanding of six sigma highly desired
  • Distinguished Architect Open Group (or similar), MCSE, Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Professional Scrum Master III (or similar), PMP (or APMP)
Gilead Sciences

10,001+ employees

Critical disease biopharmaceutical development
Company Overview
Gilead’s mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases. The company is committed to creating a healthier world for everyone through their research, development of forward medicines, and clinical trials.
  • Paid family time off and paid parental time off
  • Generous 401(k) contribution matching
  • Comprehensive medical plans that cover both physical and mental healthcare
  • Global Wellbeing Reimbursement
  • Time Off
  • Global Volunteer Day
  • Giving Together Program
  • Employee Support Programs
  • Flexible Work Options
Company Core Values
  • Integrity: Doing What’s Right
  • Inclusion: Encouraging Diversity
  • Teamwork: Working Together
  • Accountability: Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Excellence: Being Your Best