The HR Solution Architect is a technical leader who evaluates the business and technical requirements to create an overall application architecture design for development and implementation in conjunction with the other IT and business teams. They provide overall direction on technical processes and products to support existing and new initiatives. This will include troubleshooting, designing, building and maintaining customization, enhancements and integrations. This individual will be a key stakeholder in determining the strategic future of HR systems evaluating current application state, recommending improvements, automations and reduction in complexity, making the portfolio more efficient, more robust, user-friendly, etc. He/she will have additional responsibilities, which may include technology leadership of any assigned projects. The solution architect guides and participates in development and production support of cloud-based applications used for people data management, payroll and timekeeping (Workday and ADP).
Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Participates in the review of existing and creation of future architecture to ensure systems are optimized, high quality and robust.
Troubleshoots, improves and advises on the functionality of customization and integrations with a variety of human resource systems.
Provides expertise in supporting and evaluating all the applications in the human resources portfolio, recommending technical and application releases in order to support business needs, taking into account requirements of other IT initiatives.
Ensures the technical solutions meets the business needs in the most effective, efficient, and technically appropriate way.
Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding system and process enhancements to streamline HR and Payroll operations system supported processes
Documents solutions from both a technical and business perspective.
Works with the IT Corporate Functions team to develop technology strategy and road map by researching, evaluating and considering alternative technology options that are available in the market both independently and by management request. Formulates recommendations and implementation plans.
Ensures timely customer-focused responses to enhancement requests, troubles assistance, and other technical requests.
Coordinates and guides project and support (internal and external) resources across various project and system support workstreams.
Provides thorough technical documentation including design and technical documentation for assigned projects.
Minimum Bachelors degree is required.
Minimum 10 yrs experience in IT is required.
Minimum 5 yrs experience in a HR business/systems analysis role, solutions architect or related experience is required
Knowledge of and ability to manage and troubleshoot integrations between Workday, ADP, Success Factors and 3rd party providers required.
Skillful in gathering and analyzing requirements impacting data-intensive applications/systems, and building solutions for satisfying those requirements
Superior written and oral communication skills as well as meeting facilitation skills
Experience in Agile methodology is an asset
Expert in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint and be able to articulate ideas and solutions leveraging these tools to broad set of audience, including developers, testers, management and business partners
Experience in developing process flows and architectural diagrams
Up to 10% travel is required based upon business need.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide. Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a big venture company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion ( 9.9 billion) in 2016.
All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en . Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com .
Disclaimer: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
At Otsuka, our people are passionate about developing and delivering original products as part of a global holistic commitment to better health and well-being. We have two core businesses dedicated to achieving our goals: a pharmaceutical business and a nutraceutical business. The pharmaceutical business develops and markets products for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the following areas: central nervous system, oncology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular. The nutraceutical business is dedicated to maintaining and improving health through the use of foods and beverages that provide extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value. Since the beginning, nearly 100 years ago, the Otsuka family sought to develop products that stood out from the crowd, by traveling down the paths of discovery where others were less likely to tread.
We believe our culture and our people are the differentiators that empower us to produce breakthrough results. This is what makes us a big venture company that takes risks and focuses on unmet medical needs in order to develop new and better therapeutic compounds. We harness the extraordinary cr...eative and innovative abilities of our people to solve problems differently, and to persevere until they find answers. We are in this for the long-haul. Otsuka is a highly ethical company. We adhere to the highest standards in how we develop and deliver our products, and in how we treat our most valuable assets: Otsuka-people. We encourage them to follow their dreams, as turning dreams into reality is at the core of everything we do. It paves the way ahead to achieve our shared purpose: impacting on human health to help people live better lives.