1+ months

Principal Architect, Personalized Patient Care and Access (PPC&A) - Personalized Healthcare IT

South San Francisco, CA

The power of data at scale has transformed almost every industry, personalizing experiences in many aspects of our lives. Yet in healthcare weâve only scratched the surface. At Genentech and Roche we are accelerating the use of data insights and digital technologies to make significant strides to reach the full potential of personalized healthcare. We are seeking mission-driven, ardent, self-starting, creative individuals to join us in this effort.  

The Principal Personalized Patient Care & Access (PPC&A) Architect will work closely with key stakeholders in the PHC Center of Excellence  and serve as trusted IT strategist to coordinate technology strategy with the PHC COE strategy and portfolio. Responsible for driving the development of an IT strategic plan and works with senior stakeholders to identify technologies which enables the business to achieve its PHC 2.0 vision and strategy. Specifically, the role will bring technology knowledge and leadership working with affiliates to identify, develop and secure innovative partnerships with select healthcare systems. These partnerships represent âœsystem-levelâ experiments on the clinical practice of oncology; utilizing PHC technologies and therapies in new ways. Successful delivery will result in creating an integrated infrastructure that will serve as the âœtechnology back-boneâ to support new treatment/payment models as well as new ideas for Roche and healthcare systems on sustainable innovation. Provides the business stakeholders a window to key innovative technology trends and evolution of technology within the healthcare  industry, which has the potential to accelerate the fulfillment of the strategic vision. Through use of dashboards and governance boards, provides continuing communication to provide the business an overview of the progress of current IT innovation(s).

We expect the Principal Personalized Patient Care & Access (PPC&A) Architect to be a passionate business and product advocate within IT, with proven analytical capabilities. The Principal Personalized Patient Care & Access (PPC&A) Architect must be an effective negotiator, leader and communicator in working with Roche/Genentechâs multiple business units as well as with internal IT cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for transforming healthcare, a high level of flexibility, and commitment. The Principal Personalized Patient Care & Access (PPC&A) Architect will join our diverse community of smart, fun, wholehearted, and engaged informatics professionals from various functional areas. This person will share our community values of passion, courage, integrity, and gratitude -- all in service of our mission, âœdoing now what patients need next.â


As Principal Personalized Patient Care & Access (PPC&A) Architect on the PHC Pharma IT/Technology team, you will:

  • Partner closely with key stakeholders from PHC Center of Excellence, Global Head Shining Towers, and Commercial/Medical Global/Affiliate business groups, and corresponding Pharma IT Groups and Global Infrastructure and Solutions (GIS).

  • Influence senior leaders across Roche and communicate PHC IT/Technology vision, strategy, goals, status, and impact.

  • Develops the technology strategy, architecture, and critical investment plan in strategic technologies.

  • Ensures that the technology architecture and technical strategies remain current with the business goals, and directs the development of architecture activities and projects, while aligning with current and long-term business and technology goals.

  • Understands the organizational direction, goals and industry competitive environment to determine how architecture can add value to the organization and to business. Makes expert recommendations and decisions clearly linked to the organization's strategy and financial goals.

  • Promotes best practices to support scalability, skills transfer and organizational change management across the enterprise and architecture community.

  • Highlights short-term trade-offs vs long-term commitments and where those are worth implementing or not. Ensures that the Solutions are scalable (technology), efficient (process), effective (cost), and supportable.

  • Mentor technical leads/software engineers to enable the individuals and the organization to develop a scalable and stable solution landscape.

  • Have a broad knowledge and leverage the technical capabilities of the internal teams and external technology providers and vendors.

  • Conduct market assessments and to identify new capabilities for existing and future business needs.

  • Collaborate with other Strategy and Architecture groups across Roche.


  • Bachelorâs degree in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems or related field; Master/PHD in Business, Mathematics, Science, or Computer Science preferred

  • Overall 10+ years experience in product delivery and architecture, of which at least 5-10 years as an Architect and 5-10 years in Product Delivery as a Program Manager

  • 3+ years of people management experience preferred

  • Demonstrated experience with full life-cycle product management: problem definition and solution discovery, stakeholder buy-in, validation, launch, and ongoing operations

  • Strong, broad conceptual understanding of provider/payer IT systems, and 3+ years of hands-on experience with technology such as clinical enterprise technology (EMRs), Decision Support Systems, Clinical Workflows

  • 5+ years of proven experience in designing and implementing enterprise scale clinical enterprise technology (EMR/EHR) systems, Omics/Imaging/Digital systems, and industry interoperability standards and concepts such as HL7/FHIR

  • Proven knowledge of HIPAA, GDPR and other healthcare compliance/regulatory requirements.

  • Proven Knowledge and Experience in designing, implementing Clinical Decision Support Systems, Digital Health/Sensor Applications, Patient Engagement Platform is required

  • 3+ years experience across multiple big data platforms, ETL, data modeling, and business intelligence big data architectures. Experience with the Hadoop ecosystem (Map Reduce, Spark, Oozie, Impala, HBase, etc.) and big data ecosystems (Kafka, Cassandra, etc.) with experience in at least one of the  SQL language is preferred

  • Experience in designing and implementing multi-tenant cloud platforms that rely on large scale datasets and solid understanding of cloud architecture and stacks

  • Proven ability to relate and adapt vision and strategy to the external environment that affects the organization in terms of economic climate, customer market demand, regulation and other legalities, geography, culture, technology

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills; solid business acumen; well-honed influencing skills are essential

  • Self-motivated and team-oriented; able to work both autonomously and effectively as part of a geographically dispersed team

  • Ability to travel up to 25% time

Posted: 2018-10-19 Expires: 2018-12-27

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