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R&D Information Architect

NextLink Solutions

Posted on Jun 5, 2021 by NextLink Solutions

Basel, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

NextLink Solutions is currently looking for an R&D Information Architect. You will integrate a multicultural team of passionate experts that will support and integrate you fully as a member of the department.


The Information Architect will be responsible for working closely with partners across lines of business and the IT groups in order to understand strategic drivers and tactical needs to ensure that the implementation teams can provide technically innovative solutions that meet the business needs with the necessary usability, technical stability and scalability.

General Information:
- Start date: 01.07.2021
- End date: 31.12.2021
- Work location: Basel, Switzerland
- Workload: 100%
- Remote/Home Office: Yes during COVID/After pandemic to be discussed how many days can be WFH
- Traveling required: No

Tasks & Responsibilities:
- Identifies user requirements by researching and analysing customer needs, preferences, objectives, and working methods; studying how users consume content, including data categorization and labeling; meeting with focus groups.
- Plans information architecture by studying the integration concepts, strategy, and target audience; envisioning architectural scheme, information structure and features, functionality, and user-interface design; creating user scenarios; preparing data models; designing information structure, work-and dataflow, and navigation; evaluating information representation; conducting creative meetings.
- Translates user behavior and habits into structures and elements and evaluates traffic patterns in order to understand data flow
- Organizes information by translating user behavior into data flow and system integration designs and elements; crafting interactive experiences; producing workflow diagrams, user scenarios, flowcharts, and storyboards; preparing interaction specifications, navigation rules, organization of information, and site maps; coordinating with business, technology, visual, structural, editorial, cognitive, and brand strategists.
- Implements information architecture by preparing paper and interactive prototypes and mockups including page layout and navigational elements; coordinating with Product Manager and Domain Architect to integrate concept, visual design, writing, interface, and navigational structure; documenting structure and processes.
- Validates information delivery by developing and completing usability test plans; evaluating traffic patterns; studying user feedback; coordinating with Usability Specialists.
- Participates in the identification, evaluation and development of concepts for IT solutions by providing technical expertise and oversight of the development of prototypes and proofs of concepts.
- Analyzes business scenarios and identifies opportunities for technically innovative solutions and improvements
- Designs conceptual models to support the definition of the systems' landscape within the domain as well as actively optimizing the landscape.
- Define and execute a data-centric strategy for the product lines (derived from cross-cutting enablers or core capability facing business
- Scientific Data Ingestion, Storing, Processing and Sharing of Data
- Information Models, Semantic Layers, Data Standards, Master Data, Business Terms and Business Glossaries
- Application Integration
- Advanced Analytics
- Data Governance, Metadata, and Data Cataloging
- Data Access and Security
- Data Tiering, Data Retention and Archiving
- Works closely with the technical team (Product Managers, Lead Developer, developers/software engineers, testers) and provides oversight for the technical development of solutions; configures the system if necessary
- Identify opportunities to create additional value and improve business outcomes and manage the full product life cycle including release management
- Ensure that Solutions are architecturally consistent, fit for purpose, meet customer requirements and comply with all relevant IT and business standards. such as reuse of technologies and solutions, and simplicity and usability.

Must Haves:

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience with 7-12 years of professional IT experience in a major, global organization(*)
- Elicit business goals, needs, and outcomes around with business Leaders across different functions (*)
- Proven Experience in AWS Cloud computing including security and application development concepts(*)
- Proven Experience delivering complex integration solutions, understanding of data mesh concepts advantageous (*)
- Demonstrated use of capability models and familiarity with intended use system designation.(*)
- Collaboration platforms; databases and data architecture and integration such as MuleSoft, Solace and other API integration technologies(*)
- Experience with R&D/Medical & Scientific processes in delivering technical solutions under CSV, CSA guidance.(*)
- Familiarity with information models and industry data standards
- Strong communication skills
- Negotiation skills, long term and strategic thinking without losing the actual needs, teamwork and fast integration into bigger teams
- Fluent English skills (written and spoken)

If interested, please contact me
Shariq Syed
Senior Delivery Consultant
E-mail - (see below)

Reference: 1218982336

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