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Enterprise Architect

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Enterprise Architect provides end-to-end architecture support and guidance to business and technology stakeholders. This position plays a key role on mission critical programs and technology initiatives in support of transforming cancer care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with software engineering teams to define highly resilient cloud-native architectures.
  • Assist software engineering teams with identifying security and compliance risks.
  • Participate in code reviews, design reviews, architecture discussions.
  • Establish a clear consistent technology vision through collaboration, influence, and enablement.
  • Partner with leadership and stakeholders to identify barriers to execution and opportunities for technology innovation.
  • Suggest and evangelize the new capabilities using the latest technologies with proven prototypes.
  • Devote time to learning about the target domain including genomics, cancer, and personalized healthcare.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technology field
  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering
  • 3+ years of experience as a software, systems, or enterprise architect

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technology field
  • Demonstrated career progression from an implementer role to accountability for defining and outlining solutions and overseeing their implementations
  • Experience with all aspects of end-to-end architecture for a business service including business, data, application, and technology architectures;
    • Data and systems integration and related patterns;
    • Business case and business scenario creation and development;
    • Business process, role, and organization design;
    • Data and application design
  • Knowledge of data privacy (HIPAA, COPPA, GDPR) and IT systems security (ISO 27001, OWASP)
  • Working knowledge of the following:
    • Business modeling and process design
    • Data modeling and management
    • Relational Database Management Systems (RDMS) and NoSQL
    • Cloud Technology Infrastructure (AWS)
    • Cloud Native Application Development
    • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD)
    • Functional Programming Principles
    • Event-driven Architecture (EDA)
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Technical depth in a technical domain and/or specific platform (i.e. JAVA, .NET, JavaScript)
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills; ability to decompose complex problems, prioritize issues, and implement pragmatic solutions
  • Strong communication skills such as presentation, elicitation, workshop facilitation, critical reasoning and complex issue delivery to broad audience
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion





Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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