Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific


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Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

This position will be in the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division (CMD), part of Analytical Instrument Group (AIG) of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

How will you make an impact?

Thermo Fisher Scientific's mission is to help make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. This position offers a unique opportunity at Thermo Fisher Scientific to help our mission by leading and executing on next generation architecture and platform.

We are looking for an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated individual, who will serve as a technical leader and help us to define and build out the next generation enterprise architecture and platform. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the next generation architecture team, defining the next generation architecture, delivering the platform strategy and platform capabilities that supports the organization’s business strategy.

Working closely with stakeholders, you will define the capabilities of the platform with the other architects and deliver integration of the platform capabilities into existing or new products.

The role requires working collaboratively across the Technology, Product and Commercial organizations to ensure alignment towards business goals. In this role, you will build strong relationships with cross-functional team members and business stakeholders.

What will you do?

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • Proven experience with leading multi-geography teams of architects
  • Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies required
  • Lead specification, design, and implementation of distributed systems
  • Cost/Benefit modeling and creating compelling business cases for migration
  • Share business and technical learnings with the broader engineering and product organization, while adapting approach for different audiences
  • Confidently and professionally present and defends recommended solution, approach, timeline
  • Identify opportunities for different or new technologies techniques and evaluate which are best
  • Design and document APIs leveraging a standard API documentation framework (Swagger)
  • Stay up to date with new technologies and determine how to incorporate these into future platform capabilities
  • Build strong relationships with cross-functional team members and business stakeholders
  • Share business and technical learnings with the broader engineering and product organization, while adapting approach for different audiences
  • Work collaboratively across the Technology, UX, and Product organizations to ensure alignment towards business goals

How will you get there?


  • 5+ years’ in System Architect or Enterprise Architect Lead role
  • Demonstrated experience with Distributed System Architectures
  • Experience with large-scale consumer-facing production software and cloud deployment strategies.
  • Proven Experience with AWS or Azure Cloud
  • Proven Experience with integrating distributing computing environments with Cloud
  • Experience designing and documenting internal and external (commercial) APIs using API documentation frameworks (e.g. Apiary, Swagger)
  • Strong experience with Linux and
  • Strong experience with Scripting: bash, Python (boto), Powershell
  • Experience with Big Data Technologies, such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Azure HDInsight
  • Experience collaborating with cross functional teams
  • Life Science experience preferred, but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with at least one programming language (.Net/Java/C++/Python/Scala/GO/NodeJs)
  • Deep understanding of API design, including versioning, isolation and micro-services. Experience developing RESTful
  • Working knowledge and experience with ESB technologies (Mule, Talend)
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodology
  • Bioinformatics knowledge is preferred
  • Machine Learning / Deep Learning, R, Statistics is preferred
  • Resource Description Framework, semantic web, and experience applying those concepts is preferred

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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