Senior Systems Architect

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

New Brunswick, NJ

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Position Summary:

At BMS, digital innovation and Information Technology are central to our vision of transforming patients’ lives through science. To accelerate our ability to serve patients around the world, we must unleash the power of technology. We are committed to being at the forefront of transforming the way medicine is made and delivered by harnessing the power of computer and data science, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to promote scientific discovery, faster decision making, and enhanced patient care.

The Digital Manufacturing Architecture team, part of BMS’ Global Manufacturing IT organization, is seeking a Systems Architect to meet evolving and growing needs for both IT and OT (Operational Technology) sols architecture across the company’s manufacturing operations. The successful candidate will apply their technical and architect’s skills to the design and implementation of innovative manufacturing systems to directly support BMS’ worldwide manufacturing operations.

If you want an exciting and rewarding career that is meaningful, consider joining our diverse team!

Desired Candidate Characteristics:

  • Have a strong commitment to a career in technology with a passion for healthcare

  • Ability to understand the needs of the business and commitment to deliver the best user experience and adoption

  • Deep knowledge of existing software systems in some discipline, giving insight into opportunities and risks in the design of new solutions, plus the willingness to look at each new problem with an open mind

  • Able to collaborate across multiple teams

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Innovative and inquisitive nature to ask questions, offer bold ideas and challenge the status quo

  • Agility to learn new tools and processes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide architecture and design guidance and oversight on assigned solution projects that may impact one or many BMS manufacturing operations.

  • Ensure that all required architecture deliverables are completed according to the project needs, consistent with BMS and team standards, and are clear, complete, concise, and correct.

  • Engage fully in assigned projects; identify and track any technical or design concerns as they emerge and follow through to a documented resolution.

  • Maintain effective relationships with peers across the manufacturing IT organization; learn how things work, understand their near-term and long-term challenges and objectives, develop and share insight regarding future needs and opportunities.

  • Promote collaboration and innovation by participating in and championing architecture team collaboration and review processes.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.

  • Works predominately within established procedures. Actively participates in troubleshooting of routine problems. Makes decisions that impact own work and other groups/teams. Works under minimal supervision. May act as a technical point of contact. Acts as a functional mentor to more junior team members. May represent team or function on program or project issues.

  • Does not have any supervisory responsibility. However, may act as a function collaborator or advisor to other team members.

  • Identifies key influencers and builds a network of internal/external relationships. Persuades and negotiates effectively with peers and customers on own work outcomes.

  • Identifies opportunities to improve and grow, balancing performance feedback and career development.

  • Applies a continuous improvement mindset in enhancing efficiency, quality and effectiveness or their work outputs.

  • Able to review multiple sources of data – can effectively organize information to compare and assess short- and long-term implications. Can create a well-developed recommendation and sound actions.


If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

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