Remote Job: IT Solution Architect, SAP & SFDC (Remote Opportunity)

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

The CRL IT organization is looking for an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented leader to join our Architecture team within Project Delivery. In this role, the Solution Architect will be responsible for creating technical roadmaps that enable Business strategy and delivering solution options that address business needs. Working closely with other IT service areas, the Solution Architect should deliver solutions that are efficient, high quality and at the best possible cost. Through excellence in delivery, they will help to achieve and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.


  • Deliver solution options that satisfy business requirements; Including identification, analysis, selection and high-level design.
  • Create solution blueprints by consulting with the Customer and key IT Stakeholders.
  • Drive vendor selection by working with procurement and project team; Run proof of concepts as necessary.
  • Provide technical thought leadership for SAP, SFDC and related applications. Stay current on latest technology advances in these areas.
  • Participate in resolving cross-functional and cross-system design issues.
  • Conduct requirement gathering workshops and fit gap analysis.
  • Assist in creating architecture standards, related processes and templates.
  • Participate in continuous improvement of the Architecture practice.
  • Collaborate with peers within Project Delivery and Service Delivery to ensure hand-offs are well understood.


The following are minimum requirements related to the IT Solution Architect position.

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline.

Experience: Minimum of eight (8) years working as a SAP/SFDC Architect.

Solid understanding and demonstrated ability for the following:

  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills at all levels
  • Effectively communicate and make technical information consumable to large, multi-national audiencesHave proven emotional intelligence (EQ) and relationship building skills
  • Be able to conceptualize and develop impartial alternative solution approaches, articulating the benefits and tradeoffs of each.
  • Customer consulting skills
  • Experience building Technology roadmaps
  • Operational Performance – Understanding of and/or experience with Theory of Constraints (TOC)
  • Experience and/or understanding of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet

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