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Charles River Laboratories International Inc.

Founded 60 years ago, Charles River was initially engaged in the production of research models for biomedical research.  Over the past six decades, we have seen a dramatic evolution in the needs of our customers.  In order to meet those needs, we have launched new businesses and grown existing businesses.  These changes have transformed our company into a leading global provider of essential products and services that advance research in the drug discovery and development industry.The company... Read More

Address      harles River Laboratories International, Inc. 251 Ballardvale Street Wilmington, MA 01887
Website      www.criver.com/
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Principal Architect Security & Infrastructure

Responsible for the articulation of the infrastructure environment for worldwide initiatives within Information Technology. Provide the infrastructure strategy to be applied across Charles River Laboratories (CRL). Produce infrastructure architecture and standards in consideration of the systems, information, and integration needs at CRL.


    * Develop and implement infrastructure standards and processes in the areas of: Network/LAN/WAN, Desktop, Servers, Data centers, Security, VOIP/Unified Messaging, Video Conferencing, Extranet, Virus Protection, Fax recognition & routing, Email, Directory Services, Monitoring, Mobile devices.
    * Develop and implement architecture standards that enable the security, extensibility, reliability, availability, scalability, and manageability of applications from an infrastructure perspective. Account for external data such as industry news and customer feedback as appropriate in the information architecture.
    * Understand, advocate usage of, and ensure infrastructure alignment to information and application architecture principles, standards, and practices.
    * Understand and articulate business strategies and challenges and based on that understanding, drive modeling of infrastructure that will support the business strategies & processes.
    * Analyze new project-level infrastructure architecture needs and recommend solutions and migration strategies compliant with future state enterprise infrastructure architecture.
    * Analyze existing project-level infrastructure architectures, detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement compliant with future state enterprise infrastructure architecture.
    * Develop discrete decision criteria for hardware and infrastructure applications from an architectural perspective.
    * Ensure infrastructure integration capability through definition of standards and interfaces
    * Assist with the development and evolution of the software development lifecycle processes and standards.
    * Provide architecture and standards in consideration of validated systems and to assist with ADA, SOX and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance where applicable.
    * Understand variety of client and partner needs and provide mechanisms for integration through consistent means.
    * Partner with the information architect and application architect to ensure consistency of architectures and processes.
    * Assist with processes and measures required for testing new and emerging technology
    * Partner with the Quality Assurance team to ensure architecture is workable.
    * Partner with Operations and Infrastructure to ensure infrastructure architecture sustainability
    * Provide software and tools recommendations.
    * Provide training on standards and methodologies.
    * Understand and remain current on innovations in IT and the life sciences industry, and evolve architecture and strategy as is reasonable.
    * Work with IT staff to translate and incorporate architecture across solutions. Ensure that architecture is applied as defined.
    * Perform all other related duties as assigned.

    * Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent required; computer sciences, engineering and/or physics degree preferred. MBA or other graduate degree a plus.
    * Experience: Minimum of 8 years of IT infrastructure experience required. Life sciences industry experience preferred. Demonstrated experience in a technologically challenging environment, with proven skills and knowledge in the areas as described under Essential Duties and Responsibilities.
    * An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
    * Certification/Licensure: Certifications that demonstrate technical ability desirable.
    * Other: Must demonstrate expertise with applying abstract concepts to analyze and develop solutions in support of business goals, and with communicating complex, abstract concepts. Must have extremely strong interpersonal skills, specifically in leadership, persuasion and communication across a multi-national organization. Must have exceptional problem-solving, troubleshooting, planning and organizational skills. Must possess a demonstrated understanding of business issues and governance and how systems integrate on an enterprise-wide basis to address such issues.

Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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