Head of Enterprise Architecture at BioMarin
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Head of Enterprise Architecture

Location Cork, Ireland Workstyle Open to Hybrid
Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

By providing a foundation for all operations company-wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best-in-class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Title:                                    Head of Enterprise Architecture (Dir/Sr Dir Level)

Employment Type:             Full Time

Workstyle:                           Flexible

Location:                            Shanbally, Cork, Ireland,


The Enterprise Architecture (EA) Team manages the company technology investment roadmap.  EA partners with business and Information Management teams to align roadmaps to key business outcomes, sequence initiatives and provide guidance for technology standards used across the organization.  


The Technology Foundations team seeks a highly talented and motivated Head of Enterprise Architecture.  This role has overall accountability for Enterprise Architecture function within Technology Foundations organization. The function is responsible for architecture standards, reference architectures in support of enterprise IT portfolio planning, digital innovation/new capabilities

The position will manage an organization of approximately 5-6 direct reports

This role will partner with Infrastructure, Cyber-Security, Strategic Platforms and Customer Facing IT to develop and maintain applications, technology, data and integrations roadmaps.  Additionally, the EA function will act in an advisory role to answer architectural questions during the implementation of new technology solutions. 


  • Develop and manage enterprise architecture strategy and operating model in support of enterprise strategy and portfolio
  • Lead end-to-end development of business, solution and reference architectures
  • Implement and ensure EA Methodology is applied across entire functional portfolio
  • Establish strong working relationships with senior business and technology leaders in order to support portfolio planning and execution
  • Stay current with industry technology trends and introduce best practices to our Company's IT
  • Provide global team leadership across all technology hubs within EA function
  • Set team's annual deliverables/objectives and performance goals
  • Establish, develop and maintain EA standards documentation
  • Establish, develop and maintain 3-year technology roadmaps for the company
  • This role will require regular interaction with a broad range of business users and will require frequent in person discussions.


  • Minimum of 10+ years of significant large-scale technology leadership
  • 6++ years in leading Architecture functions
  • 5+ years in hands-on software engineering
  • Travel will be required (~20%)
  • Technical leadership – Hands-on experience in developing technology architectures


Minimum BS/BA or greater related to computer science or data science or other relevant experience.


The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Climb or balance; Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Rare Opportunities.  Personal Impact.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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