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Cloud Solutions Architect

Job ID R0037164 Date posted Jun. 15, 2021 Location Bratislava, Slovakia

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Job Description

R0037164 Cloud Solutions Architect

Full-time. Flexible work available. Bratislava, Slovakia

The Future Begins Here

At Takeda, we are creating a future-ready organization, one that evolves at the speed of science and technology using data and digital to meet the needs of patients, our people, and the planet. In order to make that happen, we need your help.

Join our exciting and new Technology Capability Center (TCC) in Bratislava, Slovakia. This specialized, innovative and state of the art center of technological resources will drive data and digital capabilities and solutions across Takeda. The Center will be home to approximately 300 change agents, organized into chapters and cross-functional squads based on agile ways of working.

Grow your data and digital skills, create and enhance solutions for patients around the globe, and help us create a data and digital-forward Takeda. This is a unique opportunity to become the heart of our internal innovation engine.

The Opportunity

As a Cloud Solution Architect working on the Enterprise Cloud Services architecture team, you will be empowered to design, develop, and enable the enterprise cloud platform – one application pattern at a time. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda’s mission by leading the development and adoption of cloud solution architectures that align to architecture principles and best practices as well as business needs.


  • Support migration of applications to the AWS cloud platform, leveraging centralized cloud platform services to provide technical acceleration and value for Takeda’s patient communities.

  • Consulting and customer-obsession: establish strong relationships with Takeda IT project and product teams, aligning objectives with cloud platform strategic objectives.

  • Create and sustain reference architecture patterns which can be reused to accelerate adoption of cloud native approaches.

  • Enable cloud platform engineering and operational teams as well as application owners / project teams to move application workloads from on-premise to cloud through appropriate review and guidance processes.

  • Contribute to the production-ready architectural design of Takeda business applications, focusing on IaaS / PaaS designs in alignment with Takeda’s cloud policies, standards, guidelines and reference materials.


  • Guide junior cloud solution architects and their solution architecture work

  • Drive application workloads to use well architected principles, optimized cloud-native patterns, and non-negotiable guardrails

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of cloud architecture principles, standards, blueprints, patterns, and reference architectures / implementation which enable improved business outcomes from cloud

  • Enable project teams, IT engineering and operations teams to solve problems specific to business applications;

  • Use in-dept knowledge and experience with Cloud Architecture, design, data, system thinking and standards to advise product teams on best practices for cloud design.

  • From time to time, report on the state Takeda cloud workloads in a specific domain

Skills and Qualifications

  • AWS-Specific Cloud Solution Architecture including broad knowledge of the AWS native service offerings and depth in at least one area (Big Data, Integration, Containerization, Enterprise Compute, DevOps, Networking, Security)

  • Specialization in translating traditional enterprise applications to modern IaaS / PaaS application patterns

  • Understanding of applicable regulatory compliance requirements surrounding PHI, PII, SOX, and GxP.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.

  • 5 + years of experience spanning multiple IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.

  • Experience as a solutions architect and consultant strongly preferred.

  • Strong “soft skills” and communication skills

  • Experience with AWS, Azure, OpenShift and VMWare public/private cloud implementations; carries relevant certifications such as AWS Solution Architect Professional - or able to rapidly certify.

  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments in a globally distributed organization.

  • Strong understanding of network architecture, security practices and application development methodologies.

  • Experience working in a life sciences environment and/or familiarity with Takeda strongly preferred

  • Experience working in an agile environment strongly preferred

What Takeda Can Offer You

  • A meaningful career, grounded in our values.

  • Continuous professional growth and global careers

  • A diverse and inclusive network of colleagues

  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working

  • A collaborative culture encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit and agile thinking


  • Healthcare

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance

  • Paid leave

  • Competitive salary

  • Annual bonus

Extra Benefits

  • Food stipend

  • Professional Development

  • Paid volunteering time

  • Summer schedule

  • Education and Internet allowance

  • Referral bonus



Similarly, situated employees earn 3833€ a month. Salary is based on experience.

Annual Bonus

Employees have the opportunity to earn an annual bonus based on company, business unit, and individual performance.

Referral program
Bonuses are available for referrals if your friends join Takeda.


  • We care about your future. So we offer a retirement plan for employees, which includes up to a 3% match. You'll also have access to life insurance covering short-term and long-term disability in case of injury or death.

  • When in need, we'll support you. Our Takeda-sponsored individual medical plan will give you access to timely health treatment for your medical needs. We also have additional payment available for critical illnesses.

  • We understand mental health is also important. Counseling and support resources are available 24/7 through our assistance program for employees and immediate family members.

  • We want you to spend time away. We offer generous paid leave and also additional time off for maternity, paternity and parental leave.

  • We are committed to helping the world. You'll have the opportunity to participate in paid time away for volunteering activities.

  • We know there's more to life than work. we return to the office, you'll enjoy a mix of remote working and in-office collaboration in our state-of-the-art facilities. During summer we have flexible workweeks with half-day Fridays.

  • And some additional benefits because at Takeda, we invest in our people. You’ll have access to: Daily allowance for meals, supplementary monthly payment to spend on retirement savings, educational courses, and leisure activities, and assistance for home office internet or English learning expenses


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