Solution Architect - Plymouth Meeting, PA.
The Solution Architect designs solutions for clinical trials utilizing CRF Health’s product portfolio for eCOA, IoT and eConsent. Their involvement starts pre-sales by analyzing study protocol requirements and defining solutions considering scientific guidance, eCOA best practices, and CRF Health’s products and standards. To define a winning yet feasible solution, they will involve other internal stakeholders to provide input. They will play a key role in ensuring the scope meets the study needs and is feasible to implement in the quoted timelines and budget.
Solution Architect hands the solution over to the Project Team and continues to work on the project through its delivery to the client by defining user stories (requirements), prioritizing the backlog according to what the client needs, and accepting user stories once implemented to ensure their fit for purpose. They also design the key elements of the solution, such as eligibility criteria or compliance calculation, data model, reporting and integration. They communicate proactively with the implementing teams, including e.g. Application Specialists, Reporting, Integration, and Data Management to ensure the implementation of the solution progresses as planned. They review implementations, provide guidance and support to the implementing teams, and ensure the solution is implemented according to standards and best practices. They work closely with Project Manager to ensure the backlog is in line with the project’s SOW and timelines. If there are needs for scope changes or there is pressure with timelines to ensure the scope can be delivered, they will inform Project Manager and discuss ways to resolve the situation.
The key responsibility of the role is to provide solution consultation to clients. Solution Architect participates in the kick-off meeting (KOM) and design meetings and lead the design discussions with the goal of supporting the client make the right decisions at the right time. They will provide recommendations, design alternatives and background to best practices to ensure the right choices are made. They will document the design decisions in user stories and ensure the backlog is prioritized according to client needs. In addition, they will participate internal design meetings to lead the design across implementing teams.
The role works in a collaborative way to ensure each study is provided with an optimal solution. They seek feedback to their designs proactively, through involvement of internal and sometimes external stakeholders and in regular design boards.
Solution Architect documents their deliverables with accuracy and in a way, that makes it easy for others to understand how the solutions work in visual and structured formats: protocol analysis, solution proposals, user stories in a backlog, key design elements and design decisions. Their primary role is to communicate the essence of the solution: the why and what. The implementing teams will own the how.
Solution Architects will manage CRF Health’s solution best practices and standards. In practice, this means that each Solution Architect has their own areas of ownership, such as a specific product, indication, or template etc. They will lead the development and knowledge sharing of their areas. They will include lessons learned in the documentation of the area for the benefit of new opportunities and projects by utilizing the best practices in the solution and providing a knowledge transfer to the Project Team as part of Sales-CS Handover.
Solution Architects will also create and maintain product templates according to the template development process. They will serve in Project Manager, Product Owner and Developer roles. These responsibilities may be divided between the team members.
They will also provide product training to provide complementary solutions-focused training to Sales and Client Services. This will be additional to other training organized by Client Services and will focus on how to utilize product functionality in clinical trials and will be done in partnership with Learning and Development.
CRF Health aspires to be the market leading provider of patient centred eSource technology and service solutions focused on flexibility and innovation, underpinned by deep regulatory and technical knowledge and high-quality service delivery.
We have operations in Finland, the US, Romania and the UK and continue to grow in terms of revenues, customer numbers and employees.
CRF Health creates electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) solutions that are simple, scalable, and effective. From our collaborative, agile design approach to our user-friendly reporting tools, we streamline complex processes and deliver reliable results for superior clinical trial outcomes. We improve patient engagement with intuitive design, support study teams with tailored scientific insights, and secure high-quality data with precision. Above all, we ease the path to approval.
Our personalized service and unparalleled eCOA expertise helps sponsors bring new medicine to market quickly and cost-effectively, improving lives across the world. More information on CRF Health to be found at www.crfhealth.com
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