LEO Pharma

Lead Architect – Cloud

As lead architect you will set the direction for LEO Pharma’s Cloud journey

LEO Pharma has embarked on a very ambitious journey to become the world’s preferred dermatology care partner – and that is why we need you. The journey will encompass increased digitalization, acquisitions and planned transformations which all require strengthening of our digital capabilities in Global IT. The journey will encompass increased digitalization, acquisitions and transformations which all require strong architectural involvement and direction-setting. You will help create the digital foundation that will make a significant difference for people with serious skin diseases all over the world. Currently we are looking into our ways of working and improving our ability to deploy and adopt cloud-based services.

The job

You will take lead in your focus area aligning with Cloud Solution Architects and Cloud engineers. Together with the relevant Cloud resources, Global IT and our vendors you will prepare LEO Pharma for the future. Currently we are establishing a DevOps team to run our cloud foundation. The ideal candidate will have outstanding communication skills, proven data infrastructure design and implementation capabilities and an innate drive to deliver results.



  • Accountable for development and maintenance of the overall current and target architecture for cloud and managing the backlog together with the DevOps team
  • Create and maintain a roadmap for our front- and back-end infrastructure with Solution Architects, Service Delivery Managers and the Business Relationship Manager
  • Approach initiatives with a consultancy mindset and clearly communicate the business value of our technology roadmap
  • Take ownership of cloud services adoption and automation needed to ensure that we can keep up with the need for change in LEO Pharma
  • Set the direction for our strategic cloud platform vendors.
  • Further develop Enterprise Architecture in LEO Pharma which includes active participation in the architecture activities and taking lead on EA initiatives
  • Contribution to our IT architecture governance
  • Research of new technology/architecture trends that may be applied to LEO Pharma
  • Engage as solution architect and improve templates, standards and reference architectures


You furthermore have a passion for doing things the right way, promote the holistic and long-term architecture mindset as well as the Enterprise Architecture principles in Global IT and LEO Pharma


Your qualifications

You have substantial experience from working with cloud-based solutions, infrastructure services and cloud-based solutions in a global organization i.e. with a diversity of stakeholders and technologies at play. LEO Pharma is a highly collaborative workplace and as Lead Architect you are confident and have a level of authority. This includes the ability to communicate complex roadmaps in an easily understandable way. With your experience and understanding of the mechanisms of a large organization you can prioritize and balance activities while leading by example.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Relevant master’s degree or substantial experience as Lead/Enterprise Architect in a multi-cultural and global company.
  • Experience with Azure and/or AWS in a multi-cloud setup practicing everything-as-code
  • Knowledge of business models, operating models, development models, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management
  • Practical experience with infrastructure, business ecosystems, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SOA, APIs, open data and microservices.
  • EA framework certification (TOGAF, Zachman) is desired at practitioner level but pragmatically applied.
  • Ability to balance foundational and innovation EA development.
  • Excellent English communication skills, written as well as verbally.
  • Strong analytical, presetation, communication and facilitation skills.

Characteristics of the ideal candidate

  • Experienced and accomplished at working with IT and business executives, and, if needed, able to push back in a professional and diplomatic manner.
  • Natural ability to translate business requirements into functional/technical requirements and communicate the output in a way that can be understood.
  • international mindset and prefers to work in a global organization with both internal and external cultural differences.
  • Thrives in a fun, changing and fast-paced environment.

Your new team

You will join a growing area of highly skilled Architects and Engineers covering LEO-Pharma’s IT solution portfolio. We design IT solutions across the global LEO organization and we share a passion for taking advantage of the opportunities in IT, in the overall design as well as in each configuration. Our work environment is characterized by knowledge sharing, open dialogue and room for having a good time together. The Team is based in LEO Pharma’s headquarters in Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen combined with a flexible work set-up with possibilities for working partly remote

As Cloud Lead Architect you will be a part of our Cloud journey. Cloud is one of our main focus areas and in addition to current position, we are also searching for Cloud Solution Architects and Cloud Engineers. Our aim is to build a strong Cloud capability in LEO, and you can be one of the first joiners and be part of shaping the future direction of Cloud in LEO.


Join our mission to help more people achieve healthy skin

Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are suffering from an untreated skin disease. Helping these people to get a better life is what LEO Pharma is all about. By understanding their needs and wishes we will improve existing treatments and break new land to uncover the solutions of tomorrow.

By joining LEO Pharma you will get the opportunity to create results, develop yourself among highly skilled colleagues while taking on our quest to become the preferred dermatology care partner improving people’s lives around the world and at the same time create profitable growth.


Contact and application

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Head of Solution Architecture, Kristian Sloth: +45 31 26 18 45. Please apply via the link at our website and remember to attach application and CV. We will be evaluating candidates as we receive the applications - so please apply as soon as possible. The latest is 30.09.2021.


About LEO Pharma

At LEO Pharma, we are pioneering together. We help people with skin diseases live fulfilling lives by advancing dermatology beyond the skin. We drive dermatology with our knowledge, collaboration and curiosity. We are at the forefront of science in developing new medicines for dermatology. Each one of us at LEO Pharma can make a real impact in our everyday work. Together, we explore new ideas and make them happen. We do this through mutual respect and a shared sense of purpose, rooted in our caring culture and a commitment to helping others. For us, pioneering together is about constantly improving and extending what's possible for each other, our company, and our patients. LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark with a global team of 6,000 people, serving 92 million patients in 130 countries. Read more at leo-pharma.com

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