Exact Sciences Corporation

Senior Solutions Architect

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
Req No.
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Senior Solutions Architect (SSA) participates in the design of technology solutions that enable Exact Sciences business processes and functions. The SSA supports the Enterprise Architecture team by gathering requirements and providing design solutions to keep alignment with key strategic principles of company architecture. At times, conflicts will arise between short-term and long-term goals and compromises will need to be structured. The SSA will help prepare compromise options for discussion and be responsible for helping the Enterprise Architecture team retain institutional memory of the details of those decisions.


This role is committed to the support and development of all technology project solution roadmaps and plans, assuring that technology solutions meet business and technical requirements while aligning with long-term architectural and strategic goals. The SSA provides deep technical partnership across Exact Sciences domains, understanding the low-level details of system designs and supporting the project team with strategic decision making, project planning, and participating in development as an engineering resource.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate as a key member of the Enterprise Architecture team.
  • Support the project teams through detailed system analysis, requirements gathering, solution design, and project execution.
  • Work closely with internal application teams and external suppliers to articulate the proposed solution architecture and impacts to the current state.
  • Collaborate with IT business partner leaders and service delivery personnel to ensure that technical solution proposals are cohesive and support the business needs while integrating all necessary solution components to effect the desired change.
  • Participate, as needed, in the build and test phases of projects.
  • Develop end-to-end solution processes by providing technical documents and estimates, cost estimations, implementation requirements, and alternative solutions to support the business case, as well as provide any necessary adjustments if re-architecture of solutions does not meet requirements.
  • Lead design document development and ensure the detailed solutions are consistent with the solution architecture and underlying intent.
  • Understand and assist with stated architectural review processes to drive discussions regarding necessary modifications to project solution architecture to overcome design challenges or deviations observed in project design.
  • Oversee and validate the integration of supplier testing plans, and broker effective communication between suppliers, architects, or other stakeholders to resolve test issues or provide technical support for transitioning projects/changes into production.
  • Interface with end users to discuss technology solution options and ensure system functionality is effectively enabling business processes.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Apply strategic thinking, with strong abilities in relationship management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, along with strong facilitation skills.
  • Strong influence and persuasion skills and focus on teamwork.
  • Apply strong attention to detail for analyzing and communicating information.
  • Appetite to learn; general business acumen.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.
  • Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or related field; or high school degree/general education diploma and 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • 10+ years of experience in information technology business systems function.
  • 5+ years of experience working within a solution architecture practice and developing solution architecture artifacts.
  • 2+ years of experience cloud computing.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with digital experience, AWS or Data Integration.
  • Experience in healthcare industry (e.g., pharma or laboratory).


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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