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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Solutions Architect - PEGA in Rockville, Maryland

Solutions Architect - PEGA

Information Technology

Rockville, MD



This position is responsible for the application architecture and development lifecycle process that translates business requirements into software systems, services and solutions on the Pega platform. The incumbent provides technical leadership and design expertise, drives the designs of all components on the Pega platform including configuration, customization and implementation of applications and 3 rd party integration. The position will work with business stakeholders to define business and technical solution architectures to fulfill requirements, influence business leadership on decisions and drive ownership and acceptance of the provided solution.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Translate business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage the Pega platform. Architect and document technical solutions that are aligned with the USP business objectives

  • Lead the Pega technical design, system development and integration from inception through production support by following business process model design, logical data model design, functional system design and best-practice development and configuration management methodologies

  • Provide technical leadership in the design, development and maintenance of solutions and integrations configured and built on the Pega platform

  • Define technical best practices for Pega implementations

  • Requires development coding and debugging

  • Troubleshoot and resolve development and production problems

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Current certification as Pega CSSA


  • A minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience in Pega configuration and custom development is required

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in application development is required

  • Experienced in interpreting process models depicted in the BPMN2.0 standard

  • Experienced in interpreting conceptual and logical data models

  • Experience defining the system architecture landscape, identifying gaps between current and desired end-states, and delivering a comprehensive solution that will enable achievement of the desired business outcomes

  • Experience in designing and developing software components and having a strong background in database design and system architecture

  • Experience integrating Pega with different business systems and integration tools (Oracle EBS, Salesforce, Oracle databases, REST APIs, ETL, etc.)

  • Understanding of case management, data modeling, data validation, information exchange, user interface design, security, performance tuning, reporting, and application testing, versioning & deployment within the Pega platform

Preferred Experience

  • CLSA

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile (Scrum)

  • Deep understanding of environment management, release management, rule set & code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication, presenting, meeting facilitation, negotiation, decision making, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

  • Strong time management skills and attention to details required.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with minimum supervision.

Supervisory Responsibilities


USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Job Category Information Technology