IT Solution Architect - R&D

Department:  Information Technology
Date:  Nov 21, 2021

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

FMC Agricultural Solutions is an R&D-based business, dependent upon the introduction of new products to deliver a competitive advantage in the agrochemical industry. As the only global agricultural sciences company focused exclusively on crop protection our business has a robust pipeline of new products that anticipate our customers’ needs and contribute to their long-term prosperity while advancing agriculture.  


At FMC, global R&D IT is embedded in R&D to provide world class IT solutions that enable the collaboration and innovation required to advance R&D’s pipeline of award winning novel products.  


The global R&D IT team supports a portfolio of custom and packaged applications that enable every step of the R&D process from screening to commercialization. You will be part of a team that is adopting the mindset, agility and processes of a technology company while drawing on our 100+ years of experience in agriculture.  


This role will be located at our office in Stine Research Center, Newark, Delaware.  


We welcome you, your ideas and your enthusiasm.


Job Overview and Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of architecture strategy, target architecture, and roadmap -- inclusive of business process, information, applications, and technologies needed to enable the future state and solutions, operations and management.
  • Analyze the current solutions portfolio for gaps and new possibilities and propose solutions for improvement.
  • Proactively identify and drive opportunities to converge to mainstream, retire legacy, and evaluate/introduce emerging capabilities to achieve program objectives and deliver business value, while reducing complexity and total cost of ownership.
  • Enterprise analysis activities – major contributor in IT project review and prioritization process – providing key insight to possible solutions, downstream impacts, risks, and level-of-effort.
  • Staff, guide and monitor development teams to ensure solution meets FMC R&D and IT requirements.
  • Lead the architecture process, document and analyze the current state, govern, and perform life cycle management using FMC architecture processes and tools.
  • Compile complex problems, systems and solutions into clear communication and materials for a variety of audiences and levels across the executive, technical, and business teams.
  • Collaborate and foster cross-functional relationships with R&D scientists, support team and Corporate IT to understand data needs and build reliable applications



  • Proficiency in at least 3 - Java, RStudio, Oracle, PL/SQL,VB.NET, ASP.NET, C#, Cloud technologies. Experience in off the shelf solutions such as Microstrategy, Pipeline Pilot and Planisware preferred.
  • Able to quickly learn, assess complex problems and conceptualize solutions to be deployed through technology or process improvements
  • Creative problem-solver who combines analytical skills with technical proficiencies to deliver quality results
  • Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) utilizing Agile methodologies (ie Scrum)
  • Performs well in a fast-paced team environment and manage/drive multiple requests to successful completion in a prompt and professional manner while communicating issue/status to appropriate stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and in person.
  • Competencies: Accountable Adaptive - Inclusive  - Innovative - Leadership  - Strategic - Functional or Technical Knowledge or Skills



  • College or advanced degrees in Information Technology fields with 6 - 8 years’ relevant experience. Experience in a global R&D organization preferred.


At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.  FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at

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