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Solution Architect

  • Salary: Market Rates
  • Job type: Contract, Full-time
  • Location: Bern
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Date posted: 24/11/2016
  • Job reference: J358652AESR-241116
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Solution Architect - Bern

My client, a brand-name global technology company, is urgently seeking a solution architect for a project at their end-customer, a company within the financial industry in Bern. The scope of the project is to execute a Proof of Concept to integrate a digital solution into an existing core banking platform.

The ideal candidate will be able to communicate flawlessly in English (German is not a core requirement, but would be an added bonus) and be able to start immediately. For this project, we are only able to consider candidates with proven relevant experience: if you have the skill set detailed below and are looking for an exciting project to work on, please get in touch!

Tasks to be completed within the project:

  • Responsible for system architectures and solutions. Main deliverables include the system Solution Architecture and Architecture Decision Document
  • Provide assessment of feasible solution options, analyses functional and non-functional requirements
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance across the lifecycle of a project to drive delivery of high-quality solutions, ensures that the solution fits the existing application landscape
  • Defines and conducts reviews of relevant artifacts including code
  • Assists other solution engineers in the implementation of the business logic requirements in JavaEE
  • Lead the technical review and evaluation of the offerings
  • Act as a liaison with other architect functions (security architects, data architects, technology architects, enterprise architects)
  • Identifying opportunities to reuse enterprise and shared technology services
  • Influence a wide range of stakeholders across multiple LOBs & obtain consensus on the correct technical solution
  • Partnering with multiple delivery teams operating in Agile and traditional waterfall fashion to ensure solutions built are aligned to the long-term targets
  • Candidates will be expected to immediately contribute and lead the architecture for critical Payments-related transformation programmes.

Which technical skills do you need to master?

  • UML (domain model, activity- and state diagram, sequence diagrams, use cases)
  • Designing, and implementing multi-tier application platforms
  • You have an in-depth understanding of Java / JavaEE (EJB3, JPA2, JMS) and Web-Services (REST/JSON) technologie

What skillset do you bring along?

  • You are specialized in Application Architecture (preferred) or Information Architecture, Integration Architecture
  • Experience in development, roll-out and maintenance of complex applications
  • Analytical with good inter-personal skills.
  • Tenacious, Self-starter, Driven Shows initiative.
  • Decisive and pragmatic problem solver.
  • Assertive, Well-developed communication skills. Able to engage with both technical and non-technical staff at all levels in the organization, to understand and respond to their needs in rapidly changing environments.


  • You have at least a degree in Information Technology
  • 2 years in a comparable role is required
  • Experience in the payments industry is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Service Orientated and Event Driven Architecture
  • Experience architecting high availability systems, services and solutions
  • Experience with using and certification of TOGAF
  • Two year experience with mobile payments technologies
  • Experience working in large (1M+) transformation programs
  • Deep knowledge and Experience of API driven architectures
  • Specialized skills in API management, High Availability services

If you have the right background and are looking for an interesting project with a world-class technology company, then apply for this exciting opportunity. Only candidates with a valid EU passport or Swiss citizens can be considered for this role; if you do not hold the right passport, you will not be eligible.

Please don't hesitate to send me your CV or if you have any questions, reach out to me directly at +41 44 229 9937. You can also check my page to view all the IT jobs I am currently recruiting for.

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