IT Solution Architect (f/m/d)

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IT Solution Architect (f/m/d)

IT Solution Architect (f/m/d)

Austrian Power Grid AG (APG) is looking for an IT solution architect, who will perform a pivotal role in the development of the European Crowd Balancing Platform Equigy. As IT solution architect you are responsible for designing the application-, data- and infrastructure architecture of future
platform iterations and design connections to existing IT landscapes. In new projects, you apply and adapt the existing architecture by executing gap analyses between European utility companies’ requirements and the existing capabilities of the Crowd Balancing Platform. Your efforts will be at the heart of the innovative technical platform that aims at enabling energy market change on a European scale, while being integrated in the IT department of APG.

Your responsibilities

  • You design and maintain the data and software architecture of the Equigy Crowd Balancing
    Platform (e.g. interface technologies and standards, architectural and design patterns,
    persistence technologies like NoSQL, Containers, etc.)
  • You define and align technology stacks in accordance with business strategy
  • You perform gap analyses of new developments on the existing platform architecture
  • You work together with the enterprise architect and other stakeholders and guide the DevOps team
  • You work together with subject matter and IT experts as well as IT architects of European
    utility companies to setup and execute new projects, thus acting as a linking pin between
    external stakeholders and Equigy staff
  • You contribute to Equigy’s strategic roadmap, by bringing in new ideas with respect to
    standardization, technological innovation, platform scoping, etc.
  • You actively contribute to Equigy’s thought leadership, for instance by creating white
    papers and by actively following technological developments, e.g. in the areas of blockchain
    and electric mobility

Your profile

  • You have a Master’s degree, preferably in IT / information science related fields
  • You have at least 6 years of relevant experience in IT/software architecture
  • You have a broad knowledge of mainstream IT technologies, e.g. in the areas of data
    processing, data storage, microservices, APIs and security
  • You have good knowledge of Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology, or willingness to learn on a detailed level
  • You are proficient in cloud computing and PaaS and IaaS provisioning models, especially in the areas of Kafka and Kubernetes
  • You are experienced in applying a microservices architecture
  • A basic understanding of the Energy market in general and balancing/congestion management services specifically is a plus
  • You have experience in working with international teams and/or organizations
  • You have moderation skills in order to take the lead in internal and external IT architecture
  • You are experienced in working in an agile/Scrum and DevOps framework
  • You are able to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and have a selforganizing attitude, especially since Equigy team is spread across Europe
  • You are fluent in English (C1 level) and have at least B2 level in German
  • You are willing to travel within Europe (~15% of the time)

Our package

  • Diverse training and further education opportunities tailored to your personal career path

  • Subsidized lunch, accident insurance, child allowance, fruits and drinks for free

  • Secure job, as we are helping to shape the future of Europe in the energy transition

  • Responsible work in a unique company for Austria

  • Flexible working time models that support the work-life balance

  • Numerous discounts and good public transport connections

  • Family-friendly employer and company doctor on site

  • Bundled competence with a high level of team cohesion

The salary offer (plus performance-related pay) for this challenge is based on your specific qualifications and experience. The minimum basic salary under the collective agreement is EUR 3.890,26 gross per month if the above requirements are met.

APG has set itself the goal of increasing the proportion of women. We are therefore particularly happy to receive applications from women.

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