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IT Data Architect (f/m/d) 80-100%

Date:  14 Jun 2024
Job ID:  8518
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Alpiq is embarking on an ambitious data-driven journey, with data, and how we manage this important asset being at the heart of this transformation.

As Data Architect you play a crucial role in managing a company's data strategy, infrastructure, and systems. Your responsibilities span various aspects of data management, ensuring that data is accurately stored, processed, and made accessible to those who need it.

Your main responsibilities

  • Designing Data Architecture: Developing a blueprint and develop the framework for managing data across the data landscape.. This involves selecting the right architecture, technologies, and methodologies delivering scalable, secure, cost effective solutions to meet business needs and objectives.
  • Data Modeling and Design: Creating data models that outline how data is stored, consumed, integrated, and managed by different data entities and IT systems. This includes defining how data is related and how it flows through the system.
  • Integration and Data Migration: Overseeing the integration of new technologies and systems into the data architecture, including migrating data from legacy systems to new platforms.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Working closely with IT teams and the business to ensure the data architecture meets business requirements and supports data-driven decision-making.
  • Align with broader Data Governance goals in the areas of Data Quality (data accuracy, completeness, and consistency), Compliance & Data Security


Your profile

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Systems Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in IT or data-related roles. This might include positions as a database developer, data engineer, data analyst, software engineer or be an already established data architect.
  • Data Modeling & Design: Proficiency in data modeling tools and methodologies, understanding of normalization, and experience in designing entity-relationship diagrams and data flow diagrams.
  • Data Technologies: Experience with data platform solutions  including data storage, integration tools and frameworks, data management and data governance tooling.(e.g. Snowflake).
  • Cloud Computing: Understanding of cloud services (AWS) for data storage, processing, and analytics.
  • Data Security & Governance: Knowledge of data security principles, privacy laws (like GDPR), and experience in implementing data governance frameworks.
Your benefits
  • Generous annual leave incl. bridge days and free working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity of 5 days flexible leave
  • Very good social benefits and excellent pension fund contributions, optional additional savings contribution (tax free)
  • Financial contribution to daycare center costs and voluntary family allowance
  • Free barista coffee and fruit
  • Various flexible work models
  • Financial and/or time support for further education
  • Complete benefits overview

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Data protection
At Alpiq, data privacy is an important topic. Please therefore take note of the corresponding Privacy Notice that appears in the online application form and explains in detail the purpose for which we process your personal data. It is of great concern to us to inform you as transparently as possible and process your data only in a fair manner.

Application process
Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Alina Tauscher



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