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Solution Architect (f/m/d), 80-100%

Date:  31-Jan-2023
Job ID:  6750
Company:  Alpiq AG

Lausanne, CH

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

At Alpiq, we are currently looking for a new Solution Architect for our Trading IT. In this role you will be part of a dynamic team supporting Alpiq’s Trading Business with management systems for our energy trading activities, including the delivery of digital solutions to capture trading opportunities. Your primary responsibilities will be to establish and maintain an architectural vision for the trading domain, provide architecture support and guidance to technology and IT activities in line with the vision, drive the shift towards a simplified, microservices architecture and the reuse of assets and services and to pursue the changes required to achieve business and technology targets. This role is to be based at our offices in Olten and will report to our Head of Trading IT.


  • Ensure architecture activities, decisions and recommendations are motivated by clear business benefits with transparency on risks, ensure follow-up communication activities related to achieved business benefits and/or risk management activities
  • To establish and maintain an architecture repository for Trading in accordance with the agreed enterprise architecture framework, capturing architecture documentation and agreed architectural views
  • To contribute to project ideas, projects, demands, and PoCs by
  • Supporting the scoping of new activities, services and changes to existing services
  • Analyzing and translating business, information, technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve the business objectives, ensuring that the blueprint capture both functional and non-functional requirements 
  • Communicating, presenting, and iterating architectural views and supporting material with development teams, management, and business stakeholders.
  • Providing landscape-wide knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments to ensure dependencies and risks are accurately captured
  • Ensuring technical solutions and changes on the Trading IT landscape are in line with the architectural vision, principles and standards set out by the Enterprise Architect, and the Information Security Management System
  • Elaborating and/or reviewing low-level architecture design together with Software Engineers 
  • Perform architectural reviews and prepare conformance reports for development teams, Business Partners, business stakeholders and management
  • Contribute to, review, and ensure adherence to architectural principles, methodologies, frameworks, and approaches, including best practices of cloud architectures; and represent Trading IT’s interests in enterprise architecture workgroups
  • Work closely with Business Partners/Business Relationship Managers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, technical experts and project resources to achieve common objectives


Your qualificiations

  • 5+ years of experience and a background of working with enterprise/solutions architecture, systems integration, and software engineering
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent certification, ideally in an engineering, computer science, or similar technical discipline
  • Experience in architecture standards, frameworks and tools, including security best practices; TOGAF (or similar) certification, experience in UML 2.x, BPMN 2.0, and/or ArchiMate is preferred
  • Experience with architecting cloud solutions for the AWS cloud platform; AWS Architect certification and experience with designing secure, microservices and APIs is an advantage
  • Experience of software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, DevOps) and requirements engineering is expected, preferably with certifications, ideally including awareness of project management methodologies
  • A solid understanding of the energy trading sector, including related business processes 
  • An understanding of how applications, technology and IT services can support business processes 
  • Good communications, presentation and inter-personal skills; team and goal oriented, analytical and problem-solving skills are highly valued 
  • Fluency in English; competency in German and French is advantageous

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.

Attractive employment conditions
The energy business is a small and complex world and it’s important to us, to use contemporary and attractive employment conditions to attract the best talent. As a pan-European company, our conditions and benefits are adapted to the local markets. You can find more information about this on our career site. We are currently also reviewing our flexible working guidelines. If we meet in an interview, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have around this topic.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. 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.  

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Federica Maraschio



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