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Head of Solution Architecture

Standort: Munich, Bayern Gehalt: other benefits
Bereich: Manufacturing Bereich: Festanstellung
Reference #: PR/076309_1619451550

RED Executive is delighted to be working with a global manufacturing business to recruit - a Head of/ Lead Solution Architect with a focus on Data & Integration (API-LED) topics, located in Bavaria on a permanent full-time basis. Our client is a leading player within their field, going through exciting times of redesign and centralisation of their global IT Systems landscape.

What is it in for you?

  • Opportunity to drive and lead the creation of a world-class integration at a global organization within a large-scale IT environment
  • Autonomy on providing a strategical direction within a new topic
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Stable permanent role
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office options (one day per week remote)
  • International and dynamic work environment
  • Relocation support to Bavaria, Germany

Key Role Purpose:

  • Leading the definition and maintenance of the overall integration patterns and principles for unifying applications across the organisation and other third-party solutions based on Data Hub and API-LED approach
  • Management of the overall reliance of data assets and monitoring their performance
  • Orchestration of key integration projects and coordination of strategies between development and business teams
  • Overall integration principles and patterns definition
  • Assuring the integration scenarios are aligned to the global strategy prior deployment

​Key Responsibilities:

  • Defining the integration processes and standards to facilitate and support integration projects based on Data-lake and API-LED approach
  • Ensuring the integration practices and planning are aligned with the organisation's overall strategic vision and its strategic business goals
  • Maintaining and designing the overall common data access models in close cooperation with the Enterprise Architect and Global Process Owner - Data
  • Defining the main principles for the orchestration of API-LED delivery on the respective platform in terms of resource technical consumption, based on priority and data assets usage
  • Solution Design of Metrics and KPIs (overarching) to analyse the usage and adoption of the data integration points
  • Further operational management responsibilities such as: monitoring integration scenarios, supervising solution architecture (integration), leading integration testing phases to identify potential issues, and others.

Key Requirements:

  • Several years of experience as a Solution Architect, focused on developing integration patterns
  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to define integration strategies
  • Strong experience in implementation of integration patterns and solution design
  • Experience in people management and leadership (in particular leading teams - functionally) as well as building global virtual teams
  • Ability to lead conferences, evaluate complex situations, and make critical decisions
  • Excellent mediation skills and ability to persuade/negotiate with others in a situation of conflict
  • Sufficient know-how in scope management and good requirements engineering
  • University Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Active driver of change with can-do attitude
  • Active engagement of all relevant stakeholders, communication skills for all hierarchy levels, can talk business and can talk IT
  • Fluent English skills, German language is an advantage

We look forward to your application!