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Data Platform Architect

Lausanne | ELCA Informatique
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Date posted Feb 19, 2024
Job category BI / Big Data Level of experience 10+ years
Job type Full time Employment type
Work site Lausanne Company

About ELCA

We are ELCA, one of the largest Swiss IT tribe with over 2,200 experts. We are multicultural with offices in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, France, Vietnam and Mauritius. Since 1968, our team of engineers, business analysts, software architects, designers and consultants provide tailor-made and standardized solutions to support the digital transformation of major public administrations and private companies in Switzerland. Our activity spans across multiples fields of leading-edge technologies such as AI, Machine & Deep learning, BI/BD, RPA, Blockchain, IoT and CyberSecurity.

Your role

  • You will work with business and software engineering teams to build data platforms from the ground up, driven by concrete business use cases.
  • You will guide teams through the end-to-end project lifecycle, covering the initial conception, business requirements, software architecture, implementation, and flawless delivery. You will be acting as a technical lead and coach for the more junior team members. 
  • You will provide technological and architectural consulting to our clients, create strategic roadmaps, and advise on their execution. 
  • You will support pre-sales on tender responses, proof-of-concept work, and the design of modern data platforms, both on premise and in the cloud.
  • You will run group-wide thought leadership initiatives to advance our architectural practice and sustain our technical excellence.

Our offer

  • A dynamic working environment with a young and highly motivated team
  • Diverse opportunities to expand your knowledge and experience by working on a wide range of exciting projects, clients and technologies
  • Attractive prospects for career and personal development through training and coaching
  • A flat hierarchy and a culture of collaboration across all disciplines
  • The chance to make a difference in people's lives by building great software
  • Attractive perspectives for further professional and personal development with various internal career paths
  • Work-life balance (41 hrs/wk in flexitime, possibility for home office, min. 25 days of holidays), ergonomic and flexible workplace in a multicultural environment
  • Interesting benefits such as: Contribution to existing mobile phone or business mobile phone, 1/2- tax subscription and business travel by train with 1st class, attractive pension fund models, assumption of NBU (private, worldwide), sickness benefit insurance as well as fleet discount.

Your profile

  • 8+ years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale data-intensive software solutions
  • Hands-on experience in architecting big data systems and analytical pipelines covering data collection, data preparation and storage, data analysis and serving to data scientists or business users
  • Solid knowledge of integration patterns and best practices such as synchronous vs. asynchronous communications, RESTful APIs, messaging, publish-subscribe 
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems, real-time vs. (micro-)batch processing and related design principles and patterns
  • Solid knowledge of data-centric patterns, data modelling, query optimization on several storage solutions among SQL databases, document stores, graph databases, time-series databases, data warehouses
  • Experience with one or several distributed streaming / processing platforms such as Kafka, Spark or cloud-based alternatives 
  • Strong experience with Cloud services on at least one of Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Strong knowledge of best practices and tooling for CI/CD pipelines, DevOps, automation, agile methods, automated testing, code quality
  • Good communication skills, fluent in French, and in English