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Permanent employment

For our client, an EU agency based in Cologne we are currently looking for an experienced

Enterprise IT Architect, SOA (m/f/d) #6968

Location / Industry

Cologne - Öffentliche Auftraggeber

High quality and a partnership on an equal footing – that is what we aim for at Cegeka. Short-term successes are important, but not what our family business with more than 25 years of history is all about. With more than 6,000 employees in 10 European countries, we identify and extrapolate the potential of new technologies without being blinded by hypes. That is also, what makes the development of customized solutions happen that take our customers the significant step forward.

Start / Duration

from 01/2021 / permanent

Your tasks

  • The Enterprise IT Architect is engaged across portfolios and works towards assisting in the translation of business objectives and requirements into an enterprise compliant IT system specification with a focus on the performance, robustness, and operational supportability patterns across the solutions
  • Facilitating the development of architectural policies and standards as well as technology architecture roadmaps for one or more of the architectural domains (infrastructure / data / application / solutions)
  • The Architect assures the end-to-end architectural, holistic view of the Agency’s IT system environments for their adherence to the specification standards
  • Provide high-level architectures, as well as solution designs, reviews and oversight standards /Policy Governance
  • Planning, documenting, communicating life cycle state for enterprise technologies (Invest, Maintain, Divest) that enable stability, dependability and recoverability of IT and operations
  • Facilitate the definition of the Strategic IT Architecture, “To be” domain architectures and transition paths

Your qualification

  • At minimum Bachelor
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in a role as an IT Architect or Information/Data Architect (senior level)
  • Skilled in Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, Information Architecture, IT Architecture and/or Data Architecture
  • Strong technical expertise and proven design skills with breadth of knowledge across different architecture disciplines (Data/Application/Infrastructure/Network layer)
  • Ability to conducts stakeholder and architecture capabilities reviews using industry standard notations and tool such as UML or ARIS
  • Experience with Webservers, Application servers, Messaging, Data technologies, Storage, Server Platform, Networking, System integration, Interoperability, API management and related technologies
  • Knowledge in major enterprise and IT architecture frameworks, preferably TOGAF
  • Experience in securing IT applications and infrastructure in hybrid cloud architectures
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Problem identification and solving skills: ability to constructively challenge assumptions, identify key issues and escalate as appropriate
  • Experience in multicultural organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate in a succinct, clear and understandable manner
  • Able to summarize and present successfully key technical issues to the relevant stakeholders (developers, analysts, peers, management and business users) taking into consideration the background of the audience
  • English (at level C1 or equivalent)

Our offers

  • A permanent contract with exciting tasks
  • A long-term perspective in a growing sector with many different challenges
  • A dynamic team and a flexible working environment with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Individual working hour models which guarantee a great work-life-balance and satisfy your personal needs
  • Regular further training and certifications to make sure you are always up-to-date
  • A corporate pension plan because we take care of your future
  • Regular corporate events at great locations throughout all subsidiaries, because the ones who work hard need to celebrate it!


Cegeka Deutschland GmbH

Mark Körber

Martin-Behaim-Straße 22

63263 Neu-Isenburg

Tel +49 6102 8235 831


Of course, we would like to get to know you in person even in times of temporary changes due to the Covid-19 situation. The health and wellbeing of you and all of our employees are essential and lie close to our hearts. Therefore, we would like to share our most important rules regarding the current interview process with you.