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Permanent employment

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

Solution Architect (m/f/d) #6971

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

  • Perform solution architectural analysis, including assessment of scenarios, definition of “To be” solution architectures in accordance with the Agency’s modelling conventions and compliant with its IT standards
  • Perform use case analysis and impact analysis
  • Definition of solution architectures (application/data/infrastructure and/or network layer), satisfying the requirements in scope
  • Design and conduct architectural proofs-of-concept and prototypes
  • Design of user interfaces
  • Define the structuring of the solution implementation model
  • Conduct architecture and code reviews
  • Production of the relevant technical documentation, such as solution designs, product breakdown structures, flow diagrams and documentation for development, operations and support teams
  • Estimation and prioritisation of work packages and project plans
  • Coordination of the implementation technical architectures
  • Definition and maintenance of a software development methodology including standards and quality aspects
  • Prepare and deliver formal presentations to the relevant stakeholders
  • Interact at executive, technical and business levels
  • Liaise with different technical teams, such as system administrators, testers and support, understanding their requirements

Your qualification

  • At minimum Bachelor
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in a role as a solution architect
  • Solid experience in IT architecture (application/data/infrastructure/network layer) and IT solution/software design
  • Proven ability to quickly understand a complex situation, determine the key critical factors, and define solution recommendations (e.g. Build vs. Buy)
  • General knowledge of current and emerging technology products and services, both in the domain of IT Architecture as well as for general IT technology advancement as shown by training or experience
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (preferably The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF))
  • Good knowledge of modelling tools
  • Excellent understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design
  • 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
  • Integrity & Professionalism
  • 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.