Senior IT Solution Architect

Location: Sgonico (Trieste) - Italy

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About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (www.u-blox.com)

Job Description

As a talented Senior IT Solution Architect you will join our multinational IT Team directly contributing to the development, integration, customization, ongoing support, and maintenance of u-blox solutions and services in the Product Lifecycle Management area and those directly supporting our R&D department (e.g. product signing services). You will contribute to the team with your specific technical expertise to help steer the strategic direction towards fully implemented services matching u-blox specific business needs. You will work closely together with the internal end-users as well as with the external consultants.
You will be part of the IT Architects board and will contribute to the definition of the Applications landscape and you will be working in a high-tech, innovative and multicultural environment, in which you will leverage your expertise, creativity, autonomy, and communication skills.

Quick comprehension, with a high degree of initiative and good problem-solving thinking in an innovative and very dynamic environment will be the keys to be satisfied in this role.
The role is hold in Italy (Sgonico Trieste).


Your Responsibilities

  • Design solutions and integration is the focus, still a broader approach will be also required, so activities, like gathering and validating requirements with the stakeholders and then driving the delivery till the closing of the projects, are fully part of this job
  • Support the R&D department in designing and operating the product signing services and other IoT-related activities
  • Participate in the IT Architects board and collaborate with other Architects and IT Applications Team Leaders in the Applications Architecture Landscape definition
  • Support the assessment and the integration of new tools and services in the Applications Landscape
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level international support when the technical expertise is requested and collaborate closely with IT Applications and IT Operations teams to ensure service availability of the owned solutions
  • Ensuring security & compliance in cooperation with the respective team of experts and collaborate with external consultants regarding configuration, customization, integration

Your Skills and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or equivalent education (STEM discipline)
  • 5+ years experience as a Software Engineer (or 2+ as a Software/Solutions Architect) with key functions of designing applications and following the different aspects of the delivery (implementing, testing, writing technical documentation)
  • Able to support gathering, collection and validation of requirements from the business stakeholders, and able to drive medium to large projects
  • Sound knowledge of best practices in software engineering and software architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of script languages (Python, JavaScript, XML, HTML, etc.) and software development (C#, Java, NodeJS)
  • Proficiency with Unix/Linux Shell and Microsoft PowerShell scripting
  • Good knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and of IT security and data protection norms
  • Proven experience in designing and developing applications on the Cloud (Azure and/or AWS are preferred) and understanding of AD/AAD, and generally of the LDAP protocol
  • Fluent English communication skills (written, spoken)
  • Holder of a valid work permit for Italy

Bonus Point:
  • 3+ years experience in a purely Software Architect role with a focus on designing solutions and integrations or in designing and developing secure applications on the Cloud (Azure and/or AWS are preferred)
  • iPaaS Integration Platform as a Service know-how (Azure, Dell Boomi, Mulesoft)
  • Strong understanding of database storage concepts (data lake, relational databases, NoSQL, Graph, data warehousing).
  • GitHub, Docker, Kubernetes, and/or CI deployment knowledge
  • Knowledge or previous experience around the IoT world is a plus
  • Agile SCRUM/Kanban Experience

What are your perks?
  • A multicultural and international company with over 50 different nationalities
  • Project-based activities working with colleagues distributed across the globe.
  • A start-up and innovation mindset while in the process of scaling-up processes and efficiencies
  • Nice location on the Carso natural area, 20 min away from Trieste downtown
  • Well-being: family environment, indoor kitchen areas, outside recreational area, yoga lessons, jogging group at lunch time, health insurance, , flexible entry and lunch break time, 2% as additional contribution to pension funds
  • Knowledge sharing is our philosophy
  • Easy car parking inside the property and bikes and motorbikes lots
  • Team parties twice a year

Learn more about u-blox and its mission by watching this video !
We see diversity as a strength and promote a culture of inclusion among our employees. Our varied backgrounds, ideas and experiences are critical to our success. We strive to become a strong learning organization and are committed to provide our employees with equal opportunities regardless of differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, generations, belief.

Are you interested in this challenging position within an international work environment in a successful company? Apply now! You will be working with a motivated team in an exciting technology. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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