Are you a technically skilled, delivery focused Applications Architect with experience of contributing to successful business change programs and shaping IT strategies for services, applications and data? Do you want to make a difference on an international scale to tens of thousands of students? Are you interested in supporting the delivery of Læringsverkstedet Group's global digital transformation initiatives?
We are looking for a skilled and experienced Applications Architect with a strong background in building robust, scalable, secure, predictable, high-quality, and high-performance global solutions for Læringsverkstedet Group AS. This is a new role and therefore an exciting opportunity to define and deliver the global IT architecture landscape in line with supporting our existing footprint and global ambitions of growth. You will work closely with the leadership team and key stakeholders across the group and provide technical leadership throughout the lifecycle program. You will work closely and report to the CIO, so a collaborative and proactive team-player personality is essential.
The Application Architect's work involves developing the core technical platform, capabilities, and services that support business processes and data including mapping the relationships between IT platform / infrastructure components (ie, End Users, IT Systems Software & Hardware, Business / Educational applications and Communication apps between the school and the parents). The position is also responsible for identifying the key technology interactions and dependencies across systems / platforms, impacting the organization's ability to achieve integration, compatibility, compliance, performance targets and reduce technical debt. Evaluating total cost of ownership and return on investment of various IT platform / infrastructure alternatives
The successful applicant:
Experience as a Senior or Principal developer, Architect, or equivalent
Proven experience of designing and architecting cloud native solutions with infrastructure / platform / application providers (AWS / Azure etc), Understanding the interoperability of mobile platforms and technology selections.
Understanding of DevOps tools (Azure DevOps), Development and Architectural paradigms.
Knowledge of automation tools and the concepts of Automation, for example JAMs and Azure Automation
Server platforms knowledge including VMWare virtualization technologies
Familiarity of development tools including SQL SSIS and Visual studio (VSTS)
Possess a relevant Azure Architect certification is highly preferred.
Work to understand the role of each component and its potential in any future architecture. Ensure consistency of design across integrations within the organization
Present solutions in compelling written documentation and confident presentations to non-technical & technical savvy colleagues. Communicate the art of the possible.
Providing governance to the cloud environments by ensuring that the processes and guidelines are followed
Preference given to candidates with architecture experience in Education industry and if you can start soon.
Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Technical, Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent is required; Master's degree preferred
Demonstrable 6 years of relevant IT Architecture experience required
Deep understanding of enterprise IT architecture (application and infrastructure), business architecture governance, data architecture governance, and SLDC / project / solution governance
Proven experience working with agile, integrated application ecosystems, specifically including Azure, LAMP and other open source equivalents, Microsoft Office 365, AI / ML services, devOps and current generation of web and portal technologies
Proven experience working with cloud application architecture migrations and cloud-based dynamic integrations, including tools and best practices
Proven ability to quickly learn, calibrate, mentor and effectively transfer technology research and relevant trends to stakeholders at all levels
Knowledge of key principles and concepts of enterprise application design, database, server platforms, virtualization, networking, security, storage, BI, cloud computing
Exceptional time management, documentation, and organization skills
Strong business acumen with analytical ability to assess business issues and align them effectively with existing and planned technology initiatives
To join us in Læringsverkstedet IT you will need to be driven and equally happy whether you're taking the strategic view or diving deep into technical IT discussions. We will make sure you're set up to succeed whatever your project is, our culture is open, agile and collaborative. We offer you an interesting and diverse position in a result-oriented team with a high degree of independence and responsibility. We genuinely believe our people are some of the best you will ever work with in an informal, dynamic and pleasant atmosphere.