IT Architect (GDS)

Tired of having a lot of good ideas but not the power to change?
At Volvo Group we don’t only have great coffee; we also listen to our employees and encourage them to try new to ways to find innovative solutions.
If you thrive in leading change and you can contribute to a climate of cross functional teamwork where everyone is accountable and proud of the products and solutions, then we are hoping you to join our team.
GDS (Global Dealer System) team has full responsibility of onetime (cost, scope, quality) and runtime deliveries (SLA fulfillment, cost, quality of service) in that scope.
We are global team spread on 3 locations, Poland, UK, Sweden. GDS is recognized as Volvo’s core’ solution and is financially critical.
Solution is used in 35 markets, by 15000+ users. Our goal is to make sure that requirements through development process become new business functionalities and are available on production environment.
A strong connection with Business Information architects, Solution Leader and Process Managers is required in accordance with the Enterprise Architect framework
The main (but not exclusive) characteristics of the Architect's job are as follows:
A holistic view of the enterprise, its business capabilities, processes, information model and supporting IT portfolio
A combined understanding of business needs with the IT solution
A balanced understanding of long- and short-term perspectives
Participate in a spectrum of relevant communities dealing with IT Architecture
Work with architectural artefacts supporting the IT solution design (e.g. data model, solution architecture design, integration maps etc.)
Main responsibilities:
Help define the strategic and tactical direction of the full-stack architecture.
Contribute to the implementation of software components.
Collaborate with the rest of the GDS team in brainstorming, designing and implementing solutions
Suggest tools, technologies, and best practices to improve the stability, performance and quality of GDS
Ensure that GDS architecture is in accordance to the Volvo EA framework
Support process & solution roadmaps
Create architectural description including reasons for architectural decisions and considerations
Ensure that the designed solution supports business policies, strategy and stakeholders’ concerns
Contribute to the initial assessment of the feasibility of business requirements
Explain and communicate architectural decisions to stakeholders
Drive the integration process between GDS and other applications/systems
Support for investigation of the most complex incidents/bugs
Future/emerging skills and competence needed
Test driven development - desired
Domain driven development -desired
DevSecOps - desired
Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery - desired
GIT - desired
Development skills
IBMi skills - RPGLE, CLLE, DDS, SEU etc.
Db2 database
Java (especially Swing)
RESTful services
Javascript, HTML, CSS.
Cloud computing
Java Spring
Microservices architecture
Unified Modeling Language
Operating System
Required personal attributes:
Ability to work closely with other team members and stakeholders
Strong team player/lead with excellent communication skills
Self-motivated, proactive and able to work independently in a fast-paced, agile-scrum environment
Strong analytical skills and enjoys solving complex technical problems
Strong presentation skills with the ability communicate and discuss technical choices to various audiences (technical teams, architect community, business representatives etc.)
Excellent documentation skills
What makes us special?
Collaborative environment in Swedish organizational culture
Responsible and challenging tasks with access to the latest tools and technology
Partnership with professionals, identified career paths including global opportunities
International projects in company with certain recognition on the market
Comprehensive introduction training package with mentor’s support
Friendly workplace: modern campus with many facilities – medical center, restaurant, lunchrooms, sport/leisure area (football, basketball, tennis)

Om oss

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group IT manages the Group’s overall IT strategies and plans and has the end-to-end responsibility for all development, delivery, support of IT solution and services for the Volvo Group.

We are more than 6000 people based in 36 countries working in a completely global organization. We are a team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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