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Senior Cloud Solution Architect-(Adabas & Natural)

Software AG

Software AG

IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Software AG simplifies the connected world. Founded in 1969 it helps deliver the experiences that employees, partners and customers now expect. Its technology creates the digital backbone that integrates applications, devices, data and clouds; empowers streamlined processes; and connects “things” like sensors, devices and machines. It helps 10,000+ organizations to become a truly connected enterprise and make smarter decisions, faster.

Our story goes beyond technology. We put people first – employees, customers, and partners. We build strong teams and cultivate relationships that last. We provide incomparable products, solutions, services, and technical excellence for our customers. We are a team of over 5,000 colleagues across 70+ countries who value inclusion, integrity, and innovation. Our size means everyone has an impact and every voice is valued. We are big enough to compete and small enough to care.

Be you, join us.

Software AG customers around the world have developed business-critical enterprise applications based on Adabas (DBMS) and Natural (Programming Language) to run their core business transactions and processes, e.g., large financial enterprises, government organizations, retailers, and others. Contributing to our long-term customer strategy Adabas & Natural 2050+ to modernize and move core applications into the future.

We are looking for an experienced cloud solution architect that supports our international customers moving and modernizing their Adabas and Natural applications from on-prem platforms to the cloud. Collaborating in a multi-stakeholder environment with multiple Cloud Hyperscalers, Partners, Product Management and R&D engineering, and other departments.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Provide technical leadership to guide and support international Adabas & Natural customers in modernizing and transforming their enterprise applications into a cloud architecture. Resolve complex cloud transformation challenges.

  • Lead the design of cloud architecture blueprints (Azure, AWS, GCP) for Adabas & Natural applications, including the transformation/rehosting from on-prem infrastructures (e.g., Linux, IBM z) to the cloud.

  • Collaborate with cloud Hyperscalers (Azure, AWS, GCP) to jointly engineer and document cloud architectures to provide guidance to customers on how to develop, deploy and run applications environments under mission-critical aspects, such as security, high-availability, recovery, sizing, scalability, and performance.

  • Support customers in cloud rehosting projects on various project phases (assessment, prototype, rehosting, testing, etc.) within a multi stakeholder collaboration environment (e.g., presales, professional services, system integrator, cloud Hyperscalers).

  • Collect and review customer requirements and translate them into features backlogs managed by product management.

  • Mentor and train people on cloud technologies needed to “lift and shift” (rehost) Adabas and Natural applications to the cloud, e.g., presales, professional services, support, sales, partners, customers.

  • Work closely across cross-functional teams (e.g., product management, engineering, solution architects) to drive, coordinate and deliver cloud-readiness capabilities and cross-product architectures.

  • Observe and fully understand relevant cloud market trends and services relevant to transform and operate full-stack enterprise applications in the cloud.

  • Communicate and showcase product cloud capabilities through multiple channels (e.g., Webinars, Events, Social Media, Blogs, Communities/user groups) working closely with product marketing.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field. Advanced degree or relevant professional certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional) with strong hands-on experience is highly desirable.

  • 5+ years' experience in architecting, developing and deploying enterprise-class full stack applications to the Cloud (e.g., Adabas & Natural, COBOL). With proven experience in database, application, development (DevOps) and integration (e.g., API, Microservices, Events) technologies.

  • Prior experience and deep knowledge in designing and implementing cloud application architectures in context of cloud-native principles.

  • Proven experience in one or more cloud platforms (e.g., Azure, AWS, GCP) and application related cloud services (e.g., virtual machines, container, Kubernetes, networks/gateways, security, file/storage, databases, load balancer, monitoring, availability zones, DevOps).

  • Experience working with cloud Hyperscalers, understanding their offerings, and leveraging their services to enhance cloud architectures and solutions.

  • Extensive hands-on tool knowledge to setup, configure, script, automate, provision, test, run and monitor cloud infrastructures on Linux.

  • Knowledge about DevOps development practices and tool chains (e.g., Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, Git, CI/CD, Jenkins, Jira)

  • Effective communication and presentation skills (verbal, written) in English to convey technical concepts and solutions to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Customer-focused mindset: Proven ability to collaborate effectively with customers and partners, understanding their needs and providing tailored solutions.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a keen ability to troubleshoot and solve complex tasks.

  • Self-learning and self-driving attitude delivering results according to well-defined goals and measurements.

  • Professional skills to instruct and coach internal / external stakeholders.

  • Experience in designing and implementing cloud solution architectures.

  • Willingness to travel and work abroad to support customers globally, as well as strong social competence skills within in-person and online interactions.

What’s in it for you?

  • Earn competitive total compensation and receive comprehensive country-specific medical and other benefits.
  • Work anywhere in your country or abroad for up to 10 days per year.
  • Set yourself up for success in your new role by upgrading your home office space using your one-time hybrid work payment.
  • Lean on the Employee Assistance Program for support during some of life’s most common but difficult challenges.

At Software AG we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and fairness where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, compensate, develop, promote, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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Software AG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. It is the policy of the Company that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant’s or Employee’s age, race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, protected veteran status and other protected classifications. In addition, it is Company policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind, including that which is sexual, age-related, or ethnic. This policy governs all aspects of employment, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment.