Solutions Architect for Data Analytics Platform

Technology Services - Basel, United Kingdom

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About Arcondis

Arcondis is a global consulting company with an exclusive focus on the healthcare and life science industries, with their particularly demanding requirements on quality and regulatory aspects. We have been managing challenges and solving problems for our clients in the areas of compliance, business processes,

information technology, and digital transformation since 2001. We create value through cross-functional, sophisticated delivery methodologies and intelligent implementation. Our clients love to work with us because of our unique skillsets, our pragmatic approach, and our will to win.

Open Position

Tasks and responsibilities

As the Solutions Architect for Data Analytics Platform, you will provide technical leadership in a team of highly skilled experts working to implement information-driven strategies and systems that help agricultural scientists develop solutions for growers. You will go beyond architectural design and provide end to end implementation of real-life data environments.

You are a highly motivated individual with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. You are an effective communicator; you’ll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the technical design of a software ecosystem for scientists in Research and Development

  • Develop cloud infrastructure concepts and strategies to ensure use of cutting-edge technologies while right sizing services for high performant and cost effective solutions. Drive infrastructure design delivery through Syngenta cloud team

  • Work closely with all stakeholders to convert business needs into pragmatic technology solutions

  • Ensure data on our platforms are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR)

  • Designs must enable access management and secure use of data for internal, external or public use

  • Be an active member of engineering communities

  • Be an active member of agile, self-organizing, squads

  • Develops strong partnerships with R&D scientists in order to have full transparency and joint ownership of the technology strategy and progress towards it


Your profile

Your Experience and Skills

  • 9+ years of experience in Big Data, data warehouse, data analytics projects, and/or any Information Management related projects

  • Prior experience building large scale enterprise data architectures using commercial and/or open-source Data Analytics technologies

  • Ability to produce client ready solution architecture, business understandable presentations and good communication skills to lead and run workshops

  • Strong knowledge of data manipulation languages such as Spark, Scala, Impala, Hive SQL, Apache Nifi and Kafka necessary to build and maintain complex queries, streaming and real-time data pipelines

  • Data modelling and architecting skills including strong foundation in data warehousing concepts, data normalisation, and dimensional data modelling such as OLAP, or data vault

  • Good fundamentals around security integration including Kerberos authentication, SAML and data security and privacy such as data masking and tokenisation techniques

  • Good knowledge in DevOps engineering using Continuous Integration/ Delivery tools

  • An in depth understanding of AWS Cloud solutions

  • Experienced in integrating into legacy systems and COTS solutions

  • Awareness of emerging data technologies, e.g. data quality, data catalogue, knowledge graphs, metadata and ontology management platforms

Critical Knowledge and Education

  • University Master’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)

  • Strong customer focus, communication, teamwork and negotiation skills

  • In depth technical experience, ideally AWS certified

  • Experience implementing data first solutions

  • Fluency in English, additional languages beneficial


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