Solution Architect for Ciklum

Málaga, Spain


Ciklum is a Software Engineering and Solutions Company. Our 3,000+ IT professionals are located in the offices and delivery centres in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Spain.

As Ciklum employee, you'll have the unique possibility to communicate directly with the client when working in Extended Teams. Besides, Ciklum is the place to make your tech ideas tangible. The Vital Signs Monitor for the Children’s Cardiac Center as well as Smart Defibrillator, the winner of the US IoT World Hackathon, are among the cool things Ciklumers have developed.

Ciklum is a technology partner for Google, Intel, Micron, and hundreds of world-known companies. We are looking forward to seeing you as a part of our team!

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Ciklum is looking for a Solution Architect to join the Architecture Team on a full-time basis.

You will join a highly motivated team and will be working on a modern solution for our existing client. We are looking for technology experts who want to make an impact on new business by applying best practices and taking ownership.

Project description:
Ciklum will build the collaborative sportswear design platform for TOP-5 company of the sportswear market. Scalable solution that will be used by famous worldwide sportswear designers to create and bring to market new sports fashion collections. Part of the larger Product Lifecycle Management ecosystem the platform delivered within the current project will become a market differentiator and key comparative advantage for multi-billion business. Project will use proven and edge technologies and concepts, such as SAFe, Behaviour-Driven Development, DevOps, Event-Driven architecture.


  • Client engagement up to VP level and senior stakeholder management – the ability to communicate the company strategy, solutions, services and technology stacks to key clients and stakeholders, build credibility and trust with the client
  • Be a part of an architecture group together with client’s solution architects, provide advisory / consultancy on engineering / architecture
  • Act as most Senior technical expert on the project, Leader of an engineering team; provide inputs to Developers and QA teams; ensure alignment of engineering processes and practices among delivery teams
  • Act as the mentor to domain related family of solution team leads and developers; define upskilling plan and coach team on engineering topics
  • Drive business, information and technology architectures mapping
  • Produce vision which satisfies architecturally significant requirements through trade-off analysis, proof of concepts implementation, benchmarking
  • Set up and manage architecture design and documenting processes
  • Review and validate architecture design decisions made within engineering teams and ensure compliance with architecture vision
  • Proactively drive architecture decision making process and relentless improvements
  • Working in an international distributed team in an Agile environment
  • Delivering the product roadmap and plannings


  • Commercial experience in solution architecture design (4+ years):
    • Develop long-lasting relationships
    • Ability to influence senior client decision-makers
    • Leading and supporting medium to large size solution delivery projects
    • Analysis of business, product, and technology requirements
    • Business consulting and communication skills
  • Excellent client-facing, business consulting, and communication skills
  • Fluent English
  • Experience in software development for 10+ years
  • Relevant experience in software development with Java for 8+ years
  • Excellent knowledge in Computer Science, Computing Theory:
    • Database theory
    • Code testing practices
    • Algorithms
    • Architectural & Enterprise Patterns
    • Design patterns
    • Deployment patterns
    • Security patterns, computer security and networking vulnerability
  • Understanding of network interactions and protocols, conventions
  • Understanding of containerization and orchestration
  • Practical experience with:
    • Microservices (3+ years)
    • Spring Framework (5+ years)
    • RDBMS / NoSQL / Key-value storages: Oracle DB 12.2c, Elasticsearch (2+ years), Solr
    • Messaging systems: Kafka (2+ years), TIBCO
    • CI/CD tools (e.g. Gitlab Pipeline, Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo)
    • Kubernetes (2+ years)
    • VMWare


  • Certifications on:
    • Architecture framework (SEI, TOGAF, etc.)
    • Cloud providers
    • Delivery processes (SAFe, Agile, etc)
  • Experience with:
    • Liquibase
    • Zool
    • Hystrix
    • Release Management tools & Configuration Management tools
    • Infrastructure as a code tools

What's in it for you

  • Participate in full-cycle software development process
  • Realisation of your innovative ideas in building Ciklum Solutions and Services
  • Competitive package depending on your experience, skills and contribution
  • Friendly collaborative teams and enjoyable working environment
  • Various corporate and social events