Solutions Architect (m/w/n) - Customer Experience Domain

Kantar Deutschland GmbH, Munich

Kantar has a vacancy for a Solutions Architect.  This person will be tasked with driving innovation within the business.  They will be expected to deliver on business needs, connecting business requirements with a great understanding of technology.  In order to be successful, this person will require excellent soft skills, and the ability to work effectively with offshore resource effectively.  

In exchange, we offer the chance to work at the cutting edge of the market research business, operating in a complex, interesting and challenging environment.  You will also have the opportunity to collaborate extensively with the likes of Microsoft and Amazon.

Nobody knows consumers better than Kantar. Providing insight and inspiration to help clients flourish in an extraordinary world, we bring together 12 of the world’s leading research, data and insight brands. At the heart of WPP, our global team of 30,000 people in more than 100 countries delivers specialist insight, business strategies and consultancy support.

Your responsibilities will include
  • Building high-quality systems using best practices and mentoring others on how to do the same
  • Translate business problems into IT solutions
  • Proactively suggest IT solutions to answer (future) business requirements
  • Performing applied research and development and prototyping activities, either directly or in an oversight capacity
  • Providing technical leadership for platform technologies and solutions, once rolled out into production
  • Working closely with our DevOps teams to define the deployment architecture and take responsibility for making this architecture sustainable
  • Mentoring technical leads and developers
  • Furthering a culture that is based on knowledge sharing and best in class execution
  • Staying abreast of industry changes related to BI, analytics, and big data and how this can affect the practice area and its products

The ideal candidate will have
  • Experience in managing and driving complex engineering programs
  • 3+ years of experience in developing .NET enterprise applications using web technologies (WebAPI, MVC4, NancyFx)
  • Deep hands-on knowledge of the .NET 4.x Framework, including Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET WebAPI/MVC, Entity Framework, AngularJS, JavaScript and CSS. Good working knowledge of REST, SOLID principles, OAuth2 and MapReduce
  • Hands-on experience designing and building scalable web applications, particularly working with n-tier architectures along with some experience with service-oriented architectures (SOA)
  • Experience with establishing project usage procedures for source control, work item tracking, and build management with TFS, Git or similar
  • Good understanding of data privacy policies and security practices (authorization, authentication, encryption)
  • Ability to work with senior leadership to set realistic program goals and metrics
  • Possess knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations and anticipating their needs
  • Fluent in at least English
  • Experience with large scale data processing and cloud services (Azure) and cloud orchestration is a plus
  • Knowledge of statistical topics such as correlation, regression, text analytics and machine learning is a plus

What else do we offer you?
We offer a varied and international role with high level interesting assignments and excellent development opportunities.
You will join a highly motivated team within a pleasant working environment,.
You will be trained and gain experience in a variety of state of the art methodologies and techniques.
We offer a performance-based salary with additional social benefits and flexible working hours, as a matter of course.

Does this sound interesting?
Then please apply via our online form

Mr Andreas Arnold
Tel. +49 (0)89 5600 1800