Lead Architect

Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia

Place of work
Košice, Slovakia
Contract type
Start date

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

General description
Responsible for the conceptual design, architecture and the technical solution using multiple technologies and corresponding vendors. Guarantees realization, implementation and functionality of the developed solution. The role includes consultancy for potential customer in presales period, analysis of customer demands, conversion of the requirements into a technical specification, evaluation of production costs. Additionally steers the international team of experts in order to deliver solution and to define the SLA’s specifications including the transition and transformation phase to handover solution to support/operational delivery units.

• Planning, design and development of the efficient, high available and secure VCF based private and hybrid Cloud Platform of T-Systems based on market trends and customer demands by using agile method in close collaboration with the engineering and the operations team (DevOps):
o Development of end-2-end designs of the architecture of the hybrid cloud platform
o Planning of new product features of hybrid cloud platform based on vendor roadmaps and customer demands
o Create and implement technical concepts for server / storage / network virtualization for the Private Cloud platform in agile collaboration with the engineering and operations teams
o Build of prototypes and conduct Proof-Of-Concepts
o Create decision papers and act as management interface for further platform evolution
• Build and develop concepts, processes and methods for automation, optimization and standardization to satisfy T-Systems efficiency and automation requirements
• Responsible for strategy, implementation methods and technical procedures for migrations in order to deliver complex solutions and environments
• Determine how systems and technologies should change in the future, migrating to an environment which would optimally support the current and future product model in a cost effective manner
• Work with vendor on correcting critical product defects. Propose and present the T-Systems interest in the future development of the product
• Develop new concepts and products including roadmaps for the future of the product, covering the applications as well as the technologies in the infrastructure considering market trends
• Identify architectural risks and propose alternatives and solutions to assure integrity of the architecture
• Act as key technical lead to solve and coordinate activities across related technologies in/outside own team, steer international teams as participants on the projects
• Contribute to the technical handover to the respective technical next level or next project phase
• Provide project deliverables in order to fulfill the project scope, take responsibility for outlining deadlines for service delivery staff
• Provide a framework for knowledge sharing and training of developers and operations

Management scope
• Serve as point of escalation, review, and approval for architecture issues
• Manage team consisting of internal resources, external suppliers and vendors up to 15 people
• Manage the conception, planning and implementation of the contractually agreed services results
• Lead technical workshop with customer to gather parameters required for migration

Wage (gross)

2 300 EUR/monthFinal salary is negotiable. We are offering base salary depending on seniority level and previous experience of candidate. In addition to base salary we provide variable part and other financial benefits. Base salary will not be lower than 2300€ /brutto.

Employee perks, benefits

• Possibility of Teleworking or Home office
• Cafeteria - individual financial benefit
• Trainings and development opportunities (Coursera, Percipio full access for free)
• Pension savings contribution
• Extra vacation days
• Referral bonus /financial/
• Discounts at various providers in Košice
• Team buildings online
• Work-life Program and Coaching
• Health Weeks
• Sport Activities
• Weekend Events
• Doctors at workplace
• Credit card
• Rotations possibilities

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Information technologies

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience

Information technologies

Personality requirements and skills

IT Technical Skills
• Min. 10 year experience in designing and implementing efficient, high available and secure VMWare VCF based private or hybrid cloud platforms
• Expert level in VMWare VCF product stack, network and storage virtualization, automation and data center security
• Experience in the design, configuration and administration of VMWare VCF environments
• Broad technical knowledge and experience of the data center and its components such as Storage, Network, Server and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization.
• Strong understanding of IaaS and Application Workloads in context of Data Center Architecture design. Network / Infrastructure Security technologies (Firewall, access control, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, administrative access control) and Compliance (PCI, SOx, HIPAA).
• General knowledge in emerging private, hybrid and public cloud architecture and technologies such as Container-as-a-Service.
• Experience in Storage technologies file (NAS), block (SAN), object storage, transport (FCoE, iSCSI, etc), replication, backup, and performance.
• Programmatic control of infrastructure elements (data model, API), integration frameworks and technologies.
• Good knowledge in agile development methodologies and experience in DevOps models for cloud platforms (tools like Ansible, understanding of CI/CD Pipeline, CT)
• Experience with modern collaboration tools in an agile environment (e.g. GitHub, JIRA, Confluence)
• Very good ITIL skills, i.e. in Incident- and Problem management

Other skills
• Financial literacy - Intermediate
• Project Management - Basic
• Leadership skills - Advanced
• Quality management - Intermediate
• Broad and deep knowledge about state-of-the-art technologies and products.
• Expert knowledge and experience with ICT environment verified by professional level certification exams preferably from multiple vendors
• Experience with enterprise architectural frameworks, service oriented architecture and building architecture roadmaps
• Ability to establish, implement and enforce appropriate standards to meet business requirements
• Complex knowledge about whole organizational structure, practical use of tools, KPI’s and connection with QM
• Ability to create and maintain technical documentation for complex solutions.
• Good IT processes knowledge corresponding to an industry standard certification
• B.E or B.Tech and VMware Certified, with at least 10 years of design experience in private cloud platform solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructures
• Expert knowledge on data centre infrastructure
• Software Defined Data Center and Networking / Storage / Cloud
• Exemplary Cloud skills
• VMware Certified Professional (VCP) on either/ all of DCV / NV / CMA and advance certification
• Profound experience in designing end to end large and complex private cloud solutions, ideally for service providers
• Field specific professional certification exam; advantage is project mngt certification; recommended process methodology certification

Soft skills
• Communication
• Analytical thinking
• Team cooperation
• Training and mentoring
• Presentation skills
• Negotiation skills


Brief description of the company

Deutsche Telekom Systems Solutions Slovakia s.r.o. is one of the two legal entities promoted under one brand Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia. Our parent company Deutsche Telekom AG decided to take strategic steps towards structural change, which resulted in the splitting of T-Systems Slovakia into two legal entities, operating, as of July 1, 2020.
Our original brand T-Systems Slovakia has been inextricably linked with Kosice region since January 2006. We proved this the very next year, when we became one of the founding members of Košice IT Valley association.
Over the last decade, we have managed to grow from scratch to being the second largest employer in the eastern part of the country. At the same time, with more than 3,900 employees, we are one of the top fifteen largest employers in Slovakia. Thanks to our highly qualified and motivated employees, we are the company with the fastest growth in added value within the IT industry in Slovakia. Our goal is to proactively find new ways to improve and continuously transform into the type of company providing innovative services.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia
Žriedlová 13
04001 Košice


Kontaktperson: Mgr. Simona Čuchráčová
E-Mail: Lebenslauf senden
ID: 4052807  Termin der Veröffentlichung: 23.4.2021  Untergrenze des Gehalts (brutto): 2 300 EUR/month