IT Architect – Hydropower Assets
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position IT architect/Solution architect
Work model On location
Application due date 30 June 2024
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Company description

Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat. Our main markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Great Britain. There are approximately 20,000 employees within the Vattenfall Group. We have been electrifying industries, delivering energy to homes and transforming life through innovation for over a hundred years. We now want to make it possible to live fossil-free within a generation and we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system.


Job description

Vattenfall is an important player in the energy transition – we want to enable tomorrow's climate-smart way of life for all our customers.

Our investment power, innovation and ambitious change agenda to achieve fossil freedom can only become a reality if our energy production assets are ready to handle increased electrification. To meet this challenge, we invest in our people and continue to hire exceptional IT talent. Together with our team, we promote the Vattenfall Hydropower business area within Vattenfall as a data-driven company to enable optimized decision-making and investment planning.

This means, for example, that together we create IT architecture for:

  • Full IT/OT integration to ensure smooth transfer of data in real time
  • Our next generation ERP transformation
  • Data-driven solutions (Predictive maintenance, Digital twins, AI cases)
  • New market models (support functions)
  • Modernization of IT architecture
  • Advanced solutions to deliver real-time insights into the performance of our Hydropower assets to reduce maintenance costs

Our team needs business facing solution architects; You know how to use the latest IT technology to make our Vattenkraft resources and processes work optimally, you also act as an enabler to ensure that we reach our ambitious goals and inspire Vattenkraft to see new opportunities! We have a large SAP and Microsoft implementation, with more than 20,000 users in six countries.

Our IT Architecture group consists of 30 enterprise/solution architects involved in approximately 100+ key projects, focusing on enterprise architecture and solution architecture for all Vattenfall business units. We act as a focal point for understanding business needs and seeing the big picture to help our teams safely use tomorrow's technologies.

Your main responsibilities:

  • You will participate in the larger strategic projects to guide them to successful execution based on expedient architecture
  • Together with Vattenkraften's IT, you will develop the business's IT strategy, integration strategy, data strategy, etc
  • You have a solid understanding of IT security.i
  • You will have (or build up) deep knowledge of Vattenkraften's system landscape to become the hub for how Vattenkraften should develop it.
  • You will, in dialogue with the business, drive further development of our IT network solutions.
  • You will help us grow our enterprise mindset and establish standards and architecture principles. You will be our trusted advisor for Vattenkraften and other business areas to enable their business models with technology - even if it means radical change!

Requirements specification

We are looking for a versatile architect, preferably with experience as an architect or consultant in an asset-intensive industry (energy, water, industry, automotive or similar). Some experience with integration issues is an advantage.

You feel comfortable communicating with both colleagues within IT and from other parts of the business. You thrive in a constantly changing environment. In addition, you have:

  • An academic degree in IT or related subjects
  • Worked in an international environment and you speak Swedish and English
  • Deep knowledge in IT and experience with IT architecture and frameworks
  • Merit with experience from an asset-intensive industry
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Well Architected Framework
  • You enjoy producing architectural documents
  • And you have skills in turning complex problems into concise solutions.
  • And… we love architects who speak business and know TOGAF, rather than those who speak TOGAF and know business…

Location: For this position you will be based in Luleå, Sweden. Some trips to the office (Stockholm, Solna) may occur.


More information

We offer

• Become part of a massive change-oriented purpose – not just on paper, but in reality – where you can influence the outcome!

• We offer a challenging and international work environment and the opportunity to work with some of the best in the field.

• You will work in an interdisciplinary team with other experienced IT architects - so we do this together!

• A professional environment where your experience, knowledge and attitude take us one step further and the opportunity for you to grow further.

• A central office location with easy access by public transport.

• In addition, a healthy balance between work and leisure (smart work) and time to develop your profession.

• At Vattenfall, you will have the opportunity to work for an energy company that strives to create fossil-free energy within a generation.

• And last but not least; an international and multicultural work environment with energetic, motivated colleagues who also like to have fun!

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via our website. For more information about the recruitment process, please contact recruiter Folmer Koper on +31 6 38710915.

We are convinced that diversity contributes to building a more profitable and appealing company and strive to be good role models when it comes to diversity. Vattenfall works actively to ensure that all employees have the same opportunities and rights regardless of age, ethnic or cultural background, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation or functional condition. Read more about how we work with diversity and inclusion here.

Vattenfall is part of Sweden's critical infrastructure and many services are security classified. If this position is security classified, a security check will be carried out before employment, in accordance with the Security Protection Act.

About the employer
At Vattenfall you’ll take part in a bigger challenge: To make it possible to live fossil-free within a generation. We want to show the way to a sustainable future and stimulate a climate smarter life. This requires new perspectives and actual changes. It requires people who want to make a real difference. Join us and power fossil-free living!
www.vattenfall.se