Product Architect

Description

We’re at a turning point in history. Climate change is changing the world faster than ever before. Utilities will play a crucial role in the transformation of our society to fight climate change and become carbon-neutral, while at the same time making sure people and businesses can continue to use energy supply like they’ve been used to for so many years.

At Gorilla, we’re determined to not stay aside but to make a real impact on the utility industry by providing data services that allow utilities to play the role they need to play in the quest for a net-zero society. By building something that solves a real problem, and by being the best at what we do.

your role

  • Participate in architectural and software development activities.

  • Work with our product manager and product designer on requirements analysis and platform specifications.

  • Architectural designs: you create architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development

  • Product stack blueprint: you deliver the architectural design for capabilities within your product group stack(s) by using knowledge of defined reference architectures, technology trends, and implementation experience in order to translate a business need into a solution blueprint that represents an end-to-end technical solution while keeping in mind non-functional requirements and operational expenses

  • Architecture implementation: you lead the implementation and integration of technical architecture across a product group based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities and business requirements

your responsibilities

By working closely together with our product manager, product designer and engineers, you take responsibility for detailing and specifying the new product features from a technical perspective in line with our technological vision. With a focus on technical excellence, feasibility and business value you strive to achieve the set-out goals of each product increment. You make sure to follow the definition process of organising technical sessions and workshops with all relevant stakeholders, to determine how each of the features will work in detail.

You quickly distil and translate strategy into detailed requirements.

Together with Elke, our product manager, and Lisa, our designer, you deliver detailed technical documentation and specs, which can be efficiently engineered.

You are the expert on the product, you know it inside out, all its flaws and quirks for which you already have 10 ideas and some sketches to improve it. You provide recommendations based on usability analytics and behaviour. You are listening to our users and engineers and actively inviting them to share feedback.

Requirements

  • You can quickly understand and apply the long-term (“Big Picture”) vision and tactical needs

  • You have a strong customer orientation and security-mindset

  • You can easily communicate, negotiate and work together with different colleagues and with clients

  • You have strong analytical, technical and organizational skills

  • You have a master’s degree or equivalent through experience

  • You have at least 2 years of experience as a Technical Architect

  • You have a good written and verbal knowledge of English

  • You have experience with translating applications requirements into technology architectures.

  • You have demonstrated knowledge:

  1. – Application & integration architecture patterns

  2. – DevOps and CI/CD

  3. – Foundation or Supporting Services: middleware, databases

  4. (Security) best practices for applications & data

  5. – API Management integration technologies and µService Architecture

  6. – REST API (OpenAPI Specification), GraphQL

  7. – Programming languages (e.g. .NET/Java, …)

  8. – AWS

  9. – Python or other scripting language (Python and JavaScript/TypeScript are a plus)

  10. – Good knowledge of front-end frameworks

  11. – Integration technologies:    

    • Messaging systems (ESB/MQ, Kafka…)

    • ETL/CDC

The benefits

You become part of an ambitious organisation and an enthusiastic team with a mindset to win! As Gorilla is growing at an incredible pace, you can leave your mark – growing alongside Gorilla.

We actively challenge ourselves and our colleagues, in order to always improve our skills, methodology and capabilities. Lifelong learning is essentially embedded in our organisation, and we care about your individual dreams and ambitions, beyond just work.

On top of that, our remuneration approach is clear and no-nonsense, just like our feedback culture and personal development approach. You’ll be able to join a team from wherever you’d like to work – equipped with the best technology for remote work. We’ll provide access to an office space near you whenever you like, as well as frequent travels to meet your colleagues in person, making sure you’ll never feel lonely.

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