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STARK GROUP is looking for a cloud architect

  • Stark
  • Danmark
  • 23/06/2022



STARK GROUP is the leading retailer and distributor of building materials in Northern Europe. STARK GROUP serves its customers through a finely meshed network of branches. Its customer base is broad, ranging from major contractors, builders and consumers to distributors and industries.  

To support the STARK GROUP business a large business transformation program is being rolled out to ensure the continued success of STARK. The program is focused on a new technology platform that will replace several legacy IT systems as well as provide new

functionality to the Group – and all of this will be built on a solid and secure foundation utilizing the latest cloud technologies as well as modern integration and infrastructure components.

To support the transformation and introduce new technologies in a secure, solid and sustainable setup, we are looking for a cloud architect who can drive our focus on a modern, secure infrastructure setup that bridge on premise and cloud solutions.

As a Cloud Architect some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Contribute to the successful delivery of the cloud foundation by coordinating work across projects, vendors and technology partners.

  • Ensure IT project governance is followed, and projects / task are started up correctly and dependencies towards security and operation are mapped and followed up upon.

  • Use your stakeholder management skills to influence and set the direction for our future cloud adoption in dialogue with STARK management and our external partners.

  • Lead functional workshops with stakeholders to understand their needs.

  • In corporation with the business owner get the best out of our investment and inspire to use new technology in way that bring us to next level.

  • Be a champion for our cloud foundation, spot opportunities and inspire STARK architects and developers for building better services for our business.

  • Develop and maintain roadmaps for cloud foundation, with focus on Azure and our main SaaS solutions to ensure cloud solutions are optimized for both cost and functionality.

  • Participate in the architecture forums across the STARK group align target state and mitigate and reduce technical debt.

  • Contribute to ensuring high performing architecture teams in a highly dynamic working environment based on virtual team structures and modern ways of working

  • Deliver, document, and instill best practices on all technical project deliverables, including technical approach and tool selection.

  • Adequately document requirements, and design appropriate solutions.

A bit about you, our dream candidate!

  • You have a flexible and organized work style.

  • Have significant experience with Azure foundation in a hybrid setup.

  • You have a good understanding of operationalizing an Azure foundation setup and what challenges to be aware of in a mix of DevOps and ITIL operations teams.

  • You understand the importance of architecture and guiding principles when implementing new IT systems in a global organization.

  • You understand modern infrastructure landscape and the implications and opportunities of Cloud.

  • You have an interest in how to bring Cloud architecture and operation to the next level, how to use data in proactive solutions, e.g., using artificial intelligence.

  • Possess the ability to work in a matrix environment and at the same time respect the autonomous and self-managed team structure within own area.

  • Enjoy working with a complex IT landscape that consists of both close to retired systems that maintain our legacy and brand-new ones which will support our future.

  • Have a solid track record in developing technical roadmaps including capturing requirements, solution design and working across a landscape that involves multiple IT systems – both developed internally and sourced from external vendors.

  • Are a good communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals throughout the business.

  • Speak and write English fluently and preferably German, Danish, Swedish and/or Finnish

STARK group IT has base in Aarhus, but as we work in virtual teams in a hybrid setup, the location can also be in one of STARKs branch offices in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Berlin or Frankfurt.

Send us your application and resume as soon as possible, we will be interviewing candidates on an ongoing basis by clicking “Reply”. If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Morten Ryberg, Lead Architect and Team Lead by sending an e-mail to: Morten.Ryberg@stark.dk.  

We look forward to receiving your application!