Working at EDGE Technologies | Solution Architect
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Solution Architect (Amsterdam) 

About EDGE

We are a fast-growing, proptech company headquartered in Amsterdam, with projects all over Europe and the United States. Building upon our parent company’s strong foundation as one of the most innovative office developers in the real estate market, we have started our SaaS-based venture a couple of years ago and are now further strengthening our team.

We use IoT sensor technology and telemetry, cloud computing,data analytics and machine learning to create a unique building analytics platform. Our standardized SaaS offering for new and existing buildings, is helping our clients to understand how their buildings perform, how they can optimize operations and how they can elevate the workplace experience for employees. Our ultimate goal is to be the best IoT Platform in the real estate business, using state-of-the-art technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence to create healthier and more sustainable buildings around the world. We are frontrunners in the market and continuously develop our product further in close alignment with cutting-edge developments within the Microsoft Azure IoT Stack, enabling us to work with the newest Microsoft products even before they are commercially released.

Because the world needs better buildings, we are looking for top tier talent with a clear vision to help us reach our goals. Are you up for the challenge?

FOR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THE WORLD NEEDS BETTER BUILDINGS

We are looking for a full-time solution architect to strengthen our team. In your role you will be a main sparring partner for the Product Owner and CTO,

  • You will have a sound understanding of the structure of our existing platform systems and perform analyzes for product development ( brown field).
  • You will also develop the software architecture of new products or services (green field), based on MS Azure IoT componenst and developemnts (e.g. data bricks, digital twin, etc.)
  • You will translate requirements into a high level design. You translate the desired information needs into information products and an information system with objectives and conditions (Translating concepts, requirements, specifications and ideas into concrete software solutions).
  • With the CTO you will  create and maintain the technical roadmap, initiate improvements, coach designers and software engineers in our team. You remain actively informed of developments in the market and the field.
  • You advise the CTO on the design of the software systems and the technical choices related to this.
  • Supervises Software Developers and Analysts (inhouse and outsourced) in applying the designed architecture and using development tools.
  • Check and test the technical design with regard to architecture and guard compliance with the guidelines and regualtions (ISO 27001, GDPR, etc)
  • Draw up test scenarios and tests software against functional requirements.
  • You will have responsibility for co-developing and ensuring the technical strategy and quality of the overall platform architecture, building (new) platform capabilities and optimizing the existing architecture.
  • You will also be working on the coordination and creation of new data interfaces and collecting data from different data sources from buildings (sensor data, building management system data, etc.) as well as systems of tenants (room booking, access control, parking, etc.) and partner solutions such as mobile applications, integrating mostly Microsoft IoT based solutions.

Competencies relevant to the role

  • Natural team leader who enjoys managing teams towards clear targets
  • Well-structured and process oriented with intrinsic drive for excellence
  • You have good communicative skills and enjoy working in a team with diverse, complemetnary skills.
  • You find it interesting to take on technical challenges. You are entrepreneurial, result-oriented, have a ‘ can-do ‘ mentality and you are able to bring parties together.
  • You are used to working in a dynamic environment, with parallel projects, changing circumstances and changing priorities.
  • You shares our goal to create healthier and more sustainable buildings

Technical Skills, Education & Experience relevant to the role

  • Essential:
  • Bachelor degree in Math/Physics/Engineering/IT
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a software / system architect and familiar with Design Patterns , Architectural Patterns and Coninuous Integration, incl. relevant and current experience with:
    • The development of Azure IoT cloud software systems;
    • Designing and describing software architectures;
    • The development according to design patterns and design principles;
    • Model driven development;
    • Quality- oriented development (ISO25010);
  • Azure Solutions Architect (Associate or Expert certified)
  • Experienced with Azure DevOps
  • Experienced with serverless / micro services architecture and directory services (B2C).
  • Comfortable coding among others in .NET/C#, PowerShell, Python, Embedded C/C++
  • Several years of experience as Scrum Master (certificate not essential)
  • EU working permit
  • Full professional proficiency in written and spoken English (C1 or higher)
  • Favorable:
    • Ability to code in ASP/.NET
    • Experience with Power BI
    • Basic understaning of electronics, sensors, Arduino/Raspberre PI, Azure Sphere.
  • We offer

    This is a full-time position in Amsterdam. EDGE offers an attractive employee benefits package that more than meets market conditions. Therefore flexibility, a desire to constantly learn and to take on new challenges are an absolute must in order to succeed with us.

    Our experience

    Our experience

    EDGE Technologies is the result of over 20 years of real estate experience

    Known for

    Known for

    In 2015 we officially delivered The Edge, the smartest office building in the world

    Award winning

    Award winning

    Our team has won over 20 awards for our buildings

    Our offices

    Our offices

    We work with over 90 people in our offices in New York, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Berlin

    Values you should live & breathe

    Our company values shape our EDGE culture and guide the way we do business. These values represent who we are, what we believe in and how we work together as a team. We like to think of these values as the definition of what makes our company and our people unique.

    Build a better world

    Our vision is simple: we want to build a better world. In order to do so, we have to create the best buildings in the world by excelling in our fields of excellence: sustainability, wellbeing, design and technology.

    Service our ultimate customer: the resident

    We love our work – the art and science of building buildings – but we must never forget that everything starts with the people and their needs. Residents are our ultimate customers and we aim to serve them in the best possible way. 

    Think big, bold and distort reality

    We believe that the best way to predict the future is to shape it ourselves. We thrive on innovation and challenge prevailing assumptions to disrupt the status quo. 

    Be agile and biased for action

    The world moves at an unprecedented speed. In order to keep up, we must be agile, move quickly and adapt easily. We make fast decisions and act accordingly. 

    Attract, develop and retain exceptional talent

    We accept only A-players and do everything to attract, keep and develop them. They raise the performance bar for all of us and inspire everyone else to higher standards of personal and professional development.

    Serve our high-performance team

    We believe that the team is the star in our company, and we want to win the World Cup as a team. We get further by going together, by treating each other with respect, and by supporting each other whenever possible.

    Be honest and transparent

    We believe in honesty and transparency as a means of bringing out the best in everyone. We thus demand a culture of constant, constructive feedback that will enable each of us to grow and develop. 

    Have an ownership mindset

    We believe in the power of entrepreneurial spirit and an ownership mindset: behaving as if you were the owner. This means always acting in the company’s best interest – not that of yourself or your team. 

    Strive for excellence

    We know that success is ultimately based on amazing execution, thus we cannot accept anything less than the highest standards. We act pragmatically when we need to be fast but action-bias is not an excuse for bad execution. 

    Get it done

    At the end of the day, we are only successful and impactful when we get things done. This is why we focus radically on what matters the most and beware of shiny distractions. We focus on solutions, not problems. 

    Are you up for the challenge?