Solution Architecture Lead (f/m) 80-100%


Tamedia is the leading private Swiss media group. Through a portfolio of news media (Tages-Anzeiger, 24 heures, Basler Zeitung, 20 Minuten...) and platforms (,,,, it is the largest media group in Switzerland. Founded in 1893, the company employs around 3,400 people in Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Serbia and has been listed on the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.
We want to take the next step in the digital products of our paid news media. For that challenging project we are looking for a Solution Architecture Lead. Your main goal will be to drive innovation for the digital products of the paid media news. The topics you will be working on range from central data architecture to paywall technology and personalization of our digital products. You will work closely with the product owners in the different areas like Digital Product and E-Commerce to shape the future of paid media at Tamedia.

Do you love to design great software architectures and build state-of-the-art systems? And do you want to help some of the most successful paid news media in Switzerland to provide the best digital products? Are you an experienced leader and passionate about mentoring your Software Engineering colleagues? Well, then let’s get in touch!
Your responsibilities

  • Identify ways for technology to support business goals and bring great solutions to our customers
  • Work out concepts to solve engineering problems and ensure they are properly implemented
  • Challenge all important technical decisions and keep the big picture
  • Act as a technical interface across projects and teams
  • Lead your fellow Software Engineers in all technological questions
  • Be the go-to expert for all questions regarding Software Architecture
  • Define engineering best-practices and improve development processes

Your profile

  • At least 8+ years of experience building, scaling and maintaining production systems
  • Drive to bring innovation and change
  • Proven experience in defining software architectures and integrating different systems and services to work smoothly together
  • Strong analytical thinker, who can think outside the box
  • Experience as Full-stack Engineer
  • You enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting into the code when needed
  • Familiarity with cloud services and architectures
  • Experience working in agile environments
  • Master degree in Software Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • Able to work and deliver under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to influence through the strength of ideas
  • Fluent in English, German and French are a plus

What we offer

  • We value personal improvement and support you in expanding your knowledge with courses and conferences
  • A thriving engineering culture with hackdays, conferences and an always-open ear to leftfield ideas
  • Possibility to make a real difference and leave your mark on some of Switzerland's leading media brands
  • Flexible work schedules with home office and unpaid vacations possibility
  • A modern workplace in a unique building in downtown Zurich
  • On-site canteen run by a former Michelin Star chef with a great selection of fresh food and salad. And they even serve Currywurst


We do not accept unsolicited CVs from Third Party Agencies.


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Why work with us?

We provide an attractive environment, so you can contribute and make a difference.

At Tamedia, you will find the framework required to develop professionally. You work at attractive locations in the middle of the city. In Switzerland, in Europe or wherever you can make a difference. An open work environment and flexible working hours provide you with an ideal creative freedom.

We create perspectives, so that you can advance yourself and Tamedia.

At Tamedia, you shape the future of media and digital industry from the pole position. You will learn from us, and we with you. We promote talent and provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills. As a result, you take charge of your own career.

We live diversity, so that you can benefit from a large network.

Tamedia unites strong brands and cultures under one roof. This provides opportunities for interdisciplinary experiences. Network actively and expand your expertise through exchanges with specialists from other areas within Tamedia.

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