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Solution Architect

Location:  Vaughan
Stellen-ID:  17221

When it comes to digital, physical or electronic payments, the whole world trusts Giesecke+Devrient. Now you too can discover your passion for the world of payment systems. G+D Currency Technology is a globally active high-tech company headquartered in Munich, Germany. As a trusted partner of central banks and the entire currency industry, we increase security and efficiency in cash circulation. Our 160 years of experience – combined with new, digital solutions – makes us the world market leader in Advanced Currency Management. As part of the G+D Group, we offer a wide range of development opportunities in an international, family-owned company, with more than 11,000 employees worldwide. We are convinced that the key to success is in the diversity of our employees. That’s why it depends on you personally – let’s shape the future of currencies together!

Solution Architect (Compass VMS)

Digital Solutions (CCT)



Area of Responsibility

G+D is looking for a (Senior) Solution Architect (SA) to modernize and refine technical architecture of the Compass VMS product modules. Compass VMS is the market leading cash centre workflow product, including deep functionality which enables the digitalisation of cash centre processes. The product is used by central banks, commercial banks and cash in transit (CIT) businesses around the world.


G+D has a strategy to modernise and modularise Compass VMS. This new SA role is critical to lead the overall solution architecture refinement and modernization from a technical perspective. The SA focuses primarily on defining and ensuring the implementation of an updated solution architecture which matches the new modularization strategy, business requirements as well as budget and time boundaries. It will be planned and executed together with the responsible (technical) Product Owner.


The SA will work alongside with Software and Database Architects who will be responsible for technology specific definition and implementation at the respective product modules. The Head of Digital Technology will be the lead for the general strategic technology direction of the business line portfolio such as modularisation, general security requirements and interface standards with the Solution Architect responsible for the VMS-specific implementation.  The SA reports to the Head of Digital Technology.


Main Tasks

  • Understand, revise and change the overall Compass VMS solution architecture matching current business, performance and security requirements
  • Ensure quality and security of designed software architectures and their modernization
  • Define and drive platform modularization concept (micro-service migration) and agree on implementation path with Product Owner, Software and Database Architects among other stakeholders which fits into current delivery roadmap
  • Support the Release Engineers with SDLC and DevOps modernization approach including Azure DevOps cloud migration
  • Support the Quality Management team with new test automation approach by using Azure platform services and capabilities
  • Ensure technical dept resolution and overall solution architecture quality and maturity


Job Requirements

  • Completed degree (Master) in computer science or a comparable subject area
  • Proven track record in the successful implementation of (micro) service based architectures with Java (and ideally also .NET) technologies in cloud on on-prem
  • Experience in management of technical teams and stakeholders
  • Experience in modernising a complex software product (from monolith to micro-services)
  • Experience in the challenge of dealing with highly diverse customer requirements, and the question of core vs customisation while keeping up operations and delivery
  • Pays attention to scalability, reliability and security requirements
  • Very sound technical skills in the fields of
    • Backend: Java, Spring (Boot), JPA/Hibernate + Spring Data as well as SQL (one of  the major DB vendors - Postgres, Oracle, MySQL)
    • Interface design and security: RESTful API, OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0, LDAP, SAML 2.0
    • Frontend: HTML, CSS, Angular/TypeScript (Wicket would be plus)
  • Experience with container-based technologies (Docker/Kubernetes) and cloud-ready architecture
  • Clear understanding of the CI/CD pipeline automation with Azure DevOps (software and infrastructure code) including unit tests, test automation, contract-based testing, etc.
  • Experience with messaging queues ideally ActiveMQ and JMS
  • Code quality tools and processes (SonarQube, code coverage, code review, clean code...) and agile development processes
  • Pronounced analytical competence and a very structured approach
  • Understanding of Agile principles (Scrum or Kanban)
  • High level of communicative competence and assertiveness
  • Management of diverse stakeholders, sometimes with conflicting interests
  • Comfortable working in a complex, changing environment
  • Experience working in a global team (Europe, U.S., Canada, India )
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English

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Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology America, Inc.
202-3700 Steeles AveW Vaughan ON L4L 8K8
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