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Solution Architect (m/f/d)

Frankfurt, Ilmenau, Köln - Porz, Berlin, Kiel, Köln - Mülheim, Sofia, Vollzeit, unbefristet

We are paving the way for the digitalisation of REWE Group. We are the driving force in digital food retailing – and our goal is always the perfect digital supermarket. With great passion, we develop the shopping baskets of today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, work on the most modern storage and delivery systems in the world and aren't afraid when necessary to completely rework current workflows. Lateral thinking is our daily business.


For our Architecture team we are looking for Solution Architects (m/f/d) to work within different REWE digital Tribes.

This is what the job entails:


  • Contribute to the design of a self-determined, flexible and effective development organization, which develops software according to our architecture guidelines
  • Support and optimization of the communication within and between teams
  • Take the responsibility over the team’s ability to develop sustainable architectures
  • Support in software development that meets our requirements for guidelines, security, quality and performance and enables a sufficiently fast time-to-market
  • Increase of the development speed by simple and clear decision making


Supporting (Domain-) Architects in communicating and implementing architectural guidelines

  • To convey a better understanding of architecture within the teams, to communicate the overall architecture, the organizational context and the framework conditions
  • Driving the architectural guidelines / compliance through communication with the teams and prioritization together with the POs
  • Relaying feedback from the teams
  • Demand adherence to architecture guidelines

Support teams with the implementation of architecture guidelines

  • Support teams and developers to place refactoring and architectural work into their sprints (legitimacy)
  • Support in designing the software architecture on squad and team level
  • In technical conflict situations: To advise both parties and to actively participate in decision making based on objective KPI and architectural frameworks by providing teams and developers with architecture-relevant information and by bringing about a data-based decision

Further development of our systems

  • Proactively identify and address challenges in our systems and processes
  • Develop prototypes and implement focus topics together with the teams
  • Support of developers in sprints (pull principle)
  • Regular pairing with the developers in order to transfer knowledge in both directions (pull & push)

Coordination of development tasks

  • Support in the technical harmonization of tasks between the teams within a squad and also between squads

Continuous improvement

  • Expand personal methodological excellence
  • Increase team performance in product development
  • Increase personal social competence


  • Degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • High degree of teamwork, and excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Good presentation and moderation skills
  • Hands-On mentality
  • Fluency in both english and german


  • Know-how of Apache Kafka, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes
  • Programming experience, for example with JAVA / Kotlin, Spring Framework, Angular or other programming languages and frameworks (for the position of a Solution Architect within a product team)
  • Experience in evolving and maintaining cloud platforms, infrastructure as a service, devops practices (for the position of a Solution Architect within a platform team)
  • Interested in Domain Driven Design, System-Thinking and other related concepts

Must have

  • Practical experience working within scaled systems, microservices, event-driven architectures
  • Good knowledge of software architecture patterns and principles
  • Intrinsic motivation to continuously improve your skills and to keep up with current developments in software / domain / enterprise architecture and cloud technologies

Here's what's on top:

  • Everything your tech heart desires: tech talks and hackathons
  • This is what work-life balance looks like: 30 days of vacation, trust-based working hours and the option of mobile working.
  • Always up to date: regular inhouse-workshops, conferences and weekly stand-ups 
  • Stress-free way to work: with the discounted job ticket and parking spaces right outside the door
  • One team, lots of fun: regular sports and company events.
  • Benefits of a large corporation: employee discounts in various areas of REWE Group
  • All-round care: health benefits and a subsidized pension plan
  • And when you need a break: we subsidize your lunch and snacks


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