Software Architect Big Data (m/f/d)

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Berlin, DE, 10117 CZ Schöneck, DE, 08261 DE Chemnitz, DE, 09112

Company: gksoftware

GK is a leading global software developer and provider of standard and cloud-based solutions for the retail industry, with over 500,000 retail and payment installations in more than 60 countries. At GK, more than 1.100 employees worldwide work on solutions for an all-encompassing shopping experience, improving the relationship between customers and retailers every day. GK is a hidden champion headquartered in Schöneck in the Vogtland region of Germany, but has locations in Berlin, Paris and Johannesburg while maintaining a presence in 13 further international locations. Together, GK develops groundbreaking technologies for the retail industry of today and tomorrow.

Locations: Berlin, Chemnitz, Schoeneck, Home Office (Germany) , Pilsen (Czech) 


Your responsibilities


  • Responsibility for coordination, conception, design and implementation of software components and sophisticated cloud IT architectures in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. 
  • Development and design of APIs and central components 
  • Supporting the development teams in the implementation of projects (clarification of technical issues, agile elaboration of implementation details)
  • You will be responsible for developing a high-quality software design and implementing an adequate system architecture
  • Conducting reviews to ensure compliance with design and architecture specifications 
  • Ensuring agreed architectural principles and standards as well as non-functional requirements are met 
  • Design and implement solutions with security, performance, and maintainability requirements in mind
  • Work closely with the DevOps team to ensure optimal operations through a scalable cloud architecture



Your profile

  • Several years of relevant professional experience in software development, design and architecture of cloud native software services and/or applications. 
  • Knowledge of running cloud software using Kubernetes and Docker 
  • Extensive experience with various cloud providers, especially hyper-scalers such as Azure, GCP, AWS
  • Good knowledge in the areas of Big Data architectures
  • Experience with agile development processes 
  • Proactive approach, ability to analyze
  • Very good written and spoken English skills, German skills desirable

We offer

  • GK enables you to work from home at any time
  • We put emphasis on a long-term and trustful cooperation by offering permanent employment relationships with flexible working hoursnus payments depending on the area of activity
  • Company car policy and free parking at our locations with good public transport connections
  • Lease a maximum of 3 bikes up to a total value of €9,000
  • An international working environment as well as a cooperative working climate with space for own ideas, creativity and concepts
  • Turn your friends into colleagues: recommend a new employee and receive a referral bonus of €3,000 net
  • Develop yourself professionally and personally through our own GK Academy and e-learning offerings
  • Leasing of the latest Hardware for the private usage as part of our employee PC program. We make sure that your job-related equipment is ready for you for a smooth start from the first day of work
  • Discounts offered through our corporate benefits program
  • Location-related preventive measures (running groups, online sports courses, massage, blood donation appointments, health day
  • Advantageous everyday life facilitations while you are in the office, such as parcel and bread roll service, pharmacy delivery service and much more
  • Internal restaurant, bouldering and climbing wall, in-house kindergarden “Pixel” on the campus site at our headquarter in Schoeneck (Saxony) as well as a wide range of culinary offerings at the other locations
  • Spend time with your colleagues outside the office at our many company events
  • Read more about our Active Balance Program