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Principal System Architect (m/w/d)

Publish Date:  Jul 7, 2021

Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

Company:  Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.




As a Principal System Architect (m / f) you will be employed in demanding Civil & National Security (CNS) projects. You will be responsible for the design and description of all solution architectures with cross-system complexity. In the pre-sales phase, you support sales and consulting in positioning the entire defense portfolio of Atos with our national customers down to management level. They convince with their experience and technical skills. You quickly recognize the wishes / goals of the customer and sketch out the first suitable architectural ideas. They have an eye for the overall solution from all the necessary trades. You support our projects as a Solution Design Authority (SDA) in the offer phase. As SDA, you are responsible for developing the requirements-based cross-system solution design and calculating the work packages required for implementation. You are responsible for the sizing of the solution (hardware / software including costs) for the offer in cooperation with the specialists in the department. You always have the costs of the decisions in view. You create the corresponding contributions for the offer and present the overall architecture in the case of offer presentations at management level internally and at the customer. In the implementation phase, you will work as the responsible architect in the projects or on the entire portfolio of the department and develop the requirements-based and guideline-compliant creation of the overall architecture on the basis of the solution design. You bring about the necessary architectural decisions within the project or department. In project appointments with the customer (management level) they represent the solution design, the overall system design and the overall architecture. You are responsible for the creation of guidelines for the architecture creation in the projects of the CNS area and the management of the architecture board of the department, in which all relevant architectures are presented and approved. The basis for the work are the approaches of the Bundeswehr architecture method and the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF). An enterprise modeling tool is used to describe the models and processes. With your business fluency in German and English, you are a competent contact for our customers. Personally, you convince with a high level of customer orientation, entrepreneurial spirit, intuition, communication and teamwork skills as well as a high focus on results and quality. For this position, knowledge, skills and abilities are required, such as those acquired with a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, business informatics or comparable. Knowledge of various architectural approaches (especially cloud architectures) and modeling of system architectures is required. You have experience in enterprise modeling (ideally Enterprise Architect from Sparcs, NAF) and system integration on Windows platforms (Windows server, Windows client, Microsoft HyperV, VM-Ware and Windows applications). Work experience of at least 7 years, including at least 3 years as a Senior System Architect, is required. In addition, certification as a Project Manager PM @ Atos, PMI or Prince II is required.


Additional information:


In case of equal qualifications severely disabled applicants will be favoured. The position is equally aimed at both genders.

Please be aware that we can only consider applications which are complete (i.e. including cover letter, resume and references) and submitted through our online application platform. 

Please call Lyubomir Kolarov on +41 58 702 25 31 if you have any questions regarding the position.

We are looking forward to your application.

Our advantages
Atos offers many advantages as an attractive employer. When you join Atos, you are joining a global company where you have a competitive salary and other advantages.
- over 30 days of holiday
- Flexible working
- individual career development
- Career paths and perspectives