Solution Architect

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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. The Group has 18,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

We at Konecranes Technologies organization are responsible for core lifting components and concepts used in product designs, digital solutions, and IT Services. These concepts make our products smarter and our business run smoother with harmonized and integrated processes. Our organization consists of the top talents in the field from IPR and innovation management, through R&D, analytics, and AI, all the way to IT service management.

The Digital Center of Excellence (Digital CoE) is responsible for the development and delivery of Konecranes Industrial Internet Platform, Content Delivery platform, Data science solutions, RPA solutions as well as Digital solutions that serve both our customers and business processes. Konecranes Industrial Internet connects, gathers, analyses, and presents data from Konecranes-built equipment and from the global field service IT system. Our Digital solutions include a multitude of web and mobile applications all built on the latest software engineering solutions and address the key needs of our customers and businesses.

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We are looking for an Solution Architect, Commercial Excellence to join our Digital Center of Excellence

In this role as a Solutions Architect you will work in the Customer Experience and Marketing Tribe compromising multiple Feature teams focused on building “The best customer experience” for the Ports customer segment. You will be working alongside the Chief Architect and Technical Leads in each of the teams, to conceptualize, architect, and define solutions that will enable the execution of the commercial excellence strategy of Port Solutions Business.

You will work closely with Port Solutions business stakeholders, owners, and developers to convert our business needs into holistic solutions that meet them. Since we are transforming our way of working, you will be very close to the decision-making and expected to bring the necessary expertise into it. This also means that you will enjoy seeing the results of your work on a regular basis.

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– Create and maintain target state architecture for “Ports Customer Experience (CX) cloud” with a high-level roadmap including transition architectures helping accommodate changes in a shorter time span.
– Define governance framework with architecture guidelines and steering practices.
– Participate in development projects as a lead solution architect to ensure necessary alignment with architecture.
– Lead development of foundational solution elements like access and authorization framework and policies, and API development and deployment.
– Act as a security champion to carry out information security and compliance assessments (i.e. GDPR) with corporate security and legal functions.
– Act as the main contact point for IT architects to align with larger enterprise architecture
– Facilitate and/or contribute to evaluation and procurement process with corporate procurement function when new technology is acquired

In essence, your main responsibilities will be developing Port Solutions Customer Experience (CX) cloud architecture, solutions, and practices to guarantee sustainable progress with ComEx initiatives.

– Relevant experience within Digital Customer Experience Architecture
– Deep understanding of the Technology platform and Cloud Solutions
– Desire and Ability to understand the end-to-end business processes covering: Lead generation, Sales, Customer onboarding and continuous services, formulating the complete Customer Experience
– A strong desire to tackle hard technical problems and proven ability do so with little or no direct daily supervision
– Capabilities of conveying the vision and communicating good arguments, justifying IT and technology choices, and reaching an agreement that serves “the greater good” which is aligned with business vision and enterprise architecture.
– Capability to lead, inspire, coach, and motivate others
– Suitable education, bachelor, or master’s degree level preferably in computer science
– Agile mindset with strong problem-solving and decision-making skills while using good judgement
– Willingness to learn

We consider the following as an advantage:
– People management skills
– Experience with cloud technologies and platforms e.g. AWS, Azure
– Experience of working with APIs, IAM solutions
– Previous software engineering and development expertise around web/mobile application development and Data platforms

We don’t expect you to master everything perfectly, we will teach you the rest. Your attitude is what counts.

In our team, you will have a job in a good-spirited, cross-organizational agile team. You will have a unique opportunity to participate in a transformation program that we hope will change the lifting industry through the power of software! You will also have a chance to work with Industrial Internet and digitalization initiatives at a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™. That means that the platforms that you will design and develop, will be serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports, and terminals, around the globe.

If all this is something you would appreciate, check the qualities we are looking for and apply as soon as possible!

In return, we offer you an interesting position in a global multicultural environment, with opportunities to grow along the position and the company. In addition, we are constantly looking to improve the well-being of our employees at work as well as in leisure time. We offer our employees a flexible work environment tailored to their life situation and competitive salary and performance-based incentives. Our work benefits include e.g., e-Passi, comprehensive occupational healthcare and insurance, the possibility to rent Konecranes cottages, and to be involved in the employee stock ownership program. You will also get an opportunity to participate in Koneen kerho ry ( activities such as sports, networking, and cooking classes depending on your personal preferences!

Our primary megatrends



Supporting customers in reducing their environmental footprint and in their shift to a low-carbon future.



Geopolitical shifts reflect into our operating environment and conditions of businesses across the world.



Presents us with great opportunities to automate equipment, processes and entire customer operations.



Productivity is a continued priority for businesses, especially in capital-intensive industrial production.

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