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IT Solution Architect

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

If you haven’t heard of us, we are still pretty sure you are using our network every day. Arelion owns and operates one of the most extensive fibre backbones of the world. We have operated our fibre/DWDM and IP nodes across the globe for almost 30 years, but only the last 6 months as Arelion.

Even if we are a classical Telecommunications company, IT is a top priority for us. We are currently moving into new systems at the speed of light, and working hard to let our customers self-serve, connect via APIs and or view their data in different ways in our customer portal.

You will belong to a small team with other IT Solution Architects, with a responsibility for different areas, like a system, or a business area. Most of the team is situated in Solna in Stockholm, but the company is world-wide with offices and colleagues in many locations in the world.

You will be the bridge between the business stakeholders, our end customers and the developers, translating the requirements into robust IT solutions, making sure they are compliant with agreed architecture and consistent with similar solutions, specifying the development items (often including integrations), coordinating the work between development teams (inhouse and outsourced), and making sure that the end solution is accepted by the business and that the change is landing well with the business or with customers.

The main responsibilities and tasks are:

  • Lead workshops and requirements gathering with the business stakeholders.

  • Design the solution, in new or existing systems. If a new system is needed, you will find and propose potential solutions to a steering group or business stakeholders.

  • Refine requirements into development items and change requests for external vendors and/or internal development teams, including frontend developers, data engineers, integration platform or backend developers etc.

  • Assist and follow up vendors and help developers during development and verify that the solution is being built according to plan during development phase.

  • Make sure that the end-to-end process for the solution is received and working well with the business users

  • Communicate changes to business stakeholders and customers.

  • Maintain a roadmap with priority and input from the business product owner.

We will offer you

  • A stable employer with 500 employees over the world, in 17 different offices. 160 employees are located in Sweden.

  • Nice and helpful colleagues :-)

  • A hybrid workplace where you can optimize work life with other aspects of life. Our modern office is very close to the Solna train (“pendeltåg”) station and Mall of Scandinavia. We have showers and a safe cycle storage room if you come by bike.

  • Nice benefits like yearly bonus, lunch card and wellness allowance etc.

  • An employer to be proud of. From humble beginnings in the 1990s, we have become connectivity partner of choice to the world’s largest content providers, operators and enterprises. In the past, our network laid the very foundations of the Internet revolution and today it’s enabling digitalization throughout business and society.

  • A place to work where you can be customer centric and proud of what you do. We are a recognized world leader for customer service and a multiple award winner of best UX, best customer care and best customer service awards. Our focus on continuous improvement is relentless.

Work with great people

Maarit Diridillou
Office Manager
"At Arelion you are surrounded by extremely talented people – it makes the work environment so inspiring!"
Tanuja Rameaux
Head of delivery content
"I love the cultural synergy within the company – it is unique. When you join us, you will feel it’s warmth!"
Sandrine Corbett
Human Resources Manager
"I feel I belong, and I really like the people I work with. This combination empowers me!"
Fabio Bottan
Account Manager
"What I really like about Arelion is the support we get from the company when we promote different ways to do business."

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have:

  • A curious mind and a strong own drive and self-leadership.

  • Great social skills but you can work independently. You are approachable and service-minded to customers and colleagues.

  • A degree in computer science or other relevant background.

  • Proven solution architecture experience or a background as a developer with a mix of technical leadership experience.

  • Integration skills – you know your REST APIs and swagger definitions.

  • Requirement specification skills.

  • Strong focus on usability and end-user experience. You should feel comfortable to evaluate front-end design suggestions, and sometimes you could be creating simple mockups.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

  • A structured way to work, where you document what is necessary before, during and after a project.

  • Knowledge in IT security and GDPR

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid workspace

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • A healthy work – life balance approach

  • Diverse workplace

  • Equal Opportunity Employer

About the company

From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, we have become connectivity partner of choice to the world’s largest content providers, operators and enterprises. In the past, our network laid the very foundations of the Internet revolution and today it’s enabling digitalization throughout business and society.

Arelion, formerly Telia Carrier, is owned by Polhem Infra, a Swedish investment company backed by some of the largest Swedish public pension funds. We started building our network in 1993, when our Autonomous System, AS1299, was allocated, and we’ve grown organically ever since. Our network now stretches 70,000 kms across Europe, North America and Asia and lets you connect directly to more than 2,300 wholesale customers in more than 125 countries. With more than 450 local access partners around the world, we are the backbone of your business, wherever you are.

Arelion provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by relevant local laws.

2022Telia Carrier is now Arelion

2020Telia Carrier acquired by Polhem Infra

2019Expands US East Coast corridor with capacity options that bypass Manhattan into Secaucus NJ

2018Direct Cloud Connect to top 5 Clouds in the US and EU

2017Collaborates with Facebook and Coriant on TIP Voyager Open Optical Network

2015Telia Carrier Internet backbone ranked no. 1 first time

2013First with 100G in both US and Europe

2011Successfully completes world’s first terabit optical trial

2000First carrier to offer cross-border mobile data roaming

1999First carrier to offer cross-border services for gaming

1998First carrier to sell wavelengths

1993AS1299 was born

Johan Asp | Contact Person

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