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Chief Data Architect

Are you ready to shape the future of data strategy and architecture in a dynamic and innovative environment?

We are seeking a visionary Chief Data Architect to lead our data initiatives and drive the evolution of our data landscape.

As a Chief Data Architect, your role will be pivotal in shaping the data strategy across our organization. This involves creating a comprehensive strategy that aligns with our current business objectives and encompasses both our SaaS business and Enterprise aspects of our data landscape. Establishing and enforcing data governance policies to ensure data accuracy, security, and regulatory compliance will be a part of your responsibilities.

In this role, you’ll be working closely with various stakeholders within the organization to understand their data needs and translate them into data strategies and solutions. Designing and optimizing data models to support robust data architecture, ensuring efficient data storage, retrieval, and analysis, while also making data readily accessible and usable for machine learning applications, will be essential. Continual optimization of the data infrastructure for improved performance, scalability, and reliability, as well as ensuring compatibility with machine learning workflows, will be a key part of your responsibilities.

In addition, you will be instrumental in envisioning the future of our data infrastructure, taking into account the evolving needs of our organization and the role of various components. Staying abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to keep our data architecture at the cutting edge will be expected.

Products and Cloud Engineering & Operations business function is responsible for ensuring that Basware continues to provide its customers with industry leading SaaS solutions to deliver true automation for the CFO’s office. As a global team, they create and execute the product strategy, new product innovations, roadmap, design, product development, and product launches for Basware’s global product portfolio. Together with other Baswareans, Products and Cloud Engineering & Operation ensures that our customers can successfully meet their business objectives through cooperating with Basware and using our product and service portfolio.

Work with great people

Hanna Ikonen
Director, Customer Success
"I feel that I can make a difference, drive improvements & take controlled risks, and all this is supported by the company."
Kevin Kamau
Senior Product Manager
"Basware is a global company that values people as a crucial driver for success."
Trang Pham
Senior Specialist, Communications
"I know I can make an impact in hundreds of different ways. Basware is really unique to me – we have the best people and we are the leader in our industry."
Mika Peurala
Solution Architect
"Absolutely the best colleagues and line managers in the world!"
Jaakko Jutila
VP, Customer Support
"At Basware you have the freedom to identify and start different development activities across the organization without getting approvals from above."
Namrata Checker
Team Lead, Campaign Marketing
"What I love most about my job is the people that I work with, the freedom of putting forward my ideas, thoughts and feedback but also the freedom of creating the way of working that works best for me."
Siddhartha Bhatia
Senior Cloud Developer
"I am honored to have worked with the leaders of tomorrow. The organization is absolutely people centric with its prime focus always on employee engagement, loyalty and satisfaction."

Skills & Requirements

To succeed in this role, you need the following skills and qualifications:

  • Experience in mapping out architecture-level solutions for both business decision-makers and the implementing experts in an understandable way.
  • Experience of data modeling, data warehousing, streaming, databases (SQL/NoSQL), ETL/ELT, semantic indexes, etc. and big data technologies like Spark.
  • Understanding of data security measures, encryption standards, and best practices to ensure the integrity and security of the data.
  • Hands-on experience in solution development, including the ability to handle data fluidly (parse, transfer, store, edit) and build data pipelines in suitable languages, such as Python or SQL.
  • You are willing to work on hands-on projects and take a proactive role in the development process and have previous experience or familiarity with standard software development practices and tools.
  • Familiar with the concepts of DevOps and Infrastructure-as-Code
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools like Tableau, PowerBI, or similar are a plus.
  • While not a must, having a basic understanding of machine learning algorithms can be beneficial, especially when working closely with data scientists or ML teams.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Data Mesh framework is a plus.

Next steps

We would love to hear from you! Go to careers.basware.com and click "I'm interested".
Our recruitment process will include pre-employment actions such as reference checks.

Our offering

We offer flexibility in how you work, giving you the freedom and support to deliver your best results. As a company, we are committed to your well-being and want to make sure you have an excellent work-life balance. We offer you an opportunity to build your career in an international environment and to develop and learn continuously.

At Basware, the true ‘We’ glues everything together and creates a feeling of inclusion and generates genuine passion to succeed and celebrate achievements together. We are all Baswareans no matter what our background. We Drive Customer Value, We Take Ownership and We Are Bold.

In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive salary and company incentive program
  • Lunch and recreational benefit
  • Home use monitor
  • Occupational and mental health services
  • Hobby clubs and gym
  • Free parking space
  • Bicycle or subsidized commuter ticket benefit
  • Employee awards and team social events
    ...and much more.

Great Place to Work

  • We Drive Customer Value

  • We Take Ownership

  • We Are Bold

About the company

Basware is how finance leaders in global enterprises can finally automate their complex, labor-intensive invoice processes and stay compliant with regulatory change. Our Accounts Payable (AP) automation and invoicing platform helps companies achieve a new level of efficiency – in a matter of months – while reducing errors and risks. We bring a unique combination of true automation, complete coverage, and deeper expertise to make it all just happen for our customers. That’s why the world’s most efficient AP departments at 700+ global customers rely on Basware to handle over 170 million invoices per year.

Joining Basware means you’ll join a team filled with innovators, passionate about their work and enthusiastic about the industry we’ve pioneered. You’ll work alongside highly motivated, capable, and friendly individuals who collaborate to deliver world-class solutions and services. A critical part of our culture is the high amount of trust we put into our employees—we want everyone to make a difference, so we offer flexibility in how you work, giving you the freedom and support to deliver your best results. We truly live our values where:

We Drive Customer Value , We Take Ownership and We Are Bold in everything we do, to make it all just happen for our customers.

2020Recognized market leader with global operations, 20+ offices worldwide.

2019Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Procure-to-Pay Suites for fourth time

2014-2019Several industry recognitions and product launches

2012-2016Several acquisitions in the fields of e-invoicing, e-procurement and purchase-to-pay solutions

2012Launch of cloud-based B2B platform for transaction collaboration on Basware's Network

2006-2009Several acquisitions in the fields of invoice automation, data capture expertise and payment software

2005Launch of fully integrated Purchase-to-Pay solution suite

2000Basware listed on Helsinki Nasdaq, launch of purchase management software & e-invoicing service

1992Launch of first financial management software

1985Basware founded in Finland

Jaana Kettunen | Contact Person

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