Lead Enterprise Architect

Sanoma Media Finland

As a Lead Enterprise Architect, you will join the Sanoma Tech&Data organization as management team member and drive the Enterprise architecture of our whole technology landscape and you lead the team of domain architects. In addition you will also be responsible to drive the Enterprise Architecture of our B2B digital advertising ecosystem and work as a B2B Domain Architect.

In Sanoma Media Finland we are in the middle of digital transformation journey and our role in Tech&Data is to drive that transformation from the Technology and Data point of view in seamless collaboration with our business stakeholders. In SMF we work with the most well-known News and Entertainment media brands (e.g. Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat, Supla, Ruutu, Nelonen, Suomipop, Radio Rock, Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kansa) in Finland to grow up the share of the digital business both in B2C and B2B point of views.

From Enterprise Architecture point of view we are driving towards to optimise the technology landscape – optimization of the amount of custom solutions, maximizing the utilization of modern SaaS solutions with low-code/no-code capabilities and minimizing the amount of legacy. And as a whole building a modular and agile architecture which can adapt quickly to different business needs with solid cost efficiency and robustness.

As a Lead Enterprise Architect you lead the design of the whole technology landscape and as a B2B domain architect you also lead the more detailed design, development and delivery of complex software solutions across the B2B Advertising ecosystem. With extensive experience in technology, architecture and software engineering, you are a recognized leader and mentor, adept at:

  • Navigating the media industry’s unique challenges and opportunities.
  • Crafting innovative, customer-centric architectural visions for both short-term and long-term goals.
  • Translating business strategy into actionable technical architecture visions with the support by business roles responsible for Target Operating model and Business AI model
  • Supporting other domain architects and in B2B domain also Solution Architects and Lead Developers with domain architecture principles, design, and delivery.
  • Leading  Sanoma Media Finland´s wide architecture work in a close collaboration with other Enterprise architecture experts.

Role Expectations:

  • Prepares the technical phased vision and architecture for Sanoma Media Finland, aligning them with business strategy, objectives and quality benchmarks.
  • Proactively lead and communicate the development of technology roadmaps, in a dialogue with business and Tech&Data key stakeholders observing end-to-end customer needs, business operations, and both legacy and emerging technologies.
  • Maintain a neutral stance in all communications, grounded in facts, with a pragmatic ability to delve into business, data, or technology discussions.
  • Introduce technical perspectives during business discovery phases and prototyping, contributing to seasonal planning and pre-project preparations.
  • Guide or assist in the process of identifying and evaluating technological solutions to optimize development speed, productivity, and cost-efficiency.
  • Lead through coaching, offering guidance to key technical personnel within the B2B domain, such as solution architects and lead developers.
  • Stay updated on the latest trends and technologies in the software industry and evaluate their applicability and suitability for Sanoma Media Finland.
  • Champion the creation and the implementation of Sanoma Media Finland’s architectural principles within the domains, ensuring cohesive success across various domains.

Required Skills:

  • Diverse Technical Expertise: A minimum of 10 years of experience in a variety of technical ecosystems across multiple industries.
  • Problem-Solving Excellence: Demonstrated ability to tackle complex issues and make pivotal decisions
  • Strategic Vision: A proven track record of strategic foresight, with the ability to anticipate future challenges and opportunities.
  • Platform Proficiency: Hands-on experience with some SaaS and PaaS platforms, as well as low-code/no-code environments, including but not limited to Salesforce, Microsoft, AWS ecosystems.
  • Data and AI Acumen: Expertise in managing intricate customer journey data flows and leveraging AI to enhance these processes.
  • Integration Mastery: Experience in orchestrating large-scale ecosystems that integrate multiple platforms, complemented by custom solutions.
  • Customer Experience Focus: Skills in designing architectures that support great customer experiences across various media channels.
  • Agile Methodology: Proficiency in agile development practices and the ability to adapt architectural designs in a fast-paced media environment.
  • Collaboration: Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Innovation and Creativity: A penchant for innovation, with the ability to leverage emerging technologies to drive the media industry forward.
  • Media Industry Insight is beneficial but not required.
  • Fluency in Finnish and English.

We offer a unique position to work at the core of a transforming market. An ambiguous technology specialist with a growth mindset will find diverse opportunities for learning and professional growth. We embrace innovation at Sanoma Tech & Data, where over 170 experts craft digital experiences that shape the future of content. Our workplace culture celebrates flexibility, learning, and growth. We have an open culture and a flexible hybrid working model; our workplace is in the heart of Helsinki.

Could this be the role for you? Ask for more information from CIO Turo Mäki (turo.maki@sanoma.com). And because of the Summer holiday season answers to questions will be provided starting 29.7.

We will fill the position when we have found a suitable candidate, so please apply as soon as possible, by filling out the digital application form.

Employment type: Fulltime

This position requires a work permit and permanent residence in Finland. We expect applicants to be able to work from the office two days a week. Applicants may be required to undergo a security clearance by the Security Clearance Act (726/2014).

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Employment type: Fulltime

Benefits

  • Sports and culture benefit
  • Lunch benefit
  • Recreational clubs
  • Personnel discounts from Sanoma products
  • Sanoma personnel fund
  • Holiday cottage rentals
  • Occupational healthcare

Sanoma Tech and Data

Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish cross-media company and a forerunner in the digital transformation of media. Our brands deliver relevant, inspiring and captivating content across media channels and reach almost every Finn every week. Our Tech&Data organisation is operating at the very heart of the fast-paced media world. We have 150+ experts of IT and data based in different cities in Finland.

We develop digital services and create Innovations for Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily newspaper in Scandinavia, Ilta-Sanomat, the market leader in digital and mobile news, regional media Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kansa and a large number of local and regional newspapers as well as beloved lifestyle brands. Nelonen Media is the leading entertainment house with an extensive video, audio and event portfolio.

We have an open culture and have flexible hybrid working model. You can develop your know-how with versatile responsibilities and our wide education opportunities. Our workplaces are located in the heart of Helsinki and Tampere. We give everyone room to work, develop, and be themselves. Everyday practices are flexible and we want to continuously improve. We aim high and do our best, but we also have fun at work. We work towards a diverse, equal and inclusive workplace.

Our mission is to offer Finnish media content also to next generations.

Location: Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki

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