Open positions

Integrations Architect

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 13 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 500 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University IT Services supports our researchers, teachers, students, and other staff by producing world class services that make their work easier, more flexible, comprehensive and secure regardless of time and location. We are a community of 150 committed and talented IT experts.

Want to be a game changer?

We are now looking for an Integrations Architect​ to join our team.

Your role and goals

As an Integrations Architect, you are guiding the integration creation process from start to finish. Your role centers around understanding business requirements and designing integration solutions that completes the customer’s needs. This includes gathering specifications from all involved systems, timetable planning, creating mapping documents and coordinating between technical and business roles. You work closely with integration developers and the delivery team, coordinate testing and managing possible scope changes. Your role is an essential part of development of services in a more and more digitalized environment.

In this role:

  • You are responsible for designing and upholding a comprehensive overall strategy for integrating various applications and data sources for Aalto’s IT landscape.
  • Makes sure security measures and governance policies to protect sensitive data are implemented within the IT integration landscape.
  • You work very closely with Salesforce development team to create integration solutions supporting Aalto’s salesforce environments.
  • You specify integrations between internal and external parties using API, Web Service, file and database technologies amongst others.
  • You design new and implement changes to existing integrations using standardized patterns and a dedicated development platform (FRENDS).

In this role your work will have a true impact on Aalto students, researchers, and teachers by enabling the smooth and reliable data flow to Aalto University core systems. You will be able to shape your work based on your interest areas. At Aalto, we appreciate our employees’ ideas, capabilities, and willingness to learn and develop.

You can read more about us through this link

What we offer

Aalto University is technically unique and interesting: we have a rich and versatile IT environment with significant cloud investment, leading edge technologies and latest developments in the field of IT research. We have an ambitious digitalization strategy and a diverse and vast community of innovative users.

We offer you an interesting, independent, and contributing role in heart of Aalto’s digitalization. Although you are independently responsible of your own area of work, we offer you support and coaching when you feel you need it. We offer you great possibilities for competence development and career advancement as we are looking for potential to grow into even more demanding IT roles.

With us you will be part of an inspiring and supportive work community of ambitious game-changers who are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. We support a culture of learning and experimentation. We fail fast and learn faster – together.

Aalto University puts great focus on employee wellbeing, offering flexible working time and location opportunities to suit your working style. We will work with you to form the best possible work experience during your employment in Aalto University!

We prioritize work-life balance, wellbeing is the first goal in our yearly and operative targets, and we offer comprehensive wellness programs to support your physical and mental health. With us you can enjoy a positive work environment that fosters personal growth and professional development.

Here you can read thoughts of an experienced Azure Architect who joined IT Services in February:

“Growing demands of cloud environments hosting AI and all other new services that cloud can offer, not forgetting other critical systems, and also helping all the research activities, that is done here, is demanding but same time with great colleagues, very professional and fun experience.

Working at Aalto University ITS has provided very good work life balance as well as opportunity to work with very latest innovations and handed opportunity to look even further to what there is to come in future of IT and cloud in particular. Professionalism and no nonsense approach to taking things forward and you are always free to express your own ideas and thoughts.”

Watch videos! Here you can find out what it is like to work in Aalto IT Services

And here you can find what Aalto is all about

Your experience and ambitions

In order to succeed and enjoy working in this position, we hope that you have:

  • Experience in understanding integration requirements and translating them into functional design specifications and user stories.
  • Ability to share work with others and help them implement solutions based on your designs.
  • Skills for working hands-on with Salesforce and/or integration platforms. Experience with FRENDS integration platform is an advantage.
  • Integration development experience is an advantage, especially using FRENDS integration platform or in the following technologies: REST API, JSON/XML, ETL-based data transfers, SQL and XSLT, SOAP WS, C#/.NET and FRENDS.
  • You have perseverance, systematicity and the ability to take responsibility even on busy schedules.
  • Your working style is active, you have good social and cooperation skills, and you are able to communicate and collaborate with both technical and business-minded co-workers and partners.
  • Our working languages are English and Finnish, so we hope that you can communicate well in both English and Finnish
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in an IT field or similar.
  • You are willing to work in a hybrid mode and able to attend regular weekly meetings on site in the Otaniemi campus. On-site training is provided in the beginning.

More than anything, we hope you are passionate about your field of work and enthusiastic about constantly innovating and learning something new together with others. ​

Ready to apply?

To hear more, you can reach out to Integrations Team Lead Chris Scicluna in August via email: [email protected]

If you want to join our community, please send your application through our recruitment system by 31.8.2024. As we are eager to find the right game changer to join our team, we will start reviewing applications in the beginning of August, after a relaxing holiday.

More about Aalto University:

  • Published:
  • Updated: