Backend Architect

We are currently looking for a Backend Architect to join our team

At Telenor Connexion we design and operate connected business solutions. Building on more than 15 years of experience, a strong solutions portfolio and our collaborative approach, we make it easy to realize the value of connected services.

Together with companies such as Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi, Securitas Direct and Telcare we have designed smart and innovative connected solutions deployed across the globe.

We support our customers throughout their entire product lifecycle – from solution design to operations and future development. By partnering with Telenor Connexion you are ensured a reliable and secure end-to-end solution that can evolve over time.

Our headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden and we have regional offices in UK, Germany, France, US and Japan. Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.

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Telenor Connexion – Backend Architect

We are expanding our Technology Development team and we are now looking for a technically strong, skillful and committed team player to lead our Backend development work.

Who should apply

Would you like to work with the latest technologies within cloud and big data? Do you want to learn from and lead very skilled colleagues? Do you want to practice your expertise in the most modern design patterns and architectural principles? Do you want to get dedicated time and priority to develop skills in new technologies? Is your passion to make a difference, and thrive in creating value for the business and customers by delivering an IoT platform that turns events and into actionable insights? Are you a team player where you see the team is more than the sum of the individuals? Do you want to have the opportunity to see the outcome of you and your teams output in customer implementations across the globe. Do you want be part of an organization that gets access to services and building blocks, before the rest of the market? Do you want to impact the future services and features of the big cloud vendors like AWS? Would you like to work with leaders that inspires and shape the market of Cloud, Big Data, Real-time, Analytics and IoT – where your contribution is acknowledged on conferences across the world? Do you prefer to work at a company with the executive mentality and effectiveness of a startup, without the compromise of the financially profitable, mature business processes and organizational structures? If you answer is ‘Yes’ to several or all the above then you should apply for this position, as this is what you will experience as a Backend Architect at Telenor Connexion.

The role

As a Backend Architect in our Technology Development team you will deliver high quality backend architecture and be a central part in our scrum teams. You will maintain and develop the existing architecture to ensure effective feature development, long lasting robust frameworks and implemented using cost-effective and scalable technologies.

We have two main platforms that are already established customer products, these are based on state of the art software engineering and designed according to big data, real-time, scalability and cloud best practice & technology. These platforms are used for trouble shooting and to gain operational insights both internally and externally (ARTS), as well as our customer facing Managed IoT Cloud (MIC) platform for managing connected devices and their data. The MIC platform is a strategic area for Telenor Connexion, and it has recently been benchmarked by an external agency where the platform was ranked in the top-segment. As a Backend Architect you will play an important role in the development of these and coming platforms, ensuring we implement the right technologies, at the right time, for the right purpose. We work according to agile methodology (Scrum) with close collaboration to the business. To be successful as an Architect at Telenor Connexion you need to take responsibility to understand the use cases. You also need to excel in translating high level business requirements into robust solutions, frameworks and implementations, in a way that facilitates scalability, reusability and effective developing of new features, components and integrations of other systems. As a Backend Architect you will be an expert and mentor for Backend developers. In addition you also need to work closely with the Frontend Architect to ensure Frontend and Backend technical road maps are aligned, as well that user stories are groomed and sprint scope is synced to drive effectiveness in both teams. Together with your peers (the Frontend Architect and the Embedded Systems Architect) you form the Architect team which in turn is headed by the Platform Architect. The Platform Architect has the overall technical responsible for all parts of the platform and will coordinate technical work across the domains of the platform and will also drive partner and customer dialogs.

The Team

The CTO Office consists of five departments; Product Management, Roaming Management, Project Management, Technology Architecture and Technology Development. The Backend Architect reports to the Head of Technology Development.

The Development teams consist of very skilled and senior Data scientists, Data Engineers, Software Developers and Engineers, Platform Architects, Backend Architect, Frontend Architects, Embedded Systems Architect, IoT Specialist, UX specialists, and Testers. The team (currently around 25 people) consists of a mix of in-house cloud experts and contractors all working tightly together with a one-team approach, sharing best practices and experience on a continuous basis. With dedication and commitment, the team deliver awesome customer products and critical business value by developing and establishing state of the art IoT-platforms, data pipeline solutions and Analytics tools. The scrum teams are all characterized by a truly inspirational, vivid and agile culture, where everyone chips in on urgent matters and help team members to quickly resolve blockers. Currently the Technology Development teams are located in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

The Stakeholders

At Telenor Connexion, we excel in technical know-how, customer centricity, having a thirst for making informed decisions and has an inherent executive attitude. The primary stakeholders of the Technology Development team are the product managers and system owners who possess excellent talent in balancing critical business value, the need of specific data and features with the complexity and cost of developing and maintaining it in a long-term perspective. Furthermore, a close collaboration with IT Operations fosters a DevOps mind-set that results in a shared responsibility, continuously improving handover procedure that strives to optimize the utilization of resources and expertise to operate our platforms in production.


We would preferably see the applicant to have the experience and capabilities to take on this role immediately or being comfortable to take on the full role of being a Backend Architect over the initial 6-9 months.

  • MSc educational background with 4-15 years of working experience within Backend development and architecting.
  • Very good Swedish and/or English communication- and presentation skills (verbal and written), preferably both languages.
  • We expect you to have experience in several of the following areas:Code and technologies
    – Node.JS / Javascript
    – AWS Services (but not limited to):
    DynamoDB, API Gateway, IoT, Lambda, IAM, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Kinesis.
    – ElasticSearch or other NoSQL (object/document storage)
    – IoT protocols like MQTT.
    – Network communications including proxy and gateways.Methodology and frameworks
    – Agile methodology with Scrum and XP
    – Test Driven Development
    – Continuous Integration and DevOps
    – Developing and using APIs
    – Functional programing

    Architecture and data processing principles

    – Event based architectures
    – Time series data
    – Real-time device and data management
    – Serverless architectures based on AWS Lambda.
    – Understanding of Big data management principles; i.e. parallelism, server-cluster, shards, partitioning and sort keys.
  • Additional qualifying experience:
    – LPWA; LoRa, NB-IoT etc.
    – Mobile Network technology

As a person, you are

  • Team player by heart
  • Comfortable and preferably experienced as an Informal or formal technical leader.
  • Technical very skilled in programming and AWS.
  • Respectful to everyone, regardless of gender, culture, authority level and origin.
  • Committed
  • Enjoy sharing technical know-how and good practice
  • Thriving in a cloud based data driven world
  • Taking pride in explaining code and implementation to team members
  • Always focusing on security by design
  • Responsible and business oriented
  • Positive and optimistic
  • Collaborating well with others
  • Proactive and dependable
  • Adhere to the Telenor Values in daily work and instill these values in the team (Always Explore, Keep Promises, Create Together and Be Respectful).

Application and contact

If you feel that you have the skills and personality to take on this role and develop into your full potential, please do not hesitate to contact: Anders Bresell +46 709-335585 or [email protected]

Please attach both your cover letter and CV when you register in our recruitment portal.

We value applicants personal characteristics as something very important. Applicants that don’t attach a cover letter will not be considered for the position. The cover letter is there to complement your professional merits, and should include information about you as a person.

During the application period we will not engage with recruitment agencies, we value individuals applying for the position directly.

Placement: Stockholm or Gothenburg

Deadline: The closing date for applications is June 30th, 2018. Recruitment will be ongoing so please don’t wait to submit your application.

Please apply via this LINK.