Data Solutions Architect

Zürich, Switzerland
Engineering / Technics
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Sygnum’s diverse and talented team of banking, investment and DLT experts is shaping the development of a trusted digital asset ecosystem.

At Sygnum, we rely on our dynamic team of engineers to solve the many challenges and puzzles that come with our rapidly evolving technical stack. We’re seeking a Data Solutions Architect who is ready to work with new technologies and architectures in a forward-thinking organization, especially blockchain that’s always pushing boundaries. Here, you will take complete, end-to-end ownership of our special projects. You will have experience building products across the stack and a firm understanding of web frameworks, APIs, databases, and multiple back- end languages. You’ll be joining an amazing team working at the forefront of new technology, solving the challenges that impact both the front- end and back- end architecture, and ultimately, deliver amazing global user experiences.


  • Define the data lifecycle, modelling and design, including helping refine data governance and information security principles to ensure compliant handling and management of data.
  • Design and specify approach to anonymization of data and how to keep data growth under a given service domain model.
  • Own and drive the data model decisions to effectively articulate the architectural strategy across the enterprise (including operational data stores, application databases, analytical data stores and publish / subscribe event structures.).
  • Perform data architecture reviews with stakeholders to ensure the data model increments are validated and aligned to the overall data model.
  • Design and specify key architectural patterns (e.g., operational data stores, CQRS, analytical data store strategies, zero-trust and event-driven structures.).
  • Providing technical analysis, best practices and software development specification to developers and other stakeholders, including application, technical and database architecture guidance.
  • Collaborate in the continuous improvement of the Secure Software Development Life Cycle, as well as improve coding guidelines and architectural principles.
  • Design and extend a domain-driven enterprise data model.
  • Design, architect and document business process. Liaise with developers and architectural team for the specification and implementation of the business process.
  • Collaborate in the continuous improvement of the Secure Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Mentor and grow a community of fellow engineers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent area is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in a data architectural or senior development position in high-growth environments – blockchain, fintech or banking experience highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated successful track-record creating architectural solutions for institutional-grade products and services.
  • Working knowledge of the Scale Agile approach, and expertise to make architectural decisions, both in applications and systems infrastructure; and deep knowledge of key architectural principles found in highly scalable systems.
  • Proficiency on architectural patterns, including event-driven architecture, zero-trust design, microservices design, and API design.
  • Experience with relational databases, document storage and in-memory data store technologies such as Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, and Elasticsearch.
  • Hands-on experience in design and configuration of AWS and Azure cloud services.
  • Experience in applying infrastructure as code principles.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the ability to present engineering strategy to the C-level and large audiences.


  • The chance to be part of a movement shaping the future of our world’s financial system. 
  • Competitive salary packages and chances to leave individual footprints.  
  • An amazing, diverse, highly skilled, international, and motivated team of professionals. 
  • Experienced leadership teams who are masters of scale and facilitate smart growth. 
  • Regular gatherings and Team events like Christmas parties, Oktoberfest, Apero’s, hence plenty of jokes and laughs 😊.

If you’re passionate for technology and blockchain with a massive worldwide impact, then please send us your CV!

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About Sygnum Bank AG
Sygnum is the world’s first regulated Digital Asset Bank, founded on Swiss and Singapore dual heritage, headquartered in Switzerland and operating globally. We make digital assets bankable, secure and convenient, empowering our clients to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust. For the first time with Sygnum, major currencies and digital assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and digital CHF and asset tokens are seamlessly integrated in one account. Sygnum’s diverse and talented team of banking, investment and DLT experts is shaping the development of a trusted digital asset ecosystem with strategic partners including Swisscom and Deutsche Börse Group.
51-200 employees
Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
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