At Ultra Tendency, you will design the future of technology through inspiring projects and be a part of an organization that values continuous learning. After a year with us, you will be twice the engineer you were when you came on board. We value community, excellence in engineering, and the professional development of our personnel. That is why we are dedicated to open source and our employees rank highly in the open source community. We believe that the best results come out of a combination of great people, creativity, and a supportive environment. We are dedicated to building a culture in which you become the best you can be. If you want to find a place where your career success depends on your desire to fulfill your full technical potential, if you are a constant learner, you value work-life balance, and you are passionate about technology, then Ultra Tendency is the right place for you.

Ultra Tendency

Chicago, IL

Senior Cloud-/Big Data Architect

Ultra Tendency aims to hire a success-driven Senior Cloud-/ Big Data Architect architect with a diverse technical background to support Ultra Tendency in planting our flag in the American Midwest. This role is a hybrid between delivering projects and supporting our Senior Territory Account Manager with pre-sales activities. If you love cutting-edge tech and you are customer-driven, apply now! We are seeking a Senior Cloud-/Big Data Architect - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Who we are: Ultra Tendency is the international boutique systems integrator and consultancy dedicated to Big Data, Streaming, IoT, Microservices, and Cloud Computing. Our mission is to create innovative, highly scalable, and sustainable data-driven solutions, based on cutting-edge open-source technologies and the portfolios of Azure, AWS, and GCP. We do more than leverage tech; we build it by contributing source code to more than 15 open-source projects. We operate eight company branches in five countries supporting global corporations in any industry or public institution. We enable organizations and institutions to harness the power of data to drive the digital transformation of products and processes.

The newly formed US team is taking on the strategic challenge of establishing Ultra Tendency’s footprint in the US. Are you a cloud-architect with broad technical knowledge in Big Data Analytics and/or IoT? Are you familiar with methodologies like TOGAF, ITIL v4, Scrum and UML? Are you a success-driven self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset? This is your role!

As role is a hybrid between the delivery of customer projects and pre-sales activities to win (new) projects in the Midwest, please find a description of each sector below.


  • First person on the ground (together with our Senior Territory Account Manager)

  • Be the technical face to our clients (Technical Project Lead)

  • Work with diverse customer stakeholders to identify and define clear requirements and design applications according to their needs.

  • Review, optimize and extend existing cloud/ Big Data architectures to adopt to new requirements.

  • Design client's cloud / Big Data architecture and cloud-based single applications from scratch or extend/redesign existing architectures.

  • Document and communicate the architecture to different customer stakeholders.

  • Support the overall implementation process.

  • Support our clients’ and development teams in transitioning capabilities ranging from architecture to operations.

  • Fine-tune and optimize cloud environments to process millions of records every day.

  • Satisfy the teams’ high standards of design, code quality, and test automation.

  • Lead the development team, ensure high-quality standards, and best practices.

  • Responsible for project budget & burndown.


  • Supports Ultra Tendency’s Senior Territory Account Manager selling professional services to architect, build and operate data-driven applications and holistic data analytics platforms to corporations in the Midwest

  • Provides in-depth expertise for technologies and methodologies associated with Ultra Tendency services

  • Technologies: e.g. AWS / Azure / GCP Big Data Analytics & IoT Stack, Apache/Eclipse Open-Source ecosystem, Cloudera, Databricks, Confluent

  • Methodologies: e.g. TOGAF, Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, Kanban, ITIL v4, BPMN, UML

  • Plays a key role in winning new customers through consultative selling activities

  • Presents and discusses data engineering principles and best practices in detail

  • Presents and executes holistic requirement engineering (BPMN, UML)

  • Reviews existing customer architectures and recommends best practices

  • Understands and explains related technical features of products

  • Creates detailed design and implementation specifications for complex products/applications/solutions

  • Supports multiple tasks along the overall sales process from first contact until closure, which include multi-product (and generally multi-vendor) software and services components

  • Supports RFXs from a technical perspective.


  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience?as Architect or Pre-Sales Architect in the area of cloud / Big Data Analytics / IoT focus

  • Excellent technical and methodological knowledge and experience

  • Customer-oriented communication skills

  • Knowledge-thirsty – Capability to understand and present new tech components and methodologies fast

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education?and work?experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully within virtual teams and challenging time constraints.

  • Position requires travel

  • MUST be a team player


  • Work in an international, pluralistic?company?that feels like one big global family

  • Boost?your own career together?with some of the greatest minds in our industry?(Apache Committers,?PMC members,?MVPs, etc.)

  • Create real?impact?and make a difference?while developing?unique systems and applications for our?numerous?renowned customers?in Germany and Europe

  • Professional development opportunities?and an unrivaled lifelong learning?philosophy that?will max out your potential?(guaranteed!)

  • Unlimited access to Udemy

  • Well-structured personal development path executed by Ultra Tendency Academy

  • Open feedback culture?that?generates?distinct?value from connecting people through networks rather than through hierarchies

  • Contribute your ideas and turn them into value through a high level of personal responsibility

  • Great?pay and?compensations

  • Flexible work through home office and flextime

  • Employee?referral?program

  • Regular (virtual) teambuilding events

  • Ultra Summer: Company-wide?workation?event in a beautiful location (e.g.?Mallorca)