Lead Architect (d/f/m)

Business Unit:  Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Duderstadt, DE, 37115 Berlin, DE, 10405

Contract Type:  regular
Scope of employment:  full-time
Contact Person:  Katharina Nolte
Contact Information:  katharina.nolte2@ottobock.de
Job ID:  5740

Summary Statement


Our Global IT is a central partner of the global Ottobock business - we see ourselves as an enabler and provide the entire portfolio of infrastructure and applications to make the business even more successful.


The position can also be filled remotely within Germany.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Lead evaluation, design, analysis and implement of solutions across a group of specific infrastructure applications or technologies based on enterprise standards
  • Develop a roadmap for the evolution of the enterprise solution portfolio from current to future state
  • Enable excellent customer experience by identifying GAPs in operational / project activities and recommend solutions for improvement (reduce inefficiencies in IT processes & tools)
  • Work closely with product & service owners / the program management office (PMO) to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised by the project or product lifecycle
  • Act as a consultant to our stakeholder on a broad range of technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings and drive targeted IT business outcomes
  • Support communities of practice (CoP), guiding and helping (agile) teams, service and product owners to align with the overall enterprise (architecture) governance and strategy
  • Work independently on international migration and lifecycle projects



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development
  • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps
  • Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences
  • Knowledge of various aspects of a technology architecture like integration, network and security 
  • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Ability to work with developers in an outsourced environment
  • Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • Pragmatic Approach to Problem Solving, Adaptability, Big-Picture Thinking, Comfort with Ambiguity, Cross-Domain Collaboration, Interdependency Management
  • Excellent written and communication skills in German and English as well as the required flexibility and mobility



  • Attractive remuneration incl. bonus and 30 days vacation
  • Flexible & family-friendly working time models (incl. option for mobile working and home office)
  • Individual personnel development and further training through Ottobock Academy as well as external training and further education opportunities
  • An open corporate culture with regular team events and an exciting international working environment
  • Corporate benefits, health management offers as well as many more benefits that await you at Ottobock

Diversity at Ottobock

For us, the focus is on treating each other with respect and enjoying our work. We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, nationality, disability, ethnicity and social origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This includes special consideration for severely disabled individuals with equal suitability.

Your future at Ottobock

Ottobock's products and services in the areas of Prosthetics, NeuroMobility, Patient Care, Exoskeletons developed by 'SUITX by Ottobock' and Business Solutions ensure independence and quality of life when personal mobility is restricted. With over 9,000 employees in almost 60 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopedics.

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy.

Please only apply via our online job portal at jobs.ottobock.com. Please quote the Job-ID for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date and salary requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!