Senior Consultant - Software Architect

  • Chemin de la Scie, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

SmartWave is an IT services company (60 consultants) based in Versoix (Geneva). We are software integrators and developers with a strong technical culture. We realize IT projects with major companies and organizations in French-speaking Switzerland and internationally.

SmartWave is working in the following areas:  

  • Content and process management: we integrate and customize platforms such as Bonitasoft, Opentext, Nuxeo, Kofax (dematerialization), Microsoft Sharepoint, among others. 
  • Identity management and application security: we carry out user identity management and authentication projects (Single Sign On, identity federation, security applications (API Gateway)) . We have partnerships with software providers such as AWS, ForgeRock, Microsoft, Axway, Oracle and Evidian.
  • Web application development: From the beginning, we have developed Java & J2EE expertise (back-end and front-end frameworks) to customize projects delivered on our areas of expertise and also to offer modernization of old but critical legacy applications. Moreover, we have been working on DevOps for the last three years with a significant growth and partnerships around solutions such as Docker, Kubernetes, XebiaLabs as well as AWS. 
  • Architecture and Integration in Service-Oriented Architecture: We have developed a significant Middleware expertise around ESB, SOA Suites, Gateway APIs with strong partnerships (Oracle, Axway, WSO2, MIRTH, Moskitos), and led many complex integrations around applications such as ERP / CRM / MES both on premise and in the cloud. To deliver value beyond the ability to properly transmit data from one environment to another, we have also considered quality of  data with the development of an expertise on Master Data Management (MDM) offer that we are expanding on the governance aspects and data virtualization. 

Through these expertises:

  • We serve large international clients: major private banks, luxury industry, international organizations, pharmaceutical industry in Geneva and up to Basel, some cantonal and federal administrations as well as large public organizations like hospitals.
  • We have developed a network of technology partners to integrate their solutions and  build our customers' systems (Amazon Web Services, Axway, Bonitasoft, Docker, ForgeRock, Mirth, Nuxeo, One Login, Opentext, Oracle, Xebialabs , WSO2 ...).

SmartWave is not an placement agency and we recruit employees with the aim of developing their technical expertise and their skills on several projects and in different customer contexts.

To know a little more about our activities, you can consult our web site:

Job Description


The Senior Consultant will report to the Software Engineering Service Line within SmartWave and report to the Head of this entity. Its role will be to deliver, develop and promote the offer around different aspects of application development.

Main responsibilities are :

  • Lead discussions with client leadership architecture issues, options and recommendations
  • Identify key architecture risk items in enterprise solution designs
  • Design creative solutions for complex technical requirements
  • Mentor development team members and troubleshoot complex implementation issues
  • Work with our sales team to create and deliver client proposals
  • Contribute to presales activities (e.g response to RfP, PoC,) with Presentations to: clients, technical groups, and internal peer groups
  • Deliver architecture study for our customers

Expected skills


  • At least 8 to 12 years in software development, including working in teams with successful background as an Architect and Technical Leader on enterprise Java project teams
  • Track record of success delivering small, medium and enterprise scale solutions
  • Solid experience in application design including high availability and microservices architectures
  • Solid experience with Java, Java EE, Spring, JPA/Hibernate, SOAP and RESTful web services
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architectures 
  • Experience with Scrum, Test Driven Development, and Continuous Integration environment
  • Experience in deploying and leveraging software development best practices
  • Familiar with modern web security standards (e.g. SAML, OAuth, OpenID Connect)
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated capability to lead interviews and collect information
  • Autonomous and organized
  • Excellent customer handling and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English


  • Hands on experience with at least one cloud offering (e.g. Azure, Amazon)
  • Hands on experience with containers
  • Involved in spreading DevOps best practices and industrialisation
  • Familiar with a monitoring solution (e.g. Splunk, Elastic Search)
  • Familiar with NoSQL databases

Additional Information


Our employees’ willingness to deliver excellence is the key success factor of our delivery quality. To maintain this motivation, SmartWave has well-defined human capital management policies. Each employee has a personal follow-up with their direct manager and a member of the management team. Every year we hold an annual review and we define quantitative and qualitative objectives. This career building enables our employees to enjoy various projects and to learn new skills through specific training and experience sharing.


The quality of our employees is a critical success factor; we need people who are fully aligned with our values. To achieve this, SmartWave has implemented its own complete and rich recruitment process. Each candidate meets at least one executive, has a technical interview with their future team leader and takes technical tests. Finally, our peer-to-peer interview lets candidates meet SmartWave consultants to hear about day-to-day experiences. This process ensures that our employees are not only highly skilled but, above all, are aligned with our values.


Ever since SmartWave was founded, technical excellence has been at the core of our DNA. This excellence is supported by passion. SmartWave cultivates and stimulates this passion by giving its employees the opportunity to take leadership with various technical initiatives. This is where we develop our innovative offers for our clients.


When you are passionate, you want to share. To enable this passion and stimulate it, each team organises quarterly events where consultants share their knowledge, exchange ideas and present their finished projects.
Each year SmartWave launches a “Project of the Year” contest. Any consultant can put forward their project to win a prize. A team of independent judges evaluates each project’s merits in terms of business value, technical value and innovation.