Sr Systems Architect
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Digital & Technology/Information Technology
Hyderabad - Telangana - India

About Us

CBRE is the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm with offices located around the globe.

The real estate market is undergoing significant and exciting change, driven by technology and data. Digital and Technology powered products play a vital role in CBRE’s mission to create unmatched value for our clients. We have unbeatable data, and this role will ensure that data is front and centre of the CRE industry, embedded in our client’s decision-making processes. You will be part of the UK Platform team reporting directly into Director, Head of Data Engineering and Architecture.

About You

The Digital & Technology team at CBRE is a forward thinking and innovative team, currently leading a global digital transformation. We are looking for a Solution Architect to join the team in London, navigate the business landscape and shape a vision that turns ambiguity into clarity. The person must have a passion for solving complex problems and developing digital solutions that combine rich data with advanced technology to deliver insight at the point of interaction.

This position is cross-functional in nature, requiring strong working relationships with multiple teams including Product Management, User Experience (UX) and Business Transformation teams. In addition to internal constituents, you may also work with customers and partners to understand the market requirements and to support the business, so excellent communication (written and verbal) and a passion for creating customer centric user experience is vital.

About Role:

Responsible for overall design and development of new software or extensive software revisions. Defines product requirements and creates high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms. Designs Technical Architectures based on business requirements. Proven ability to rapidly deliver prototypes and proof-of-concept work to validate a proposed architectural approach. Creates high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms. Expert in designing and tuning systems for scalability, performance, and high availability. Works with strategic vendors to develop implementation strategies, best practices, and architectures. Works with development teams on implementing methodologies and standard development practices.

Sets the overall standards for documenting development requirements for database, applications, and operation system environment. Considered the expert in all aspects of designing and application development for more than one application. Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist for multiple applications or technologies. May guide a team of resources through the project to completion. Performs code and quality reviews and/or input/advice to other developers regarding their deliverables. May guide other architects on establishing long-term vision or roadmaps of initiatives or designs. Performs other duties as assigned.


What you’ll be doing

  • Design and support implementation of solution architecture across various Data applications in coordination with the technical principles, standards and practices established by the CBRE IT Enterprise Architect and team.
  • Work with technical teams, businesses and end-users to successfully design Data Warehouse, Data Lake (desirable), Web applications (desirable) and help choose correct technologies based on business strategy, capabilities and requirements, including application, data, technology and integration architecture.
  • Lead the analysis and documentation of the current application and integration landscapes, creating future state architectures and roadmaps.
  • Creation and management of architecture artefacts and lower-level components.
  • Perform application demonstrations and technical presentations
  • Provide technical expertise to design scalable ETL, data lake and data warehouse solutions, including addressing and resolving complex technical issues
  • Support the Data Architect to define the data strategy, roadmap and priorities
  • Provide formal technical guidance and informal assistance to Enterprise System Engineers

The successful candidate

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Have an excellent technical and commercial understanding in the creation of technology solutions and outcomes for customers.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills; you will often find in situations where you have to describe problem statements, solution options, your analysis and recommendations to a mix of technical and  non-technical, and use strong influencing skills to gain consensus and an agreed way forward.
  • Ability to approach design with timeliness, cost and quality factors in mind. Risk identification and mitigation, quantification and qualification non-functional and functional requirements.
  • Driven digital transformation, roadmaps, target operating models, cost reduction, performance improvement
  • Proactive in identifying problems early and help the team to prioritise deliverables
  • Self-motivated, smart and quick to learn
  • Interest in, and focus on, customers and passionate about creating good user experiences
  • Good knowledge of agile software development processes

Required skills

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree qualification, with strong quantitative background (STEMeducation background (Science,Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)  AND/OR an MBA preferred)
  • Familiar with cloud architecture
  • Technical proficiency, including
Must Have

  • 8+ years of Programming / analytics languages, preferably Python / Java
  • 5+ years of AWS/Azure data services, preferably AWS Glue
  • 5+ years of analytical tools (Power BI / Tableau / Esri ArcGIS)
  • 5+ years of database architecture with Relational database, preferably Postgres
  • 3+ years of ELT / ETL / data Integration tools experience, preferably SnapLogic / Informatica
  • 3+ years of data warehouse experience, preferably on Snowflake


  • 3+ years working in an Agile development environment pairing DevOps with CI / CD pipelines.
  • 3+ years of various data modelling techniques preferably Data Vault 2.0
  • 2+ years of implementing Web application using React and NodeJS.