Infrastructure Solution Designer (ISD) - Vattenfall (Solna)

Vattenfall AB
Stockholm, Sweden
den 30 september 2021
den 31 oktober 2021
Vattenfall is one of Europe`s largest power utilities with the mission to produce, distribute and sell electricity heat and gas. We operate in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, France, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK. Vattenfall has formulated a strategy with the purpose to Power Climate Smarter Living and the goal to enable fossil-free living within one generation.

We offer a challenging and international work environment and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development. At Vattenfall we also offer staff benefits such as favorable occupational pension agreements, parental leave allowances, flexible working hours and more. Read more about our benefits here:

Vattenfall IT is now looking for the right person to fill the position of a Infrastructure Solution Designer (ISD)

Your job as an ISD in Vattenfall:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

In your role, as IT Infrastructure Solution Designer, you are responsible for creating a maintainable technical solution design, by following the reference architecture and security guidelines that are provided by Vattenfall IT.

Designs created by the Infrastructure Solution Designer will cover the full infrastructure overview and describe clients, operating systems, databases, physical and virtual servers, network, middleware, technical interfaces, communication paths, cloud usage, etc.

The Infrastructure Solution Designer has a broad understanding of IT, comes with a good technical knowledge and will be able to provide technical leadership and valuable input for decisions when required. The Infrastructure Solution Designer maintains a good cooperation and relationship with the Vattenfall IT Architecture and IT Security teams and can therefor also be requested for reviewing and deciding on other solution designs.

Your key activities as Infrastructure Solution Designer will be:

• Implementing the IT Architecture and IT Security recommendations for a solution design

• Being part of and deep-dive into low-level configurations in the implementation setup phase

• Advising on the non-functional requirements and validate the implementation needed to maintain the system

• Supporting the project with the system/application health and perform quality checks for stable operations

(non-functional requirements; such as monitor the performance/application behavior during load for instance)

• Supporting in identifying risks and the mitigations that are required to resolve them

• Being cost aware (total cost) when creating infrastructure solution designs, both from Business as well as IT perspective

• Improving the IT delivery speed by using defined IT infrastructure standards in the designed solutions

• Aligning with IT Architecture and IT Security on the non-standard solution design creation

• Overseeing and actively being involved in the implementation phase, to secure and stabilize the solutions for future operations

• Using the ability to apply technical knowledge and experience to solving broader, project wide issues

• Identifying and suggesting improvements for existing IT services in alignment with the responsible stakeholders


You have a degree in IT or related studies. Alternatively, you possess an education in IT with several years of practice in a datacenter environment ( e.g. Administration, databases, network, operating systems). You benefit from long term employment in Solution Design as well as experience in living ITIL processes and project management methods.

• Experience in Service Operations (SLAs) and Infrastructure Design

• Technical expertise in IT infrastructure (Server, Storage, Network, Security, Cloud)

• Strong Project background especially in Operational Handover support

• Solid understanding of IT Security

• Basic knowledge and experience with Azure Cloud

• Highly skilled in Solution Designs for IT Infrastructure and Architecture Document Review processes

• Strong knowledge in ITIL & ITSM processes

• Experience of working with VMware is meritorious

• Experience in Application Operations is meritorious

Your Profile:

You are a driven individual who is able to work independently and take initiative when needed. You enjoy working in an international environment with other cultures. You are able to understand complex situations, experienced in analyzing problems and applying a structured approach in reaching the best solutions. You have a strong ability to communicate clearly and cohesively with different types of stakeholders and see yourself as a strong team player who sees value in sharing knowledge and being adaptable to the changing flow of the work environment.

Other qualities

• Having the ability to understand business requirements and able to transform them into IT solutions

• Highly skilled in documentation, communication, planning, coordination and teamwork

• Good presentation & strong communication skills

• Team player and with solid work ethics

• Strong Business English skills (Spoke & Written) are required,

• Skills in Swedish (speaking and writing) are meritorious

Location: Solna, Sweden

More information

For questions about the position you are welcome to contact Hiring Manager Kerstin Eurenius - 072-2363395. For questions about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Recruiter, Teri-Anne Brink-

Trade union representatives in Sweden Vatkovic Silvija (Akademikerna), Inger Strandberg (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Lennart Bengtsson (SEKO). To get in contact with the representatives, please call Vattenfall´s switchboard +46 8 739 50 00.

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover through the portal, last day to apply 31st of October 2021. Selection and interviews are held after last application date. We do not accept applications through email.

At Vattenfall, we believe, that the only way to make fossil free living within a generation possible is to power and help manage all energy-aspects of our customers' lives to create climate smarter living building by building, district by district, city by city.

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