Java Software Architect (Tailor Made Developments) (f/m/d)

Elia Group • Berlin • Experienced professionals


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Stellen-ID: 8720

I am the technical lead, being responsible for tailor made software developments addressing specific business needs and contributing to the digital energy transition.

Why is this role interesting for me? The Elia Group is at the forefront of the energy transition. In this international team, I can contribute to innovative as well as intuitive tailor-made applications, which meet and exceed the specific business needs. At the Elia Group, I can make an impact and create assets for an organization, which ensures the security of energy supply for 30 million people. At the same time, I can continuously develop my strengths, take responsibility, and set standards for the Java development.

My tasks as a Java architect:


  • Development of solutions and communication with various stakeholders, 
  • Identification of necessary software components and tools,
  • Setting technical specifications and documentation,
  • Ensuring a high development quality, recognizing defined governance rules and standardization, related to a stable and durable application design,
  • Definition and maintenance of the relevant technology stack,
  • Exploring new solutions and technologies,
  • Close collaboration with the internal application managers,
  • Management of external developers, e.g., quality assurance via code reviews,
  • Adaption to the individual project management methodology,
  • Sharing my knowledge and expertise among other Java architects,
  • Considering special requirements of a critical IT infrastructure.


Agile and optimization-focused thinking is part of our team DNA at the Elia Group.

My profile: 


  • IT/tech-related academic degree (bachelor’s or master’s degree),
  • Several years of experience using the Java-stack,
  • Very good knowledge of Java frameworks (e.g., Spring Boot),
  • Good knowledge of redundant, highly available systems, micro service architectures, API-centric system designs, and development environments,
  • Knowledge of dependency injection, software design patterns and continuous integration, 
  • Language skills: English (C1), fluent German is a plus.

Nice to have:


  • Experience with development in cloud environment (public and private cloud),
  • Good knowledge of standards and Java web technologies (backend) such as Open API Specifications 3.0, REST, gRPC as well as Camunda BPM, Hazelcast as well as libraries for web front ends,
  • Knowledge of OAuth2.0, SQL databases, graph databases, NoSql databases as well as Kubernetes.



Flexi Compass - see how flexible this vacancy is

  • Working hours per week: 37 hours (full time),
  • Flexible working hours and a long-term working time account supporting your work-life-balance,
  • The number of flex days is not limited,
  • No core working hours,
  • Mobile working, also from home, is possible.

Elia Group

The Elia Group transports electricity at extra-high voltage level. Two large European power grid operators make up the group: Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in north-eastern Germany. Together we are an international team of 2500 colleagues. It is our task to realise the climate targets of the European Green Deal. Elia Group is therefore accelerating its investment programme. We are preparing our onshore and offshore grid infrastructure for the integration of large amounts of renewable energy to electrify our society in a sustainable way.

My new place of work

Berlin-Mitte - Heidestraße 2, 10557 Berlin

What are the benefits of working for 50Hertz?

37 hour week

Company pension

30 days of holiday

Flexitime with a long-term time account

Fair remuneration and a wide range of social benefits

Supported personal development


Towards a successful energy transition in a sustainable world
Towards a successful energy transition in a sustainable world

As one of the four transmission grid operators in Germany, 50Hertz is responsible for high-voltage power transmission; control at this level is decisive for the stability of the grid and to ensure a secure electricity supply in Germany and Europe. We are part of a European grid association, working closely with colleagues throughout Europe. 50Hertz is part of a European company, working alongside Belgian grid operator Elia in the Elia Group. We work together closely in many key areas. Individual activities such as IT or purchasing are organised at the group level, which means that in these areas colleagues from Elia and 50Hertz work in a team from both Berlin and Brussels.

Philipp Böll

Philipp Böll

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We welcome applications from people with disabilities. The 50Hertz Disabled Persons Representative (SBV) ( will be glad to advise you confidentially, including on the accessibility of our workplaces. If you would like to mention your (severe) disability already in the application form and/or your application, we will forward your application to the SBV so that they can actively support your application from the beginning.

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