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Solution Designer (m/f) Posted Jul 05
GfK SE , Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
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Solution Designer (m/f) Location: Nuremberg

Job Description

GfK Group is the world's 4th largest market research agency and the world no. 1 in providing market intelligence to the Telecom, Consumer Electronics, IT, Imaging, Domestic Appliances, and Home Entertainment industries. A leader in sales research and market expertise, we work closely with major global manufacturers and retailers of consumer durable products, to help them make market decisions and develop their respective businesses.

Data & Technology (D&T) is responsible for the operation and development of current and future business applications in GfK Group - created in locations around the globe. In this regard, close cooperation with the relevant business/ product teams is crucial to build data-driven applications that truly stand out. We do believe that it is not enough to employ outstanding engineers and the best data scientists - it also needs people like you who are able to design an end-to-end solution by bringing all these ingredients together. The position is located in a Business Application called StarTrack providing the platform for one of GfK's most successful marketing research products in the area of retail. Roundabout 200 people work in this area across three locations (Nuremberg, Sofia and Kuala Lumpur). The department Functional Solutions is organized around the three major building blocks Coding, Processing and Reporting.

As a Solution Designer (m/f) you create well-defined functional solutions in close collaboration with our Business stakeholders and technical architects. A further career path into product ownership or project management is also supported. Your area of responsibility will encompass the following activities in particular:

Support commercial Stakeholders to analyze and express business needs for complex software development projects

Consult and drive for completeness and clarity of functional as well as non-functional requirements

Develop functional concepts, models and solutions (basis for software application blueprints)

Act as interface / trusted advisor between IT and operational/commercial departments

Drive requirements analysis for software development projects

Analyze and structure business problems

Integrate different point of views when seeking an aligned solution

Document challenges, concepts and results in natural language and in IT-Models

Act as knowledge broker between all stakeholders

Elaborate possible solution scenarios in leading role

Support decision making by preparing alternative concepts and impact analysis

Collaborate with technical architects translating the functional solution into technical architecture

Present and align results to stakeholders (including Software acceptance Tests)


You are a highly motivated and communicative person with strong analytical skills, who would like to become integrated in an engaged team. You are characterized by high specialized knowledge, your structured and consciously working method, confident manner and a high level of service orientation.

The following requirements and experiences you bring along:

Diploma in Computer-Science or Business Computing

5+ Years on relevant Job experience in the Requirements-/Consulting Business

Proven experience in requirements engineering within software development projects, i.e. Business Process Modeling, UML Modeling; Certification for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) is a plus

End-2-End understanding of IT Software Development Processes (from inception to daily operations / total ALM)

Basic knowledge of project management

Good understanding of modern UI/UX design. Experience in "Design Thinking" is a plus

Experience in master data management and data driven applications is a plus

Good understanding of modern software engineering and GUI technology, e.g. Web/HTML, .Net, Databases

Experience in System Architecture / Application Design and/or Enterprise Architect Software is a plus

Experience in the Market Research Industry is a plus

Good moderation and presentation skills

Good English skills (spoken and written)

Globalize your career

Having choices is what makes life exciting. Make your choice today and take your future into your own hands. We value skills and talents, and will support your development within our international teams. GfK makes your choice easy as we offer an exciting work environment that brings people together and encourages an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. As a trusted leader in market research present in over 100 countries, we know what makes consumers' hearts beat-globally and locally. We work on projects for successful companies in virtually every major industry.

How to apply

We are excited to get to know you. Make your choice and apply now! Go to gfk.com\careers or send an eMail to .

Employment Type: Permanent
Other Pay Info: VB