Lausanne, CH

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Hi, we’re Nexthink. We’re not just the leader in the digital employee experience category, we invented the category. Our solutions combine real-time analytics, automation and employee feedback across all endpoints to help IT teams delight people at work. Our cloud-native platform pinpoints issues and solutions, automates response, and helps companies continuously improve their employees’ experience, making them more productive, efficient, and happy at work. We have millions of endpoints deployed, we’ve surpassed $170M+ in ARR, and we’ve recently secured $180M in Series D financing for a company valuation of $1.1B, but we’re just getting started. 

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Position Summary

Nexthink’s success hinges on the continued evolution and scaling of its next generation, cloud-native platform that it delivered earlier this year.  You will take ownership of the platform architecture and lead a team of senior architects primarily located in Lausanne, Switzerland who have developed the architectural foundation of Nexthink’s platform.

The VP/Chief Architect will report to the CTO and work closely with the heads of Product, Engineering, SRE and Security in evolving and scaling Nexthink’s industry-leading, digital employee experience platform.  The person will also work with customers and the field in positioning the strengths of Nexthink’s architecture.

Nexthink supports relocation for candidates to Switzerland. 

Key Responsibilities

Working closely with the leadership team, you will have day-to-day, hands-on responsibility for driving the architectural direction of the platform. You will play a key technical leadership role for Nexthink.

The Chief Architect’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop an architecture roadmap to drive the scale, resiliency, and functionality of Nexthink’s platform.
  • Partner with product management and engineering to understand and plan for future product releases that deliver on the architectural and product roadmap
  • Work with Executive Management to understand business drivers, market requirements, and competitive issues that may impact platform direction
  • Take a hands-on role in the design and architecture of key components of the platform
  • Create an extended team of high-performance architects within engineering that deliver on the architecture team’s platform vision
  • Recruit, retain and motivate a high-performance architecture team.


  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent professional experience
  • 10+ years’ experience in hands-on, software architecture leadership roles
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering a large-scale, high-performance, cloud-native platform to market
  • Experience working in high growth SaaS, product-based companies
  • In-depth knowledge of microservices-based cloud architectures and cloud native environments - especially those involving high volume data pipelines and data analytics
  • Strong expertise in AWS, Kubernetes, Kafka-based architecture.  Experience in building high volume data pipeline architectures involving relational and columnar databases at scale. 
  • Experience in endpoint or other agent-based data acquisition software technology related to IoT, APM, Security or Networks is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A keen understanding of how to take architectural vision to production in an Agile software engineering environment
  • Excellent communication in English
  • As an integral member of the company’s senior leadership team, the candidate must exemplify the highest standards of honesty, integrity and discretion.
  • An intelligent, decisive, self-confident and results-orientated individual who possesses a combination of mental flexibility, creativity, analytical ability and sound judgement.

Additional Information

We are 900+ employees strong in 21 countries across 8 different time zones speaking 60+ languages. We are positive, we get things done, we keep growing, and we are one team, we are Nexthink. We believe actions are stronger than words when it comes to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace. Nexthinkers are multinational and multilingual, and come from all walks of life. We are committed to hiring a genuinely representative workforce that can create solutions and foster innovation for the modern digital employee experience.

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