Lead Data & AI Architect


Basel & Zürich, Switzerland




Artificial Intelligence

About Vector8

Are you passionate about helping current and future industry leaders transition to the AI era? Vector8 is committed to supporting our clients with every aspect of their AI journey, from the initial step to the continuous improvement of their solutions. Our approach is holistic; we don't just consult, we also build and maintain the solutions, ensuring a seamless shift to the AI-powered future. We believe that in the AI era, specialized vertical knowledge is crucial for transformative success. That's why we concentrate on deep vertical expertise starting with the Insurance and Finance sectors, where our in-depth understanding and innovative strategies combined with a large set of practical vertical-specific use cases, will enable progress and generate tangible benefits. With a deep business acumen, state-of-the-art technologies, and data expertise, Vector8 drives growth and productivity for present and future industry leaders. Headquartered in Switzerland, Vector8 operates across Europe, with its AI center of excellence in Skopje, North Macedonia.

The Role

We are seeking a highly skilled Lead Data & AI Architect to join our team.

As a Lead Data and AI Architect at Vector8, you will be responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of scalable and robust AI solutions for our clients across our core industries and domains.

Your key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting our sales team in pre-sales conversations with potential clients, RfP processes and demonstrating our capabilities and value proposition in the AI domain.
  • Working on proof-of-concepts and prototypes to showcase the feasibility and impact of AI solutions for specific use cases and verticals.
  • Advising our clients in technical workshops and throughout the entire client lifecycle, from conceptualization to implementation and maintenance, assisting them in formulating their AI architecture, strategy, and development plan.
  • Leading engineering projects from end-to-end, ensuring client satisfaction and trust, and fostering long-term partnerships.
  • Working closely together with our center of excellence in Skopje, where you will coordinate and supervise the delivery of high-quality AI solutions, ensuring alignment with the client's needs and expectations.
  • Staying updated on the latest technological trends and developments in AI, and sharing your knowledge and insights with our team, clients and events.

What you can expect

As a Lead Data and AI Architect, you will join our team and work on exciting AI projects for the Insurance and Banking sectors. You will collaborate with leading Swiss and international clients, architect and deliver high-quality AI solutions from prototype to operation. You will be part of a dynamic and innovative work environment of entrepreneurial people, where you can learn, share, and shape the future of our company. We offer a competitive salary package with a variable performance component, 25 days of vacation, training and development opportunities, and a flat hierarchy.

What you bring along

  • Proficient in both German and English, with the ability to speak and write fluently in both languages. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in a leading software engineering role, either as software architect or team lead.
  • Deep expertise in leading compext technical and operational client projects in the areas of Data, AI, and Cloud.
  • Have a charismatic and convincing character, capable of building, sustaining, and expanding business relationships with clients.
  • Ability to quickly identify and prioritize technological challenges, and provide innovative and relevant solutions, whether during an ongoing client project or in business development activities.
  • Familiar with the Swiss business landscape and have an existing network of decision-makers, preferrably in the sectors of Insurance and Banking,.
  • Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Willing to travel, both within Switzerland and internationally, to meet clients or collaborate with our center of excellence in Skopje.

Join Vector8

Be at the forefront of the AI revolution, helping shape the future of the Insurance and Finance industries. Apply now to become a part of our innovative and forward-thinking team!