Data Academy

The application period for Data Academy is on! Apply now.

Our Data Academy is built for future data and connectivity experts

Are you in the early stages of your career? Or want to change your career course? In Data Academy, you have the opportunity to grow and develop your skills and know-how in the area you find interesting. The Academy acts as a jump start for your career and induction to Solita’s culture as a workplace.

In the Data Academy, we have four tracks in which you will learn how to build data platforms and pipelines (Data Engineer), implement and consult on Master Data Management solutions (Master Data Management Consultant), process and visualise data (Data Visualisation Consultant) and build integrations (Integration Specialist).

The Academy will start in the sring of 2023 and lasts approximately five weeks. All academians are Solita employees from day one and have a permanent employment contract, full salary and access to our comprehensive employee benefits. Read more from FAQ.

Recruitment process schedule:

  • The last day to apply is the 8th of January 2023. We will go through applications during the application period.
  • There is a video interview phase (RecRight) before Teams interviews
  • Teams interviews will be held during weeks 3-5
  • Decisions will be made and contracts signed by 6th February 2023
  • The first day at Solita and the first day of Academy will be 6th March 2023

The Academy path contains both training sessions that are common to all tracks and also track specific content. You don’t have to know which track would best suit you; our recruiters are able to find a potential track for you based on your skills and experience.

1. Data Engineer track

You will learn the basics and more of what data engineering in Solita means. We will cover cloud platforms and their services, databases, data development tools and methodologies as well as more general level consulting skills.

An ideal Data Engineer has a good combination of soft consulting skills and technical skills. We reformulate business requirements into technical requirements and develop and deploy solutions that meet the set business requirements.

The goal of the academy is to prepare you for the customer assignments where you will put your new skills into practice. Together with a capable team, you will build new value creating solutions for our customers.

2. Master Data Management Consultant track

You will learn the basics needed to work as a Master Data Management Consultant in Solita. Above all, Solita’s MDM Consultants are experts in the MDM system implementations, such as Semarchy xDM, who works at the interface between business and IT. MDM system implementation includes for example tasks related to business requirement design, data modelling, data process development, user interface and API development.

An ideal MDM Consultant has a good combination of soft consulting skills and technical skills. Quite often the solution is not only fixing the technology but the business processes behind the data issues. Therefore MDM Consultants need to understand the business environment and its requirements and translate them into a language of data.

In the academy, you will gain knowledge of master data management concepts and theory, understanding of business environments and enterprise architectures, and more general consulting skills to prepare you to work in our customer assignments as part of Solita teams.

On the technical side, you will get your hands into modern MDM tools and everything related to it such as data modelling, process modelling and development, databases, cloud platforms, user experience and interface design, API management and integration patterns, version control, deployment pipelines, etc. As integrations are playing a huge role in modern master data management we will be cooperating with the Connectivity track during the academy to cover those areas.

Take a look at an example of an MDM project from Verna’s story here.

3. Data Visualisation Consultant track

You will learn what the versatile role of Data Visualisation Consultant may include and how it relates to other roles in the context of Solita’s data business. We will cover requirements of engineering, dashboard design, some of the widely adopted Business Intelligence (BI) tools as well as more general level consulting skills.

In our projects, Data Visualisation Consultants plan, design and implement Business Intelligence (BI) projects where value is driven from data. We reformulate business requirements into technical requirements and develop and deploy solutions that meet the set business requirements.

We use several different BI tools and supporting technologies to create well-designed reports, dashboards and apps, which will deliver business insights and facilitate the data-driven decision making for the customer’s end-users. We also plan the introduction and implementation of new BI tools and assist end-users in their functional and technical use.

The goal of the academy is to prepare you for the customer assignments where you will put your new skills in practice in a team of data experts with complementary skills!

4. Integration Specialist track

You will get to know the basics of project work, customer work and technical API & integration development. We will talk about ITIL and problem-solving in integration services. You will learn time estimation skills and we’ll help you to understand what means quality in integration deliveries.

Customer service orientation is an integral part of knowledge sharing. How to work with the customers, how to serve the customer in the best possible way, and how to make sure customers are getting the service they are paying for. We’ll also share the basics of Connectivity offering to help you to sell new ideas and thoughts to customers. We will talk about documentation and presentation skills.

It takes a long time to gain senior-level competence with integration and API development but during the academy, we’ll help you to get started. We will share information related to maintenance and development with selected integration technologies. You will learn the importance of a centralised integration platform. You will get to know the basics of databases, messaging standards and communication protocols related to integration environments. We will share with you an understanding of the most common iPaaS and SaaS solutions. We will talk about version management, error handling and integration architectures.

Data Academy FAQ 

Questions? Please read the FAQ first. If you don't find answers, you may contact Ella Ronkainen, [email protected]

  • Solita has professionals with very different educational backgrounds but we expect academians to have either a relevant educational background through university or polytechnic degree. Relevant knowledge and skills gained through work are ok too.

  • We do not require specific working experience but we appreciate it if you have gained relevant knowledge through work or hobbies. Also, soft skills are important when working as a consultant, so we appreciate working experience with customers (eg. customer service experience etc).

  • There are four different tracks on the Academy path: Data Engineer, Master Data Management Consultant, Data Visualisation Consultant, and Integration Specialist. The Academy path contains both training sessions that are common to all tracks and also track specific content. The sessions include lectures given by our professionals, hands-on exercises, pair and group work and individual tasks on different topics.

  • Approximately 5 weeks.

  • Some of the Academy training is conducted remotely and some are on-site in our offices in Finland. Please prepare to travel to our office locations from time to time.

  • Unfortunately, no. We expect all participants to live in Finland and have the possibility to attend the on-site training sessions. Please also note, that we are not relocating to Finland at the moment.

  • The different tracks focus partly on different topics. The differences between the tracks are listed here.

  • Most likely you will work in eg. a Data Engineer role at first if you choose the Data Engineer track. But we have lots of career and development opportunities at Solita, so later on you are able to learn more about other interesting topics and have opportunities to rotate to other roles as well.

  • Please write that to your application. Then our recruiters are able to find a potential track for you based on your skills and experience. And we will talk about this in the interview too. So no need to worry!

  • We don’t have an exact euro amount for all candidates, because we always take into consideration candidates’ skills, competencies and experience. We also want to make sure that the salary is in line with our salaries. We will discuss salary in interviews.

  • We have many benefits, such as employee health care – both physical and mental, lunch benefit, sport and/or culture benefits, company-subsidised commuter tickets, bicycle benefit, massages, discounts for employees, snacks such as fruits, nuts, soft drinks…and the list goes on…