Solution Architect - Senior


Our client is looking for a solution architect with significant expertise in defining and implementing applications in a complex business landscape.

As a Solution Architect you will be part of the IT-strategy domain.
The consultant will contribute to designing the IT landscape of the organisation based on the business strategy. You are the primary link between IT & business for the defined projects.

You will mainly be performing projects in our customer facing domains like customer self service (e.g. client-portal, website connections with internal systems, ... ) and marketing.

Primary Tasks and responsibilities

Involvement in the development of projects

  • Help formulate the client’s need/requirement in high level lines throughout the workshops
  • Evaluate different solutions in order to recommend one, based on the following principles: strategy, architectural principles, transition plan.
  • Define and document the architectural solution
  • Identify the impact of the chosen solution on the existing/new projects in sight
  • In collaboration with a project manager assess and analyse the necessary tasks to be done in regards to a specific project, guiding the PM in the set-up phase
  • Summarize the needs/requirements in a clear and deployable overview of tasks
  • Communicate the solution to the organization (Business & IT)
  • Identify the governance, transformation and organization models necessary to deploy the chosen solution
  • Contribute to the financial forecasting and calculations of the mitigation plans including the identification of risks and dangers.

Business Strategic tasks

  • Transform the IT strategy in an architecture that represents goals and target of the business
  • Contribute to the business strategy development
  • Understand and ameliorate the business strategy translating it into IT requirements with alignment guarantee
  • Define a strategy which is in line with business and company culture/expectations
  • Identify the interdependencies between projects in order to prioritize then in the organization roadmap
  • Actualize the transformation plans (roadmap) based on the real time evolution of the projects

Team involvement

  • Participate in the identification of the standards and architecture guidelines in regards to the job itself
  • Initiate and maintain the architectural models

Secondary Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assist the PM throughout the project set-up, deployment and assessment phases.
  • Assist in meetings representing business’ interests and make sure alignment and cohesion is assured throughout all the phases, minimalizing the risks.

Technical profile requirements

  • +5 years’ experience in a similar role as Solution Architect
  • Excellent knowledge of Integration Architecture
  • Experience in the domain of content management systems & marketing automation tooling is a plus.
  • Experience in an organisation with a similar complex business landscape
  • Experience and knowledge of Cloud Technology (AWS, Azure,..)
  • Experience with working in projects with applied methodologies (Agile development, Safe)
  • Experience with applying risk management in IT solutions
  • Experience in calculating total cost of IT Tools and applying them to a solution architecture
  • Background in data base modelling & software development
  • Excellent knowledge of ArchiMate, BPMN, UML (Certification is a plus)

Non-Technical profile requirements

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work on multiple simultaneous tasks with limited supervision
  • Quick learner, motivated self-starter
  • Result oriented & customer cantered
  • Structured / Organized
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team collaboration skills
  • High accountability and team spirit values

Methodology/Certification requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science OR equivalent through experience.

Language proficiencies

  • Excellent knowledge of French or Dutch and able to follow a conversation in the other language



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Job specifications

01/02/2023 to 31/07/2023