Solution Architect - Senior


The IT Service Factory department of our client is currently looking for a hands-on Solution Architect who will, based on the business strategy defined, lead a team of 10 software engineers actively contributing to the further shaping, implementation, migration and development of the IIB, MQ & ACE technology.
The selected candidate will be, thus, accountable for the usage of a unified framework and methodology supporting the development of the solution across all teams. He acts as a coach/technical “team lead” to guarantee the control and quality of IT projects. In collaboration with SM & PO he organizes regular solution reviews and kick-off to define the priorities and the technical approaches leading to the solutions delivery.


Primary Tasks and responsibilities

  • Contribute to the business strategy development
  • Main migration from IIB V9 to ACE V12
  • Insure the well understanding of all the requirement and ameliorate the business strategy translating it into IT requirements with alignment guarantee
  • Translate the functional and business analysis in programming language and architecture
  • In collaboration with a project manager assess and analyse the necessary tasks to be done in regards to a specific project, guiding the team through all phases
  • Help formulate the client’s need/requirement in high level lines throughout the workshops
  • Communicate the solution to the development team
  • Evaluate different solutions in order to recommend one, based on the following principles: strategy, architectural principles, transition plan
  • Help write the program in the agreed language and in regards to the quality standards
  • Assist the test driven development
  • Help test the program in the integrated environment following the Agile method
  • Document the software
  • Report potential issues to the functional analysts proposing the optimal solution for the achievement of the best result
  • Evaluate the impact of potential changes on the software modules and report any potential problems
  • Assist & coach internal resources in IIB
  • Provide IIB training for a team of 10 people on a regular basis
  • IIB v10 vs ACE v11/12 training within diverse teams of 10 people

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
  • Quality assurance
  • Write the test scenarios
  • Test the final solution as proposed to the end users
  • Document the test results
  • Solve testing problems and retest
  • Constant evolvement conducted in lessons learned after each milestone achieved
  • Put in practice the improvement actions and good practices of software development
  • Support & Assistance with people management


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 oriented
  • 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.
  • +5 years experience in a similar role

Technical profile requirements

  • Expert knowledge of programming languages: Java, ESQL
  • Expert knowledge of software: MQ, IIB, Web Service (REST/SOAP)
  • Expert knowledge of methodology: Agile, Object oriented
  • Good knowledge of tools: JIRA, Confluence, SVN, GIT
  • IBM environment expert
  • Excellent analytical and programming skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the IT process management
  • Excellent coaching & training skills

Language proficiencies

  • FR is a must
  • ENG



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