Full-time, Brussels

Infrastructure Architect

Are you the Infrastructure Architect that we need?

The task

The Infrastructure Architect combines the roles of a technical infrastructure specialist and a technical solution architect. Infrastructure architecture focuses on the core IT components, including hardware, system software, application platforms, technical services required to support the business applications, and an organization’s enterprise infrastructure. The infrastructure architect plays a critical role in figuring out how to connect all the IT infrastructure components to ensure they work together seamlessly in a project-driven approach. They work closely with other specialists in the following infrastructure domains: network, telecommunications, data center, data stores, data management components, hardware components, servers, operating systems, and hosting environments. They are responsible for introducing new technology and phasing out older technology, with minimal risk to the organization and in line with the project drivers (timeline and cost) and enterprise architecture strategy. They also define and structure the optimal solution architecture on the technology layer and are aware of the architectural constraints imposed by an international organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Translating a (complex) business or IT problem into solution building blocks on the technology layer;
  • Assisting other project stakeholders in capturing system requirements;
  • Clearly understanding and documenting the boundaries (scope) of the system and the architecturally significant concerns (driving requirements);
  • Defining and documenting the architecture by describing the architectural decisions and views that have been developed to address stakeholder concerns;
  • Ensuring that applicable principles, policies, standards, and guidelines are applied;
  • Defining and applying non-functional requirements as cross-cutting concerns on the solution architecture views;
  • Checking – using the appropriate validation techniques – whether you made the right architectural decisions and trade-offs between competing needs;
  • Reducing architecture-related risks and obtaining formal approval for the architecture;
  • Providing guidance to the project during the architecture implementation. Responding to the need for architectural changes;
  • Communicating the solution architecture to business and IT stakeholders;
  • Collaborating with other solution architects and enterprise architects to reach a consistent architecture for DB Belgium;
  • Assisting development and operational teams in solving problems in the technologies mentioned below.

You have:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the role of a technical solution architect, and a proven track record of at least 10 years in IT within a large organization;
  • A degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in modeling techniques using industry standard notations (UML, ArchiMate, etc.) and tools (Sparx EA)
  • Experience with offshore development teams is an advantage;
  • Experience within the Retail Banking and/or Investments industry is a major advantage;
  • Proven technology skills (senior level) in these or similar technologies: Operating systems (Linux Redhat, AIX, IBM-I OS 7, and general IBM-I knowledge), PaaS (Redhat Openshift), Container-based deployment (Docker, Kubernetes), Application Containers (Tomcat, JBoss, Weblogic), Middleware (Tibco BusinessWorks, IBM MQ), Data Management (Oracle, MSSQL, Hadoop, DB2), Virtualization (VMware), GRID computing, Storage (NAS/SAN technology), Network (LANs, intranets, VPN technology, Leased Lines, Firewall and Filtering policies)
  • Proven communication skills in both technical and business language;
  • Fluent in English and French or Dutch.

You are:

  • Passionate about technology and keeping up to date with evolving technologies;
  • Excellent at problem solving;
  • Customer-focused in every aspect of the job;
  • Creative;
  • Analytical;
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Willing to continue learning and able to pick up new information quickly;
  • Highly motivated to work in a challenging environment;
  • A team player;
  • Excellent at collaborating with people working in application development (onshore and offshore), and with production and business stakeholders;


Interested in this position?

Sarah Moreau

Reach out to our recruitment director, Sarah Moreau.

  • sarah.moreau@xplus.eu
  • +3248673419