Full-time, Brussels

Technical Solution Architect

Are you the Technical Solution Architect that we need?

The task

The Technical Solution Architect combines the roles of a technical specialist and a solution architect. They define and structure the optimal solution architecture positioned in the application landscape and are aware of the architectural constraints imposed by an international organization. They validate technical designs and solution implementations, and assist designers and developers with best practices in standard technologies in line with the target architecture. They propose long-term sustainable solutions in line with the overall local and international IT strategy. They assist development and operational teams with proofs of concepts and solving problems.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Translating a (complex) business problem into solution building blocks;
  • Assisting other project stakeholders in capturing functional and non-functional requirements that significantly impact the system;
  • 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 the right 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;
  • Extensive software development experience with most of the technologies mentioned below;
  • 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;
  • Experience with Customer Interaction platforms (Co-browsing, SMS/Pushed Notifications, Personalized Campaign Mgmt platforms) is a major advantage;
  • The ability to work with both Waterfall and Agile project methodologies;
  • Proven technology skills (senior level) in these or similar technologies: HTML5, Javascript, Widget architecture (AngularJS), Enterprise Java, Spring frameworks, SOA Concepts and ESB Technologies (Tibco, WSO2), Application Servers (Tomcat, Weblogic, JBoss) Oracle databases, ETL technologies, Openshift;
  • 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