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IT Solution Architect

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An IT Solution architect helps to determine architectural designs following the strategic goals set by the architecture team and the IT management for the various short-, mid- and long-term projects. This includes assisting on working out a vision and staying up to date on new architectural trends in the market. You must be able to define cost-effective options to solve architectural challenges, making correct, objective trade-offs, keeping the holistic application landscape and end goal in mind. As IT Solution Architect, you have a key function in being able to understand business needs and translate those into an architecture that fulfills those needs and can be used by the development & design teams to work on, having of course a collaborative mindset to work with the teams around you. We expect our IT Solutions Architect to already have experience with architecting solutions and being able to act as part of a team, while at the same time be proactive, independent and not afraid to take initiative when required.


1. General IT architecture

  • Maintain the application landscape 
  • Keep yourself up to date on new technology trends in your domain 
  • Be able to present your message to a business-oriented audience as well as to a technical audience. 
  • Work with architecture modelling tools (Enterprise Architect Sparx) to keep the documentation up to date 
  • Be a team player and spread architectural knowledge in the team and company 

2. Solutioning for Projects and Change Requests 

  • Translate requirements into Solution Architectures 
  • Apply patterns and principles 
  • Ensure workshops with business and IT representatives so that a coherent and aligned solution is created 
  • Follow-up adherence to the architecture during implementation stages of a project
  • Make sure that solutions fit in the long-term strategy 

3. Ensuring patterns and principles are followed and remain up to date 

  • Keep the patrimony of patterns and principles up to date with what is used 

4. Work on Architecture vision 

  • Apply new technology trends in the market 
  • Work out long-term roadmaps 


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Fluent in English and at least one of the national languages. 
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture and its sub-disciplines: business, information, application & infrastructure architecture, etc. 
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF), methods and tools (e.g. Sparx Enterprise Architect) 
  • Excellent Knowledge of system-to-systems interoperability approaches: Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Microservices, Open APIs, complex event processing, Queueing systems, etc. and associated governance 
  • Able to implement and adapt architecture frameworks to customer-specific contexts and content 
  • Able to work with key stakeholders to define, formulate and evolve strategic roadmaps and blueprints 
  • Knowledge of the full software development life cycle (SDLC) 
  • Knowledge of modeling techniques, e.g. ArchiMate, UML or BPMN 
  • Notions of project methodologies, e.g. PRINCE2 or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 
  • Limited experience with DevSecOps and Cloud deployment models 
  • Notions of application development technologies, e.g. .NET or Java/JEE 
  • A conceptual, creative and critical thinker 
  • Passionate about change and eager to push it forward while managing expectations 
  • A natural communicator, able to explain complex topics in an understandable way to different stakeholders in both business and IT 
  • Able to prioritize and deliver within agreed timelines 
  • Highly autonomous, proactive and responsible 
  • Proven communication and presentation skills, capable of coaching small groups 
  • good reporting methods 
  • Understand company dynamics and the role an architect plays in that 
  • Able to adapt easily in a new team. 
  • Proactive attitude and ability to apply high quality standards. 
  • Be a flexible team-player attitude and you’re accurate, committed and eager to learn 
  • Be pragmatic and eager to help the department evolve towards a structured organization
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