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IT Solution Architect

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Job Description

Job purpose:         

Preparing technical design of client-facing software products, considering flexibility, robustness, security and scalability aspects and aligned with the IT strategy; ensuring IT solutions are up-to-date and reflects business needs; maximize the benefit of recent/relevant technologies; contributing to improve technical skills of internal/external developers

 

Position in the Organisation

Department:              IT

Reports to:                 Global IT Director

Horizontal:                 All IT teams, Product Owners, DPO, Client Directors

Manager of:               Not applicable

Back up by:                 Other Solution Architects (not exists yet, until then, IT Development Director)

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Preparing technical design of client-facing software products, considering flexibility, robustness, security and scalability aspects and aligned with the IT strategy
  • Shape the future of our products and prepare roadmap together with product owners
  • Assist and advise on the technical feasibility and possible solutions based on the business requirements and best practices
  • Scrutinize requirement constraints to analyze alternatives, mitigate risks, and conduct process re-engineering as necessary
  • Conduct an architectural system evaluation, ensure high quality and effective integration of various (existing and future) IT solutions
  • Ensure adopting effective solution delivery and software development processes, tools and methodologies
  • Follows technological developments and assess the implications to the market research industry
  • Pro-actively come up with improvements to current solutions and innovative ideas for future solutions
  • Take part in selecting the technology stack and perform a resource evaluation
  • Preparing/maintaining technical design/architecture documentation
  • Participate to the development process actively (estimated as 20% of time) e.g. for creating prototypes
  • Support IT Procurement by assessing the technical solutions provided by various IT vendors
  • Coach and train (external) software developers to implement robust, flexible, secure and scalable solutions
  • Act as a liaison between the technical and sales teams to convert requirements into outcomes
  • Collaborate with various local and remote teams

 

Competences

  • Proactive learner, enjoys following technological developments and industry trends
  • Deep analytical skills, enjoy challenges for solving difficult problems
  • Focus on the results and high quality
  • Has good business understanding and able to assess the impact of IT solutions to business goals
  • Detail-oriented and hands-on, while not losing sight of the strategic ‘big picture’
  • Self-organized and structured, able to work on multiple projects
  • Able to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Has strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management and coaching skills
  • Able to work with multiple stakeholders in a multicultural environment where processes can be challenged and improved

Education:     

  • (Minimum) Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

Experience:    

  • Min 7 years of experience as Solution Architect, preferably in market research industry
  • Knowledge on two or more following areas: data collection, data visualization, data integrations, system integration, social analytics tools, web services and web technologies, mobile apps
  • Has at least 10 years software development experience, preferably as full-stack developer
  • Excellent working knowledge on software architecture design methodologies and tools e.g. microservices, MVC, RESTFull APIs etc.
  • Has extensive working experience in development by using C#.NET, JavaScript, JSON, Angular JS, React etc.
  • Good working knowledge in IT infrastructure and cloud development
  • Has working knowledge in information security and Security by Design approach
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge on latest technological trends, tools, frameworks, best practices and methodologies.
  • Experience in working agile/scrum teams and DevOps
  • Experience working with external development teams and IT vendors
  • Has experience in international environment and working with remote teams
  • Fluent in English, for both written and verbal communication

Interested?
Are you interested in this position? Apply here or call us at +31 (0)20 7162747.

Tags: innovation, it, it architect, it strategy, Solution Architect

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