Solution Architect


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Solution Architect

Start your career as a Solution Architect at Vopak!
Are you interested in architecting the Vopak IT landscape of the future? And you are comfortable to work at consumer side of the technology? Then join our architecture team. We are looking for a Solution Architect that can help us in the further development of our Terminal Management Suite that covers the core business processes of Order to Cash and Arrival to Departure. In this role you are part of the Global IT team and report to the Director Architecture and Design.

What will you do as Solution Architect?

Translate Business and IT vision and strategy into enterprise wide adaptive and future ready architectures that support business agility. The solution architect ensures that IT solutions fit business needs and are in line with enterprise architecture and security standards. The SA maps processes and (non)functional requirements towards a solution, outlines and architectures that facilitate enterprise evolution and focus on enterprise value.

What do we offer you?

  • A market-based salary depending on your experience and knowledge and attractive bonuses.

  • 30 holidays on an annual basis

  • Collective Health Insurance (contribution Vopak of 50% of basic package)

  • Vopak’s own pension scheme

  • We will continuously invest in your personal growth, and future career path within Vopak

What are the requirements for being a Solution Architect?

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Information systems.

  • Experience in Software Development or IT product development.

  • Experience in IT (cloud) infrastructure.

  • Experience in process design and data modeling.

  • Experience with Integration patterns like Event-driven, R/R, REST APIs and CQRS

  • Experience in usage of architecture tooling like LeanIX

  • Solid understanding of Architecture concepts like SOA, xAAS, DDD, Cloud Native, Serverless Architecture.

  • Certification in and experience with TOGAF, DYA or equivalent architecture framework.

  • Experience with Agile Architecture and the role of an architect within an Agile or SAFe organization.

  • Strong communication skills and consultancy focus.

  • Experienced Team player that is able to coach and help fellow architects and business process analysts during their designs.

  • Understanding of Logistical and/or Manufacturing processes. 

  • Knowledge of industry standards like ISA88 and ISA95 is a plus. 

What are the core responsibilities?

  • The application and information architecture of solutions - Translate Business processes and Data models into application landscapes and solutions. 

  • Application landscape integration architecture -
    Provide direction towards integration between and within solutions. 

  • Delivery plans and roadmaps of solutions -
    Facilitate business leaders with plans and roadmaps to transition from the baseline architecture towards the target architecture.

  • Be a bridge between Business and IT -
    Understand the business, their requirements and be able to translate them into sustainable IT architectures and components.

  • Architectural control on projects - Safeguard the implementation with architecture control and escalate to the Enterprise Architect in case of deviations.

  • Issue Resolution - Assist in solving issues related to architecture or design related issues.

  • Create business domain architectures (On Senior level) Develop high level business domain architectures that give insight to dependencies between and within business domains. 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Delivery and approval of architecture artifacts in line with release and sprint planning.

  • Business Leaders value the architecture artifacts and can make data driven decisions based on the solution architect's output.

  • Compliance of Solution architectures to the architecture principles and guidelines.

  • Low amount of architecture defects in implemented solutions.

**Applicants must be eligible to work in the Netherlands.

Want to start as a Solution Architect at Vopak?

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Vopak is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is different, and the differences in people allow us to match our ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. That's why we are curious about who you are!

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