Digital IT Solution Architect

Job Title: Digital IT Solution Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brussels
Salary: Négociable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 69138-ITBEL-NAA_1492789869
Contact Name: Nathalie Azzi
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 21, 2017 16:51

Job Description

Job description

Our client, active in the Telecommunications sector, is engaging in a corporate wide Digital Transformation journey. In this context, they are looking to reinforce our teams with talented professionals eager to shape the future of their customer engagement strategy.


The IT solution architect is the technical reference person for a transversal functional domain. He designs the architecture framework of the domain so that it responds to the needs of the organization from an agility and cost efficiency perspective. He recommends the most appropriate solutions to meet the business requirements for complex projects. He defines the transition path from current IT stack to target vision and controls its correct execution during projects/programs roll-out.

Key responsibility areas

Designs & rolls out cost effective architectures for his/her functional domain (= application portfolio) and in order to meet business requirements while ensuring compliance of the design with Enterprise Architecture principles (bridge with EA)

Maintains and enforces domain best practices and principles

Maintains domain architecture blueprints

Defines the transition path from current to target architecture, taking into account business, technical, legal/regulatory and financial constraints and turns it into a 12m to 18m roadmap

Drives innovation for a transversal functional domain by closely monitoring industry trends and understanding their impact on technology

Identifies and recommends fit to purpose solutions to meet the target architecture (incl. contribution to RFP as solution expert)

Focuses on execution plan in the framework of small to medium projects and controls the deliverables from the outsourcing partner

Reviews the deliverables from IT partners

Steers the design of complex solutions

Executes audit of IT partners deliverables to check compliancy with best practices

Supports the domain manager in vendor mgmt. activities as solution expert

Contributes to procurement process

Contributes to vendor selection and vendor management

Contributes to vendor rationalization

Major interactions

-Internal interactions:

Daily with professionals/experts regular: Finance/Controlling, Procurement, IT
Weekly with service management: for CSIP initiatives or regular RUN issues
Weekly with business stakeholders to understand business trends
Monthly with peers at Group Level (domain related skill centers, Architecture teams)
Quarterly with senior management for ad-hoc presentations on architecture vision, solution selection, Expense Committee for financial validation (solution TCO)

- External interactions (regular):

IT outsourcing partner(s) (solution design, guidelines, control of correct execution)
Integration solution vendors (innovation / market trends)
Seminars and conferences

Your profile

Specific expertise:

Analytical thinking / Problem solving skills
Strong business acumen
IT architecture expertise
Process management
Project management
Partner/Vendor management
Change management
Education, specific training and experience

A university degree:
Minimum 3-5 year experience in designing cost effective IT solution
Previous exposure to IT outsourcing delivery model (on/offshore) is a plus
Proven experience in IT partner and contract management is a plus
Proven experience in the following is a plus:
Omni-Channel online application frameworks

Expertise in Client/Server models

Javascript, Servlets, Ajax, Java, J2EE platforms and technologies

Agile, SAFE & Scrum methodologies

Database & Web server technologies

Design Patterns

Data Structure

Interpersonal skills

Languages: French/English or Dutch/English
Able to work and collaborate transversally
Developed communication skills
Capacity to influence and engage
Persuasiveness (ability to convince, have impact)
Stress resistant
Customer- oriented