Solution Architect

Job Title: Solution Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brussels, Brussels
Salary: 50000€ - 90000€ an
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 67044-ITBEL-THL
Contact Name: Thomas Lhoest
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2016 09:50

Job Description

Solution Architect

Our client is seeking a talented and experienced Solution Architect to lead the strategy, architecture, and implementation of core strategic new capabilities poised to change the way they play in the industry.
This individual will be a strategic leader, communicator, and influencer providing deep and sound technical implementation guidance as well as collaborating globally on overall strategy with peers and stakeholders.

Position Responsibilities

ØTo lead the architectural design and development of internal and external facing solutions within the company, particularly in Data Warehousing, BI and the central booking database capability.
ØThis role will provide Global solutions for their customers as well as fulfilling the internal needs. The role will work in close partnership with the Data Architect especially in the Data Warehousing space.
ØThe Job holder will partner with various IT decision makers to assess design needs and determine appropriate solutions, notably the Enterprise Architects, to which objectives will be aligned.
ØAlso, the Solution Architect will ensure overall consistency of designs in order to build highly efficient and accurate solutions and drive consistency between the product delivery teams by partnering with the Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure teams to identify and design high performance solutions.

Key skills will include the ability to:

ØDevelop and communicate architecture strategies and designs.
ØSupport implementations to ensure smooth integration with other technologies and applications.
ØProvide architectural advice to IT management and the development teams for application, data and infrastructure architectures.
ØProvide architecture vision, problem anticipation and problem solving at the enterprise level.

Strategic Planning

A key responsibility of the architecture team is to provide strategic direction to the development teams. The Solution Architect would have the responsibility to research and evaluate key technologies, frameworks, tools, patterns, etc. then document these standards and communicate them for use within the teams.

Business responsibilities

Decisions made by the architecture team must be made with the company's well-being in mind. The Solution Architect must ensure that technology strategies support the business strategies, and look for opportunities to leverage technology to recommend proactive courses of action that maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness. The solution Architect will lead the technology choices of a project to ensure the compatibility of the business needs with their long term vision. The Solution Architect must also monitor business driver influences and make corresponding changes to maintain the integrity of the systems as well as the safety and security of client data.


Architects within the company have broader experience and greater expertise than other team members and are therefore expected to keep system efficiency in mind during the development lifecycle. Architects are expected to propose design changes where appropriate to achieve performance and scalability goals. Architects serve as leaders to the team as a whole, as advisors to management, and as mentors to the development team.

Problem Solving

The architecture team is often one of the first groups approached with a new business challenge. You would be responsible for determining feasibility of a solution, weighing alternatives and documenting a proposed solution architecture. Following approval, you would be expected to work with the development team to deliver the solution.


ØExtensive experience leading the design, development, deployment, and support of Java applications or services.
ØExtensive experience leading the design, development, deployment, and support of Business Intelligence applications or services.
ØMiddleware experience
ØSOA experience
ØDatabase expertise, particularly of NOSQL document storage such as Mongo DB.
ØData Modelling principles for relational and dimensional data structures
ØData warehouse design principles (e.g. Kimball, Inmon)
ØExperience with architecture modelling.
ØExperience with planning, evaluating, and testing system performance.
ØUnderstanding application architecture for high availability and security.
ØUnderstanding of implementing and leading build and deployment tools and technologies for continuous integration, deployment, and release.
ØUse of Agile development methodologies.
ØComfortable in working in a distributed global environment