Experienced SOLUTION ARCHITECT for a leading FMCG company, Brussels, Belgium 6-12 months

Project status
Project start date
4 Feb 2019
Project posted
11 Jan 2019 10:53
Project duration (approx.)
12.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
€702.22 / day
Level of Experience
Area of expertise
Business Process Optimisation
Consultant location
English (Essential)

Objectives and Key Deliverables

We are a global Consumer Goods company currently leading a transformation initiative around customer experience and customer journey. 
This is a digital transformation which will include the development of a B2B platform and associated systems and processes. 
The role will report to the Lead Solution Architect and work together with several product squads and Enterprise Architects.

Research, analyze, propose, design and deliver fit-for-purpose solution architectures across business functions/processes and technical domains – more specifically:

·  Identify innovation opportunities and developments drawing on inputs from the
business, across Solutions, external thought leaders and vendors.
·       Lead the effort to analyze integrated systems and recommend appropriate
hardware, software, and communication links required to support solutions goals
and strategy.
·       Responsible for the quality of, and adherence to, the overall solution design of
several related products, as delivered by suppliers.
·       Guard the health of the products’ common platforms – ensuring reuse and redesign
where needed, proper capacity sizing and respecting limits of cloud platforms.

1. Communication / Collaboration
·        Serve as the touch point for solutioning requests and provide education on solution
architecture directions and goals
·        Communicate project impacts of architectural decisions and implementation
·        Lead architectural efforts, utilising cross-functional knowledge (strategy, change
management and business process management) for project implementation
2. Architecture Development & Implementation
·        Lead effort to identify and analyse business drivers to derive business, information,
application, infrastructure, and security architecture requirements
·        Develop overall architecture approach for all layers of a solution where appropriate
·        Lead effort to work with the business users, enterprise architect and application
developers to develop the overall solution architecture
·        Assist in the development of architectural best practices and standards
·        Provide leadership and technical guidance to solution architects from supplier side
·        Promote and leverage use of enterprise architecture standards, policies, and
procedures across development in projects and programs
·        Review the deliverables throughout the development cycle to ensure quality and
traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and
3. Architecture Analysis and Consultation
·        Lead effort to review and provide input on proposals from an architectural
perspective, including feasibility, practicality, technical viability, and consistency
·        Assess and recommend infrastructure and technical solutions for upgrades to meet
business needs
·       Master IT degree (or equivalent through experience)
·       Demonstrable experience of working with SAP, Salesforce, Heroku and/or integration
technologies (MuleSoft, …).
·       Demonstrable experience in designing custom, complex enterprise solutions across
various architecture domains
·       Deep knowledge of solution architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best
·       Advanced understanding of IT industry trends, enterprise standards and
·       Experience of structuring and facilitating the process of innovation within an IT
·       Understanding of solution lifecycle, and usage of agile and waterfall delivery
·       Experience of working with development toolsets and frameworks (e.g. VSTS, Jira)

Location: Belgium
Length: 6-12 months
Daily rate: Depending on experience

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