ICT Architect

  • Job Reference: CR/020048
  • Date Posted: 13 June 2019
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: IT (general), Belgium
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Mission Description

Some years ago, a security program was launched to enhance the security of the ICT network. This resulted in several initiatives one of which was to upgrade our current legacy network to a new one segmented into several zones. The setup of this new network has been started and now the focus is on the effective migration of our applications to the newly created zone. This is materialized by the project "Network Zones Migration".

Now, this migration has been started but appears to be more complex than planned because of the inter−dependency existing between the applications to be moved, the schedule constraints and limitations implied by the functional evolutions requested by our business and the limited availability of our specialized resources. To proceed further we need an architect that will work under the responsibility of the 'Network Zones Migration' project leader and in close collaboration with our architecture offices and the products' teams to design a practical migration path and participate to its implementation.


Responsibilities

The candidate will play an important coordinating role between the different software development & infrastructure teams and will be asked to:

  • Review existing architectural documentation of the as−is
  • Think, design and propose migration scenarios together with all project's stakeholders to minimize impact. Evaluate step−by−step
  • Produce precise and exhaustive architectural documentation of the to−be situation in close collaboration with infrastructure, architecture and applicative teams
  • Propose opportunistic architectural evolutions when relevant and
  • Gather and challenge associated
  • Actively support ICT products' team leaders in the effective migration by playing a coordination roles with all other involved

Expected communication skills are:

  • Ability to communicate concepts and recommendations to technical & non−technical audience with simple and appropriate language.
  • Ability to prepare and give the needed presentations to a variety of
  • Ability to communicate with analysts, other architects and ICT products' team
  • Ideally bilingual (FR/NL) but an active knowledge of one of the language and a passive knowledge of the other are
  • A good knowledge of written English is necessary because all the documentation is written in English.

Expected soft skills are:

  • Team player
  • Patient
  • Open minded
  • Independent worker
  • Sensitive to ICT dept guidelines and procedures while remaining critical to propose improvements if relevant
  • Willing to support of the ICT products' team leaders
  • Realistic
  • Able to show ownership & commitment


Technical skills:

  • Good integration skills in heterogenous environments
  • Good general knowledge of network, databases and servers technologies and associated architectural
  • The ability to design & read formal designs and specifications ( like 4+1 view, System Context, Business Process, …). The ability to also design and read operational/system infrastructure diagrams is a
  • Capability to formalize using
  • Fluency in the use of the following tools:
    • Documentation tools (Microsoft Office or equivalent)
    • Modeling tools (UML based tools). Practical knowledge of Enterprise Architect is a
  • Development related tools (programming languages, integrated development environments, testing, build, …)
  • Platform related tools (database, middleware, application servers, deployment,…)
  • Capability to execute technical tasks in 1 or multiple listed technologies is a plus (see above)

Experience:

The candidate should be able to prove ~5 years of experience in similar contexts