Lead Architect

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At a glance

As Lead Architect at International Card Services you translate the strategic vision of the company to different scenario's and then into an architecture that guides change for the entire bank. Your architecture functions as a reference and the so called dot on the horizon. Your profile fits the description of a highly skilled professional, a visionary and strategist. You are far away from the traditional profile of someone who only thinks in objects and diagrams! You are an architecture evangelist: someone who likes to make big impact, thinks in creative and innovative ways, and likes to inspire. Is this your next step? Tell us your story, we are curious!

Your job

As Lead Architect you play a pivotal role in the architecture development, delivery and control for all ICS domains. Your main responsibilities are to:

  • Leading a team of Enterprise and Solution architects (10 in total)
  • flesh out your vision regarding the ICS domain architectures,
  • taking the organisation’s and regulator’s requirements and frameworks into account;
  • using architecture models, architecture processes, artefacts and governance;
  • design architectures that offers insight into the relationship between processes, data, organisational structures, and technology;
  • apply this insight to provide ICS as a company with appropriate and innovative possibilities, that support their change and development projects;
  • present the architecture point of view and complex (technical) information clearly and without ambiguity to various stakeholders.
  • assist stakeholders to build the architecture, governed through the standard change process; coordinate and be assertive when it comes to solving dependencies or complex problems;
  • do architecture control - by reviewing Solution Intents - to ensure architecture compliant implementations.
  • Lead the Architecture Review Board
  • As Lead Architect you are part of the ICS Architecture team as primus inter paris. You work closely with stakeholders and professionals from Product Management, ABN AMRO CADM and IT.

Working environment

ICS has the ambition to be the safest and most reliable payments provider. For over 30 years we’ve been the creditcardspecialist and market leader in issuing Visa and Mastercard in the Netherlands. To achieve our ambition, we are innovating ICS from the ground up between 2020-2025.

Step by step our company is evolving. Our technologies, the hard- and software for our daily work, the office in which we do so, our processes, the way we provide help to our customers, the skills we have. We are working with SAFe and are implementing the DevOps way of working.

We developed an innovative approach using data centric business capabilities that brings business, technology and data together to enable digital transformation in a complex environment. For the role of Lead Architect, thought leadership and in depth knowledge of the Payments domain are very important. For our transformation and data centric way of working we need leaders with a passion for both business and technology.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree or similar;
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and architecture experience in a complex organization with multiple business and IT lines;
  • Ability to think in conceptual, strategic perspective without losing ground over implementation and tactical impact;
  • Broad and strong understanding of the Finance & Risk area and regulations;
  • Knowledge and experience of architecture frameworks and the relationships between them (a.o. TOGAF, Archimate);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (Dutch is an advantage)
  • Organisational sensitive and being able to take into account the interests of different stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with proven ability to influence, engage and align people in cross-functional roles at all levels;
  • Continuous learner with strong persistence towards completing tasks within timelines.
  • You are familiar with SAFe and the DevOps way of working
  • You are familiar with low coding platforms

We are offering

At International Card Services you can develop your competences to the max! Besides that, we offer:

• the opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally.
• very nice working environment and open culture that respects you as an individual!
• a good salary (scale 12 ABN AMRO) €64.995,- till € 92.840,-
• a substantial education budget ( € 1000,-per year)
• excellent secondary working conditions, like a benefit budget (11% of the gross annual salary), a public transport card and a solid pension scheme.
• room to visit seminars and to research new technologies to improve our solutions.


Do not hesitate to approach us for more details, or apply directly! Please contact Hugo Veldhuizen at hveldhuizen@icscards.nl

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

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Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: Diemen

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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