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Enterprise Architect

Your work environment

The Retail Enterprise Architecture team is a small head office function supporting ING’s Retail countries with execution of and alignment with Bank strategy and global initiatives, focusing on business, application and IT architecture. The focus areas are channels, middleware, core banking engines, databases, IT infrastructure and common of the shelve software packages. There is close cooperation with the local IT teams and CIO’s in the Retail countries and the head office functions.

The Retail head office teams supports the Retail change agenda across challengers-, growth- and home markets of ING worldwide:

Job description

Effective use of information technology is a key factor in supporting the continued success and sustainability of ING. Retail countries are investing strategically in innovative IT solutions to provide efficient and effective support for the business. The Retail EA team has a crucial role to play in this regard, being involved in all kinds of projects from head office and the countries such as upgrade of core banking systems, renewal of channels, roll-out of data lake moving to public cloud etc.

The architect can be assigned to projects with a broad scope (business, application and infrastructure) which demands a broad experience as enterprise architect. The specific demand for a background in infrastructure architecture is to overlook and engage in all projects and local infra structure change/investment proposals. You should strive for harmonization of scalable technology and knowledge sharing between the countries and head office.

Key focus areas :

  • Design and align hosting models and definitions for hosting applications in local data centers, private cloud and public cloud.
  • Support and participate in global programs setting up public cloud within ING
  • Provide guidance and support for data center consolidate projects migrating from local data centers to private- and public cloud
  • Document the architecture and model configuration in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the hosting, deployment and resilience models within ING Retail.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for infrastructure reuse, migration, or retirement.
  • Liaise with (local) architecture team members to help select and/or prioritize the appropriate activities to support the business goals.

Who are we looking for?

You have a strong background and proven track record in enterprise architecture, specifically infrastructure architecture and preferably in an international context. You will need to have ambitious targets for your achievements and be able to share your positive energy with your business partners across Retail and other lines of business of ING. You must have outstanding social skills and the capacity to communicate effectively in an international environment. Collaboration and facilitation skills are key in this role. You must be transparent and able to facilitate discussions and alternative solutions.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Retail banking business and products
  • Understanding of the retail banking architecture components such as core banking (Profile), middleware, API platforms and channels
  • Public cloud and its hosting models
  • Infrastructure knowledge on servers, networking and storage
  • Middleware knowledge

Required competences

  • Foundation in systems development: the architect should understand the system development life cycle; software project management approaches; and requirements, design, and test techniques.
  • Depth in hosting modelling and infrastructure design: This is the core skill of the architect. The effective architect is sound across all phases of hosting-, deployment- and resiliency modelling.
  • Breadth in established and emerging hosting technologies like container hosting and serverless functions. While not necessarily deep in all these technologies, the architect is experienced in one or more, and must understand them sufficiently to guide the organization in understanding and adopting them.
  • Ability to conceive and portray on overview of ongoing activities within Retail; when the architect initiates, evaluates, and influences projects you need to be able to put in into perspective for the entire organization.
  • Ability to operate effectively in the organization: well respected and influential, able to emphasize methodology, modelling, and governance, technologically and politically neutral, articulate, persuasive. Adapts easily to new environments; remains calm and continues to perform under pressure; talks openly and honestly; gives and acts on constructive feedback.
  • Adopt communication to several stakeholders: ability to create architecture designs and proposals in detail, as well as explain architecture impact to higher management with an applicable storyline and wording.
  • Fluent in English verbally and in writing.
  • Willingness to travel to Retail countries when needed.

What do we offer?

Retail Enterprise Architecture is a challenging work environment with extensive, innovative developments. Staff who want to grow along with us will be given plenty of opportunities for their own initiatives and development.

  • Excellent terms
  • Education & development
  • A very challenging and international environment
  • Job scale 13

About Us

At ING, we want to make life simpler and more worthwhile – for everyone who banks with us, for the people who work with us, and the community at large, too.

When you come to work at ING, you’re joining a team where individuality isn’t just accepted, it’s encouraged. We’ve built a culture that’s fun, friendly and supportive – it’s the kind of place where you can be yourself and make the most of whatever you have to offer.

With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

Sound like the kind of place you’d feel at home? We’d love to hear from you.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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