Enterprise Architect


At a glance

Enterprise Architects translate strategy to execution by connecting the dots. They do so through development of artefacts describing the implications for the future (this is Architecture Development capability) and via Architecture Control - where they make sure that what is being built by the IT change organisation is following the architecture direction. They work together with a variety of stakeholders, from high-level management and strategic theme owners to Process & Data Owners and Domain Architects.

Enterprise Architecture sits within Change Management & Consultancy and enables Senior Management to make informed and data-driven decisions and develops sustainable architectures for business and IT dilemmas. Our team of Enterprise Architects are focused on all areas of the bank: 1) Customer, 2) Products, 3) Risk & Finance, Functions, 4) Security, 5) Data Management, 6) Software & Platform. We are currently looking for colleagues to join the 1) Customer and 2) Products architecture areas where they will help shape the target landscape of the bank in relation to the increased Enterprise Architecture Mandate towards countries and subsidiaries.

We prefer candidates at Hay 11, but based on your experience we can also accommodate Hay 12.

Your job

  • You act as a leader, who can develop and control the architecture vision of the respective architecture area. You paint the bigger picture, but are also pragmatic and realistic
  • You are part of, and work together within a small team to ensure that consistent architecture guidance is developed and delivered. At the same time you interact with various stakeholders enterprise-wide to make sure our deliverables are aligned and adopted
  • You coordinate and are assertive when it comes to solving dependencies or complex problems
  • You are able to oversee a complex stakeholder landscape and are seen as a trusted partner

In this role you are responsible for Enterprise Architecture Development and Architecture Control. This means:

  • Creating compelling stories and architecture diagrams, using architecture models and frameworks, creating and maintaining reference architectures;
  • Exercising architecture control by reviewing solution intents on adherence to enterprise architecture standards and guidelines and by advising on areas to further consider
  • Carefully following the latest business and technology trends and developments and determining the impact it could have on the organization. By doing so you are providing hands-on architecture leadership on complex, innovative proposals and projects

Working environment

ABN AMRO wants to be a leader in digital transformation and within Change Management and Consultancy we help steer the enterprise towards the realisation of business and IT strategies. As Enterprise Architecture, we developed an innovative approach using data centric business capabilities that bring process, organisation, technology and data aspects together to translate and make complex environments fit-for-future. For the role of Enterprise Architect, thought leadership and in-depth knowledge on the specific architecture area are required; we need leaders with a passion for both business and technology.

Your profile

  • Demonstrated architecture leadership experiences in a complex organization with multiple business and IT lines, preferably within the specific architecture area
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and manage C-Level stakeholders and bring your point across
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with proven ability to influence, engage and align people in cross-functional roles at all levels (stakeholder management)
  • Continuous learner with strong persistence towards completing tasks within timelines

Desired qualifications

  • Demonstrated capabilities in defining and managing enterprise strategy and architectures
  • Preferably 8+ years of strategic consultancy experience within a large, global corporation with multiple business and IT domains (this can also be gained in management consulting roles)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (Dutch is an advantage)
  • Experience with interpretations of regulations impacting banking and/or the specific architecture area

Specific qualifications for the architecture area of Customer

  • Ability to translate ABN AMRO strategy and customer channel architecture into architecture guidance and decisions
  • Understanding Banking Operations with regards to Sales & Servicing of customers
  • Technology expertise around digital banking platforms
  • Knowledge of middleware and integration technologies, e.g. API management, for seamless integration between customer channels and backend systems
  • Knowledge of microservices architecture principles and containerization technologies and experience in leveraging cloud services
  • Awareness of emerging trends in digital customer channels and their potential impact on banking practices and channels architecture

Specific qualifications for the architecture area of Products

  • Ability to translate ABN AMRO and Credit Chain business strategy into architecture guidance and decisions
  • In-depth knowledge of credit value chain
  • Background on regulations impacting credit value chain is a plus
  • Experience in modular and composable architecture and ability to translate this into a target state application landscape for the credit value chain
  • Awareness of emerging business trends and technologies of the Credit Chain area and their and potential to strengthen target architecture

We are offering

At ABN AMRO you can develop your competences to the max. Besides that, we offer:

  • Very nice working environment and open culture that respects you as an individual
  • A good salary
  • A substantial education budget
  • Excellent secondary working conditions, like a benefit budget, a public transport card and a solid pension scheme
  • Room to visit (tech/architecture related) seminars
  • The freedom to research new technologies to improve our solutions

At ABN AMRO, we use our knowledge, expertise and network to help our clients within and outside the Netherlands achieve their goals based on responsible decisions. Our clients’ interests always come first. We want clients to understand our products, and we sometimes say ‘no’ if a product involves a risk that is too high for the client. Putting clients’ interests first also means communicating in plain language and crafting smart solutions that genuinely make a difference. That is our goal.


Please apply online. Would you like to know more about the two roles? Please feel free to contact Ioana Bour (ioana.bour@nl.abnamro.com).

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.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. No unsolicited services or offers, please.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO