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Corp Architect @ Barco

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You will be positioned as department lead, own intellectual thought leadership and have operational architecture responsibility for Barco. You will lead the architecture team(s) in a large, complex enterprise environment and drive operational and client service excellence as well as ensure consistency across all relevant Industry Architecture Domains defining and driving towards a state of the art future Architecture blueprint for Barco. You will help your teams flourish through thought leadership, team mentoring and business development. Stakeholders will seek your advice on business issues that extend beyond the immediate scope of your work. You will directly report into the Chief Digital and Information Officer.

Defining, Developing & Designing

  • Analysing complex IT application landscapes (business applications & products)
  • Challenging the status quo and optimization IT architectures
  • Identifying and driving non-trivial technology decisions including the translation into Business Value on Executive level
  • Storytelling about architectural building blocks and their importance
  • Road-mapping and business case development
  • Managing Architectural debt, Architecture governance and evolution in practice 
  • Microservices topologies, including operational concerns such as resiliency, observability, discovery and routing, security etc. 
  • Designing State of the art IT technologies which allow high automation and standardization
  • Strong execution on Roadmap toward vision in a lean and pragmatic way

Leading & Managing

  • Lead the (newly created) architecture team (around 10 people)
  • Optimizing the application development processes

Building community

  • Driving architectural thought leadership in the global organization 
  • Advising internal colleagues on core technical concepts and frameworks
  • Advising fellow architects
  • Developing a network in the development and IT community and leveraging it
  • Building a strong cross functional people network and community, whilst actively engaging business and regional functions to become the trusted advisor in all architectural matters
  • Develop the architectural team towards a global advisory and well trusted team

Engaging stakeholders

  • Executive members (N to N-3)
  • IT & development teams
  • Functional and process leaders across all central, regional and commercial functions.

Profile

Experience and background

  • University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration.
  • Executive experience in architecture having worked in a VP, CTO, Partner, Director or similar level role 
  • 15+ years’ experience in software development, technical project management, digital delivery or technology consulting
  • Project/Program Management experience
  • Experience in agile work methodologies incl change & release management, devops,…
  • Strong People Leader and Influencer on cross-functional level
  • Experience of mentoring/leading teams of Architects
  • An understanding of how to lead legacy integration and remediation 
  • Platform implementation experience (ERP, Software and Business Platforms on premises as well as on cloud environments)
  • Extensive experience in the assessment of IT target architectures in an enterprise environment, component technologies, and service-oriented architectures
  • Prefund experience in Architectural thinking and Design Thinking methodologies
  • Deep & updated expertise in data management, big data, cloud, APIs
  • Knowledge in innovative technologies (either Blockchain or AI or ML…)

Competencies

  • A strategic mind-set 
  • Strong business acumen and high empathy to really grasp the needs of the business.
  • Nimble, communicative and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent
  • Self-managed
  • Leadership skills to transform the architecture practice focussed on interaction with designers, engineers, domain architects, analysts and Product Owners
  • Eager to learn (e.g. new (but proven) methodologies or ways of working)
  • Ability to balance dogmatism and pragmatism to guide decision making. Articulate trade-offs and drive high-impact technology decisions on topics including (but not limited to: IaaS/PaaS providers, container orchestration, service mesh, API gateways, and commercial vs. open- source software)
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Offer

  • You will take up a challenging role with responsibilities in a growing, international and innovative high-tech company that is firmly established within the region and highly accessible.
  • A leadership role with significant impact and visibility.
  • The opportunity to shape Barco’s future with a clear, strong mandate

Are you interested in this vacancy? Amon is the exclusive recruitment partner for this role at Barco. 
Contact Kristien Podevyn for more information: kpo@amon.be – 0474 74 29 97

 

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Corp Architect @ Barco

Barco (HQ Kortrijk – Belgium) is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets. Barco’s solutions help people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; they foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.

The ambition of Barco and its executive committee, with CEO Jan De Witte as a leader, is to evolve from a (box-moving) product-based organization to a digital customer-oriented technology partner. Through the digital transformation, new (recurring) revenue streams will be generated. In the last few years Barco has already taken important steps. All product ranges developed a solid software component. The global software product teams form the basis of a powerful Software R&D factory.

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