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Software Architect @ Zetes



The Software Architect at Zetes holds a pivotal role in shaping the architectural landscape of projects from inception to completion. You meticulously define foundational architecture concepts, ensuring alignment with project constraints, and adapt them iteratively throughout the product lifecycle. By maintaining comprehensive documentation, you provide valuable insights and guidance to the development team, fostering a cohesive understanding of architectural choices and facilitating effective collaboration.

In close collaboration with other departments, as a Software Architect you influence critical decisions regarding development environments, technology stacks, processes, and production setups. You serve as the bridge between different teams, working to find a common artifact and harmonize all architectures, ensuring they form a cohesive whole. With a keen eye for optimizing performance and scalability, you ensure the successful execution of projects. Through clear and concise communication, you convey departmental decisions and architectural considerations to the team, fostering alignment and empowering developers to deliver high-quality solutions that meet both business and technical requirements.


  • Understanding and Goal Setting: Gather and comprehend the objectives and constraints of each product. Define clear architectural goals in line with the overarching objective of delivering high-quality identity management solutions within People ID Solutions.
  • Architectural Design and Communication: Develop technical solutions and consolidate them into coherent architectural designs. Communicate these designs effectively with all relevant teams, ensuring alignment with project objectives and standards for identity management and verification.
  • Presentation and Explanation: Present and explain the chosen architecture, technologies, tools, or procedures to the team, emphasizing their significance in meeting international standards for identity management and ensuring seamless integration across systems.
  • Documentation and Monitoring: Document the architecture comprehensively, providing a reference for implementation. Monitor the progress of product implementation, ensuring adherence to architectural guidelines and standards.
  • Advisory and Modification: Provide guidance and advice to the development team during implementation, ensuring alignment with architectural principles and standards. Adapt and modify the architecture as necessary throughout the project lifecycle, updating documentation accordingly.
  • Continuous Learning and Collaboration: Stay updated on general development and architecture patterns, as well as emerging technologies relevant to identity management. Actively participate in architecture team meetings, contributing insights and expertise to inform architectural decisions.


Background and experience

  • Education: A bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field is essential. Advanced degrees or certifications in software architecture, system design, or identity management would be beneficial.
  • Experience: Several years of experience in software development, with a focus on architecting complex systems.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in software architecture principles, design patterns, and architectural frameworks. Experience with relevant technologies and tools such as cloud platforms, database management systems, authentication mechanisms, … .
  • Project Management: Experience in project management methodologies and practices, including Agile, Scrum, or other iterative development approaches. The ability to manage project timelines, resources, and risks while ensuring alignment with architectural goals and standards.


  • Applied knowledge of software/application design and architecture;
  • Ability to convey and justify architecture choices;
  • Applied knowledge of modeling methods; 
  • Time Management; 
  • Problem solving by resolving the root cause.
  • Analytical skills, logical/objective reasoning, and ability to consolidate ideas.

The working language at Zetes is English. 


Zetes offers a competitive remuneration package including meal vouchers, health insurance, a company car and an annual performance bonus. A flexible working environment and excellent fringe benefits, such as daily meals paid by Zetes etc. are part of the competitive salary package.

Zetes offers you a challenging position in a high-tech setting. You work in a team that brings together various state-of-the art technologies in soft- and hardware. Because of the international growth in demand for solid solutions, related to all domains of identity, Zetes is a successful and financially stable organization

Moreover, a lot of variation, autonomy and interaction with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders is guaranteed. Zetes refers to the possibility for a personalized development program (management, leadership, interpersonal skills, technical skills, …) and the opportunity to specialize in a field that is quite exceptional in Belgium


Software Architect @ Zetes

Founded in 1984, Zetes – pioneer of the barcode – is an international group highly specialized in identification and mobility solutions

For more than 30 years, Zetes has been offering innovative automatic identification and mobility solutions. Whether this is to optimize supply chain execution (Goods ID) or people identification (People ID), the solutions guarantee end-to-end visibility and the protection of data.

Identification, authentication, digitization and traceability have become increasingly important. And with them comes a need to secure the different aspects of lives. The proliferation of trade, the Internet explosion and increased human mobility, are a reality and increasingly influencing lives as well as making them more complex. Commercial organizations and governments are therefore looking for ways to streamline processes whilst obtaining the information they need to make good decisions

Zetes plays an important part in helping companies deal with the challenges of global tracking, such as serialization, parallel markets, security, legal obligations and counterfeiting through Goods ID Solutions. Zetes integrates next-generation cloud platforms with cutting-edge technologies such as imaging, voice recognition, RFID, codification and mobile terminals.

Zetes also provides public authorities and supranational institutions with secure solutions to correctly authenticate their population and comply with the highest international requirements for the issuance of secure ID / travel documents and the organization of democratic elections through People ID Solutions. 

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