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Team Manager Solution Architecture @ VDAB (Vlaanderen connect)

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Function

The VDAB IT organisation is led by the CIO, Jan Dobbenie. This team includes more than 450 IT experts who work on numerous innovative solutions. 

The department 'Architecture & Innovation' gives direction to the business and technical architecture, the data architecture and the new innovative platforms the VDAB wants to develop (e.g. using AI, machine learning, blockchain, etc.).

The Team Manager Solution Architecture leads the team of 15 to 20 solution architects who design the future IT and application landscape. This team partly works in the so-called "create" phase, together with the business. But then the focus is mainly on the "shape" phase that precedes the later "build" phase. 

Typical tasks include :
– organising the planning process in this "shape" phase
– people management: including maintaining the competence matrix, recruitment, training planning, etc.
– defining and documenting the architecture processes: e.g. introducing best practices, organising quality control,…
– preparing the transfer shape to build: a.o. organising and following up transfer meetings
– stakeholder management: a.o. coordinating with business departments, PMO, software factory,…

Profile

For this management position we are looking for a candidate with the following experience: 

– Broad professional expertise in the field of solution architecture, preferably within larger, more complex environments with various stakeholders. 

– Professional expertise in the field of architecture methodologies and tools such as Archimate, TOGAF, Enterprise Architect, Sparx,…

– Good people management skills: experienced in team coaching and competence management

– Proficient in defining objectives, planning, organising, monitoring progress and quality

– Strong communicator with extensive experience in stakeholder management.

– Dutch, professional level, is required

Offer

The VDAB puts a lot of emphasis on innovation and digitalisation. With the VDAB's new ambitions, architecture is therefore a top priority. The budgets for the realisation of these projects are correspondingly high. 
From a role as "servant leader" this person will have a major impact on the further evolution of the future IT landscape of the VDAB. 

This Manager will be recruited via Vlaanderen Connect. A competitive salary package is provided at management level, including bonus system, net expenses, mobility budget (including company car), extensive insurance package, various other benefits, work tools, extensive flexibility, etc.

 

Keywords

IT Director Applications, PMO Manager / Director, Teamlead Development, Teamlead Architecture, Program Manager, IT Manager, Enterprise Architect, R&D Manager / Director, Product Development Manager, Solution Architect

Team Manager Solution Architecture @ VDAB (Vlaanderen connect)

VDAB is an independent agency within the Flemish government. The VDAB plays a socially crucial role in connecting employers and employees. To carry out its mission as efficiently as possible, the VDAB offers an extensive and effective package of services: job placement, training and education and career guidance. 

More than 5000 VDAB employees work from more than 100 branches in Flanders and Brussels. Every year, more than 240,000 vacancies are reported directly and the number of trainees rose to 72,000. Last year, more than 185,000 job-seekers made use of the tailored services. 

IT and technology are crucial levers in realising its mission. After all, the VDAB is pre-eminently a very data-driven organisation that is fully committed to innovation.

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