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Contraste Europe – Business Architect Cards

Ref.: 170922/01

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a Business Architect Cards.



Your role

  • Elaborate for your domain the roadmap and versioning of your building blocks in alignment with the IT strategy of the bank.
  • Architecture development on the basis of requirements coming from various areas, driving transformation across multiple systems and domains, taking functional and quality attributes into account
  • Offering architectural guidance to implementation teams and ensure that the results are achieved at the expected quality level
  • Acquiring understanding of the various stakeholders and being a trusted advisor for managers when determining, laying the foundations and/or designing the solution or reference
  • Assessing the architectural integrity and the risks inherent to the solution in order to ensure that the recommendations are suitable and can be implemented
  • Recognising and anticipating problems
  • Formulating and managing solution & delivery risks and issues
  • Initialisation and coordination of structural improvements
  • Coaching technical colleagues through your CO-creation skills (workshops, guiding, constraining, selling, telling)
  • Share expert knowledge of multiple (new) technologies, products, business processes and architectures by speaking on conferences and feeding learnings back in the organization.


Your profile

  • Good in complex problem analyses and judgement: you evaluate the impact of architectural decisions, actions, choices, risks and updates and their impact on the organisation. You can take awkward decisions.
  • An excellent communicator, both verbal as written, able to bring a message and convince different audiences, whether technical or business, at both technical and management level
  • Result oriented team player, able to set the right priorities and respect deadlines
  • Capable to work autonomously in executing tasks, preparing advice and decision making about the implementation
  • Persistent: you deal with conflicts of interest, and obtain a good and acceptable end solution
  • Able to work under pressure to timely deliver the agreed result and quality
  • Positive-minded, you are known as impediments solver, you do not limit yourself in listing issues
  • Methodological and structured
  • Energized by feeding back lessons learned to organization and sharing on conferences


You have

  • A master degree, or equal through experience
  • A proven experience in an architecture role. You are fluent in architecture artefact manipulations. You can easily understand the reference models of the bank.
  • A knowledge of TOGAF, API & Service-oriented architecture
  • A strong knowledge & experience:
    • in card product (debit card, credit card), card lifecycle and card clearing & settlement process
    • on international card schemes (MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, V-Pay) and national scheme (Bancontact)
    • interaction with other products
    • evolution of the cards technology
  • A sound technical knowledge of developing IT systems and IT technologies
  • An experience in Agile environment and scrum ceremonies
  • An excellent written and spoken knowledge of English; knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an asset


We Offer

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Company description

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services: Consulting, Application Management and Managed Services.
The Group's companies act as competence centers in selected domains, building a solid expertise network.
The Group's sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations.
It operates in Luxemburg, Belgium and France.

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