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ICT Solution Architect – Business Development (MS Dynamics CRM)

As our new solution architect, you are a key colleague to drive the evolution in your technology platforms.

What you will do

As Solution Architect Business Development, overlooking sales, customer service and marketing applications, you will strengthen our team of architects responsible to determine the desired software and infrastructure architecture for imec, balancing between imec’s strategic objectives to serve the business at best on the one side; and total cost of ownership for ICT (including licensing costs, development and maintenance) on the other side. The solution architect ensures the gradual implementation and evolution of the desired architecture and implementation of new features for the platforms in his / her domain. The solution architect will work in close collaboration with other ICT and business stakeholders in his / her domain and will hence work end-to-end in terms of processes, infrastructure and software as trusted advisor and influencer. This means that you will:

  • Define and continuously adjust the desired application and infrastructure architecture / blueprint / vision and roadmap for the platforms in your domain and for the integration in the overall landscape
  • Define, maintain and enforce a set of standards / guidelines and principles to be enforced for the platforms in your domain and aligned to the overall (enterprise) architecture strategy
  • Participate in ARB (architecture review board) routines
  • Work end-to-end in terms of processes, infrastructure and software, making the link between processes, data models and ICT tooling
  • Steer the implementation of the desired platforms roadmaps
  • Follow trends within the IT sector to ensure innovation. Gives inputs when it comes to the budget required to execute the vision/strategy/roadmap.
  • Review proposed solutions in your platform on quality, future proofness and security - takes the final decisions in solution definition, discussions and estimations in alignment with Enterprise Architecture & ICT Management
  • Functional management of internal or external development capacity – teams up to 20 people
  • (technical) lead the delivery of smaller projects or enhancements (following the PMO principles in case of projects)
  • Make clear choices that support future growth, and communicate this with the right arguments to the business
  • Determine where to invest (first) to maximize results conform the strategic goals
  • Define cost effective mid-and long-term roadmaps and spot quick wins / opportunities
  • Collaborate / coordinate with internal and external technical teams for the detailed implementation of the platforms

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You are excited to drive change and improvement
  • You love the architecture practice and applying its frameworks
  • You are open & honest, highly energetic and intrinsically motivated
  • You are passionate about change and eager to push it forward while managing expectations
  • You are open-minded in following new evolutions and what these can offer in the specific context of imec, taking into account the overall landscape architecture as well as previous investments
  • You are able to prioritize and deliver within agreed timelines
  • You are able to resolve conflicting points of view and align people
  • You have strong communication and presentation skills
  • You take ownership and can deconstruct complex problems and projects into execution detail
  • What do we expect
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in solution architecture / design in a sales & marketing and customer service context.
  • Extensive experience with template / fit-gap / roll outs for package solutions
  • Extensive experience with integrations of a sales / service solution (preferably MS Dynamics 365 CRM) with other systems (e.g. SAP ERP, portal, CPQ tool, …)
  • Good knowledge of (enterprise) architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF), methods and tools.
  • You are able to implement and adapt architecture frameworks to our specific context and content
  • You are able to work with key stakeholders to define, formulate and evolve strategic roadmaps and blueprints; and influence both ICT and business leadership through your expertise, analysis, leadership and communication / presentation skills
  • Knowledge of project methodologies e.g. PRINCE2 or Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)


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How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.