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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Sep 20, 2021
Job ID:  373

Innovation Architect

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,300 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 770.01 million euro in 2020. 

Did you know more than 2 million Clickshare buttons are being used worldwide? And did you know Clickshare has won 44 awards already?

To stay ahead of the game, we keep innovating and growing our Meeting Experience (Clickshare) portfolio. In this context we are looking to strengthen our R&D team with a conceptually strong system architect to drive innovation



As Innovation Architect you


  • Are responsible for the end-to-end architectural overview of the full ClickShare solution (Embedded SW, Cloud Management SW, Desktop and Mobile Apps SW), and help the development teams and subsystem architects to make consistent architectural decisions when developing new features;
  • Foster a culture where people think system-wide across software components and development locations;
  • Challenge scrum-teams to think innovatively about new technical approaches, enabling new disruptive User Experiences for our product portfolio;
  • Lead our innovation Wednesday activities, and coach people in the development teams to passionately guide innovative ideas from first Mock-Ups, PoCs up to integration decisions;
  • Identify patentable ideas based on the ongoing experimentation & implementations by development teams. Help inventors and patent writers to come to a strong IPR protection of those ideas;
  • Are the main contact point for technical questions related to our existing patent portfolio as well as potential technical infringements by competitors;
  • Stay up to date with latest technology in the domain of ClickShare (Audio & Video coding and processing, corporate network technologies, …), and advise Product Management/Owners on best technical roadmap strategies to follow.



We are looking for a new colleague who


  • Has a Master's degree or Phd in Software engineering, or equivalent by experience;
  • Has a broad technical experience in the domains of algorithms, video processing, networking protocols, distributed system engineering and cloud;
  • Has experience with large scale scrum environments (SAFe/LeSS, multiple scrum teams, multiple Product Owners…);
  • Is well respected and influential both towards technical development teams as well as other business stakeholders;
  • Has affinity with international development environments;
  • Demonstrates a broad set of coding skills (C, C++, javascript, python…) and ability to hands-on complement software teams when needed;
  • Has a customer centric mindset, with ability to split larger visions in technical incremental business value;
  • Has excellent verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills, including ability to effectively communicate vision, trade-offs and concepts to multiple organization levels and executive management;
  • Has ideally a proven track-record in patent creation and litigation together with legal/IPR experts;
  • Is fluent in both spoken and written English;
  • Expertise on AI and data-engineering is a plus.


You don’t tick all the boxes but you see a good match with this role anyway? Don’t hesitate to apply so we can evaluate together!



What’s in it for you?


  • Drive an innovation mindset and create impact within an international development team of approximately 140 R&D colleagues based in Belgium, Romania, Taiwan and India
  • Join the enthusiastic & passionate team developing our ClickShare portfolio; Barco's wireless next generation collaboration tools for the meeting room that is used by thousands of customers
  • Work in an agile (scrum) mode in the core of a global tech top employer
  • Inspire our long-term innovation by joining in on our innovation Wednesday efforts
  • Appreciate the comfort of our  brand new headquarters
  • Enjoy continuous training opportunities at our very own Barco University 
  • Take home a competitive salary package with attractive benefits