ICT Solution Architect CRM/Cloud

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Barco is looking for an ICT Solution Architect CRM/Cloud to reinforce its Business Enablement Competence Center.


  • take up the advisory role towards the Business Domain Architects for Sales/Service and the Enterprise Solution Architect, taking the technical responsibility in significant projects and programs associated with the extension on the one platform enhancements
  • lead software solution introduction/change initiatives in the Customer Relationship domains (including emerging cloud challenges) and create matching SLA’s between the different involved parties, resulting in the appropriate (business) solution models for the company.
  • lead architectural reviews and ensure correct up-to-date application architecture artefacts and blueprints guided by architectural drivers, such as business/functional requirements and (long term) quality features.
  • carry end-to-end responsibility for definition, approval and correction of technical designs related to application integration projects in the CRM/cloud domains, and act as trusted advisor towards the other architects and delivery teams.
  • keep a watchful eye on technological and methodological evolutions in the market and introduce these at the right time within the company in tight cooperation with the Cluster Leads and Business Domain Architects. In that context you also prepare & organize proof of concepts for deliverables of solution providers, and guard the integration in Barco's existing application landscape.

As our ICT Solution Architect CRM/Cloud, you…

  • analyze the solution application landscape and translate business requirements created by the Business Analysts and Business Process Experts and funneled via the Cluster Leads and Business Domain Architects into the right (technical) solution architecture.
  • provide expert technical advice on the establishment and maintenance of a robust and scalable ICT application architecture to ensure continuous support to deploy ICT strategies, products and enhancements in the near future
  • provide professional, timely and effective solution design and application implementations including expert technical advice on complex matters relating One Platform applications (main core on SAP)
  • analyze and provide hands-on software improvements for selected key business systems components and acts as internal and external point of contact for technical issues and questions
  • establish and optimize an agile and efficient process and arrangements for post go-live software systems maintenance and support + align/monitor with enterprise architecture on a timely update of our application landscape components
  • collaborate with Cluster Leads and Business Domain Architects in providing consensus-based IT solutions that are scalable and adaptable to changing business needs
  • support delivery of projects, releases and changes throughout the delivery of the various demands to make sure the accepted (business) demands are delivered conform with the original approved (business) requirements
  • balance the different solutions and ensure that the solution architecture aligns with the roadmaps established by the enterprise architect in adherence to the enterprise architecture principles.
  • act as the bridge between the Cluster Leads, Business Domain Architects and the Solution Architects and contribute in creating an solution landscape which guarantees long term process and solution sustainability in a structured way.

The candidate we are looking for...

  • has a Master degree in computer science, applied economics and/or (civil) engineering, informatics or equivalent combination of education and working experience
  • has a deep (domain) knowledge of CRM and cloud systems/platforms & implementations, and has hands-on experience working on related technologies with customers in those markets
  • has 8 to 10 years' hands-on background in systems implementation and business & technology analysis, experienced developing and analyzing (business) solution architecture
  • can build deep technical relationships with senior executives and can grow cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts
  • has 5–10 years' (hands-on) experience in SAP ERP/CRM and experience in (project) implementations related to SaaS, Quote-to-Cash, CRM or ERP and roll-outs in a similar multinational business
  • is aware of web, database, and OO software technologies and new trends
  • has proven experience in both legacy corporate solution architecture approaches as well as experience pivoting to cloud approach
  • profoundly understands cloud computing technologies, cloud analytics, business drivers, and emerging computing trends is considered as an additional asset
  • has a very strong knowledge of enterprise integration patterns, design patterns and software development compared with a good understanding of Sales and Services Solution market (trends, competitors, emerging technologies)
  • has the knowledge & (SAP) technical expertise to drive common architectures across multiple projects by using influencing skills to achieve objectives using methodologies, tools and techniques
  • understands Project Management methodologies and principles (e.g. Prince2 or PMBOK)
  • has a good knowledge of the SAP ERP modules in the respective domains environment and develops understanding of functionality in other applications in the domain
Our ideal new colleague...
  • understands the business processes in the respective domain(s)
  • has proven business systems analysis, process and data analysis skills (including modelling techniques and methods)
  • has excellent facilitation, presentation, verbal and (technical) written communication skills
  • has strong abstraction, organization and simplification skills
  • is diplomatic & influential and works cooperatively with other individuals & cross multiple business units
  • is able to conduct cost/benefit analysis
  • can work independently and manage multiple task assignments
  • is able to work with cross-functional teams and interact with different levels in the organization
  • has exposure to working in a multi-cultural environment

Once on board you will:

  • enjoy continuous training opportunities at our very own Barco University 
  • take home a competitive salary package with attractive benefits




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