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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Software & Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 15,2022
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    Application Architect Clearing

    In this role you are responsible for the global application architecture of ABN AMRO Clearing Bank. Are you fit to further shape our globally spanning and challengingly complex application landscape? What do you see when you envision the next step? Work on achieving your goals and develop yourself professionally and personally. Tell us your story. We want to hear it!

    Your job

    You follow relevant developments in the software industry as well as those in the financial industry related to clearing. You ensure a well-integrated global enterprise architecture for all applications. It is your job to oversee the complete application landscape. But also to inspire, involve and activate these teams with each and every change. You investigate, tune and verify standards and strategic views with all internal and external global stakeholders (e.g. project managers, business managers, IT managers, external authorities). You support decision making by creating, providing and communicating clear deliverables. At the end of the day it is your leadership and vision that will enhance reliability, flexibility and cost efficiency of our IT organization.

    In more detail:

    • You lead evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of based on enterprise business strategies, business capabilities, value streams, business requirements and enterprise standards.
    • You create architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects and systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).
    • You modernise our technology architecture by using reference models, layers, and abstractions. Create architecture vision documents to guide agile development teams. These documents include: future state architectures, reference models, guidelines and standard. You develop a direction for managing the portfolio of to-be solutions — including systems (meaning not just applications, but also processes and information), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services and components — to better match business outcome objectives.
    • You carefully follow the latest technology trends and developments, and determine the impact it could have on the organization. If required you guide the implementation of future-proof business solutions by using your leadership skills. Provide, if required, hands-on architecture leadership on complex, innovative proposals and projects. For example, for the microservices architecture subject, this means you are able to lead the end-to-end architecture and development of enterprise-scale microservice platform.
    • Exercise architecture control by developing architecture frameworks and setting guidelines and principles. You ensure consistency by working closely together with other architects.

    Your working environment

    You will be part of a small, but highly professional and international team. The team is located in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney. They are passionate about IT and passionate about our Clearing business.

    ABN AMRO Clearing Bank (AACB) is a distinct mono-line company within ABN AMRO, and holds its own banking license (ABN AMRO Clearing NV). The company consists of around 1200 FTEs globally, and is self-sufficient, with its own supporting organization. Clearing is the cornerstone of global financial markets. As a Clearing Bank we offer our clients the ability to trade on 90+ financial markets, giving us a top 3 position globally. In this position, we secure and govern a safe, transparent and sustainable market. Our clients include professional traders, investment managers and corporates with whom we have longstanding personal relationships. We understand them and strive to deliver the same high-quality service across the globe. All with the aim to reduce risk and make financial markets more efficient and reliable.
    Considering information technology as a main part of clearing services, the IT systems and processes have to meet AACB strategy demands and internal regulations.

    Your profile

    Highly developed conceptual, strategic and analytical skills. Is able to balance conceptual thinking and pragmatic solutions. Has And the ability to understand, inspire and activate others. Helicopter view, leadership and communication is what will drive your success.
    Self-starter who readily assumes responsibility. Creative mindset and capable of assessing and evaluating risks.

    Do you think you are a fit? Check your profile:

    • Master degree, preferably IT-related;
    • 8+ years of work experience in the IT application domain, within a comparably complex environment (high stakes, in- & external stakeholders, complex IT environment, different time zones and different cultures) of which 3+ years of experience in a lead role;
    • Knowledge of trading, clearing and settlement is considered a plus;
    • Fluent in speaking and writing business English (leading language);
    • Ability to think in conceptual, strategic perspective without losing ground over implementation and tactical impact;
    • Ability to influence, engage, align people in cross-functional roles at all levels and communicate technical possibilities effectively and efficiently


    • Knowledge of the different aspects of IT architecture (applications functions software development; application platforms, data structures and interaction patterns, data security aspects);
    • Knowledge and experience in one or more of below areas is considered a plus:
      • Micro-services and Event-driven architecture;
      • Application development and integration;
      • Containerized, serverless, and cloud-native applications;
      • Scalable, high performance enterprise products.
    • Knowledge of application design patterns and solution reference architectures in combination with demonstrated technical leadership;
    • Knowledge of trends and new application of information technology;
    • Knowledge and experience in architecture implementations and related methods and tools, such as TOGAF and Archimate.

    What we offer

    A more than challenging job at the top of your profession. You’ll get to know the whole of ABN AMRO Clearing. And because you’ll be in one team with the very best from your field, you’ll learn a lot from each other, too. Your responsibilities and opportunities are big. In addition, you’ll get plenty of room to keep your skills and knowledge up to par – both internally and externally. Step by step, you’ll work towards a future proof architecture. And until then, you’ll make the most of the technology we have to work with. Because of our size, you will be close to the execution as well, no ivory towers here. A global and challenging environment you’ll not find elsewhere. But if you can do this, you can do anything.

    At ABN AMRO, we use our knowledge, expertise and network to help our clients within and outside the Netherlands achieve their goals based on responsible decisions. Our clients’ interests always come first. We want clients to understand our products, and we sometimes say ‘no’ if a product involves a risk that is too high for the client. Putting clients’ interests first also means communicating in plain language and crafting smart solutions that genuinely make a difference. That is our goal.


    Are you interested? Please apply online. For more information you can contact Christian Teitink, Head of Enterprise Architecture, 06-53541981. We look forward getting to know you.

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