that what you can deliver added value in steering the bank by continuously improve the insight in the (financial) performance. As a Solution Architect (SA), you will be helping to bring our Business Intelligence & analytics environment to a higher level. Innovation is key in this dynamic environment. Rabobank is one of the largest IT employers in the Netherlands.
Within the Tribe Business Intelligence & Analytics you will work together with more than 100 colleagues to develop and manage our future environment.
Making a difference
You will be working in the Tribe responsible for all management information / Business intelligence from CFO within the Rabobank The tribe provides key information that enables management to take data-driven decisions.
You will work with the latest techniques and cutting-edge technologies and will influence and drive the standards and the continuous evolution of the platform.
As a Solution Architect, you will guide 10 squads of 5-7 developers and closely work with colleague SAs, the Product Owner, the Chapterlead Development BI, Enterprise Architect and others. The teams are located in Utrecht, but in these times of Covid we are working from home locations.
In this central role, you will work on topics that span the whole Tribe such as improving the developer experience, working on new application architectures that are allow more granular deployment, and more. To realize this, you will need to consult various experts across the Tribe, come up with new architectural improvements and communicate on how to achieve them.
Your skills and experience
You are a communicative team player who is able to formulate and communicate a vision and have a drive to improve yourself and the people around you. You have shown the courage to challenge and develop yourself even when you and your team make a mistake. The important part is that you (and your team) learn from that and grow.
The interesting and challenging part of this role is that you will be working on a lot of topics in parallel, which involves defining and coordinating the activities to make this happen. As such, you will have limited time to actually code, but are in the driver’s seat to make significant improvements happen.
You will be the driving force behind enabling Business Intelligence development. You are comfortable in working with several experts, define solution directions and driving these changes. You have experience working in a corporate environment with complex technological landscapes and know how to deal with a multitude of stakeholders and corporate processes.
We expect that you have at least four years' experience with architecting and developing customer-facing hybrid BI applications in enterprise environments. You have experience with BI Development and are familiar with Visualisations, Data Modelling, Security, Azure Cloud.
Any experience with full stack / backend development and Artificial Intelligence / Machine learning will be very useful.
You know how to build systems that are easy to operate and maintain, and that can last a long time while undergoing changes continuously. You have shown to be able to balance technical debt against problem solving, new features and architectural changes. You are a forward thinker and have a vision on where the BI development stack should be heading in terms of technology, standards and customer value.
With each other
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. The BI Development team enables management to take data-driven decisions. These decisions affect every level of the organization from overall strategy to individual products. As we develop BI dashboards that shape these decisions, we rely on a diverse team of specialists: from data collection to modelling to dashboarding and support.
Every member of the team plays an important role in the process. But it is only through collaboration that the job gets done. With you as a Senior Solution Architect, the team will consist of diverse colleagues in a variety of roles, including:
Henri, Senior BI Developer “What counts is that I can work with the newest BI-tools en technics. My philosophy is: Don’t look back, stay innovating and try new stuff. Act like an entrepreneur.”
It is important that you recognize yourself in the following checklist:
At minimum have a completed (technical) bachelor degree
You have strong analytical and conceptual skills, being able to address user issues and possible business impact
You have experience with the Microsoft BI-stack.
You are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. Preferably also in Dutch.
You are familiar with working in DevOps teams and the rituals of Agile / Scrum
You have a proactive approach in improving solutions and embrace challenge
You have experience and deep knowledge of the web, specifically on the client side, and interacting with the server side.
You maintain a clear vision on where frontend architecture should be heading.
You are able to translate this vision into reality, giving guidance to developers and other architects.
You have the ability to motivate others. You can create structure and purpose.
You embrace changes and self-leadership is in your DNA.
Growing a better world together
You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for 7.1 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:
We make sizeable annual investments in the voluntary sector in the Netherlands. This allows us to support about 1,250 sport and cultural organizations that are a second home to many people;
We provide 500 million Euros in financing to the Dutch education sector annually because, after all, good education is the bedrock of tomorrow’s society;
With the Rabobank Foundation, we support social enterprises. This gives people experiencing barriers entering the labour market the opportunities they deserve, and helps them to participate fully in our society.
Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional.
In addition, with us (on the basis of a 40 hour working week), you can also expect:
a gross yearly salary, scaled in function group 10 between EUR 53.909,40 and EUR 77.013,36
a guarantee thirteenth (13th) month and holiday pay (8%).
an Employee Benefit Budget.(10% of your salary) You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving it as cash on a monthly basis.
a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career.
100% reimbursement of commuting costs if you travel by public transport. Do you still prefer to travel by car or motorbike? Then choose a commuting allowance.
Currently, due to the pandemic, we all work from home, of course. Rabobank has a range of (free) desks, chairs and monitors for your work from home ‘office’. We will provide you with a laptop and mobile phone.
a working from home allowance
a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3.5%.
Are you the person we’re looking for? Are you our new colleague who will strengthen Rabobank as a solution architect and thus make the difference for yourself, our customers and society?
Are you looking for technical challenges and ownership, working in a dynamic team with a cooperative mindset being passionate about the code and applications we create?
Good to know:
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