IT Architect - Flanders Digital

Architecture, Software & Analysis
Professional, Freelancer

Cegeka continues to grow! Within our Applications software department, we have set up a new division for an exciting long-term project with the Flemish Government. Cegeka's Flanders Digital wants to ensure, in partnership with the Flemish Government, that Flanders grows into the European top 5 most digitised regions. Cegeka is the Flemish Government's strategic IT partner in this matter.  In this way, we are putting our shoulders to the further digitalisation of Flanders in terms of digital workplaces and building applications that have an impact on 6.6 million Flemish people, like you and me. Think, for example, of  ‘het Groeipakket’, through which 960,000 Flemish families automatically receive the correct allowances and benefits. Or ‘het Vlaams Handhavingsplatform’ for the ‘Agentschap Justitie en Handhaving’, centralising all information on administrative enforcement from the various inspection services in Flanders. With Persona, ‘Agentschap voor Onderwijs’ is taking a new application into use to manage personnel data.  In addition, we have numerous other projects. For these projects, we are always looking for people with, to put it in Flemish, ‘goesting’!  Do you want to help build a digital Flanders? Then you might be our new Enterprise Architect. Here is what the job contains:

  • You help build applications that have an impact on 6.6 million Flemish people, like you and me.
  • You will define and follow up architectural guidelines for larger software projects/programs (3 scrum teams or more).
  • You make assessments of their application landscape in close cooperation with the customer, in function of business & strategy.
  • You determine development projects in collaboration with the customer and in function of strategy & business needs. 
  • You regularly spend time "with your feet in the dirt" by co-developing.
  • You are a soundboard within the Cegeka organization ( promoting the vision, supporting, giving advice): to project teams, programs, management. 
  • You determine and defend technological choices based on rational arguments. You use technology stacks that have proven their value, but at the same time you ensure future-proofing by introducing and stimulating sufficient innovation.
  • You introduce innovative ideas within the organization and ensure that they are picked up by other teams.
  • Because of your central role you also have a responsibility for people management: you manage and evaluate employees. You will be actively involved in talent management.

What you need to succeed:

  • Broad experience with professional enterprise Java is a must.
  • You have an arsenal of techniques to clarify and define the functional and non-functional objectives for an application.
  • You also have experience with analysis, design, implementation and delivery of applications.
  • You can design the architecture of complex applications, taking into account all non-functional requirements such as security, performance, scalability, ... and you can also communicate this to multiple teams.
  • With your expertise, you have a clear view on the (technical) risks in terms of impact and probability and you provide strategies to mitigate them.
  • You have a broad knowledge of and experience with Web and Database technologies, communication protocols, integration techniques, distributed systems, Devops, security, ...
  • Also operational knowledge is strongly present: network management, systems management, cloud, ...
  • You have experience with or interest in cloud native architectures.
  • O.O., design patterns, domain-driven design, refactoring and unit testing are very familiar concepts to you.
  • Scrum and eXtreme Programming are two agile development methodologies that you apply with pleasure and knowledge.
  • You immediately feel at home in the result-oriented, no-nonsense approach of a growing company like Cegeka.
  • You are a strong communicator, both within your team and to the customer. You can also communicate your ideas in 'human language' to less technical conversation partners.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and dare to take on challenging conversations and defend your position.
  • Fluency in Dutch is a must.
  • Onboarding Training Package: Curiosity and a good attitude are some of your most important qualities. We would like to take a look at your current level of experience and skills together with you and develop a personal development plan to boost your career.

What are we offering:

  • You will join a Top Employer! 
  • A competitive salary completed with fringe benefits. An (electrical) company car with fuel card/charging card or mobility budget, luncheon vouchers, eco vouchers, interesting group and hospitalisation insurance, a mobile phone subscription,  flat-rate expense allowances, a powerful laptop and the opportunity to give your salary package a personal touch thanks to our Flex Reward Plan. 
  • Flexible working hours and a nice work/life balance. 
  • A top team: in which new fresh ideas and initiatives are always welcome! Team events, monthly happy hours and an always legendary company party are also part of this. 
  • Tailormade guidance: throughout your career, you will be guided by our people managers. So you have a point of contact, a personal coach and a sparring partner. 
  • Continuous learning: through innovation centres, reading groups, knowledge sharing meetings, hackathons, participation in conferences and external training courses, we focus on knowledge sharing and learning. 
  • Opportunity to grow: depending on your own interests and initiatives, Cegeka offers various horizontal and vertical career paths. 
  • Hybrid working: you work from a Cegeka office in your area (Hasselt, Leuven, Antwerp, Ghent), but also from the agencies of the Flemish Government (Ghent or Brussels within walking distance of the station), combined with working from home. 
  • Want to get in as a freelancer? No problem! Then we offer you a competitive daily rate and numerous benefits. 

Aspire to more: our promise to you!

At Cegeka you get all the opportunities you need to develop further as a professional. Together we discover what you really want to do for our clients and colleagues. We would like to invite you to grow with us. In an unprecedented variety of challenging and meaningful IT projects. Make your mark on projects with interesting customers where we can make the difference. Aspire to more!

We are always working together here. Intensively, with lots of fun and commitment. It is a culture driven by family values: full of trust, people-oriented, open, loyal and respectful. We offer a lot of freedom and responsibility. We want you to be part of the next phase of a proud, successful, fast-growing, innovative, European IT company full of ambitions.

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