Enterprise Architect

OUR VISION & STORY 

Interested in filling a unique position? Can you a sketch a picture of the future without sounding like Mystic Meg? If you can, then maybe this ‘Enterprise Architect’ post is right up your street!

As Enterprise Architect, you see, you’ll develop a holistic view for the customer within which both the business and the IT-side are elucidated and then merge into a future-proof whole. You operate in what we call the ‘pre-pre phase’ (that’s right: the stage before the preliminary phase). The co-creation phase during which everything’s still up for discussion. In which all ideas are still being tried on for size and the future is still bare. When the problems haven’t yet been defined.. that’s the time when we swing into action.

You approach the task like an architect would design a house: together with your customer, you sketch the plans for his `dream house of the future’. Not yet in detail: no technical drawings, as yet, nor orders for a concrete engineering study. No, you sketch and draw concepts on paper, off the cuff, the ideal future home for your customer. You realize that whatever the final structure is, it won’t entirely be what you’ve just put down on paper. There are still too many practical objections and considerations in the way for that. But you are confident that your vision of the future will indeed have a profound impact on the customer’s business. You’re in the ‘driving seat’, so to speak, although it’s as yet unclear where this journey will take us. Which direction we might be headed in is what you – as Enterprise Architect – will try to make clear.

If we had to give another description for the job title, then these would come nearest: ‘Process Architect’ or ‘Business IT Architect’. But they don’t quite nail it….. So that’s why we prefer ‘Enterprise Architect’.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

  • We often start projects with a (limited) analysis of the context, as it stands. By means of interviews with internal staff, we create a picture of the present situation.
  • On the basis of desktop research and trend analyses, we then examine how the world is evolving. Considering these possible scenarios for the future, we try to make concrete how that could or will affect the industry and the operations of our customer.
  • At the same time, we formulate a set of answers to the question of how the company can best equip itself to meet the challenges of the future.
  • We make that clear via the materials that we deliver: reports with recommendations, a roadmap with possible implementation plans, data analysis reports, business cases, and more…
  • In that regard, we also stress the IT architecture of business processes and data, as these are the cornerstones of many future projects.                                    

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A DELAWARE ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT? 

  • The prospect of the early-stage, preliminary phase grips you. That moment at which a company wonders how the problem can be defined correctly and set in the right context.
  • You have a very broad interest in, and knowledge of, all kinds of industrial and business processes in diverse sectors.
  • You follows several different trends and market developments. You manage to forge them into a meaningful whole, from which future scenarios and possible solutions can be distilled.
  • You are more a generalist of processes and trends than a profound expert.
  • This job requires a certain degree of maturity. So you will have some (3 to 8) years’ experience already. Maybe within process engineering or (enterprise) information management, perhaps within a IT field but, in any case, with a great interest in the real added value for the company. In addition you combine that with a broad knowledge and interest in (digital) trends andstrategic models.
  • You are already familiar, to some extent, with change management. Not from the ‘people management’ side but rather from a system- and IT-side.
  • You will have a broad knowledge of IT, which you mainly use to make the translation to a tangible organizational value and possible processes, visions of the future and an early (general) description of possible IT approaches.
  • You are analytical. You can work under your own steam. You are creative. Entrepreneurial, in the sense that you quickly spot and identify opportunities in both trends and visions of the future.
  • You think holistically: you are quick to see links between widely differing domains and manage to communicate these clearly to the reality of the end customer.
  • You are trilingual (Dutch, French and English).
  • Our customers are located mainly in the Brussels Region, so bear in mind that your sphere of operations will lie there.

WANT TO DISCOVER MORE? 

You can find out more about us on our website and blog. You can get a sense of what it’s like to work for us here, but we’re even nicer in real life.

So come see us in Gent, Antwerp, Wavre, Kortrijk or Lummen.

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