Vacature detail Lead Technical Architect Common Infrastructure

Locatie: Maastricht
Ervaring: Professional
Vakgebied: Technology
Dienstverband: Fulltime
Sluitingsdatum: Doorlopend

This is what you do for our customer
As a lead architect you have next to your technical architect accountabilities the holistic domain view in her/his area by supervising the delivery of the E2E solution.

You will act as the point of entry for mid- long-term business requirements and initiatives within her/his domain area. The Lead Architect is also surveying the industry and market for technical developments. The lead architect composes the technical components of the domain into an effective E2E solution. They support the relevant interfaces and processes with internal vertical and cluster teams, and towards external groups.

As a Lead Architect you’re accountable for the cost, planning & design. Will work cross-functional, self-driven, demonstrate an E2E view and will seek/arrange technical delivery alignment with other technology parties to assure the required evolution of the technology area during the lifecycle of E2E network solutions and network components

You must take responsibility for the overall shared technical solution/direction of her/his domain and needs to assure that it will develop and remain flexible for changes which can be implemented in a technically excellent and cost-effective way. This requires skills, in predicting and anticipating these requirements, and having strategies and plans in place.

In order to find the most appropriate architecture for your Domain, the you should understand very well the business goals and requirements and moreover focus on clarifying the functional requirements; such as performance, scalability, compatibility, security, auditing, diagnostic & logging, failover and disaster recovery

Together with a team of other lead architects you will take responsibility for the overall technical solution/direction of several infrastructures. As lead architect, you will set and communicate clear guidelines for the designers and other stakeholders within the company. Out of the architectural document you’re able to define the future enable projects included the business case. During complex project challenges you’re able to define a way forward to support the CI technical architect.

These are your responsibilities

  • Participates in NEP discussions with Technology-wide Governance & Planning. As a lead architect you’re accountable to deliver input.
  • Holistic area view
  • Define architecture and Design requirements of software and/or hardware components/functions.
  • Communicate and align your architectural plan with other stakeholders on multiple levels. Communication skills are key!
  • Entry point for new business demands and initiatives within her/his domain area.
  • Share knowledge and experiences with colleagues in your team and company.
  • Analyze and translate high level functional requirements into proper design.
  • Using applicable design rules and architecture principles
  • Create and review high level designs of software and/or hardware components, functions and landscapes .
  • Design the VodafoneZiggo specific application environment, according to the functional and non-functional requirements which leads to a correct solution
  • To collect forecast data and determine the impact on the E2E data area (capacity planning).
  • Actively investigate improvements and cost efficiency options
  • Participates with the architecture team to define concepts and strategies for development of the platforms
  • Manage the solutions over its lifecycle, from introduction until end of service.
  • Identify stakeholder and gain their support
  • Negotiate with the internal customer and the internal and external integration partners and suppliers
  • Present draft decisions on the relevant committees and levels
  • Cross check and leverage in your work from relevant standards and specifications (ITU/IETF/3GPP/ETSI,Oasis-open, etcetera)

You strengthen
Within VodafoneZiggo, Common infrastructure team is a department of 8 persons located in Maastricht and Amsterdam. The department is part of mobile networks reporting directly into the Mobile Network Director, but is delivering a solution for Technology. CI department is responsible for the Plan and build of the common infrastructure platforms located in 4 datacentres, hosting more than 50 applications and is strongly growing. At this moment ~50% of our mobile voice traffic is already carried by the common infrastructure.

As lead architect of Common Infrastructure you will report to Bas Hendrikx. Within this role you will provide business and technical expertise on multiple areas of underlying environments and subject matters. You need to be able to talk with different levels, working with international teams with various back grounds and multiple vendors. This requires professionality, integrity as well empathy. Working cross Technology units requires the ability to understand the different demands & eco systems to deliver the best possible architecture agreed with various stakeholders.

Who we are
VodafoneZiggo is the result of two strong Dutch companies joining forces. Since January 2017 we have formed a powerful combination in the Netherlands. As a communication provider, we offer our clients the best in entertainment, mobile telephony, fixed-line telephony, and internet. Our products and services inspire people, companies and society to come into contact with each other–whether they are on the road, at home or in the workplace.


With over 12,000 employees, we are an ambitious, dynamic, and socially committed enterprise. Proud of our achievements and of the people we work with, we offer all our staff abundant opportunity for personal development.

You’ve got what it takes
Of course you have a deep knowledge of architecture, designs and protocols, Combining technical understanding with business outlook. You have the ability to make architectural E2E design documents. Participate and lead, when needed, project meetings with partners and other stakeholders for technical/architectural topics. Taking the lead in complex technical E2E designs. Next to this as our Lead Technical Architect Common Infrastructure you have:

  • University degree in the appropriate technical work field
  • Solid knowledge of NW design / architecture and Core NW experience (> 10 years)
  • Experience with hypervisors/ could platforms. (Preferable RedHat Openstack, VMware)
  • Experience with translating a strategy into a vision into architectural guidelines. Acting as an enterprise architect us a must.
  • Strong performance & customer oriented
  • Trouble shooting capabilities and problem solving attitude
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in Dutch and English
  • Established networking or closeness with other engineering domains which also deeply impacting performance such as Access, Transport & Transmission, etc.

You deserve it

  • an ambitious employer. We want the best for you and your colleagues
  • a good salary. Perfectly in line with your background
  • financial benefits. These include special agreements concerning annual leave, pension and other friendly schemes
  • potential for growth. We offer full opportunities for growth. It’s up to you to take advantage of them

You do it
Are you in? Now click on the application button and reply. Any questions? Just call our recruiter Arthur Rijk at: 06-24 90 44 66.

Arthur Rijk

Recruiter Technology

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