Solution Architect HR


You are the Solution Architect who connects the world of business architecture, data and software development for HR. You will be drawing the future of digital and modern HR landscape what serves 40 000 users globally. Imagine, you making a difference by being the linking pin between the business stakeholders, architects and development teams. Sounds good, right?

Making a difference

Rabobank works in a rapidly changing IT landscape. The HR IT Systems department is responsible for implementing and maintaining IT applications for HR, with the objective of a positive employee journey for all Rabobank employees around the world. After global implementation of Workday as Rabobank’s core HR application,  there are high ambitions to further improve the employee journeys by digitalization and simplification of HR IT landscape. As a Solution Architect you will be  part of a diverse and enthusiastic department where your role will be to give direction in architecture and complex design questions. You follow market trends and bring your knowledge to the team and lead the vision for modern and digital employee journeys.

With Each Other
For IT cluster Global HR, part of domain Risk, Finance & Compliance, we are looking for a Solution Architect. As a solution architect you connect the worlds of the data, application architecture and software development. You translate business requirements into a design that fits into the (enterprise) architecture. You will be part of a diverse and involved team that takes ownership to further digitalize Rabobank’s HR IT landscape making in future proof.

With you
We’re making our teams better, not only technical but also personal level. As a Solution Architect, you possess the skills and mind-set to initiate, challenge and formulate solutions that support smooth end to end user experience.

Your role will have following characteristics:

  • You are the linking ping between the Business architects and Business Analysts on the one hand and the DevOps teams on the other hand;

  • You connect worlds of the application architecture, software development, data and operational maintenance;

  • Your focus is on translating requirements into the architecture and design that ultimately constitute the blueprint for the solution;

  • You rely on your experience in design patterns, published reference architectures and guidance from Business Architects;

  • You are responsible for the quality from the technical design to the realized solution, including integrations/interfaces;

  • You set up Project Start Architectures and Technical Application Specifications;

  • You actively participate in creating solutions and making choices in various attention areas;

  • You coach DevOps teams in design choices and in safeguarding architecture principles;

What we are looking for in you:

  • Completed University  or equivalent education;

  • At least 3 year of experience in a similar function in an IT environment;

  • Experience with cloud technologies and trends (preferably in HR field);

  • Experience with designing and presenting  solutions, modelling target architecture and translating this to standards and guidelines;

  • Excellent communication skills: able to explain, persuade and justify decisions and concepts to people at all levels;

  • Good understanding of  security principles and  privacy related topics;

  • Good understanding of software development lifecycle and best practices;

  • Preferred experience in HR field:

  • Understanding of end-to-end Employee Journeys;

  • Experience with HR cloud applications such as Workday or Fieldglass;

  • Personal skills and qualities:

  • Ability to grasp complex environments;

  • Critical eye and skilled to give constructive feedback;

  • Are able to think independently and act as a team player;

  • Result driven and focused;

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

  • As part of a project with Humanitas, we are helping people who are experiencing financial difficulties to get their household finances in order.

  • Together with Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland (the Dutch Council for Refugees), we are helping 1,500 refugees find a suitable job.

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 36-hour working week), you can also expect

  • a gross monthly salary between € 5.000 and € 7.500

  • a thirteenth month and holiday pay.

  • an Employee Benefit Budget (9 or 10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash payout.

  • 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.

  • a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3,5%.

Let's meet.
Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as a Solution Architect and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.

Good to know

•          Apply via the button “Apply now”. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy.

•            If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Jonna Hannukainen, Delivery Manager,

•            The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.

•            The application process for this vacancy includes an individual assessment.

•            Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!

Solution Architect HR

Type contract Fulltime
Vakgebied IT / HR
Locatie Utrecht (Nederland)
Referentienummer JR_00054463
Publicatiedatum 26 november 2021

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