Solution Architect


You can make a crucial difference for our business banking customers by transforming the application landscape to a microservices adaptable high quality application environment.

Making a difference

As a Solution Architect, you can make a difference by bringing your extensive knowledge and experience to the table. You are the one connecting the world of the application architecture and software development. You translate business requirements into a technical design that fits into the (enterprise) architecture. Furthermore, you are the linking pin between the Architects and the DevOps teams on the other hand.

As a Solution Architect you are the driving force behind the application architecture of the Insurance & Pension Tribe and the applications that surround our customer journeys. We expect you to not simply do initial architecture envisioning, and perhaps "support" teams by reviewing their work occasionally, but frequently interact with the teams, participate in refinement sessions and design activities that are part of the sprints.

You create application architecture as extension of the business architecture guidance given. You perform governance on architectural principles to the solutions to achieve and maintain a low TCO. Besides, you help teams in understanding and growing in their maturity and autonomy with regards to architecture.

You clarify architecture for stories to be estimated and planned by the teams. You have a fast response and work closely with the teams.  Next to that you support teams and stakeholders to control progress on the software development process.

Your activities are mainly focused around the following areas: 

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

  • You connect worlds of the application architecture, software development 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 are aware of the challenges to get complex chains working that go beyond the purview of a single program and you are capable of getting them to work.

With each other

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. You will work closely with the IT Leads, Solution Architects and the Business Architect in Area Private Lines within Tribe Insurance & Pension. Next to that, you can expect a lot of collaboration with fellow architects from other Rabobank departments. You will also work the Product Owners, Product Managers and the IT leads and chain partners to achieve our goals. 

You will be part of Tribe Insurance & Pension and actively contribute to our tribe goal to become the best, most innovative and data-driven insurance and pension intermediary in the Netherlands. You work in an international environment with people that are just as ambitious as you. Together, you create the best results, learning from each other and having fun.

With you

Being an architect is more than a job, it’s a passion. To be successful in your role, you have a strong customer focus, good communication skills, and great expectation management. You are proactive in finding solutions to complex problems and seek for cooperation. You are self-aware and have an agile mind-set.

Besides, you bring a good deal of technical experience: Microsoft Azure, Java / Spring Boot, Microservices architecture, GraphQL, Angular and Oracle API Management.

In addition, it's important that you recognize yourself in the checklist below:   

  • Fluent in English and Dutch, both verbally and in writing. Non-Dutch speaking candidates will not be taken into consideration.

  • Completed HBO- or WO-equivalent education  

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in a software development environment 

  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases 

  • Experienced in concepts of development in Domain-Driven Design, API first and 12 factor apps 

  • Affinity with Middleware and IT Infrastructure

  • Experience in CI/CD (with Jenkins and/or Azure DevOps) 

  • Agile/Scrum and DevOps, knowledge and experience 

  • Experience with public and hybrid cloud solutions and application migrations 

  • Knowledge/experience in security principles, interface concepts, risk management concepts, development- & test methods. 

  • Working experience in a similar role is a strong advantage 

Growing a better world together

Did you already know that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries? Do you also know that we are working together towards a better world? We do this in 101 ways, such as:

  • We invest 3.8 billion euros in sustainable energy generation, so that generations after us can live in a cleaner world.

  • Rabobank has been climate neutral since 2007. We are committed to creating a more sustainable living environment every day. We encourage colleagues to come to the office by public transport and use green energy

Do you want to become a better 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 encourage you 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 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 € 4.492,- and € 6.417,- (scale 10) depending on experience, knowledge and education.

  • a thirteenth month and holiday pay.

  • an Employee Benefit Budget (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.

  • flexible working hours.

  • 100% reimbursement of the costs of home/work travel if you travel by public transport! Do you still prefer to travel by car or motorbike? Then choose a home/work travel allowance.

  • a € 40 nett work from home 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?

Good to know:

  • Applications are open until this vacancy is filled. 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 IT Lead Thijs Vogelzang, via

  • Hjalmar Wewerinke-van Marle, IT Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via  

  • The application process includes obligatory screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff matches the high standards we pursue 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!

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Solution Architect

Tipo de contrato Tempo integral
Área de especialidade TI
Local Utrecht (Países Baixos)
Número de referência JR_00044204
Data de publicação 24 novembro 2021

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