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Opportunity Details

Solution Architect

Posted: 2019-03-15
Belgium, Leuven GHQ -floor 03
About the role:
At the heart of our dynamic global growth is a simple belief: nothing should come between incredibly talented people and an accelerated career.

That’s why we dream big. Why we look to the future, not the past. Why we value talent over title. And why we hire people that can be better than ourselves.

At AB InBev you’ll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we’ll reward your achievements.

The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

Solution Architect

Research, analyze, propose, design and deliver fit-for-purpose solution architectures across business functions/processes and technical domains – more specifically:
  • Identify innovation opportunities and developments drawing on inputs from the business, across Solutions, external thought leaders and vendors.
  • Lead the effort to analyze integrated systems and recommend appropriate hardware, software, and communication links required to support solutions goals and strategy.
  • Responsible for the quality of, and adherence to, the overall solution design of several related products, as delivered by suppliers.
  • Guard the health of the products’ common platforms – ensuring reuse and redesign where needed, proper capacity sizing and respecting limits of cloud platforms.
The role will report to the Supply Transformation Lead and work together with several product squads and Enterprise Architects.


Communication / Collaboration
  • Serve as the contact point for all technology shaping requests in a business domain.
  • Provide education to team members on solution architecture directions and goals.
  • Evaluate & communicate impacts of architectural decisions (technology selection, design).
  • Lead all supplier architectural efforts, utilising cross-functional knowledge (strategy, change management and business process management) for project implementation.

Architecture Development & Implementation
  • Lead effort to identify and analyse business drivers to derive business, information, application, infrastructure, and security architecture requirements;
  • Develop architecture approach for all applicable layers of a solution;
  • Lead effort to work with business users, enterprise architect and application developers to develop the overall solution architecture;
  • Assist in the development of architectural best practices and standards, including template definitions;
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to solution architects at suppliers;
  • Promote & leverage use of solution architecture standards, policies, and procedures across development in projects and programs;
  • Review the deliverables throughout the development cycle to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards.
Architecture Analysis and Consultation
  • Lead effort to review and provide input on proposals from an architectural perspective, including feasibility, practicality, technical viability, and consistency;
  • Assess and recommend infrastructure and technical solutions for upgrades to meet business needs.
About the candidate:
Qualifications & Experience 
  • Master computer science degree (or equivalent through experience)
  • Demonstrable experience in designing custom, complex enterprise solutions across various architecture domains
  • Deep knowledge of solution architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices.
  • Advanced understanding of IT industry trends, enterprise standards and methodology
  • Experience of structuring and facilitating the process of innovation within an IT function
  • Datacenter architecture principles basic knowledge, experience with MS Azure or AWS is a plus
  • Understanding of solution lifecycle, and usage of agile and waterfall delivery methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience in ABAP and/or Java programming languages, C# is a plus
  • Experience in building web-applications, knowledge and experience with HTML5 and/or JavaScript are considered as strong advantage
  • Experience of working with development toolsets and frameworks (e.g. .NET)
  • Considered an advantage: Demonstrable experience of working with SAP PP, PM, MM, various EAM systems, mobile applications development, and integration technologies (MuleSoft, SAP PO, …)
  • Strong helicopter view 
  • Ambitious goal setter & goal getter 
  • Working with outsourcing models & multi-vendor IT landscape
  • Proven track-record of handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong planning skills
  • Excellent team-player, communicator & influencer
  • Excellent command of written/verbal business English
  • Stress resistant
  • Strong system aptitude / affinity with technology

About the Company

We are AB InBev. Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people, in more places. Through brands and experiences that bring people together. Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients.  And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow. We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade, but for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.

Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium; to the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US;  and  the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. Now, with operations in over 50 countries, and our brands sold in over 100, we are truly a world leader, and our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.