Enterprise Architect

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for an Enterprise Architect.


Infrastructure Services


Application Architect
Consultant (Specialist)
Infrastructure Architect
Process Analyst






Brussels - Belgium

We offer

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Your profile

  • You have worked for more than 5yrs years in the IT in the Financial Services industry and have experience in the complex regulatory landscape of financial institutions and solutions that address these.
  • You have worked as lead architect on large-scale projects (> €10 mio) developing and deploying core Group Functions architecture spanning multiple areas of an Enterprise of large/complex organizations
  • You have an understanding of the business context Risk & Compliance and Finance
  • You have experience in Digital and Data technologies such as Cloud, API, A.I., ML, MDM, Data Lake(s)
  • You have a proven experience in setting up & applying formal architecture governance and ability to lead a team of architects to deliver a solution.
  • You can tackle autonomously all types of architectural analysis and can provide global & pragmatic recommendations adapted to the company context with little guidance.
  • You have the ability to work high level such as creating Strategic position paper and Reference Architecture. As well as the ability to zoom to the technical challenges of implementation of the domain
  • You have a strong desire to make a difference: you are convinced that small focused cross-functional teams can significantly improve the business alignment and the value of proposed solutions in terms of TCO, risk, time-to-market and future agility.
  • You are conceptual and creative: you are able to recognize common patterns or generic aspects in elements that seem unrelated at first sight, and to transpose existing solutions in a creative fashion to new situations.
  • You are a strong problem-solver: you demonstrate strong analytical skills (e.g. breaking up & structuring complex problems into manageable pieces), you can apply them to problems spanning across multiple architectural domains, you strive for a pragmatic approach and you focus on tangible and actionable results.
  • You are proactive in identifying the need for change and propose solutions that are innovative and have a significant strategic impact. You are not afraid to take on problem ownership
  • You are able to work with people from different areas (Business and IT) through strong inter-personal skills (active listening, empathy, influencing) and to steer working groups.
  • You are able to effectively communicate and advocate the architecture recommendations vis-à-vis project delivery teams and senior business and IT management of the company. You can sell the architecture.
  • A strong command of English is required.
  • Knowledge of post-trade market infrastructures (e.g. CSD), knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF) and relevant experience with Agile operating models and frameworks are extra assets.
  • Knowledge of ServiceNow, IT4IT and ITSM are a major plus
  • You must have 5 years prior experience as Risk & Compliance enterprise architect
  • A strong command of English is required.
  • You have a proven experience in setting up & applying formal architecture governance and ability to lead a team of architects to deliver a solution.

Your role


  • You will be joining the Enterprise Architecture department within the company’s Group Information and Technology Strategy Division
  • The Enterprise Architecture team (EA) is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced architects in charge of:
  • Defining the enterprise architecture directions & standards aligned to the company strategies & goals,
  • Creating business cases to develop or transform the IT capabilities supporting the business units’ strategies,
  • Maintaining a multi-year IT plan & technology roadmap, and providing steer for the decisions on IT investments,
  • Defining IT architecture solutions (integrated process, applications, data and technology) to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture directions and guiding the IT development teams during solution realization.

Your Role:

  • You will be the Domain Architect for our Group Functions: Risk, Compliance, Finance & HR and will report into Head of Enterprise Architecture Group Business Solutions.
  • You take the leading role in identifying the strategies required to support the long-term objectives of our Group Functions
  • You develop business cases for major evolutions of our IT capabilities, and you syndicate a wide range of senior stakeholders within business and IT (up to and including C-level).
  • You contribute to the maintenance of the multi-year IT plan and participate to the related decision making (portfolio management).
  • You cope with systems & problems of a complex nature that could span across functions / locations / organizations.
  • As part of a team, you manage, monitor and continuously improve the Enterprise Architecture processes in Company.
  • You drive the definition of reference/target architectures to clarify & refine the capabilities, the building blocks & the roadmap supporting IT transformation initiatives. In this context,
  • You ensure a proper translation of business needs into a set of structured business process, knowledge, technology, and organization specifications that satisfy the clients’ strategic and operational objectives,
  • You are responsible for understanding and assessing the clients’ needs, identifying issues & opportunities (incl. new & innovative technologies) and recommending appropriate solutions.