Solution Architect - Core Business Solutions

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 a Solution Architect - Core Business Solutions.


Application Services


Analyst Progammer
Application Architect
Consultant (Specialist)






Brussels - Belgium

Nous offrons

  • 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.

Votre profil


You will be joining the Enterprise Architecture (EA) department within Group Information and Technology Strategy division of our company, a leading post-trade financial market infrastructure.

The EA team 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 Profile:

  • You have worked for more than 7 years in the IT industry. Experience in Financial Services industry and understanding of the related regulatory environment are a plus.
  • You have worked as end-to-end solution architect on large-scale transformation projects (> €10 mio) designing, developing and deploying reliable transactional applications for large & complex organizations.
  • You have proven experience in mainframe & .Net development stacks as well as a good command of Cloud and APIs technologies.
  • 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 papers and Reference Architectures, as well as the ability to zoom on the technical challenges of implementation
  • You are a problem-solver with strong analytical skills (e.g. breaking up & structuring complex problems into manageable pieces), which you apply to problems spanning across multiple architectural domains.
  • You strive for a pragmatic approach (80/20 rule) and deliver fit-for-purpose & actionable results.
  • You are proactive in identifying the need for change and proposing solutions that are innovative & have a significant strategic impact.
  • You are able to effectively communicate and advocate for the architecture recommendations vis-à-vis project/agile 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, IAF) and relevant experience with Agile operating models & frameworks are extra assets.

Votre rôle

  • You will be a Solution Architect supporting our Group Business Solutions (GBS) technology division, focusing on our core business domains: Settlement, Collateral Management, Funds, …
  • You will lead, with the Domain architects, the definition of reference/target architectures, strategies & architecture roadmaps for these domains, aligned to the objectives of our GBS Division.
  • You will develop business cases for major evolutions of our IT capabilities and syndicate a wide range of senior stakeholders within business and IT.
  • You will cope with systems & problems of various levels of complexity, which can typically span across functions, locations & organizations.
  • You will advise GBS management and support the GBS software engineering teams executing the strategy … through clear leadership/direction, influence and integration into their agile/project development approaches.