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Enterprise Architect

Zandvoort, Netherlands / Remote

Who We Are

At Kyndryl, we design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day. So why work at Kyndryl? We are always moving forward - always pushing ourselves to go further in our efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive world for our employees, our customers and our communities.

The Role

Do you have a passion for driving meaningful change through technology? We're seeking a talented Enterprise Architect to join our team for multi-disciplinary, complex consulting engagements. An Enterprise Architect is responsible for the overall success of the solution from construction, implementation and system integration in a technology, industry, or business speciality. Deliver new and complex high-quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements. The Kyndryl architect is a leader in the definition of a solution. During construction, a Kyndryl architect is the advocate for the client and guides the technical team.

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As an Enterprise Architect at Kyndryl, you'll be responsible for delivering value to customers and Kyndryl by applying deep domain, technology, and industry expertise, consulting techniques, and cognitive approaches to analyze issues and create innovative solutions. You'll establish milestones, and quality targets, and manage the work of others while possessing strong communication skills to articulate the impact and business benefits of your solutions and manage stakeholder expectations.

In this role, you will advise customers on technology options and help them make strategic choices and decisions. Additionally, you will have experience capturing and prioritizing complex requirements and resolving conflicting requirements. But that's not all - our Enterprise Architects have seen how organizations benefit from change and most importantly, know how to plan for it - giving our partners and customers the confidence to make a convincing case for it.

As a trusted and experienced Enterprise Architect, you will be responsible for a vast number of essential technical components such as analyzing the customer's current state, defining IT Strategy including key outcomes, designing conceptual solutions, planning and executing design and implementation work (with support from technical specialists), and accounting for time, cost, and quality targets.

What's in it for you?
It's an exciting time to join Kyndryl Consult, the growth engine for Kyndryl. We accelerate transformation for our customers by deploying our consultants and technical specialists on high-impact assignments which align technology to business outcomes - always underpinned by our decades of deep engineering expertise, and intimacy with our customer's technology and business.

You will have the opportunity to work with Kyndryl customers across multiple industries, our Kyndryl teams, our cloud partners, and our 3rd party service providers. You will join the Kyndryl Architect Profession, working closely with other Kyndryl Architects, Platform Engineers, Project Managers and technical subject matter experts. You will create high and low-level designs in conjunction with agile delivery. You will participate in governance at all levels from Design Authorities to agile squad technical oversight, creating the solutions that drive our customers forward.

What do we Offer?

  • An Attractive Compensation Package - Enjoy a highly competitive salary that recognizes your skills and contributions, ensuring your financial well-being and rewarding your hard work. You are eligible for two semi-annual salary payments to be paid along with the June and December salary (holiday allowance and 13th-month bonus).
  • Collaborative Environment - Work together with skilled and dedicated colleagues who are committed to excellence.
  • Opportunity to Work with Cutting-Edge Technologies - Engage with the latest and most advanced technologies, keeping you at the forefront of innovation and technical expertise.
  • Work on Large-Footprint Critical Infrastructure Projects - Participate in significant and impactful infrastructure projects that challenge your skills and allow you to contribute to essential and large-scale initiatives.
  • Education Programs and Certifications - Broaden and deepen your knowledge through various educational programs and certifications.
  • Career Opportunities - Explore various career opportunities depending on your experience and interests.
  • Open and Inclusive Culture - Thrive in an open and inclusive work environment that values diversity and collaboration.
  • Social Activities - Join the Kyndryl Social Club, which regularly organizes drinks and other fun activities.
  • Volunteer Opportunities - Take advantage of the "Kyndryl Cares" program, which allows you to volunteer one day a year at no cost to you.
  • Flexible Working Hours and Remote Work - Enjoy the flexibility to organize your working hours and work from home.
  • Necessary Work Tools - Receive the tools you need to do your job, including a mobile phone for private use and a choice of a MacBook or Lenovo laptop.
  • Monthly Internet Allowance - Benefit from a monthly internet allowance to support your remote work needs.
  • Pension Contributions - Automatically affiliate with the SPIN pension fund and receive a contribution to your pension.
  • Extensive Leave Arrangements - Benefit from extensive arrangements for partner leave, among other leave options.

Who You Are

You are an architect, competently working in cross-functional teams with customers and partners, using agile delivery, conducting workshops, and understanding customers' business and their technical requirements. You have a desire to direct, challenge and succeed by taking responsibility and becoming a customer's trusted advisor. You use your balanced mix of skills (covering technologies, industry knowledge, stakeholder management, and leadership) with and an innovative approach to design complex solutions.

You're good at what you do and possess the required experience to prove it. However, equally important - you have a growth mindset and are keen to drive your own personal and professional development. You are customer-focused - someone who prioritizes customer success in their work. And finally, you're open and borderless - naturally inclusive in how you work with others.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Subject matter expertise in a technology domain (e.g., cloud computing, networking, IT strategy, infrastructure, IT security, IT operations, applications, enterprise architecture, solution architecture, automation, data management, AI/ML, IoT and cloud governance models) to advise on industry-leading solutions.
  • Possess expertise for at least 2 other technology domains on an architectural level.
  • Knowledge of IT Operating Model, Process Frameworks and IT concepts.
  • Understanding of DevSecOps, Agile, Scrum construct to identify inefficiencies through readiness assessments and development of strategies and approaches to optimize the implementation of IT or cloud resources and capabilities.
  • Business case skills, ROI, and TCO analysis to validate IT strategy.
  • Experience leading workshops and interviews for discovery and assessment engagements, great presentation skills.
  • Excellent business acumen and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and customer-facing skills. This is a leadership role and candidates must be experienced in dealing with senior customer counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Excellent spoken and written Dutch and English communication skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Expertise in the following industries is good to have: Banking, Government, Manufacturing.
  • ITSM and ITIL or COBIT certification.
  • TOGAF expertise and certifications with knowledge of ArchiMate as a modelling tool.
  • Must have experience in driving engineering solutions and working across teams.
  • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals - experience as a project manager is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and Problem-Solving skills and data-driven.
  • Advanced communication and storytelling skills, experience in communication with C-suites.
  • Ability to execute performance through self-motivation and with minimum supervision.
  • Proven ability to initiate action, and complete challenging assignments.
  • Ability to multi-task and exhibit a high level of enthusiasm, common sense, initiative, collaboration, and creativity.
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint and Excel.

Being You

Diversity is a whole lot more than what we look like or where we come from, it's how we think and who we are. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. But we're not doing it single-handily: Our Kyndryl Inclusion Networks are only one of many ways we create a workplace where all Kyndryls can find and provide support and advice. This dedication to welcoming everyone into our company means that Kyndryl gives you - and everyone next to you - the ability to bring your whole self to work, individually and collectively, and support the activation of our equitable culture. That's the Kyndryl Way.

What You Can Expect

With state-of-the-art resources and Fortune 100 clients, every day is an opportunity to innovate, build new capabilities, new relationships, new processes, and new value. Kyndryl cares about your well-being and prides itself on offering benefits that give you choice, reflect the diversity of our employees and support you and your family through the moments that matter - wherever you are in your life journey. Our employee learning programs give you access to the best learning in the industry to receive certifications, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Skillsoft, and many more. Through our company-wide volunteering and giving platform, you can donate, start fundraisers, volunteer, and search over 2 million non-profit organizations. At Kyndryl, we invest heavily in you, we want you to succeed so that together, we will all succeed.

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Client-provided location(s): Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Job ID: Kyndryl-R-13315
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Professional Development

    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns