What does a Solution Architect do?
We asked our colleague Benoit what his typical day looks like.


  • The role of an INNOCOM ESA is helping our clients translate and implement their security strategy. This is done by developing and maintaining a security strategy plan and roadmap that enables the client to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business strategy and technology. 
  • They ensure the Enterprise Security Architecture is continuously aligned to the business Strategy, Business Operating Model and IT strategy. 
  • The INNOCOM ESA will track developments and changes in the digital business of our clients to ensure that these are adequately addressed in security strategy plans and architecture artifacts. 
  • Furthermore the INNOCOM ESA will conduct security assessments, be actively involved in developing security standards and practices, the design of security capabilities and modelling, play a key role in reviewing security technologies, tools and services, liaise with enterprise architects, other security architects and security practitioners to share best practices and insights. 


  • Excellent oral and written English, Dutch and/or French communication skills. 
  • At least 5 years’ experience with enterprise security architecture within a corporate environment. 
  • Strong technical experience of developing security architectures that enable a digital transformation within a business. 
  • Understanding of key IT disciplines e.g., strategy, governance, software delivery, … 
  • Practical experience with Architecture service definition and governance including Innovation, IT Strategy, Portfolio Planning, Budget, Solution Architecture 
  • Experience in using architecture methodologies such as SABSA, Zachman and/or TOGAF. Methods for risks identification & analysis, models for cyber adversary behavior and security threats. 
  • Good working knowledge of managing security infrastructures — e.g., firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPSs), web application firewalls (WAFs), Endpoint protection, Monitoring and Detection, SIEM and log management technology) 
  • Good knowledge of IAM technologies and services 
  • Good knowledge of Cloud Security Architecture and Technologies  
  • Good knowledge of Cyber Security (Threat Modelling, Penetration testing, Risk Management, Cyber Defense Operations, Security Governance, Business resilience ) 


  • Open & honest, highly energetic and intrinsically motivated. 
  • A fast learner, able to absorb new skills and quickly adapt to new contexts  
  • Capable to build trusted relationships with senior management. 
  • Extremely customer focused, able to adapt quickly to new environments, connect easily with people and context. 
  • A conceptual, creative and critical thinker. 
  • Passionate about change and eager to push it forward while managing expectations. 
  • A natural communicator, able to explain complex topics in understandable language to different stakeholders (ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical stakeholders) 
  • Able to create impact 
  • Capable of leading a team 
  • A team player able to support the learning of others and initiate improvement 
  • A role model and ‘go to person’ with high emotional intelligence 

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