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INNOCOM T-Shaped Solution Architect

Who are we?

INNOCOM is a fully independent Belgian company that has guided organisations through large and complex, strategic change projects for more than 20 years. We take on the challenges that keep our clients awake at night and strive to achieve the desired results with outstanding commitment and expertise.

INNOCOM is considered an authority in the field of bringing strategy-into-execution and strategic alignment. We do this by applying our expertise in the field of agile organisation, enterprise architecture and IT strategy.

We focus on transformations where a significant digital impact can be expected and more agility is aspired.

Our cross-industry know-how is continuously reinforced and sharpened by our INNOCOM Institute, which is one of the few private companies in Europe accredited to provide a full-fledged Master-after-Master program (“Master in Enterprise Architecture”) and several masterclasses on applying these methods. Its ecosystem supports relationships with other universities and R&D partners to enable innovation inside and outside.

We thrive on exponential knowledge enabled by the combined brainpower, expertise and experience from our +-80 consultants. We take pride in our unique dynamic community-driven organisational model in which we heavily invest since 2016.

As a small company relying on warm relationships, we always strive for sustainable collaboration and make every effort to deliver results and quality.

We don’t just do projects, we embark on missions together with our customers to guide them all the way.

The INNOCOM T-shaped Solution Architect is an architecture professional with strong knowledge and interest of/in Technology Architecture (Infrastructure, Application, Integration and/or Data) and understanding of Business and Enterprise Architecture.

He/she provides a bridge between specific business problems and issues and the solutions which are needed to support them. Hence, he/she outlines solution architecture descriptions across domains, functions and industries; and then monitors and governs their implementation.



    Our T-shaped Solution Architect roles are project facing and provide two areas of support:

    • With a business focus, ensuring the solution meets with the business requirements.
    • With an enterprise focus ensuring that the enterprise requirements for reuse, compliance to standards, principles, traceability to enterprise reference models, and alignment with the target enterprise architecture vision.

    They work in close tandem with Enterprise Architecture Capabilities and Project Manager(s).

    Crafting the right architecture to solve the problem at hand is only part of the architects’ responsibilities.

    The Architect must also:

    • Define, document and communicate it.
    • Protect (own) the solution architecture and protect its integrity and consistency. Make sure everyone is using it and using it correctly.
    • Make sure that it comes out in stages in a timely way so that the overall organization can make progress before it’s complete.
    • Make sure the software and system architectures are in synchronization.
    • Act as the emissary of solution architectures.
    • Make sure stakeholders and management understand it (to the detail necessary).
    • Make sure that the right modelling is being done, to know that qualities like performance are going to be met.
    • Give input as needed to issues like the tool and environment selection.
    • Identify and interact with stakeholders to make sure their needs are being met.
    • Make sure that the architecture is not only the right one for operations, but also for deployment and sustainment.
    • Resolve disputes and make trade-offs.
    • Resolve technical problems.

    What do we stand for?

    • We believe in Black Coffee: When you put milk in black coffee, you’ll never have black coffee again. Like that metaphor, we do not compromise, we are honest. This is reflected in the business we do, but also in how we do business
    • We believe in mutual growth and a healthy work life balance
    • We are extremely customer focused and 100% independent
    • Excellent consultants with the right mindset giving their ultimate commitment

    Why would you want to work with us?

    • You want to boost your expertise and experience as ‘pilot in command’ of your own career.
      You set the direction, INNOCOM will enable your growth.
    • You are looking for a self-learning and self-organising environment driven by topical communities.
      INNOCOM thrives on this by actively sharing knowledge and insight
    • You want lead or support strategic missions and still be connected with a FUN group of people?

    As an INNOCOM T-shaped Solution Architect…

    you are:

    • Open & honest, highly energetic and intrinsically motivated
    • A fast learner, absorbing new skills and adapting to new contexts
    • 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
    • A team player able to support the learning of others and initiate improvement
    • A role model and ‘go-to person’ with high emotional intelligence

    As an INNOCOM T-shaped Solution Architect …

    you have:

    • Excellent understanding of architecture/design patterns
    • Knowledge of ArchiMate and Sparx is an asset.
    • Knowledge of object-oriented analysis and design, aspect-orientated design and test-driven design.
    • Knowledge of web technologies: HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, REST, Ajax, Single Page Applications, etc.
    • Knowledge of application security.
    • Knowledge of .NET, Java/JEE, OSGi or similar industry-standard platforms.
    • Knowledge of database solutions
    • Knowledge of the full software development lifecycle and associated practices: configuration management, test management, build management; continuous integration, release management, etc. Knowledge of DevOps and continuous delivery is an asset.
    • Knowledge of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) style and related technologies like web services, XML/SOAP, enterprise service bus, security standards, etc.
    • Knowledge of cloud concepts (Hybrid, Private, Public) and knowledge of cloud software such as Azure & AWS

    See a match? Got More questions?

    MAKE THE JUMP and … become our next T-shaped Solution Architect!




    Let’s get in touch

    Steven Theyssens
    Heiststeenweg 131, 2580 Beerzel, Belgium

    Phone +32 15 25 82 00