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Solution Architect in Amsterdam


The opportunity

We are looking for a Solution Architect (know as Feature Engineer within ING) to join our team. Topics the Feature engineer will work on are very diverse and range from digital propositions (designing micro-service enterprise architecture), customer onboarding, KYC and products such as lending and cards. The Feature engineer will work closely together with the consuming countries, our delivery teams, Touchpoint and other relevant parties.

The team

Within the Retail TECH organisation, the Business Banking, Channels and Customer Intelligence domain is responsible for the global delivery of both the Private Individuals and Business Banking initiatives.

Roles and responsibilities

As a feature engineer /Solution Architect  you work closely together with the domain/enterprise architect, IT Area Lead and the Product owner to:

  • Contribute to the TECH strategy & vision within the customer domain for Retail and Business Banking

  • Support the IT architects in the creation and review of the design decisions

  • Manage cross-squad dependencies to ensure an end-to-end delivery.

  • Manage the delivery roadmaps, together with the ITAL: define, plan, follow-up (cross-squad with a time-horizon of 3-6 months).

  • Translate the functional and non-functional requirements into Feature blueprints considering the Architecture design decisions, making the features “ready for implementation” and breakdown into user stories

  • Support and guide the delivery teams to deliver the right solution on time and on target.

How to succeed

We hire smart people like you for your potential. Our biggest expectation is that you’ll stay curious. Keep learning. Take on responsibility. In return, we’ll back you to develop into an even more awesome version of yourself.

  • Strong engineering background with a minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in developing complex web-based solutions.

  • Experience with designing micro-service enterprise architecture (API design)

  • Good understanding of web security principles and practices

  • Expertise in the banking domain, strong understanding of concepts such as access management, permissions, mandates, party agreements.

  • Great analytical skills and conceptual / architectural understanding, ability to learn new technical concepts fast.

  • Proven ability to bring out the best in people and drive the team forward

  • Ability to constantly balance the pressure of commercial targets of the teams you oversee and the quality of software they deliver.

  • Experience in translating target architecture into a practical delivery roadmap focussing on customer value first

  • Know how to provide software as a service and make it an awesome experience (both from end-user as developer perspective)

Generic Capabilities

  • Experienced in Agile / Scrum / DevOps methodologies

  • Feature refinement; Combines the business and IT knowledge to slice Epics into Features. Has the end-to-end view and sees the impact and identify needs and dependencies across Tribes or domains. Coaches on accurate Feature definition, estimation and creation of functional roadmaps

  • Knowledge of IT landscape and technologies; Has profound knowledge of multiple (new) technologies and a holistic view on the IT landscape. Is an outside-in thinker. Oversees technical impact of a chosen solution.

  • Facilitate Features delivery; Creates the sequence in which order to deliver Features for complex Epics. Supports squards during Feature delivery, guides squads to manage dependencies and helps to solve impediments. Has the end-to-end view on integration and realization of the work (across Tribes).

  • Aligning stakeholders (Business and IT); Aligns with the different stakeholders across Tribes and functional borders and serves as liaison when needed. Supports the Road manager and the Tribe Lead/Central product owner with functional and technical knowledge.

  • Teamwork; Takes decisions on work assignments and provides input in the evaluation of team members. Accountable for decisions made. Has a clear view of team priorities.

  • Market focus; Combines market knowledge in order to formulate the right approach and follows progression in own technical discipline. Stays informed on market developments and innovation.

  • Empathy with the company/Understanding the company culture; Understands the political landscape (internal trends & dynamics, internal influencers) and informal hierarchy within the company. Is recognized as an example of the company's culture, represents the company in events.

  • Last but not least, hard-working, down-to-earth mentality. When a feature is broken with customer impact, you and your team will fix it: here and now.


    Rewards & benefits

    Rewards and benefits

    We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions at https://www.ing.jobs/netherlands/Why-ING/benefits.htm

    The benefits of working with us at ING include:

    • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience

    • 24-27 vacation days depending on contract

    • Pension scheme

    • 13th month salary

    • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary

    • 8% Holiday payment

    • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities

    • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues

    • Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster


    Contact Pierre-Julien Dechassat in our recruitment Tech team  for more information about this role. Want to apply directly? Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the “Apply” button.

    About us

    With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

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