IT Engineer | Solution Design

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Posting Date: 15-Jan-2022

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL

Company: ABN AMRO International Services B.V.

At a glance

Are you a technical expert and enthusiastic person who inspires others to create innovative solutions? Then we need your help, in making ABN AMRO a personal bank in a digital age! How are you going to shape innovation, advancements and projects within your department? Our employees get the freedom to grow and experiment. You support and guide them, so they can become the technical experts that contribute to a future-proof bank. We work hybrid, which means you and your team can flexibly decide where and when you can work most comfortable and effectively (either working from Home or Office). All-in-all, working at ABN AMRO means that you contribute to projects that matter and impact millions of customers! Are you up for the challenge?

Your job

Credit Risk Administration Service (CRAS) is part of the grid Corporate Credits within ABN AMRO. It is a future-proof application, moving to latest Cloud technology. It is a relatively young product offering (5 years) that ABN AMRO wants to grow by adding new features and products in the next years. You will play an important role in realising this ambition with your team.

The Solution Designer designs the essential core building block's that make up a technical solution. This means producing a modular and flexible design that meets the business requirements. You are responsible for the overall integrity of solutions so you must have knowledge of existing system set, the banks overall systems strategy and any applicable IT standards and hence the candidate will go through a learning process for the same. Furthermore you are generally focused on designing a solution that is as elegant, optimized, modularised and reusable as possible, ensuring the design is flexible and extensible. CRAS application landscape is complex including many application components which are kind of micro services in nature having interaction within and outside of CRAS landscape. So the Solution Designer role is challenging to adapt to the current landscape and also design new systems for the future roadmap.

You will be part of an Agile/Scrum DevOps team and has end-to-end responsibility, on behalf of the business and clients, for developing, managing, and maintaining functionalities in the Credit Risk Administration area, which are prioritised by the Product Owner. The team is quite diverse in nature having skilled resources from different parts of world and having different expertise areas required like Solution Design, Development, Test, Ops/Infra etc.
We work agile so you will participate in all team activities (such as stand-ups, sprint planning meetings, and retrospectives) to ensure your progress is transparent. You work with your team to determine how you can ensure qualities (knowledge and skills) are—and remain—sufficiently present within the team.

The job in short:
- Guide on the effective use of solutions and architectures in order to achieve business outcomes in alignment with business requirements and the overall enterprise architecture
- Provide E2E solution architecture design
- Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business goals and support delivery outcomes
- Collaborate with other architects for successful delivery of program streams and individual projects
- Uphold the architectural governance principles and good implementation design for architectural deliverables
- Contribute to the effective management of risks and issues associated with solution designs

The  goal of the CRAS system in the context of credit risk is to:
- Administrate credit risk related information generated as a result of credit origination, maintenance and credit risk monitoring
- Act as data supplier for credit risk portfolio monitoring, risk modelling & regulatory reporting - “Golden Source”

Working environment

At ABN AMRO, we strive to be a personal bank in a digital age. That strategy is also brought to life in how we work ourselves. Hence we offer hybrid working as the new normal. This offers you the flexibility to decide when and where can work most comfortably and effectively. Of course we offer you the right resources you need in order to set up a good home office. For example an ergonomic chair, desk and laptop.

Your profile

You feel at home in a technical environment and are always up to date on the latest technologies. At the same time, you are people-minded and an inspirator. You get enthusiastic from creating and innovating solutions and you inspire others to get started with these new opportunities. Do you think you're a fit? Check your profile:

- 5-7 Years of experience in Solution Designing (preferably for in house-built applications)
- Architectural understanding and ability to learn new technical concepts
- Knowledge on designing applications on Azure
- Strong experience in working with Azure in large scale environments
- Expertise in Java, Spring Boot, REST API, CI/CD
- Expertise in designing and modelling RESTFUL services
- Driving the quality and performance of our code
- Curious for technology and solution designs
- Skills to grow the solution design community

Certifications (nice to have)
- ArchiMate Foundation
- AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals  
- ITIL4 Foundation

Soft skills
- Proper level of speaking English
- Working experience in Scrum/Agile principles
- Assertive in asking questions, challenging others and him/herself, challenging the status quo
- Good communicator. Able to align with colleagues cross teams/vendors/stakeholders

We are offering

You are given every opportunity and independence to demonstrate your professional expertise in a no-nonsense environment and to further develop yourself. We attach great value to personal development and thereby offer you many training and development opportunities. In addition:
- Pension scheme
- Benefit budget, so you can decide yourself if you want extra holiday allowances, a lease bike or that you want the budget paid out
- Personal development budget
- Banking for better days. These are days you can use for your personal development or on which you can contribute to society


Are you interested? Then respond online to this vacancy. For more information, you can contact Deepak Seetharaman at deepak.seetharaman@nl.abnamro.com. We would like to get to know you!