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IS Application Architect


At ENGIE Electrabel

The business unit Marketing & Sales plays a key role in the fast-changing energy market. It offers tailor-made solutions for each customer, characterized by quality and close support and acts through marketing subsidiaries and partnerships with local operators. They ensure a fresh perspective – not only with regard to the products we supply but also in relation to the way in which we provide them and our relationship with customers generally.

IS Application Architect

Job description

Your mission

  • you participate in the definition and management of IS architectures (Applications)
  • you maintain the architectural IS application framework within your IS application domain, in order to be able to consistently fulfil current and foreseeable requirements within your domain
  • you initiate, conceive, plan and construct architectural solutions within your domain integrating a large variety of products, technologies and services in order to optimize its efficiency
  • in the context of BU strategy (cloud first) evaluate requests for new significant project initiatives from the perspective of architectures within your domain, challenge proposed solutions and/or proposes alternatives, review and help to document the feasibility and business cases in order to allow the selection of the best solution while respecting the architectural framework and business requirements
  • you analyse the needs for new project initiatives as related to your domain, and challenge those needs with relevant constraints (architectural, technical, functional, cost, timing, volumes, evolution)
  • you keep track of the technological evolution of IS applications in the market within your IS application domain, and inform the stakeholders of the relevant and interesting opportunities
  • internal interfaces:
    • business departments within BU Benelux
    • IS departments within BU Benelux
    • IS department of ENGIE Group (DDSI, ENGIE Digital & ENGIE IT)
    • IS departments in other BU’s of the groupe (Generation, GEM,…)
  • external interfaces:
    • IS Software & cloud application (Saas,…) providers
    • IS external advice agencies (Gartner,…)


  • you have a university degree or are equivalent through experience
  • you have minimum 3 year experience in IS with strong interest in and knowledge of digital technologies (eg. cloud based service applications,…)
  • technical/business skills:
    • application architecture
    • process analysis
    • process improvement
    • technology overview
    • customer knowledge
    • organizational knowledge
  • behavioural skills:
    • conceptual thinking
    • analysing
    • convincing
    • communicating
    • working together
  • people management skills:
    • planning
  • languages: Dutch, French, English
  • business understanding:
    • high level knowledge of the Products & Services we sell and promote (how it works, key advantages, etc.) and willingness to acquire the necessary detailed knowledge to interact efficiently with the business
  • from strategy to execution: capacity to “zoom in” & “zoom out” very easily
  • creative, flexible, stress resistant: person must show high agility and be able to adapt its attitude and objective in a quickly-changing environment


ENGIE Electrabel offers you
  • a highly competitive salary & fringe benefits package
  • a wide range of training & development opportunities
  • a priority to internal mobility by first presenting new vacancies to our employees
  • a healthy work/life balance is considered as important
  • a wide range of formal and informal networks, a.o. due to ENGIE, the worldwide utilities Group we are part of
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  • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
  • At least 2 years experience
  • Dutch, French, English


  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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