Solution / Application architect

Solution / Application architect

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6 Mar 30 Mar De Bilt

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Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement

Job description

Working within the Enterprise Architecture Team, the Solution Architect will partner with both business and IT stakeholders in order to define and implement a solution architecture able to support the operations and research §objectives of KNMI. The solution architect will guide all future initiatives regarding software/application development and operation, ensuring they comply with the architecture and convergence towards the target IT landscape. 

While liaising with architects and software developers you will bring an innovative concept to a solid solution delivery by breaking it down into logical, functional components that comply with KNMI’s IT architecture.

You advise in the selection and implementation of technologies to be used for software engineering, development and deployment, containerization and orchestration. You proactively collaborate with software development teams and manage issues hands on during development.




You are conceptually strong, which you couple with a passion for delivery and the capability to enthuse people. Furthermore, you are committed to the Agile principles of commitment, focus, openness, respect and courage.

You have a Master’s Degree in Information Technology or related field and advanced knowledge of software development, engineering, testing and deployment methodologies and CI/CD tools;

  • You have a broad experience in a complex IT environment, preferably in a R&D field.
  • You are able to create standards and enforce processes resulting in effective API’s.
  • You have experience in designing robust processing systems.
  • You have experience working together in an enterprise architecture team.
  • To be or become successful in this role good knowledge of the Linux OS and current software languages, containerization(Docker), (Kubernetes), Git, Gitlab, hypercloud platfoms and cloud based solutions (AWS) are essential. 
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the creativity to visualize our architectural principles in an understandable way for a broad target group.
  • Your written and spoken English is excellent and you have a working knowledge of Dutch.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • Salaris­niveau: schaal 12, schaal 13
  • Maand­salaris: Min €3.815 – Max. €6.374 (bruto)
  • Dienst­verband: Arbeidsovereenkomst voor bepaalde tijd met uitzicht op onbepaalde tijd
  • Contract­duur: 1 jaar
  • Minimaal aantal uren per week: 36
  • Maximaal aantal uren per week: 36

Naast het salaris ontvang je een Individueel Keuzebudget (IKB). Het IKB bestaat uit geld (16,37% van je bruto jaarsalaris) en tijd. Met het IKB maak jij de keuzes die bij jou passen en kun je een deel van je arbeidsvoorwaarden zelf samenstellen. Je kunt er bijvoorbeeld voor kiezen om een deel van je maandinkomen te laten uitbetalen wanneer jij dat wenst. Ook kun je dit budget omzetten in verlof en andersom of besteden aan fiscaal vriendelijke doelen. De Rijksoverheid hecht sterk aan persoonlijke groei en loopbaanontwikkeling en biedt daarvoor tal van mogelijkheden. Tot de secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden behoren onder meer verschillende studiefaciliteiten, bedrijfsfitness, volledige vergoeding van je OV-reiskosten woon-werkverkeer en gedeeltelijk betaald ouderschapsverlof.


Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) advises on and warns society about reducing risks with atmospheric or seismic origins. KNMI develops high-quality knowledge, carries out observations and translates them into products and services that reduce safety risks, contribute to a sustainable society and promote economic opportunities. KNMI aims to provide reliable information and is an independent authority in the field of weather, climate, air quality, seismology and other geophysical phenomena.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.


Information Procesmanagement

The department of Information Procesmanagement of KNMI is responsible for the architecture, maintenance and operations of KNMI’s vast range of hard- and software. While keeping KNMI’s main products and services available 24/7, we are redefining and restructuring our elaborated IT infrastructure and application landscape. Mainly cloud based, in compliance with national and international standards for weather services and build for innovation are our goals.


  • Research, development, innovation; IT; Technical and laboratory
  • Engineering; Natural sciences
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3815—€6374 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT KNMI 2020-11



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