Lead Enterprise Architect


Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, our client is a leading company in Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions related to 3D printers and AM-related technology. 

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Our client is looking for an experienced leader to join their team as the Lead Enterprise Architect. They work in innovative solutions and proprietary software so this important role requires your expertise to ensure the IT architectural vision, structure and principles support to their business strategy. We’re looking for someone with a natural authority to inspire and drive change and continuous improvement of the IT environment across their cross-functional and international organisation.


  • Define the overall IT enterprise architecture strategy and roadmap
  • Translate needs into key business drivers to ensure appropriate architecture recommendations
  • Provide architecture recommendations based on a full analysis of the relevant perspectives (business needs, integration, ownership costs, maturity and readiness)
  • Establish an architecture design authority to manage adherence to the IT strategy and architecture principles
  • Monitor the execution of the architecture strategy through IT projects and business-as-usual initiatives, leading and facilitating the architecture decision-making process
  • Collaborate with the IT and Business teams to ensure their functional analysis and design strategies align with architecture principles
  • Establish standard documentation and communication plans for IT architecture standards
  • Look for cost-effective solutions and provide expert guidance on IT investment decisions
  • Perform enterprise architecture market analysis for key IT vendors and partners
  • Support Project Managers in providing advice and feedback on changes that may influence the overall architecture

This position requires extensive experience in implementing IT architecture and demonstrated leadership skills. As a qualified candidate for this position, you have:

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • A deep technical understanding of enterprise architecture and its frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman), with experience in one of more of the following: enterprise/domain architecture, technical/infrastructure architecture, integration architecture, information/data architecture, business architecture or strategic planning. Experience in information/data architecture is considered a strong asset
  • Extensive experience managing complex projects involving multiple technologies and platforms in a large organization
  • Demonstrated experience working through challenges across multiple teams to develop integrated, enterprise-wide solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of the current technologies and trends relevant to their various business units
  • An understanding of the software development lifecycle and related best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels while navigating enterprise politics
  • A natural authority, with the ability to motivate staff and drive change in an organisation
  • Demonstrated experience working in a cross-functional, matrix organization with many corporate levels and third-party vendors

We offer an inspiring and challenging job in an international company (HQ level) with growth potential in an innovative market. You will be part of a dedicated team within a dynamic company that highly values openness, trust and team spirit.