Solution Architect (F/M)

Date: 01-Jan-2022

Location: Brussels, Vlaams-Brabant, BE

Company: worldline

About Worldline
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline’s core offerings include pan-European and domestic Commercial Acquiring for physical or online businesses, secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions, as well as transactional services in e-Ticketing and for local and central public agencies. Thanks to a presence in 30+ countries, Worldline is the payment partner of choice for merchants, banks, public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies, delivering cutting-edge digital services. Worldline’s activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services. Worldline employs circa 12,000 people worldwide, with 2019 revenue of circa 5.3 billion euros. worldline.com



The Global Architecture Division is responsible for providing best- in- class architecture to the Worldline Group and all its stakeholders supported by operational excellence.


As a Senior Solution Architect will play a critical role to craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient architectures that address consistent solutions for customers and the industry, as well as for establishing global best practices across the enterprise.


Purpose of the role


The primary function of the Solution Architect is to develop architectures and solutions for projects and programs in addition to providing technical leadership and consulting on key technology decisions. We’re looking for passionate technologists to help us develop solution architectures to support our business and contribute to the ongoing maturity of the Ingenico architecture discipline.


As a Senior Solution Architect, you will develop architectures, build consensus around critical architecture decisions and communicate architecture direction with business and IT executives.


As a technology leader, you will partner with delivery and engineering teams to build solutions that are aligned with target architectures and standards and you will lead efforts to establish effective architectures to support the needs of the organization.


Responsabilities include


  • Responsible for project architectures and solutions. Main deliverables include the Project Solution Architecture and Architecture Decision Document
  • Provide assessment of feasible solution options
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance across the lifecycle of a project to drive delivery of high-quality solutions
  • Lead the technical review and evaluation of ‘commercial of the shelf’ offerings
  • Act as a liaison with other architect functions (security architects, data architects, technology architects, enterprise architects)
  • Contributing to the ongoing maturity of the architecture discipline and improvement of architecture delivery
  • Identifying opportunities to reuse enterprise and shared technology services
  • Influence a wide range of stakeholders across multiple GBLs & obtain consensus on the correct technical solution
  • Partnering with multiple delivery teams operating in Agile and traditional waterfall fashion to ensure solutions built are aligned to the long-term targets
  • Candidates will be expected to immediately contribute and lead the architecture for critical Payments-related transformation programs.


Your profile


  • Degree computer science, systems analysis or related, or equivalent by experience.
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in IT, including technical architecture, network design, application development, middleware, servers and storage, database management, and operations.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments.
  • Exposure to international environments
  • Experience scaling solutions to millions of transactions / large data volumes / high concurrency requests
  • Deep knowledge and Experience of API driven architectures
  • Knowledge of architecture and service Design, network architecture and technical infrastructure
  • Ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary and multicultural colleagues and teams
  • Good writing and summarizing skills, including for non-technical audience
  • String analytical skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand business processes, especially payment-related
  • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting, including ability to estimate financial impact of technical architectures
  • Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise, and how to navigate the political waters
  • Ability to understand and balance long-term (strategy, "big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • Ability to detect opportunities to reuse existing services and technical solutions in different business problems
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new services and technologies
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as negotiation, facilitation and teamwork
  • At ease with multiple tracks management
  • Business English fluency



In addition to joining a global leader in digital transformation, you can also expect an excellent range of benefits. These include: a rewarding salary, private medical insurance, an attractive pension scheme plus many more.

What’s more, we really value Innovation, Cooperation, Excellence and Empowerment. These values are reflected on our daily work. This is the core of our organization. At Worldline our top priority is to engage, encourage and develop you to help you improve your potential. In fact, we have comprehensive training and development programs in place demonstrating our dedication to developing your career.

Our success comes from strong skills, new insights, diverse points of view and the energy of all women and men from Worldline. Not only do they represent the Heart and Face of our company, they are also key players in our success. We make leading our talents a major asset in the success of our business.


Worldline is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.