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Solutions Architect

Professional Services | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

The opportunity

Create solutions that accelerate digital transformations for banks

What you actually do:

Work with the world’s largest and complex banks to scope, define, design and deliver omni-channel digital transformation projects. Provide direction and oversight to the development team to ensure success. Translate complex business requirements into technical solutions, and conversely explain complex technical issues to non-technical audiences. As part of the development team, ensures the envisaged solution becomes a reality

Your profile

What you've done:

Designed web based architectures that are production ready; covering security, deployment, performance, caching, sizing, scalability, and service availability;

Managed external and internal stakeholders

Delivered projects using Agile development methodologies

Had experience in one or more consultancy roles

What you need:

Understand JavaScript frameworks, MVC patterns and principles of REST APIs, ideally including RAML

Have a broad knowledge of the Java EE platform

Have excellent communication and presentation skills in English and be equally comfortable in a deep dive technical workshop and a board level sales presentation

Have experience in Spring, Maven, Jenkins.

Explain overall solutions to the technical architect and development team

Create technical architecture documentation, using appropriate standards, e.g. UML

Guide and govern development teams

Lead DevOps to define and implement CI / CD pipelines, m

Have a demonstrable understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Knowledge of architectural frameworks and best practices

Define omni-channel solutions that deliver across device including desktop, tablet and mobile.

Work with QA lead to define test strategy

Experienced with Enterprise Integration Patterns and Frameworks

Have broad, operational knowledge of application servers, databases, load balancers and other infrastructure components required to deploy web applications in a highly available and scalable environment

Define, refine and ensure implementations meet Non-Functional Requirements

What we'd like:

Created solutions for financial services, especially banking

Experience with Portal / Web Content Management

Familiar with architectural patterns such as Microservices, CQRS, event sourcing

Experience with virtualisation technology such as Docker, Vagrant, Ansible

Experience using API gateway, service registry, etc.


As part of project teams, willing to travel up to 20-30%.

As a consultancy role, willing to travel 20-50%

About Backbase Professional Services

The Professional Services team are the experts that guide projects to success. We have dedicated specialists in UX design, lean development, digital marketing, and web project management - guaranteeing projects are implemented as quickly and smoothly as possible.

We ensure our customers’ get the most out of their online platform by sharing our knowledge and years of experience with front- and back-end development, best-practice implementation processes, enterprise architecture and digital marketing. Backbase's experts help bring our customers’ ideas to life and guide projects to success.

Next steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you’re up for the challenge, please use the apply button on this page.

The offer

Backbase provides excellent company benefits for this role including:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);
  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week);
  • Contributory pension scheme;
  • Free lunch, drinks, snacks and fruit;
  • Company fitness plan;
  • Potential International career opportunities.

Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. This is all within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit.

About Backbase

Backbase employees come from all over the world to do what we do best, which is work with other passionately devoted professionals to create inspiring products. We are the best at what we do because we’re dedicated to pushing innovation in the digital banking world. Every person at Backbase believes in promoting a collaborative, fun and inspiring work environment, and we’re committed to creating a beautifully designed product that inspires not only our clients, but us too. Each day, we strive to learn something new from our customers and colleagues that contributes to the holistic nature of our growing success as a technical innovator in the world of digital banking.