Domain Architect - Ypto

1070 Near Brussels Midi Station, Brussels BE

As a Domain Architect you are responsible for one or more specific Business Domain(s) at Enterprise level. You work together on the corporate Capability map (what) linking to the (how) people, processes and systems realizing them. In the context of Roadmaps and Projects you define architectures at a high level to realize the needs of the Business within an established Reference Architecture and IT Vision and Strategy.

Job Description & Responsibilities

  • The Business Domain for which we are looking for a Domain Architect is the IT domain. In this role is it is key to have a profound knowledge of Processes and Frameworks typically used within IT such as: IT4IT, ITIL, Information Security Management Systems, Identity and Access Management and improving end- user experience (e.g. New Way of Working in our facilities).
  • You are responsible for creating and maintaining the Business & Data Architectures in close cooperation with the Business to understand and model the underlying Business Value.
  • You also participate in the selection of vendors and solutions (buy decisions), working closely together with the Solution- and Technical Architects.
  • Your mission is to build a sound, consistent and efficient IT - and process Architecture for the IT4IT Business, via the following (non-exhaustive) list of responsibilities:
    • Develop, document and maintain a Digital Roadmap in close collaboration with the Business (mainly IT4IT) stakeholders and Delivery organization
    • Assess the Requirements from a Business process perspective, IT - and technology perspective (functional and non-functional) and propose IT4IT landscape improvements and rationalization
    • Contribute to the Business Capability map linked to the Business Processes and Technologies (digital solutions) in line with the Value Streams and Goals of SNCB
    • Verify that the proposed solutions are consistent with other projects and the defined IT Vision and Strategy
    • Conduct methodological and detailed investigations of the As-Is situation and document this in the Architecture Repository (ADOIT)
    • Perform quality checks on this repository and resolve any inconsistencies and inaccuracies of the knowledge base by getting after and finding the appropriate information
    • Monitor the application and technology lifecycle and propose actions to maintain a healthy IT landscape (e.g. assign TIME values on Business Applications)

Education and Training

This role requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, data science, information systems, or related study field (or equivalent work experience).


  • A minimum of eight years of experience in IT, in closely related domain (working as Domain Architect, Enterprise Architect, Business Analyst, …). This is a Senior profile level position.
  • Strategy and Management consulting experience is highly recommended to act as partner for Senior Management and CxO’s both from IT- as Business side
  • Broad history with hands-on Technology and/or Application Architecture/Engineering is considered an additional asset

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Language skills: Fluent in Dutch or French and English
  • Experience within public Transport or Rail industry is a great asset
  • Knowledge of different analysis techniques (e.g. use cases, scenario building...)
  • Expertise in different notations and methodologies: ArchiMate® 3.1, but also BPMN and UML
  • Ability to understand and apply the long-term ("Big Picture") vision vs tactical needs
  • Good communicator both to the Business and to C-level
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Methodical, thorough and detail-oriented work
  • Diplomatic and patient in dealing with people
  • Pro-active mentality, strong problem solving techniques, hands-on and organized
  • Be able to manage several tasks at the same time, stress resistant
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills – Be able to go after information and people (with regard to internal and external contacts)

Our offer

Within our open corporate culture, you contribute to the digital transformation of SNCB. You will have a job with social impact and ample opportunity to make your own contribution. In addition to a good work-life balance and a competitive salary, you will receive the following benefits:

  • the possibility to work remotely + flexible working hours;
  • 35 days of leave;
  • a company car + a public transport season ticket;
  • a target bonus;
  • a comprehensive insurance package (affiliation without own contribution, excl. outpatient costs for family members);
    • hospitalisation and dental care for the whole family;
    • outpatient costs (= medical costs separate from hospitalisation);
    • group insurance: supplementary pension, work disability and death (cafeteria plan);
    • accidents at work (extralegal);
  • meal vouchers and eco-vouchers;
  • net allowances for remote working and carwash + internet budget.