Regional IT Solution Architect for Continental Europe

Continental Europe Zone is a regional organization in charge of BNP Paribas Cardif activities in Poland, Germany, Central Europe (CZ, SK, AU, HU, RO, BU) and Iberia (Spain and Portugal). Within the Zone, ETO (Efficiency Technology and Operations) activities are covering IT, Operations and Transformation. Shared Service Center (SSC) is in charge of managing all mutualized IT activities (Business applications, production monitoring, project management) of served countries has been growing rapidly in Prague. In this context we are looking for a Regional IT Solution Architect.


Scope and Mission

Regional IT Solution Architect designs and proposes evolution of the Information System of served countries (at least for Shared Applications) in order to guarantee its coherence, agility and sustainability in accordance with the business and IT strategy.

In a first stage, you will be involved in the regional Online solution's projects (Continental Europe Cardif Online Portal - CE COP). Later you will be involved in all Shared Service center's solutions projects.


Main responsibility

  • Defines, documents, and maintains the solution architecture reference framework for specific project scope
  • Helps to define the roadmap to achieve the solution strategy
  • Addresses the needs and after qualifying them in terms of feasibility, cost and agility, translates them into an architectural target. Integrates legacy assets, business continuity and usability into the construction of this target
  • Contributes in the field of application software (integration, deployment, software design) in coordination with functional expert
  • Participates on a cross-entity basis for enterprise, countries and acts as main authority for the solution architecture
  • Ensures that corporate architecture rules, standards and norms are properly applied in projects
  • Ensures that corporate architecture rules, standards and norms are properly applied in projects
  • Work with Product Manager, Business Analyst, Software Developers, Solution Architects and Application Architects to gain a thorough understanding of solution requirements


We require

  • Strong and proven experience on similar role (5 - 10 years approx.)
  • Previous work on Java development position
  • Understands the business concept in insurance business
  • Good knowledge of Liferay Portal v6.2 and its implementation in mutualized environment
  • Knowledge of Java, J2EE
  • XML related technologies - XML, XSD, XSLT, XPath
  • System integration skills
  • Knowledge of Database and ORM (SQL server...)
  • Experience with Enterprise (technical) architecture, notably for integration patterns with external systems and skilled in service oriented design
  • Experience in design and implementation of multi-tenant architecture
  • Fluent English spoken and written
  • Organisational skills (able to work in a complex environment with many stakeholders, some located in different countries)
  • Communication and negotiation skills


We offer

  • Challenging environment with international set up
  • Possibility to travel to European region countries
  • Possibility to work with top professionals on the market
  • Strong support of training new skills
  • Attractive benefit package
  • Five weeks of holidays


Are you interested in IT Solution Architect role at Cardif? Does your profile meet our requirements? If the answer is Yes, do not hesitate to send us your CV and Cover Letter in English at . We are looking forward to hearing from you.