Integration Architect

Imperial Tobacco Belgium

Full time |  Permanent  |  Fresher  |  Salary type not mentioned Salary not mentioned  |  1 Jobs  | English,French

Job Description

Integration Architect
Imperial Brands, a FTSE 100 company headquartered in Bristol in the UK, is the parent company of a dynamic international business specialising in tobacco and non-tobacco brands. Our name has changed but our focus remains exactly the same: maximising opportunities for our brands and generating sustainable returns for our shareholders. The new PLC name reflects the breadth of our brands focus across five distinct entities: Imperial Tobacco, Tabacalera, ITG Brands, Fontem Ventures and Logista. With products in over 160 countries, we're a leading company in the global tobacco industry.

Imperial Tobacco Nederland is part of ITG Brands and has its Manufacturing division and Centre of Excellence (CoE) Manufacturing in Joure, the Netherlands.

For our CoE Manufacturing team we are looking for a fulltime Integration Architect to join our team in Joure or Hamburg.

The role:

The Integration Architect will be responsible for designing application integration solutions by transforming customer requirements into solutions ready to be implemented and rolled out. This relates to both new implementations as well as retrofit projects.

He/she will provide expertise related to the integration of applications across the business, take part in and supervise solution design, quality assurance as well as actively participate in go-live activities. The Integration Architect will be the owner of the integration architecture as well as integration standards & guidelines. As such he/she will and responsible for ensuring compliance of particular project solutions with the architecture.

Key accountabilities:

Acting as a key authority within Group IS for design and pragmatic implementation of application integration solutions, considering the specifics of the backend systems and the integration platform as well as the present SOA maturity level and staff expertise.
Translating business requirements into solutions ready to be developed, implemented and rolled out and/or supervising the solution design process.
Designing and guarding the implementation of standards for cross-system information workflows, technical validation schemas, message transformation rules, service orchestration, exception definitions and their handling as well as notification services.
Designing and implementing high availability integration solutions to ensure business continuity and minimize risk in cooperation with Development and Technical Services departments.
Guarding the quality of integration solutions and their compliance with defined frameworks (in particular for error-handling, monitoring, technical logging, alerting and service development).
Acting as main escalation point for service development related issues within project delivery activities.
Researching emerging technologies, market trends and best practices in the IS system integration and advise management of the potential application of these emerging trends.
Active supporting various application integration projects ensuring appropriate implementation of the integration architecture.
Skills & experience:

Subject related university degree or demonstrated equivalent work experience.
At least 5 years’ of Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and SOA / EDA experience. Preferably on a WebMethods (Software AG) based integration platform.
5+ years of Enterprise Application Integration with cross-domain, cross-functional and cross- business industry work experience.
Proven knowledge of fundamental SOA concepts and terminology as well as proficiency in the usage of industry design patterns and service-oriented design processes.
Proven track record of experience in application integration.
To be successful in this position one needs to enjoy working in a particular dynamic and constantly changing environment, with a keen eye for customer focus, a flexible nature, stress resistant and an inquisitive mind and the ability of challenging the status quo.
Pro-active, pragmatic, customer focused, seeking for solution optimizations (also beyond own area of responsibility).
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to communicate at all levels of management and staff in differing cultures.
Proven networking skills and stakeholder management skills with a good understanding of the wider objectives.
Enthusiasm to act as a change enabler. Driven, influencing, collaborative, focused.
Highly accountable and dependable.
Fluent in English.
Certain amount of international travel expected.
Next steps:

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Expiration Date: 17/06/2016

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