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Solution Architect


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AL

Req ID:  76546
Facility:  Rotterdamnn-548
Department:  Enterprise Solution Architecture
Division:  Global Business Services


This is Lyondellbasell


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challResenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

This is the role


Reporting to the Enterprise Solution Architect Leader, as a Solutions Architect you are responsible for collaborating with various areas to architect sustainable solutions to meet business and customer needs. You are an expert on the product, lean on existing processes and find solutions for any gaps. Your communication skills are one of your best qualities and find yourself seamlessly communicating with team members and functional teams. Solutions should be in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards. This includes designing and developing technical specifications for both high-level and low level application and data integration patterns and styles.


Roles & Responsibilities 
•    Drives the solutioning for large complex projects, collaborating with other Solutions Architects and business area teams to build detailed technical design and specification documents, to meet business needs for large complex projects, considering capabilities, risks, system dependencies
•    Liaise with peers to ensure support, adherence to standards and consistency in solution designs
•    Provide strategic leadership and creative thinking to help the technical delivery team through the project lifecycle
•    Create conceptual architecture views, collect and document architecture significant decisions and architecture key constraints
•    Analyze architecture alternatives and provide recommendations on best options, considering input from the development teams
•    Make sure that provided solutions meet overall non-functional requirements (supportability, performance, security, availability, scalability, manageability, usability, and such)
•    High-level code review in integration development to ensure the design and best practices have been followed
•    Work on multiple concurrent projects, meet business expectations, influence outcomes and maintain stated timelines
•    Mentor developers to grow skills in the company’s best practices and standards
•    Work with the DevOps teams to help define CI/CD pipelines and automation to streamline deployments minimizing the impact in ongoing operations
•    Keep up to date on industry architectural standards and trends

These are your qualifications


•    Working knowledge of solution architecture principles, methods, and tools
•    Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements;
•    Understand the relationships across the business process and data flows;
•    Collaborate with business stakeholders and enterprise architecture stewards to assess current pain points and areas for improvement;
•    Natural ability to coordinate and facilitate diverse teams of different skill sets, backgrounds, cultures and languages 
•    Understand the relationships across the business process and data flows;
•    Strong knowledge, experience and hands on capabilities with container engines such as Azure Kubernetes, Azure App Service Containers, Docker, etc.)
•    Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: .Net/.Net Core, Node.js, JSON, C++, Java, PHP, Perl, Python, Golang.
•    Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies (Azure Functions), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.
•    Experience with Low Code/No Code platforms such as Microsoft Power Platform, SAP Fiori.
•    Experience with software development practices including DevOps and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) tool chains (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible).
•    Exposure to SAP is an advantage
•    Good understanding of key functional process streams as well as Project Management skills 
•    Ability to conduct and facilitate workshops with business representatives, management and executive, team member resources, and external 3rd party groups 
•    Problem solving skills that use techniques to identify the root cause of the issue and then ability to clearly communicate (verbal/orally) this position. 
•    Advanced communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide advice, consult and negotiate with senior management and manage key relationships between stakeholders involved in an upgrade/implementation environment. 
•    Comfortable in adapting working hours to align with demands of communication across multiple time zones. 
•    Oversee change management related activities during the deployment period 

This is what you bring


Required Work Experience 
•    Minimum 8 years hands on Application solution architectures, application development and maintenance, integration patterns and best practices
•    Experience supporting Manufacturing applications like PEGA, Sigga, Prometheus (at least one of three) 
•    Experience supporting plant operations and plant maintenance IT
•    Non-functional requirements gathering and solutioning experience
•    Experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) / Agile development / DevOps


Preferred Qualifications 
•    Hands-on experience or certification in TOGAF a plus
•    English required; additional language preferred
•    API management configuration and best practices

•    Proven leadership ability
•    Demonstrated executive presence and influence, ability to build client relationships and create client satisfaction throughout the application lifecycle
•    Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
•    Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
•    Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
•    Exceptional service orientation
•    Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
•    Comfortable to perform well under pressure.


This is what we offer


We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to two days a week from home.



Please feel free to contact Dennie Verberne at dennie.verberne @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.


The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer.



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