Infrastructure Architect - Haywards Heath

  • Posting Date: 01-07-2019
  • Vacancy number: 21298

At a glance

The CIOO Technology Services & EUC department consists of a variety of specialists in Information Technology. The span of the department includes ICT Infrastructure and ICT Service Desk roles. The department operates “Cross Border” to centralise the ICT function of Infrastructure, First & Second line support to the business in a standardised and harmonised approach. This centralisation is not physical as members of the CIOO Technology Services & EUC team are located in multiple offices within NL, UK, DE & FR.

Your job

To develop and maintain target IT architecture from an International perspective, describing related baseline architectures and analysis of gaps both on a structural and ad hoc (project) base in a way that facilitates decision making and proper alignment of IT assets. Management of internal and external stakeholder concerns by demonstrating how proposed infrastructure set up contributes to the reliability, security, flexibility and cost efficiency of the organization. To keep close alignment with (solution) architects in the different areas in order to maintain a real International architecture community. 

  • To collaborate within the central function of CIOO Technology services cross border
  • Acting as a Sparring partner for changes performed by the team
  • Proposing changes in line with infrastructure strategy
  • Contributing to the maintenance of life cycle management
  • Delivering future state architectures and roadmaps
  • Helping and supporting management with preparing and maintaining budget
  • Contributing to the definition of global standards
  • Managing stakeholders across multiple local and International departments
  • Translating business functional requirements into infrastructure requirements
  • Is the go-to person for architects and managers
  • Has significant knowledge of multiple (new) technologies, products, business processes or architecture
  • Creating easy to read and structured documents and visualisations and keeping those up to date
  • Thoroughly understands the security requirements for their domain. Ensures and increases security of their domain. Understands security controls and risk policies and the links this to business value
  • Translating risk policies to architectural guidelines
  • Maintaining (strategic) supplier relationships with one or more suppliers in their own domain
  • Can work independently, under limited guidance, but also has a strong drive to collaborate with the surrounding architects. Seeks mentoring from the more senior colleagues
  • Experience with the principles of agile development is highly preferred
  • Attending and taking part in internal and external training courses as required
  • Willingness to occasionally work outside of normal business hours to support other ICT activities, projects, or countries
  • Ability and willingness to work and travel internationally
  • Any other duties that may be allocated from time to time by the Director Technology Services or ICT Manager Infrastructure Services & EUC.

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is a Dutch Bank offering a full range of services to retail, private, commercial and merchant banking clients. We are also active internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing. The culture we aim for within the Bank is one in which we strive to strengthen our clients’ position. Our success is based on our  client’s success. We want clients to perceive us as a trusted partner, professional and ambitious - our core values. At ABN AMRO UK we follow the Banks global strategy. We always aim to put our customers first and to create sustainable, long-term value for all our stakeholders – customers, shareholders, employees and society at large; it is our people that we rely on to help us achieve this ambition. We concentrate on our strategic priorities: 

  • Client focus
  • Invest in our future
  • Maintain a moderate risk profile
  • Selectively grow our businesses
  • Improve profitability

 ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK: 

  • Corporate and Institutional Banking – which includes  Corporate Banking, Clearing Global Markets - Sales & Trading, Escrow & Settlement, and Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services

 Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 individuals in the UK.

Your profile

  • Experience in a multiuser ICT environment preferably in a Financial organisation.
  • Experience in a complex environment (internal and external stakeholders, different time zones, different cultures)
  • Knowledge of Agile working methodologies
  • Knowledge of the different aspects of IT architectures (hardware, middleware, connectivity, security, cloud)
  • Knowledge and experience in architecture implementations and related methods, tools and frameworks (TOGAF and Archimate)
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills

What we offer

Opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, where flexibility is highly appreciated. We encourage you to grow and develop as a person and as an employee. We have identified that the following types of flexible working may be suitable for this role in principle. Any requests will be determined in line with our Flexible Working Policy: 

Type of Flexible Working

May be Considered

Job Sharing


Remote Working


Part time




Unpaid leave


Staggered hours



Are you interested?   Please apply via the button below. For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner,, +44 203 192 9342.