Enterprise Architect

Job description

We're hiring an Enterprise Solution Architect! 

The Enterprise Solution Architect provides direction, guidance, and definition of the enterprise architecture for ERIKS Digital in support of the business strategy. The candidate is responsible for creating and documenting the current and future state architectures, standards, and strategies for the technology and development teams through a deep understanding of the underlying enterprise business drivers. The Enterprise Solution Architect is also responsible for working with both product and platform technology stakeholders on defining the architecture and high-level design on important and complex projects and programs. The Enterprise Solution Architect analyzes technologies and strategies of the competitive landscape to determine potential impacts and trends. They use this information to inform the enterprise and respond with recommendations to senior leadership when necessary.


  • Assess overall alignment between product and platform technology roadmaps
  • Evaluate solutions alignment with the end user experience
  • Create, own, and maintain the ERIKS Digital Architectural Artifacts (building blocks, models, governance, architecture and unified roadmaps, etc.).
  • Form and lead a cross-functional team (Community of Practice) to facilitate the creation of optimal architectures which align to the architecture plan
  • Apply analytical thought processes to quickly understand technical challenges discovered during the life cycle of the initiative
  • Learn new technology concepts swiftly and comprehensively
  • Evaluate how security impacts the design & development process of various solutions
  • Lead the documentation and analysis of the current state of all the IT environments


  • Masters in Computer Science
  • At least 3 years’ experience in working as an enterprise or solution architect designing and implementing large-scale systems like SAP ERP and (internal)- customer facing applications.
  • Business to Business eCommerce experience required
  • Working knowledge of UI/UIX design principles
  • At least 10 years’ experience in creating clear, concise documentation for a multi-tier architectural model and to discuss technical matters effectively with business end users
  • Expert knowledge of enterprise application integration, including SOA, ESB, EAI, ETL environments and an understanding of integration considerations such as process orchestration, custom data integration, and master data management
  • Working knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks (TOGAF, etc.)
  • Extensive experience integration with 3rd party products (both business and technical)
  • A good understanding of the architectural principles of cloud-based platforms including SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure, and application servers
  • Proven ability to creatively problem-solve for various types of issue in multiple disciplines
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and business professionals
  • Teamwork & collaboration skills to work across organizations and lead cross-functional teams
  • Experience presenting to senior leadership

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary and a good pension scheme
  • Small & high energy team, lots of challenges
  • Working on new technologies and have impact on decision making
  • Limited defined roles and paths
  • Joining interesting conferences
  • A nice office next to Amstel station with a good lunch
  • Flexibility


80 years ago, ERIKS started as a supplier to the dairy industry in the Netherlands, providing mechanical components and tools that helped dairy plants increase efficiency. Since then, the company kept innovating, evolving, and expanding. Through a consistent focus on technology and service, it became a key sparring partner and service provider for a range of industries. Among its clients are high-tech manufacturing and food companies (such as ASML and Heineken), energy industry players (from windmill operators to power plants), heavy vehicle manufacturers (making cars, ships, or airplanes), construction firms, medicine production businesses, and more.

For these clients, ERIKS provides a wide range of technical products (for instance hoses and valves), co-engineering, customization solutions, and related services. Technical teams are at customers’ beck and call for sophisticated support and advice – from design to smart maintenance. And on the local web shops, customers can easily order tools or component parts.

“We provide products and know–how in a way that has a direct impact on the economy. In each household you’ll find at least one item of which the production was improved with help from ERIKS.” – Floris Jan Cuypers, COO at ERIKS

Dutch DNA, global culture
With its expansion into 17 countries and many different industries, ERIKS became a global organization, with a truly international culture and vision and with talent, experts, and client relationships from everywhere. Meanwhile, its headquarters and roots are in The Netherlands. The company is owned by SHV, a family-owned Dutch group with a portfolio of seven companies that together employ nearly 60.000 people worldwide. The culture at both SHV and ERIKS is built on integrity, entrepreneurship, and a core value of investing in people. With its 6.500 employees and nearly 2 billion Euros revenue, ERIKS is an established corporate – yet one with the entrepreneurial drive and willingness to invest that is often found at younger, smaller, PE-backed businesses.

Digital transformation
ERIKS now finds itself in a very exciting phase: that of a companywide digital transformation. The potential of digital technology for ERIKS extends to all business aspects, from easy business workflows to direct commercial purposes. Digital technology can advance ERIKS e-commerce channels as well as offer new innovations and service propositions that are partially or fully digital. Examples include the proposition of Smart Asset Management (IoT) or ‘ERIKS Wiki’, a knowledge mining database for employees and customers. ERIKS has a dedicated approach to digitization. The company is internally building a proactive, solution-oriented product organisation with top-notch developers and digital and industry experts. Recently, a Chief Digital Officer was hired, and the next three years people, operating model, architecture, governance, and strategy will take full focus.

Eriks Digital is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equal treatment for all genders. Eriks Digital adheres to ethical recruiting methods ensuring that we do not discriminate against any candidate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. This is a fundamental part of our values and beliefs and we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their potential.