As a Technical Architect Cloud and Data Center you are responsible for these technology domains within the company.

You are responsible for communicating, researching, planning, improving and governing the Technical Architecture of SNCB, mainly by working on reference architectures (by creating building blocks) for business projects (by supporting the Solution Architects), and enhancements on both (by modifying building blocks and maintaining roadmaps).

Your main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Provide technical leadership and insights for the technologies that have been identified / required as part of a solution (to Solution Architects)
  • Have a hands-on approach applying IT best practices and architectural standards to follow
  • Provide expertise in your disciplines and areas
  • Maintain roadmap for product components per technology area
  • Coach, guide and support implementation team, working closely with our external partner
  • Validate and provide feedback on detailed designs
  • Document the environment using Archimate in SparX following the defined metamodel
  • Translate application requirements into cloud and infrastructure architectures
  • Elaborate roadmaps and business cases


  • Master degree or equivalent through experience
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience as Technical Architect
  • Good knowledge of English and Dutch or French (preferably with at least a passive knowledge of the second language)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of :
    • HA and DR Solutions (DC, Hybrid and Cloud only)
    • Security/privacy best practices on infrastructure, network, applications and data
    • Data Centers & Cloud Architecture
      • Compute, Storage, Networking and Security
      • Azure IaaS & PaaS
      • Container Platforms (Kubernetes)
      • Data Services
        • RDBMS (preferred MS SQL and MySQL)
        • NoSQL (preferred MongoDB and Azure Cosmos)
        • ETL/CDC
  • Knowledge of Azure automation, infrastructure as code, consumption & licensing is a plus
  • Knowledge of Oracle and Postgres databases is a plus
  • Knowledge of Data Analytics on Azure is a plus
  • Knowledge of API Management integration technologies and µService Architecture is a plus
  • Experience with a multi-cloud environment is a plus
  • Certification as (Cloud) Security Architect is a big plus
  • Experience with Azure AD, SAP IDM, Trustbuilder, Cyberark is a big plus
  • Ability to understand and apply the long-term ("Big Picture") vision and tactical needs
  • Customer oriented, team player, security minded
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, good facilitating and negotiating skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • You have experience working together with (offshore) Service Providers

Our offer

Within our open corporate culture, you contribute to the digital transformation of SNCB. You will have a job with social impact and ample opportunity to make your own contribution. In addition to a good work-life balance and a market-related salary, you have:

  • the possibility to work remotely for up to three days per week + flexible working hours;
  • 35 days of leave;
  • a company car + a public transport pass;
  • a target bonus;
  • a hospitalisation insurance (including dental care) for the entire family, a group insurance and a disability insurance (cafeteria plan), without own contribution;
  • meal cheques and eco-vouchers;
  • net allowances for remote working and carwash + internet budget.
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3 reasons to choose Ypto 

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Challenging projects

At Ypto, you never stand still. Every day is different and offers the opportunity to be challenged to innovate in order to find the best solution for our customer.

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Social impact

Through your work, you contribute to the future of Belgian railways and have a tangible impact on millions of people.

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Growth opportunities

Initiative, trust and self-management are key. You will have the support of your colleagues to develop and the opportunity to grow.

Application procedure

Did you apply for a position at Ypto? Or are you curious about how our application procedure works? We follow the four steps below each time. Depending on the position, an additional interview or assessment may be required.


CV screening

We take a close look at your CV and check whether it matches the profile you are looking for. We may call you briefly to ask about your motivation and experience.


Interviews and questionnaire

If the outcome of this screening is positive, you are invited to a (video) interview with your direct supervisor and your HR Business Partner. During these interviews, we discuss your motivation, knowledge, experience and skills as well as the content of the job. We also talk about the online questionnaire you filled in prior to the interview.


Reference analysis

Finally, we contact the references you will have provided. This way, we can make you out better.


We have a match: welcome to Ypto

Have you been selected? If so, we will be happy to draw up an attractive proposal and welcome you to our organisation.

Spontaneous application

Would you like to work with us on the future of SNCB but cannot immediately find the right vacancy? Then feel free to submit a spontaneous application. Who knows, you might soon be part of our team!