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Technical Architect – Security & IAM

Job description

As an Architect you are responsible for a given technology domain within the company. This might be infrastructure, databases, cloud, network, … in this case Security and IAM.

You are responsible for communicating, researching, planning, improving and governing the Technical Architecture of NMBS, 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).

The Technology Architect for Security works across multiple technical and business functions to deliver secure capabilities and systems for our employees, business partners and customers.

What will you do?

  • Define the enterprise security architecture for internal and external capabilities.
  • Maintain the roadmap for product components per technology area.
  • Be the security expert, educator and trusted advisor to key business and technology partners.
  • Partner with stakeholders within business units, Governance, Risk, the Architecture community, and teams in key related capability areas.
  • Provide technical leadership and insights for the technologies that have been identified / required as part of a solution and supporting the Solution Architects in the alignment to the enterprise security architecture.
  • Validate and provide feedback on solution architectures and detailed designs.
  • Coach, guide and support implementation teams, working closely with our partner.



Proven track record of positioning and delivering Security Architecture and IAM related capabilities in large complicated organizations.

Proven experience understanding current state, desired capabilities and documenting target architectures, gaps and patterns, roadmaps and business cases.

  • Have a hands-on approach applying IT best practices and architectural standards to follow
  • Experience with translating application requirements into technology architectures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of
    • Datacenters & cloud architecture
      • Compute, Storage, Networking and Security
      • Azure IaaS & PaaS
      • Container platforms (Kubernetes )
      • Foundation or Supporting Services: middleware, databases, service bus, network…
    • Security/privacy best practices on infrastructure, network, applications and data
    • Identity management and authentication and authorization for customers, employees and business partner.
      • Federation, SSO, OAuth, SAML, XACML, JWT, OIDC, …
      • Identity lifecycle & PAM
      • Mobile
      • APIs
  • Willingness and ability to work with teams and influence senior leaders, including ability to build relationships using an open and respectful communication and collaboration style
  • Experience within a multi-cloud environment and Azure AAD, SAP IDM, Trustbuilder, Cyberark are a serious plus.
  • API Management integration technologies and µService Architectural style knowledge is an asset.

You can document the environment using Archimate in SparX following the defined metamodel. 

Skills & competences

Ability to understand and apply the long-term ("Big Picture") vision and tactical needs.

You are customer-oriented and security-minded.

Strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitating and negotiating

Excellent analytical and technical skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent planning and organizational skills

You have experience working together with Service Providers.