Description
 As Solution Architect, you lead the definition of the architecture big picture (supported by
needed stakeholders like I&O Architect…)
 Acting as Functional Architect by AG Insurance, you deploy a global vision of our functional
architecture in order to improve the follow and the global implementation of our User’s
Requirements.
 You assist the development responsible in the customer’s relation.
 You understand and participate in the redaction/consolidation of the business requirements
 You have the ability to analyse, define, design and propose solutions to business problems
at the highest level of complexity or in areas calling for significantly innovative approaches.
 You define current and target state application architecture aligned with requirements of
the various business and technology initiatives, insuring the necessary coherence in
applications architecture.
 During development of the target architecture, you compare application options according
to function, technology and cost, make a recommendation and develop potential migration
paths to the target state model
 You understand the functional and technical architecture
 You realize the functional architecture analysis and estimate a specific demand
 You hand over the functional architecture analysis to the development team and deliver
further support if necessary
 During the realization phase of applications, you follow up the compliance of architecture
with standards and support architecture responsibilities as part of the standard project
lifecycle
 You are responsible of the functional coherence of the domains you intervened :
determination, implementation and follow up of functional concepts, integration of business
needs in existing software solutions
 You advise the different actors during the implementation phasing and bring a functional
coaching to the functional development points of contact
 You establish and maintain working relationships with technology management, business
management, program sponsors, key business clients, and infrastructure management
 You improve and maintain the processes, the tools used to realize our functional
architecture analysis.
 In summary, the key missions of a functional architect are
 Designing and Achieving the following goals of the Architecture phase of a
project : enabling maximum functional flexibility of systems over years :
– Defining the “what” of a project,
– Defining the “why”,
– Defining the “how to manage” (propose & evaluate alternatives for project
implementation, phases, dependencies between the blocks and between the
projects…)
– Defining the first cut functional design of systems
 Documentation : Documenting and maintaining the functional architecture of his
domain
 Support and coaching :
– Explaining the functional contents of the projects to the development teams (link
between users and the development team),
– The functional coaching and support the Functional Analysts in terms of
business contents and in terms of functional design,
 Monitoring : The monitoring/control of the functional design (logical data,
functionalities and controls) of the applications of his business domain. Validating the
deviations needed in the design and controlling they are documented.
 Standards :
– The respect of the AG Insurance functional design standards,
– Defining best practices and patterns to be applied in his application context and
documenting and maintaining them,
 Improvements : Proposing architecture projects and improvements to the AG
standards,
Testing : Helping to define the testing approach of the projects.

Languages: English, Dutch, French
Location: Brussels centre.
Start date: ASAP
Duration: 12 months
(Depending on project evolution, extension is possible)

Personal skills:
– Considerable degree of independency
– Structured, pro-active, autonomous and well organized
– Flexible
– Open and analytical mind, pragmatic
– Problem solving
– Level of abstraction and versatile
– Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills
to clearly express and communicate concepts, designs and
proposals
– Demonstrated ability to interact with all technical and nontechnical
members of the organization
Optional:
– Client-friendly

Business experience required
– Strong interest for Business Process Analyses
– Good knowledge in modelling applications and processes,
Functional Analysis
Optional:
– Knowledge on Employee Benefits/Group Health Care
Insurance
– Experience in Integrated marketing projects

Technical experience required
– Mastering of MS-office tools
– Understanding of relevant technologies and development
life cycles
– Familiar with integration issues (ESB's…)
Optional:
– Cobol, DB2, SQL server, .Net

Functional experience required
– 5 – 10 years in a similar function and Solution Analyses
– Deep knowledge and experience of architecture : Service
Oriented Architecture, design patterns, architecture
methodologies
– Building and construction functional design of insurance
applications parts
– Developing whole picture
Optional:
– Insurance and/or Banking applications

Apply
If you are interested in this role please send your CV in English to info@rmm-cg.com
All applications will be treated as strictly confidential