IFS Data Architect

Req Id:  11562
Job Family:  IT

Porto, PT, 4100-136

Rio Office



Our Vision.

SBM Offshore believes the oceans will provide the world with safe, sustainable and affordable energy for generations to come. We share our experience to make it happen.


Our Profile.

We design, build, install and operate offshore floating facilities for the offshore energy industry. As a leading technology provider, we put our marine expertise at the service of a responsible energy transition by reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, while developing cleaner solutions for renewable energy sources. More than 7,000 SBMers worldwide are committed to sharing their experience to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come. Together, we are driving progress forward in a TRUE. BLUE. TRANSITION. 





The IFS Solution Architect is responsible for the design of the functional architecture of the IFS solutions, maintaining this architecture over time as well as reviewing future developments in cooperation with IT Teams, Data Teams, and other Business stakeholders.
He / She will be the Design Authority for any new requested changes on the IFS solutions and ensure architecture alignment with IFS product and roadmap.
The IFS Solution Architect will also be responsible for providing design solutions and options to best answer Business requirements.




- Represent the Design Authority for any changes impacting the IFS solutions
- Work closely with IFS Functional Leads and business to understand their requirements and processes, and to identify areas where the IFS solution can provide value.
- Propose business processes standardization and optimization within and across business functions
- Design the changes in the IFS solution that meets the needs of the organization, while also adhering to industry best practices and standards
- Work with IFS Functional Leads, project managers, and technical teams to ensure that the changes in the IFS solution are implemented successfully and as per Design
- Monitor the performance of the IFS solution, identify areas for optimization, and propose plans for implementation
- Build and Maintain overview and detailed mapping of business processes, functionalities, and data within the perimeter of the IFS solutions
- Collaborate with IT Teams, Data Teams, and Digital Teams to ensure alignment with global company standards 
- Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in IFS Solution and incorporate them into the organization's software solutions as appropriate
- Establish and maintain a relationship with the IFS solution provider
- Contribute to the Budget definition




- Excellent communication in English both verbal and written
- Ability to lead through collaboration with effective stakeholder management
- Able to work effectively with a wide range of teams
- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
- Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
- Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
- Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex technical issues


- Proven experience as an ERP Solution Architect (IFS is preferred), with a strong background in designing and implementing software solutions
- In-depth knowledge of ERP systems (IFS is preferred), and their implementation, including modules such as finance, supply chain, Asset Management and HSSEQ
- Knowledge of decentralized ERP architecture with replication mechanism
- Strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
- Experience working with vendors and third-party providers to integrate software solutions
- Knowledge of Scrum Agile methodologies is an added advantage




- Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
- 5+/7+ years of experience as ERP Solution architect and /or responsible of ERP implementations