IT Solutions Architect

Req Id:  9606
Job Family:  IT

Schiedam, NL, 3115JD Porto, PT, 4100-136 Monaco, MC


Energy is a fundamental basic need of our society. Fossil fuels, including oil, are an essential source of energy and will remain so until renewable energies have the capacity to meet the growing demand for energy.

Nearly 5,000 SBMers globally are proud to design, build and operate floating facilities that produce more than 1% of the world’s oil. We do it in the safest, most affordable, and most sustainable way. And we continuously strive to reduce emissions, in line with our emissionZEROTM program.

As a leader in floating technologies for the oil and gas industry, we recognize the significant importance of climate change and the growing need for renewable energy. We invest in products and services that enable the transition towards renewable energy, with a focus on Floating Offshore Wind, Wave Energy, and Carbon Capture and Storage. In addition, we also develop Smart Digital Services to improve and support everything we do.

Oceans play a central role in producing the energy of today and of tomorrow. We work together with the world’s leading energy companies to make that happen. We act responsibly and ethically so that communities where we operate benefit from our presence and activities.

We are committed to sharing our experience to deliver safe, sustainable, and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come.

We are Energy. Committed.


Team Information

The Group IT Enterprise Architecture Team is responsible for providing architectural guidance and support for Digital & IT related programs and projects, from solution qualification, design, up to its implementation.

The team defines Reference Architecture, IT guidelines and standards for Cloud, Application, Data, Infrastructure & Security domains reinforcing IT governance for new solutions and managing any impact on IT architecture landscape.

The team is composed of IT Enterprise, Solutions, Technical Architects & Delivery experts managed by the Enterprise Architecture Manager, and part of the IT Project Department.


Job description:

We are seeking an experienced IT Solutions Architect, with a strong understanding of designing IT solutions compliant with SBM IT standards & guidelines.

The IT Solutions Architect must display the ability to think “Enterprise” and to operate at all levels of the organization.

He should be able to utilize general design and architecture experience to understand and contribute to the enterprise architectural vision of the organization.

The IT solutions architect works in project execution mode, following company processes & framework, from the solution’s qualification, design & build, up to handover to our IT Operation team.

  • Understand business drivers and capabilities (future and current state), and determine corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes,
  • Support Business projects from solutions’ qualification via RFI/RFP exercise and provide recommendation according to IT standards, security, and technical costs,
  • Design the solutions architecture based on the different technical architecture packages such as Cloud, Application, Data, Infrastructure and Security,
  • Work in project execution mode, with Business & IT stakeholders to ensure the solution architecture meets the project requirements,
  • Be accountable for the solution architecture project deliverables incl. solution cartography within Enterprise Architecture tool,
  • Collaborate with IT solutions delivery team to improve design & reference architecture,
  • Monitor the current-state Reference Architectures to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements,
  • Understand technology trends and solutions of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models,
  • Define the principles, standards, and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision,
  • Design and direct the governance activities associated with ensuring solutions architecture assurance and compliance,
  • Develop a roadmap for the evolution of the enterprise Cloud services portfolio from future to current state (as defined by the enterprise architecture).


Job requirements:

Our preferred candidate for the role of IT Solutions Architect has a master’s degree in computer science, Information (Systems) Management or equivalent.

Minimum five years of experience in a similar role with proven track in designing solution architecture including cloud solution technologies.

This is a senior technical role, requiring strong experience, to support SBM Offshore Digital Transformation from our current IT architecture maturity to an end-to-end blueprint and technology roadmap.

In addition to this, you preferably have knowledge, experience, and competencies on the following subjects:

  • Strong expertise of end-to-end Solution design (holistic view of building blocks)
  • Expertise in:

Cloud Infrastructure Technologies & design (Azure/Azure VMware)

Modern Application hosting Technologies & design (Azure App/Kubernetes)

Integration Technologies & design (Azure Integration Services / Boomi)

Data Platform Technologies & design (Data Lakehouse)

  • Good knowledge in Agile/Devops methodology
  • Knowledge in:

Enterprise Architecture framework & tool is a plus (Mega Hopex)

Microsoft IoT Technologies & design (IoT edge/hub, Data Explorer)

monetization of IT services/Cloud marketplace is a plus

Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbally and the experience with working with global teams in various time zones.


Behaviors & inter-personal skills - Key points:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") as well as short-term perspectives of situations
  • Ability to translate projects’ requirements into solution architecture requirements
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills



SBM Offshore N.V. is a listed holding company that is headquartered in Amsterdam. It holds direct and indirect interests in other companies that collectively with SBM Offshore N.V. form the SBM Offshore Group (“the Company”). For further information, please visit our website at The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V., directly and indirectly, owns investments are separate entities.


SBM Offshore is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. SBM Offshore does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.