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Enterprise Architect - IT Infrastructure (0,8-1,0 fte)

Enterprise Architect - IT Infrastructure (0,8-1,0 fte)

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Are you the Enterprise Architect IT Infrastructure who would like to help get the Eindhoven University of Technology digitized to cope with the imminent change and disruptions that are currently happening? Do you like the challenge to convert strategy into guiding principles and do you like to help to convert our department to a new and modern way of working. Are you the architect that can also help the big projects to realize parts of the strategy and guide product teams to stay within architectural boundaries?

The position
We are looking for an experienced enterprise and domain architect to participate in our team and provide our users the state-of-art IT landscape that meets their needs. You will help us to translate our ambitions, goals and strategies at a strategic level into a good, secure, cost-effective architecture that enables the university to achieve its goals anchored in the TU/e strategy. An architect with a pragmatic approach, guiding our product teams to ensure technical solutions, platforms and infrastructure are turned into services that make sense to the business.

As a member of the Office of the CIO, you will join our architecture team. The TU/e architecture team consisting of three enterprise / domain architects, expanded by several solution architects. Solution architecture is organized within scope of the product teams.

In your role as architect, together with product area leads, you jointly advise the CIO / IT management on how to keep the IT landscape up to date and fit-for-purpose. Your focus is mainly platforms and infrastructure, to create building blocks for supporting excellent research and education. You will also guide product teams to understand and uphold architecture guidelines when working on epics and user stories from the digitalization board and product and sprint backlogs.


  • Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor degree and at least a few years of experience as an  Enterprise Architect in a complex organization;
  • As an Enterprise Architect you have broad view of what an organization needs as a whole and you are able to translate that into necessary building blocks and you are able to communicate this to different stakeholders within the organization;
  • You are convinced that technical solutions must serve a purpose that makes sense to the business;
  • You have a strong technical knowledge, helping you to countermeasure technical and infrastructural design from an architectural point of view;
  • Professional communication skills both in Dutch and English - and you know how to communicate clearly about complex topics in powerful and simple language when helping stakeholders; 
  • You are pragmatic (but you always have a clear view on the horizon);
  • You have organizational sensitivity;
  • You have experience using architecture frameworks like Zachman and DYA and are experienced in modelling the IT-architecture based on the ArchiMate modelling-language (knowledge of Bizzdesign Enterprise Studio is a pre);
  • Acquaintance with relevant reference architectures for the higher educational sector (HORA/HOSA) and know how to apply them within an organization is a pre;
  • You are a teamplayer, you represent the team and you are able to work independently. 


An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:

  • A challenging job in a dynamic setting, where you can develop both your technical skills and communication competences;
  • A competitive salary scheme in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The salary level depends on your experience, education and knowledge.
  • On top of this you also receive extra annual holiday allowance (8% in May), an end-of-year allowance (8.3% in December, a socalled 13th check.)
  • You will be appointed for a period of 1 year first of all, with the possibility of extension to continue with a permanent contract.
  • A unique mix between academic and industrial environment, due to our close collaboration with research groups at the university and with our industrial partners;
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, excellent sports facilities, savings schemes, and 41 days of holiday based on 40 hours a week.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

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About TU/e
TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of over 4,000 employees and more than 12,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

More information

  • For questions about the position feel free to contact:  Bas den Bakker, Senior Recruiter via or +31 (0)6 512 06 442.

Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.

If you are interested, please use the ‘apply’ button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application! And please feel free to find us for any questions at all!