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API Webmethods Solution Architect

Date: Jan 18, 2022

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose and responsibilities

AkzoNobel is excited to announce this opportunity to join our COE CPS API Team as Webmethods Solution Architect.

AkzoNobel is named Top Employer for 2022

What an exciting time to be part of AkzoNobel - Come join our team in Sassenheim, NL, Slough or Felling UK, or Barcelona Spain. 

The Solution Architect – API Webmethods
 has the overall responsibility of translating business requirements into integration solutions for Partner Integration in our Webmethods platforms and describing it through architecture and designs. The architecture and designs are expected to be in line with business processes and architectural standards, guidelines & roadmaps. 

The Solution Architect serves to provide sustainable, efficient, robust and secured core IT solution for partners integration based on Webmethods capabilities. In addition will be responsible to train, educate and ensure the right capabilities are available in the IM function to meet the business projects and major changes needs. In addition. will be responsible to match resource demand with supply, to ensure delivery or required resources and the target utilization rate of the resources is met. 

You will play a key role in our Grow and Deliver Strategy in maintaining business relationships along with the Business Information Managers, identifying business needs and ensuring that IM is able to meet these needs by providing the strategic IM planning, budget required, and value realization aligned with the Process Towers.

Experience and education required

  • Master/ bachelor’s degree in business management, computer science, computer engineering, or a related field of study. 
  • Around 10 years of experience in the IT sector in general and with more than 5 years experience in the respective technical domain. 
  • Solid technical solution architecture experience with modeling and/or infrastructure / application architecture design frameworks (TOGAF), tools, technologies, methodologies.
  • Experience with consulting or business roles. 

Key generic competences

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. 
  • Strong analytical skills over multiple technical domains to identify opportunities and solutions. 
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new trends and technologies. 
  • Ability to balance the long-term (or “big-picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions. 
  • Ability to influence internal and external parties. 
  • Able to communicate clearly through a variety of media. 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. 

Expertise in the following domains

  • ESB Platform Webmethods.
  • B2B Integration scenarios via EDI messages for:
    • Customers
    • eWarehouse & Logistics
    • Suppliers 
    • Finances 
  • EDI Standards: Direct Connection, VAN’s, AS2, HTTP, SFTP, FTP
  • EDI Protocols: X12, EDIFACT, SAP Idoc, XML, CSV
  • SAP Idocs Configuration and processing. 

Appreciate experience in the following domains;

  • AZURE API Management
  • AZURE Logic Apps
  • SAP PO.

Become part of an outstanding company

Become part of an outstanding company
AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
  • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
  • travel expenses to and from work
  • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role
  • laptop and mobile telephone
  • flexible working environment

More information and how to apply


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 17123