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Senior Connectivity Architect - ABN AMRO

Location: Amsterdam
Salary: € 6012 - € 8588 a month
Employment: Full-time

Senior Connectivity Architect

At a glance

Are you an experienced Connectivity Architect who is strong in technical leadership and an excellent inspirator? Do you believe just like us that anno 2022 we cannot focus on networking alone anymore, but we need a comprehensive connectivity approach instead? Then we need your help to design great connectivity solutions across and within ABN AMRO's IT Platforms.

Your job

As a Senior Connectivity Architect you:

  • Write Solution Architectures and Target State Designs for Global Connectivity Solutions. You drive direction setting for global hybrid solutions across Internet, Cloud (Azure), SaaS and on-prem datacenters.
  • You’re in the driving seat for Architecture Runways, yet you co-create them as thought leader together with the Infrastructure Platform- and Product Owners.
  • Are the ‘goto-expert’ for Architecture and Design considerations for Connectivity. 
  • Review Solution Architectures as a gatekeeper to make sure it’s compliant with our target state direction going forward.
  • Work with Product Management to develop new or enhance existing Connectivity Services. This includes participating in vendors discussions, planning and execution of PoCs, equipment evaluation, cost analysis, and road map discussions
  • Understand that Connectivity is broader than network alone. You can find the right balance for topics like network, policy management, security and application integration.

Working environment

As IT-architect you’ll be part of the Design & Engineering department with around 30 other Platform (IT) Architects. Design & Engineering is responsible for the overall design and architecture of ABN AMRO’s IT-Platforms. D&E is organized in four Technology Clusters to give focus to ABN AMRO’s platform technology areas being:

  • Private Infrastructure Cluster. You’ll be working in this tech cluster. It is responsible for the technical architecture of all Private Infrastructure services and products, like compute, virtualization, database, (virtual) network and storage platforms.
  • Public Cloud Cluster. The core of this cluster is based on Microsoft Azure. ABN AMRO is increasing adopting Cloud.
  • Digital Workplace Cluster. It contains platforms, products and services so our 35.000 colleagues can work and collaborate on a daily base safe and easy.
  • Developer Ecosystem Cluster. Everything the ABN AMRO developer community needs to develop, deploy and maintain its business applications.

The Design & Engineering department is part of the Platform & Technology business unit. P&T runs a standardized IT-landscape supporting all thousands of business applications. Key is flexibility to adopt new technology like cloud and support DevOps. P&T offers a wide range of self-service platform solution to the wider ABN AMRO organization. Reliable, compliant and Always on are our core values.
Within P&T we mainly work in an Agile and DevOps fashion. The D&E clusters have their own backlog, prioritized by a Tech Cluster Lead fulfilling the PO-role.

Your profile

  • As a Lead you’re an inspirator which inspires both your fellow team members as senior stakeholders. You’re an excellent communicator.
  • You know how to drive decision making and how to find a balance between abstract architectural discussions and concrete direction setting.
  • Strong Conceptual and practical knowledge for Layer 3 and Layer 2 WAN+LAN networking standards and concepts
  • Strong Conceptual and practical knowledge with Azure with focus on networking elements
  • Strong knowledge of Security Concepts related to network based on Cisco, Cisco ACI and Azure Technologies
  • Experience with design and interoperability of network overlays Cisco ACI, VMware NSX-T, Calico (e.g., routing, firewalls, load balancers)
  • Experience with scripting languages and Automation tools. Specific experience with Ansible is a plus.
  • Conceptual and practical knowledge of Mainframe, Windows, Redhat Linux and VMWare.
  • Strong documentation skills using MS Office, PowerPoint and Archimate (network diagrams, test plans/results, configuration guides, design documentation)


Interested in this vacancy? Please reply online! For more information you can contact Maarten Spit, Business Lead We are pleased to meet you!

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. In addition, a recruitment agency can only submit a resume when invited by a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the search for a right candidate. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. In this case, ABN AMRO will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Senior Connectivity Architect at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job code:
Job posted
31 oktober 2022
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More information:

For more information you can contact Maarten Spit, Business Lead We are pleased to meet you!

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Tel: +31 36 7440 136

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