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Enterprise Architect

Posted 17 Jan 2024
Work experience
5 to 10 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Are you a positive-minded leader who is analytical, result-oriented and to the point? Are you ready for top-notch international collaboration? Join TOPdesk as an enterprise architect and help us tackle our current and future architectural challenges.

What are you going to do as an enterprise architect?

Lead a group of solution architects located in three countries! As we go through a big architectural transition, we need your enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to get our Enterprise Architecture team to a higher level and make TOPdesk’s architecture future-proof.

You understand customer needs, business needs and company goals. Based on requirements and input, you and your fellow enterprise architects develop a vision and a clear target architecture that supports our business value. With your team, you’ll fill in the details of this target architecture, considering the research’s requirements and boundary conditions. You’ll also collaborate with an external consultancy bureau to help us mature our architecture capability in general.

You help product managers understand and integrate the architecture roadmap into their product roadmap. Together, you strike the appropriate balance between delivering functional components on the one hand and technology and architecture on the other.

Finally, you’ll explain and communicate the architecture to the rest of the company, particularly the Product & Development department that realizes your plans.

Where will you end up?

You’ll become part of our international Enterprise Architecture team! We have enterprise architects in the Netherlands (Delft and Tilburg) and Germany (Kaiserslautern), but you can also choose to work from our Hungarian office in Budapest. The Enterprise Architecture team now consists of one chief architect and three other enterprise architects.

As explained above, you’ll lead a group of solution architects covering the various technical and functional domains and work closely with product managers and TOPdesk developers.

At TOPdesk, we encourage each other to keep on learning. For that, we provide a budget and extensive training opportunities.

Are you our new enterprise architect?

  • You’re pragmatic, result-oriented and analytical.
  • You’re an empathetic leader who enables people to make autonomous progress in their work.
  • You’re independent and responsible.
  • You’re an excellent communicator who’s fluent in English.
  • You have multiple years of experience as an Enterprise Architect.
  • You have experience with software architecture, cloud architecture and software development.
  • You have TOGAF or similar framework knowledge.
  • You learn new stuff every day and encourage others to do the same.

What we offer

  • Working at one of the best employers in the Netherlands.
  • Contributing to an international, growing company.
  • A salary that grows as you do.
  • Vitality budget of € 50 each month.
  • Your own laptop: do you choose Windows or macOS?
  • 10 to Grow: time and budget for your personal development.
  • Volunteer activities during working hours.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • 8 flexible holidays instead of the official Dutch public holidays.
  • Want to know more? Read our blog about all perks of the job.


Are you bristling with enthusiasm to be our new enterprise architect? If so, send us your CV and a cover letter using the job application form.

In need of some inspiration for your cover letter? We are curious about how you empower people and deal with stakeholders. We’d also like to know what result-oriented work looks like for you. Finally, we want to know why you want to work in this role at TOPdesk.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Vera Zwikker or Guillem Got on +31 15 270 0900.

Wij zijn TOPdesk. We maken al ruim 25 jaar de meest gebruikte service management software in Nederland. Maar wat maakt ons nu echt zo bijzonder? Dat zijn onze mensen!
Omdat wij hard aan het groeien zijn, zijn wij op zoek naar leuke en ambitieuze mensen die hier een steentje aan willen bijdragen. Er heerst een open bedrijfscultuur, waarin leergierigheid en werkplezier een belangrijke rol spelen. Benieuwd geworden? Lees dan verder!

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500 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 33 years

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