OT Architect

Job area Research and Development Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time

Operational Technology Architect  

Would you like to shape the future of Vanderlande? Are you on top of operational technology (OT) trends and do you like to develop an OT vision and standard for our solutions? As an Operational Technology Architect, you own and enhance our OT vision and drive our (hardware and software) developments jointly with our OT Community of Practice. You will work together with a team of entrepreneurial business and technology experts to realize the evolving needs of the customers and the company strategy of Vanderlande. 

Your department 

The Architecture & Integration group is part of the Technology organization within Vanderlande and is responsible for the platform architecture of Vanderlande’s product portfolio across all market segments. Your department drives standardization of products and modules. At the same time, it provides the Business Units with the necessary agility to quickly and efficiently create tailored customer solutions out of a set of standardized building blocks. 

Your position 

You own the OT technology roadmap, define our OT blueprints and empower our development teams to make optimal use of these standards and guidelines. You are eager to understand our customer and user needs to create the fundament of technological solutions that enable our development teams to develop mature designs for our OT modules. 

Collaboration is key to you, as you will work with the global OT Community, fellow technology architects, the module architecture team as well as with Product Owners of our Development teams to get our OT vision and standards implemented. 

Your main tasks and responsibilities are: 

  • Enthusiastically lead the global OT Community of Practice 

  • Define, set the direction and create the roadmap for our OT vision  

  • Collaborate with the global community of Vanderlande architects, designers and development teams to drive Vanderlande OT choices and design guidelines 

  • Drive the standardization of OT solutions

  • Control the technology interfaces with your colleague technology architects related to IT, UX and Mechanical.

Your profile 

The combination of your open-minded personality, quick understanding of our customers business, mature and experienced OT skills, excellent communication and influencing skills is the key success factor for this job. 

Other qualifications are:

  • You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in an Industrial Automation (or comparable) study with at least 10+ years relevant working experience

  • You have experience in the world of OT and system engineering

  • You know how to deal with uncertainty and multiple ongoing challenges

  • You are able to keep an overview and set priorities,  are curious, flexible and agile and you dare do make decisions

  • You are a dedicated team player in a communicative world with excellent communicative, storytelling and analytical skills

  • You enjoy working in an international setting and you are willing to travel occasionally

  • You know what agile working encompasses and support this mindset

  • Strong communication skills in the English language (both spoken and in writing). Any other language is a plus. 

  • You are both experienced in software and hardware technologies but enjoy the hardware aspects of OT, mainly related to IIOT, industrial network architecture, controllers and sensors/actuators most.

  • Domain knowledge in the world of logistics is a pre.   

Our offer 

You get the opportunity to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande. Our organization has been named for several years in a row a ‘Top Employer’ and ‘Best Employer’. We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of possibilities for your own personal development. Besides your primary salary, you will receive the following secondary conditions: 

  • 27 days of vacations & 13 ADV days 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Training and coaching to support personal development 

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare. 

Our company 
Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career. This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programs, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands). 

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit careers.vanderlande.com 

Contact 

If the position of OT Technology Architect appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and motivation letter. For more information, please contact Eric Everstijn, Senior Recruiter on +31413495288.

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