Software Platform Architect – Warehouse

Software Platform Architect – Warehouse

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Job area Software House Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time
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Would you like to shape the future of Vanderlande? Are you able to think outside the box to tackle the challenges of tomorrow? As a Software Platform Architect, it is your job to create and enhance the software architecture for the warehouse platform. You will work together with a team of software platform architects, software development teams and supporting teams to realize the evolving needs of the customers and the company strategy of Vanderlande.

Your department

Vanderlande is a global market leader in material handling systems and innovation is the key to winning in a world that is changing faster than ever, which is why it is essential for Vanderlande to develop cutting-edge solutions. The use and development of cutting-edge technologies is core to that success. This technology alone does not make a successful organization and our mantra is “In a world of technology, a belief in people”. Within the Development Centre Software (DCS) departments you can be one of those people and bring your passion for cutting-edge technologies and have an opportunity to make a positive impact to some of the world’s leading companies that rely on Vanderlande to give them a competitive advantage. The software and solutions that we create are at the core of driving the equipment and processes that make this happen. Be a part of the team that is creating software that is being used in hundreds of the world’s leading organizations worldwide.

You will be joining the warehouse platform when applying for this position. The warehouse platform consists out of 20 software development teams plus several supporting teams. The supporting teams, among others, include a CICD and Test & Integration team. You will help Vanderlande develop the warehouse platform which totals around 200 people.

Your position

In order to meet Vanderlande’s customers’ demands in the warehousing sector, Vanderlande has defined the next generation of scalable solutions. One of the key elements of Vanderlande’s Continuous Acceleration program is the ‘Winning with Smart Platforms’ program. It is Vanderlande’s goal to transform into a market-driven and platform-based solution provider, using scalable solutions.

You work in a highly motivated software platform architecture team and together, you are responsible for the creation of the architecture runway according to the challenging business and technology requirements. You drive the creation of nonfunctional requirements for the development teams and the items on the architecture runway.

The warehouse platform is developed using a microservice architecture. The majority of the microservices are using Java Spring Boot and are deployed to a Kubernetes cluster using Helm. The microservices communicate with each other using Kafka and REST. The microservice architecture allows Vanderlande to deliver reliable software to our customers at a rapid pace.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Document architectural decisions in so called Architecture Decision Records.

  • Perform reviews on Architecture Decision Records created by your colleagues.

  • Define nonfunctional requirements and provide guidance and support to the development teams for correct and consistent implementation.

  • Contribute new items to the architecture runway.

  • Own and manage the refinement process of upcoming items on the architecture runway.

  • Identify integration risks early and mitigate these risks in the architecture, consulting with specialists when needed.

  • Deploy the architecture runway to various stakeholders.

Your profile

The combination of personality, domain knowledge and technical skills is the key success factor for this job.

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science or Information Technology.

  • Experience as a software architect.

  • Knowledge of-, and experience with testing and implementation of software architecture.

  • Experience with working together with a CICD team.

  • Experience with product development is a plus.

  • Domain driven design and behavior driven development.

  • Knowledge of container based deployment.

  • Knowledge of Elastic search, Kibana, Maven, Kafka and Continuous Integration is an advantage.

  • Knowledge of Java Spring Boot.

  • You are a team player with natural leadership skills with excellent communicative skills to guide development teams to apply the architecture principles.

  • You enjoy working in an international setting and you are willing to travel (10%).

  • You have excellent knowledge of the English language.

  • Domain knowledge about Warehouse is a plus.

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

Our Offer
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands.

If this challenging profile appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information, please contact Michelle van der Schoot (Senior Recruiter) via +31 413 495 288.

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