Solution Architect Base Workplace & Applications


Would you like to play a pivotal role in shaping the future digital workplace solutions of Rabobank? If the answer is yes, this could be your call to action.

You & your position

Embrace this opportunity to join a team of enthusiastic colleagues, where you will design the innovative digital workplace solutions that empower Rabobank employees to work securely and efficiently from any location.  As a Solution Architect for Base Workplace and Applications, you will use your technical expertise and exceptional communication skills to design solutions, guide squad members and work with stakeholders to ensure success. You will proactively monitor market developments and balance requirements and standards to ensure that solutions are future-proof, fit for purpose and help to realise our goal to ‘make Rabobank a great place to be’ for all employees.

Examples of squads

  • Cloud PC, squads: “Cloud”, “On Premises” & “Engineers Workplace”Dealing Room Workplace, squads “Utrecht” & “London”

Facts & Figures

  • Globally we have >48,000 Rabobank-colleagues
  • >50,000 workstations, >8000 virtual workspaces,  >24K mobile devices, > 6000 Applications
  • Windows 10/11, iOS, Mac and Android

Key responsibilities

  • Design solutions in line with requirements, technical developments, and input from others.
  • Inspire and guide members of DevOps squads to understand and realise solutions.
  • Promote architecture standards and desired ways of working such as DevOps and standardisation.
  • Collaborate with fellow architects to build roadmaps and design holistic solutions that integrate and function seamlessly together.
  • Fulfil role of squad architect in assigned steering triangles, facilitating informed decision-making.
  • Keep abreast of technical developments inside and outside of the area to help identify opportunities.
  • Ensure that architectural standards and artefacts are up to date and accurate.

Together we achieve more than alone

We believe in the power of diversity. By combining the differences of every person in our team, we become a better organization. In every way, we are curious to learn what you can bring to the team of Base Workplace & Applications.

Base Workplace and Applications is a chapter within CITO responsible to build, deliver and support the devices and workplace applications required by global colleagues to work securely and efficiently. The 125 professionals in the department populate and facilitate DevOps squads in the ‘Work and Health’ tribe of CHRO, where squads work together to make Rabobank a ‘great place to be’ for all employees. 

As a Solution Architect, you will participate in the steering triangle of multiple squads where, together with a Tech lead and Product owner, you will provide the leadership and guidance that members of DevOps squads will require to realise the area and department goals. You will also work closely together with other solution architects inside and outside the area, as well as with the Digital Workplace Business Architect to ensure that solutions are compatible and complement one another.

You and your talent

Customer focus, leadership, decision making and complex problem solving are all essential skills for the role of Solution Architect. In addition, it's important that you strong advocate of CI/CD, DevOps, Automate everything and embed Infrastructure and security as Code in everything you do and say and that you recognize yourself in this list:

  • Technical expert in wide range of digital workplace techniques.
  • Senior engineer and/or architecture experience in an enterprise environment.
  • Teamwork – coach and collaborate with colleagues to explain techniques and direction.
  • DevOps experience with strong (hands on) understanding of development practices.
    • Knowledge and experience with coding best practices for languages like Powershell, Ansible and Terraform are key.
  • Storytelling - strong communicator, able to adjust style for audience.
    • Able to guide and inspire teams and individuals in their journey from Engineer to DevOps engineer.
  • Broad experience in managing complex technological landscapes within large organizations.
  • Adaptable – able to respond to a fast-changing environment.
  • Agile / scrum experience.
  • Fluent English (written and oral)

This is what we offer you

  • a gross monthly salary between € 4.848,- and € 6.926,- (scale 10 based on your experience, 36 hours per week).
  • 13th month and holiday pay: the holiday allowance and annual allowance will usually be paid out in 12 equal monthly instalments. Employees have the option once a year to opt for the holiday allowance to be paid out in May and the annual allowance in December.
  • an Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions, or even receiving a monthly cash pay-out.
  • an annual personal development/training budget of € 1.400,-
  • 100% reimbursement of commuting costs if you travel by public transport! Do you still prefer to travel by car or motorbike? Then choose a commuting allowance.
  • a monthly € 40,- net work from home allowance, based on working from home 5 days per week.
  • a monthly € 40,- net internet allowance.
  • Attractive pension fund with a personal contribution of only 5.5%. Rabobank will contribute 21.5%.

This is a selection of the terms of employment for a Solution Architect based on a 36-hour working week. You can find all terms of employment on

You and the job application process

Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!

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Vacature informatie

Organisatie: Rabobank

Locatie: Utrecht