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Application Architect

  • DXC
Mechelen, Belgium
  • DXC
Mechelen, Belgium


  • Architect custom solutions of project or operational scope;

  • Customize reusable solutions of project and program or operational scope;

  • Capture and share architectural IP at the component level;

  • Contribute to the profession within a GBU. Note for project-based solutions only: Oversee the implementation of architectures of project scope;

  • Contribute to the Architect profession at local and regional level;

  • Contribute as a team member to an operational, integration or application architecture, requirements, design, implementation, or on-going operations deliverables;

  • Tailor the company product and service offerings to architect solutions to meet customer needs;

  • Assess technical impact of multiple technologies/strategies;

  • Identify and address technical or operational risks.


  • Industry experience - 5 years or less;

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience.



  • Ability to understand the customer's business problem, need, or opportunity and to design an IS solution that appropriately addresses the business problem;

  • Ability to create the design, development, deployment, and technical quality of small to medium IT-based solutions (typically within one technology or specialty area);

  • Able to provide architectural direction for a single small to medium sized projects;

  • Understands the company's architecture methodology. (HPGM for ITSA);

  • Applies appropriate methodologies and SME knowledge to resolve business issues. For example, when planning an operational solution (rather than a project solution), the architect understands how to use the company's Solution Development Lifecycle (SDL).

Business Acumen

  • Identifies technical risks and challenges the customer should expect to encounter with the solution;

  • Translate a customer RFP into a requirements document and proposal;

  • Ability to apply business management and financial concepts and general aspects of business contracts. Use this knowledge to analyze business needs and develop meaningful technical recommendations;

  • Translate verbal requirements gathered in customer meetings into requirements documents, statements of work, and proposals.


  • Basic IT industry knowledge in specific areas;

  • Is aware of future technology or operational trends as they relate to and support customer technical requirements;

  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge across multiple technical or operational disciplines;

  • Is a master of at least one technical or operational discipline;

  • Able to design planning for accessibility, scalability, and availability.

Engagement Delivery

  • Ability to write Statements of Work for small to medium size solutions for single technologies or operational areas;

  • Ability to apply program/project management methods and processes to define, plan, cost, resource, track and ensure the accomplishment of targeted goals for small to medium size projects;

  • Able to assist the project manager to develop detailed project plans and work breakdown structures;

  • Successfully works on project teams (individual success is defined by impact to the project).

Opportunity Pursuit

  • Able to play a leadership role in business development activities for small to medium opportunities;

  • Lead in identifying, qualifying, and closing small to medium opportunities;

  • Develop and deliver sales presentations at CIO and IT management levels for small to medium opportunities (R);

  • Position the company offering against the competition;

  • Play key role in preparing proposals and bids for small to medium opportunities;

  • Participate in internal review and Solution Opportunity Approval and Review (SOAR) process;

  • Demonstrates good consultative, solution selling skills.


  • Assists the project manager as necessary. For architectures of project scope may include the technical management of staff assigned to implementation team;

  • Participates in the Architect profession at the local level;

  • Collaborates effectively with the project manager to implement HPGM for PM or for OM project plan;

  • Coaches and mentors aspiring architects;

  • Participates in defining the company unit's processes, standards, and policies;

  • Serves as a lead architect of small to medium projects.


  • Build and manage relationship at CIO and CIO Staff level;

  • Has the ability to influence customers;

  • Ability to technically or operationally consider all sides of an issue within the contexts of time, breadth, and range of options;

  • Ability to systematically gather, assess and apply technical or operational and sales/marketing information for business decisions;

  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and persuasive communications for multiple audiences, including demonstrating effective writing and presentation skills, listening actively, and projecting a trustable image;

  • Ability to articulate technical or operational problems or issues into understandable business terms.


  • Able to design and present high-impact messages to customer;

  • Able to use a wide variety of presentation tools to persuasively communicate complex messages to multiple audience levels;

  • Ability to use prepared and original materials to communicate with the customer. Communicates mostly tactical information and some strategic information;

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills.

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