System Architect


Alcobendas, Madrid


Software Development

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System Architect


Raet ( is the leading HR software company and cloud solutions provider with millions of users worldwide and over 50 years of experience. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with hubs in Europe and Latin America, our HR platform helps more than 1500 clients with Human Capital Management (HCM), ranging from Standard payroll to funky eHRM (Human Resource Management) products in the public and private sector.


Are you passionate about IT, and want to build cool stuff that has an impact on how people work day by day? Do you get a kick out of developing state of the art software? Are you up for a real challenge to become the best software architect?


In Madrid, we have already established a major tech hub and agile environment to enable us to develop a new innovative and user friendly HR platform solution that will really rock our industry. We have more than 100 software developers, UX designers and professional staff. We want to expand substantially over the coming years, so we are looking for committed people who believe in our long-term perspective.


Finally, and ultimately most important, we are looking for team members who share our mindset & core values: Smart, Helpful, Conscious, Expert & Reliable.  Are you up for it?


We are looking for a System Architect who will be responsible for the architecture aspects of one product/solution yet influencing cross product-lines/solutions. We embrace agility, and apply the SAFe framework to ensure we scale our agile practices across our portfolio.




The role of System Architect holds a variety of responsibilities and required skills:

  • Being able to explain business value to the team
  • Awareness of developments in other product lines
  • Ability to give internal trainings on various products & technologies
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) – in a business problem area or technical area
  • Ability to contribute in new initiatives and estimate (component) impact
  • Ability to identify and advice on tool selection based on needs
  • Ability to contribute in customer/supplier meetings
  • Observe and facilitate the implementation of architectural strategy
  • Represent the product externally (to auditors/stakeholders/presales) while responding to their needs
  • Informing requirements evolution within the context of the architectural strategy (working with Product and and Portfolio management to define the roadmap)
  • Collaborate with Lead Architects and Raet’s Chief Architect to develop/analyze/split the realization of enabler Epics
  • Deep technical hands on knowledge of SDKs/API/technologies/platforms - prototyping/POCs
  • Ability to visualize and think strategically and across technologies/components
  • Establish critical non-functional requirements (NFRs) for the product/solution
  • Ability to design a software module architecture
  • Ability to sell technological innovations
  • Ability to justify technological investments (e.g. solving technical debt, refactoring, etc.)
  • Deep domain knowledge (technical and business)
  • Actively mentoring others technically
  • Representing the company in technical events (as a publicly recognizable subject matter expert)
  • Research and validate technologies (him/herself or through the team - act as a driver for this)
  • Stimulate team in applying adequate technologies
  • Steering cross-team dependencies that affect the release goals
  • Ability to provide quality metrics and reports
  • Responsibility for one product architecture
  • Justify and document technical decisions
  • Enjoy an occasional travel to the Netherlands.




  • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree
  • Advanced in English speaking and writing
  • +5 year experience in a similar role
  • Advanced expertise in at least several of the following:  .NET & C#, Entity Framework, SQL, multi-threading, REST, Visual Studio
  • Experience building large-scale web services
  • Experience building UI-rich web applications and knowledge or related technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, AngularJS)
  • Continuous Integration experience



Nice to have:


  • Experience working in a team using scrum as agile development methodology
  • Cloud development (Azure)
  • Experience with automated testing (Selenium, Specflow)
  • Distributed/remote teams experience
  • Relevant MS Certification is preferred
  • SAFe experience/knowledge





Raet, as an employer of reference, chooses to work in a different way than other organizations. We are conscious that flexibility, development and a fair compensation package bring huge benefits to the employee as well as the company



  • Work with the best professionals in an innovative and international hub
  • Development and growth opportunities within the company
  • Inspiring environment to learn and develop yourself with training opportunities
  • Autonomy day (Take a day off from your daily duties to research, innovate or self-learning)
  • Permanent contract and attractive salaries (according to experience)
  • Flexible working hours, 7-10h / 16-19h
  • On Fridays, and during whole month of August schedule from 8 to 15.
  • Work at home flexibility.
  • As a plus, apart from your salary, we offer all employees free Health insurance, restaurant tickets and transport tickets
  • Onboarding program (1 week stay in the beautiful city of Amersfoort, Netherland headquarters)


For further information, don´t hesitate to contact Tamara Menéndez (

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