Lead Architect Payroll




Software Development

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Lead Architect Payroll
Conceptualize the payroll platform for future generations

Let’s set the stage

Raet facilitates over 10.000 corporate clients and has a presence in 14 countries, including near and far shore development hubs. We employ 1.100 professionals from all walks of life, 300 of them in IT. We fully embrace the Agile philosophy (no ifs, buts or maybes) and deploy 40 Scrum/Agile teams. Because of our proclivity to fly under the radar – our passion for innovation matches our penchant for modesty - our brand may not resonate as much as, say, Exact or AFAS. That isn’t to say our software has less of an impact. In fact, chances are you’ve worked at organizations that use our solutions. And that may go for your friends and family as well. After all, 2.8 million salaries and pensions are processed through our payroll engine annually.

Challenges? Got you covered!

As you (hopefully) realize, a payroll engine is a payroll engine is a payroll engine. No matter the complexity of the underlying processes and technologies, and no matter the speed with which new rules and regulations need to be incorporated, once a payroll engine is up and running, it rarely requires a conceptual overhaul. Let’s be honest: our payroll engine, which performs marvellously, doesn’t differ significantly from our competitor’s. To stay ahead of the competition, we instead invest in value added services. And that’s where you come in, because as Lead Architect Payroll, you will not only phase out pesky legacy elements of the payroll engine, but also conceptualize the domain architecture that allows us to introduce customer value.

The nitty gritty

As Lead Architect Payroll you’ll conceptualize the domain architecture for our payroll platform. E.g. by designing high level concepts and translating those into architectural models that are infinitely scalable. You’ll promote your view at all levels, fostering commitment along the way. Counterparts include the ‘usual suspects’, such as our chief architect, solution architects, product managers and software architects. But we also expect you to enlighten internal product marketeers and clients as to the how and why of architectural choices.

You’ll keep close tabs on domain developments, such as evolving regulations and shifting customer demands – to facilitate the strategic decision-making process. You’ll identify (and mitigate!) architectural risks, both pertaining to the introduction of new services and risks embedded in deeper architectural levels. Although we fully expect you to drive innovations, it’s imperative you set the right pace: we want to keep everybody on board and we must comply with strict rules and regulations, for example when it comes to privacy. Not easy when clients demand more opportunities to share data! You’ll inspire, guide and support software architects, application specialists, API developers and all other internal stakeholders. You’ll report directly to our chief architect and are a valued member of the Raet architectural board.

Meet over coffee? That’s a yes if you:

  • Bring 10+ years of relevant experience to the table, including experience in payroll
  • Are thoroughly familiar with service oriented and cloud architecture principles
  • Are into domain, behavior and event driven development
  • Subscribe to the notion that scalability and resilience should go hand in hand
  • Aren’t afraid to try, fail, and try again; failed experiments provide the best insights!
  • Are fine with travelling to countries where customers use our payroll solutions

Some of our favourite tools and techniques

  • SaaS and PaaS
  • Microsoft technology stack (.NET, C#, SQL, Visual Studio, Azure)
  • Frontend technologies, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, Angular
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous deployment
  • Agile Scrum

Ah yes, the offer
That’s what we’d love to discuss over that coffee we mentioned earlier! At Raet, we understand that you probably get so many job offers, that picking the right one may hinge more on ‘abstract’ benefits that in the figure on your pay check. Which is why we are fully prepared to customize our offer. Hopefully in such a way that you simply can’t refuse. As for our company culture; we
work hard, but we don’t believe a competitive culture nets the best results, so the atmosphere is open, inviting and collaborative. Flexible work arrangements are the norm! Of note: you’ll work in an international setting, where English rules the waves. Als je dit kunt lezen, is dat een pre.

More Info?

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+31 33 45 06 506 company/raet

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