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Solution Architect

Hours per week
40 hours

As Solution Architect within GrandVision Global IT, you will be part of a global team that will define the ure on key Omnichannel solution(s) e.g. new state-of-the-art Point of Sale solution and possible other key enablers for our worldwide stores and operating companies.

As architect you will have a true impact on our business, solve challenges and enable development streams to build scalable solutions that enables the business to deliver direct value to our customers -and employee journeys.

You are a critical thinker and with your past experiences, you will help us identify key challenges and overcome possible complex situations. You will act as a bridge between the different development streams, the business, products owners and other stakeholders.

Also, you constructively evaluate and develop ideas, plans and solutions and empower community of practice(s) to join you in reviewing solutions and objectively take decisions. Next to that you’ll be able communicate these technical solutions in a simple and comprehensive manner to higher management and business stakeholders.

This in the end will help improve the quality and reliability of our services towards our optical retail business for our 7000+ stores worldwide.

Your responsibilities and tasks:

  • Work with Enterprise Architecture Architects, Subject Matter Experts, Local Operating Companies and Development teams to determine the best cloud-native micro-service architecture.
  • Maintain communication and key design decisions with the development teams, providing architectural guidelines, support product increments, resolve technical dept and help with them to resolve escalated support issues if necessary.
  • Consistently monitor the scope of your work or projects, and flag (potential) risks e.g. technical knowledge or capabilities and (future) scalability or performance of the solution(s).
  • Maintain an understanding of how different solution streams and its decisions fit into the broader organizational picture.
  • You are responsible to shape and maintain the current micro-services architecture. With your knowledge you can identify opportunities to reduce complexity and coupling.
  • You are responsible to maintain and continuously improve the end-state architecture and define architecture phases that are part of a Project Increment planning.
  • Assist in hiring top talent.
  • You take part in design and pilot prototype applications when required within Retail Development.
  • We expect that you stay up to date with trends and technological advancements in web development. Learn and test new technologies, frameworks, and languages as relevant.

What we ask from you?

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a comparable role e.g. lead backend developer with focus on architecture.
  • Experience with one or more public cloud vendors (i.e. AWS, Azure, GCP, etc), ideally MS Azure.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, preferable AKS(Azure Kubernetes).
  • Have proven communication skills to explain complex technical topics in an easily digestible manner.
  • Knowledge and ideally hands-on experience in implementing Domain Drive Design.


Our workplace is hybrid; we offer the flexibility to work 2 days a week from home with a working from home bundle incl. chair and screen etc. provided to support this.

We offer a competitive salary in line with the international retail sector. We are looking forward to discussing your salary expectations during the interview. In addition to the above, we offer a scope of great benefits including (but not limited to):

  • Dutch pension plan with employer contribution of 8%
  • Employee net investment scheme
  • Employee Purchase Option for glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses
  • Subsidized lunches and free fruit at the office
  • Commuting expenses reimbursed
  • Discount on various partner insurance
  • The option to work from abroad for a specified time
  • Flexibility on annual leave planning with option to purchase additional days

Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company.

With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. GrandVision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

More about GrandVision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high-quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021. Going forward, as part of the EssilorLuxottica family, GrandVision will be able to truly unlock its full potential, and that of the optical industry, by exploring new paths in product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation.

At the very core have always been our people, who day after day elevate the importance of vision as a basic human right and bring the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, we are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.

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Recruitment agencies: As we have a dedicated in-house recruitment team, all our positions are strictly no agencies. Please refrain from contacting our staff with prospective candidates as they will not be taken into consideration.

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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