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IT Architect - Application Infrastructure

Volvo Group IT
Infrastructure & Onsite Services
Application Services
IT Architect, Application Hosting, Application Infrastructure

Volvo Group IT
Group IT governs the overall Process and IT efficiency within the Group. The function drives the usage of common processes, common IT systems and IT infrastructures.
Infrastructure & Onsite Services (IOS)
Infrastructure & Onsite Services is in charge of all Volvo Group IT infrastructure services. As the majority of these services are delivered by a partner, the mission is focused at governing and controlling this partner, as well as managing the remaining IT infrastructure delivery teams in Volvo.
Application Services
The mission of Application Services is to Develop and Govern the Infrastructure Services for applications while ensuring their delivery and usage. By that, Application Services contributes to Volvo Group competitiveness by delivering standardized and fit for purpose infrastructure services, maintaining a balance between time to market, cost and quality.
We are now looking for one IT Architect for Application Hosting, Application Infrastructure
In this role, you will be reporting to the Director Application Infrastructure within Volvo Group IT/ Infrastructure & Onsite Services / Application Services. The Application Infrastructure Portfolio includes all infrastructure services enabling and supporting business applications.
The Application Infrastructure portfolio is divided into four sub-portfolios:
  • Application Hosting sub-portfolio – application hosting platforms and services (Mainframe, IBMi, VMS, .NET, Java and cloud application hosting services)
  • BI & Analytics sub-portfolio - platforms and infrastructure services for business intelligence, big data and analytics
  • Integration & EDI sub-portfolio - platforms and infrastructure services for integration & EDI
  • Shared Cloud Infrastructure sub-portfolio – the common cloud layer in order to be able to offer and expose services from cloud vendors like Microsoft Azure
This IT Architect role will be located in the Application Hosting sub-portfolio.
Role mission & context
In close relationship with the partner(s) and in alignment with the overall Volvo Group target architecture, you will identify, design and enforce architectural choices that can support Volvo Group long term strategy, while on the other hand preventing architectural choices that can be an obstacle to it.
You will be part of the Application Infrastructure team and work within the Application Hosting sub-portfolio. You will work closely with other IOS teams, our main partner’s Architecture teams as well as other Volvo Group IT units such as Solution Delivery units, CIO Office and Center Of Excellence.
Key responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain the long term architecture for the sub portfolio(s), aligned with and based on IOS target architecture and the sub portfolio roadmap(s)
  • Secure and manage infrastructure Portfolio technical standards (VIAP) and contribute to related processes and forums
  • Securing infrastructure architecture compliance with corporate standards and directives
  • Contribute to service development or enhancement projects initiated by Application Services to ensure architecture support, requirement gathering and breakdown, compliance, consistency and certification
  • Contribute to the development of application infrastructure architecture and development guidelines, methods and frameworks
  • Ensure documentation of the architecture landscape for the area of responsibility
  • Be part of and contribute to the Architecture Office
  • Work closely with architects from other IOS teams and our partner’s architecture teams in order to make sure that the underlying architecture, infrastructure services and technical decisions support the application infrastructure services needs and SLAs
  • Collaborate with our main partner/infrastructure provider and appointed external IT suppliers
General skills required
  • Strong English written and oral communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Ability to meet the agreed targets, deadlines and goals without direct, day-to-day supervision
  • Ability to work in an international team with colleagues that have diverse cultural backgrounds
Additional competencies and experience required
  • Strong competence and experience of modern application and cloud solution architecture incl. microservices, container technology and DevSecOps
  • Strong competence and experience in designing and managing enterprise-level infrastructure solutions
  • Certified Microsoft Azure architect is preferred and an advantage
  • Experience from using frameworks like TOGAF, ITIL and modelling architecture using UML and ArchiMate standards
We can offer
You get an opportunity to work together with highly skilled colleagues in an exciting, global environment which provides opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. You will be a key player in the Volvo IOS organization. You will work in close collaboration with various stakeholders inside as well as outside the Volvo Group.
At Volvo Group, we are actively working to establish teams that will take maximum advantage of the strengths inherent in differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender and nationality.
Location: Flexible (preferably Gothenburg, Ghent or Lyon)
Travel required: Occasional
Application screening will start immediately, we look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible.
For further information please contact
David Zakai, Director Application Infrastructure, Application Services IOS, phone: +46 739029541
Maria Börjesson, HR Business Partner for IOS, phone +46 31 3221030
Last application date: 2021-10-31
Target start date: 2021-11-01

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands - Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.


Volvo Group IT manages the Group’s overall IT strategies and plans and has the end-to-end responsibility for all development, delivery, support of IT solution and services for the Volvo Group.


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