Enterprise Platform Architect

Frascati, Italy, ESA [12703]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for an Enterprise Platform Architect.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.


  • Management and assurance of vendors and third-party delivery partners to ensure conformance with standards, processes and procedures;
  • Being point of contact for ESA partners for applications support and development processes;
  • Providing direction, and implementing a strategic vision across practices for release management;
  • Building and maintaining a robust release and service transition plan for the ESAIT Enterprise Platform comprising technologies such as SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Integration Platforms and PLM systems;
  • SAP landscape optimisation strategy as SAP Basis technical lead for S/4 HANA Transformation;
  • Serving as system domain specialist and focal point for architectural planning and frameworks, including capacity tuning and performance management;
  • Managing and controlling technical landscape connectivity and environments for all projects and business as usual;
  • Establishing a best practice development delivery framework with reusable components, frameworks, common schemas, standards, and tools to be used across platforms;
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with ESAIT Security policies;
  • Applying deep integration expertise with broad experience in SAP integrations including CPI and PI/PO;
  • Providing expertise in Enterprise Application Integration including integration patterns, messaging and queuing technologies, API lifecycle management and stream processing;
  • Providing support for Major Incident Management and ensuring timely resolution of Major Incidents with functional best practices;
  • Awareness of different development methodologies, Agile delivery, DevOps;
  • Being an active coach and mentor to support team development, wellbeing, the breaking down of silos and influencing;
  • Engaging in long-term IT roadmap development;
  • Providing expert support for technology-related aspects, as required;
  • Performing any other activities, as appropriate, to deal with emergent needs in the IT Department.


Technical competencies
Computer systems engineering
IT service and operations management
Experience and Knowledge of Enterprise Integration Patterns, Microservices and DevOps best practices
Experience in administration and application development in SAP, Microsoft solutions
Applicants should have a Master’s degree.
Additional requirements
Applicants must have significant professional experience in a similar technical role. One or more of the following will be an asset:

  • Experience with Dynamics 365 and/or Product Lifecycle Management technologies
  • Data modelling and database design experience
  • Prior experience with designing and implementing CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with messaging, integration and stream processing technologies, such as Kafka, ActiveMQ and API Gateways
  • Knowledge of .NET, ASP, XML, JSON, SQL, ProtoBuf and/or PowerShell.

For a complete job description, click on “apply”.
The closing date for applications is 27 September 2021.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at contact.human.resources@esa.int.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
We offer
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
About us
We are the European Space Agency. Our mission is the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. We watch over Earth, develop and launch inspiring and unique space projects, train astronauts and push the boundaries of science and technology, seeking answers to the big questions about the Universe. We are a family of scientists, engineers and business professionals from all over Europe working together in a diverse and multinational environment. We are dedicated to united space in Europe and united Europe in space. Learn more: http://www.esa.int/

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