Interim Operational Technology Architect

IT & Technology
English and Dutch, Dutch, French and Dutch, English and Swedish, German and English, Polish and English, English

We are looking for an Operational Technology Architect who is ready to bring their analytical, communicational and problem-solving skills and become a part of the future of technology within manufacturing environments. You will be responsible for designing and implementing technology solutions that address operational processes in manufacturing environments. You will work closely with stakeholders to understand the OT Security, automation, control systems and data management needs and come up with an architecture that matches the business objectives and strategies of our client.

Here are some of the key responsibilities:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Global Information Services core team, consulting with the GIS Architecture board and Security Team to ensure compliance with security practices;

  • Provide consultancy at conceptual and logical levels, optimizing alignment between technology solutions and infrastructure feasibility;

  • Analyze existing OT architecture, translate requirements into practical solutions, and develop reference architectures for standard services and applications;

  • Validate and approve OT designs, ensuring compliance with security requirements and proposing end-to-end solutions;

  • Represent OT Architecture in governance meetings, workshops, and team meetings. Participate in technology selection and proof-of-concept activities;

  • Create and validate High-Level Solution Designs, technical specifications, and runbooks. Ensure compliance with relevant policies, standards, and architectural principles;

  • Advocate for process enhancements within Factory workflows, support troubleshooting Infrastructure performance issues, and collaborate with the teams to optimize OT systems for Security, performance, scalability, and stability.

A great assignment at a large international company, initially from June till end of 2024. Location is Utrecht, hybrid is possible. This assignment can only be done via a flexcontract with us, which comes with a salary of between 9000 - 11000 gross per month. Unfortunately zzp is not possible for this assignment.

How we'll proceed. Within four working days we will let you know if you qualify for the position. We will schedule an introductory interview, either digitally or in-person. During this interview we will inform you as fully as possible about the vacancy, the company and the following steps in the procedure. After consulting with you, we will introduce you to our client and then continue to guide you through the application process. The Independent Recruiters Group has a large team of specialized recruiters. Each recruiter has a strong focus on their own area of expertise. This makes them the ideal sparring partner for both the candidate and the client.


To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:

* BSc/MSc in relevant domain;
* 10+ years of experience in Service Provider OT Infrastructure space, focusing on Hosting, Networking, Datacenters and Security;
* Experience with cloud-based OT solutions and IIoT technologies;
* Strong understanding of industrial control systems (PLC, DCS, SCADA) and other OT technologies;
* Familiarity with Manufacturing Execution Systems (Data historians, EBR, OEE, SAP);
* Knowledge of ISA Standards (ISA 99/IEC62443, S95, S88);
* Proficiency in communication networks and protocols (Serial, Profibus, Ethernet);
* Understanding of Professional & Managed services;
* Excellent verbal, written, and documentation skills in English (Dutch is a plus).

About the company:

If you are passionate about leveraging technology to drive innovation, improve operational efficiency and shape the future of manufacturing, we have something for you.