Lead Architect (I.T. and Information Security) – Amsterdam / Dublin


Amsterdam (1083 HL) – Nederland, Netherlands
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14 April 2023



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About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.

CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.

Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.

Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.

Learn more about us through the following Link.

Position Overview 

CRH Europe IT is looking for an IT Lead Architect to join out team in Amsterdam.

The role of Lead Architect is responsible for leading the team of Infrastructure Architects supporting the design, development, delivery and maintenance of IT products and services for the CRH business. They have demonstrable technology knowledge in their field, domain or specialism and are a vocal supporter for the architecture role/purpose, including building high quality products and services that efficiently meet the needs of CRH operating companies and functions. The role entails the sharing of knowledge and experience – blending technical knowledge, architecture, and development skills. Infrastructure Architects have a breadth of understanding across a range of technical domains and depth of experience in at least one domain or specialism (see desirable).

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for:

-Delivering and managing technical design of a product or part of a shared platform.
-Ensuring technical quality and adhering to architecture principles and roadmaps.
-Supporting development of the CRH IT organisation by sharing best practice and reference architectures.
-Engaging with other architects and engineering teams to implement the solutions needed by the business.
-Delivering & ensuring product solutions and be accountable for product architecture in alignment with engineering.
-Identifying, capturing, sharing and iterating reference patterns and architectures.
-Implementing and sharing patterns to create reference architectures.
-Creating innovative solutions and recommendations for improvement throughout the Service Design & Engineering function.

-Stakeholders: Service Design & Engineering Manager; Cloud & Infrastructure Architects; Demand coordinators; Cross-functional IT teams; Senior leadership (various) as required to support projects and initiatives.
-Travel expectations: Frequent travel is expected in this role.

Key Competencies and Relevant Experience

You are/have:

-Business acumen                                           
-Command skills                          
-Managing through systems 
-Negotiation skills
-Priority setting       

Your Education and Experience

You are/have:

-Degree level or other relevant education (maths/statistics or similar).
-5+ years in IT network design and architecture experience with Microsoft Azure, Cisco, SDWAN, etc.
-Proven experience of working in a federated matrix model.
-English proficiency (fluent)
-Desirable: Second European language (preferred)

What CRH Offers You

-A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

-Highly competitive salary package

-Comprehensive secondary benefits

-Significant contribution to your pension plan

-Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

-Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and apply for this great opportunity.

Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who is a perfect fit? Please let us know: careerscrh.

CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.

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