Senior Architecture Specialist

Do you want to make a positive impact, work for one of the biggest dairy companies in the world and take an important role towards shaping our Global Analytics (PowerBI) community? Are you passionate about developing frameworks for analytics solutions to help organizations drive strategic business outcomes, implement PBI Center of Excellence, and to enable data-driven insights? Then we're looking for you.

As a Senior Solution Architect on Front End Analytics at FrieslandCampina, you will be part of the ambitious Global Analytics team within our Data & Analytics Cluster within IT. Analytics is a key discipline to enable our Data Driven Company strategy: Drive competitive advantage for Frieslandcampina by treating data as a strategic asset. Working closely with Product Owners and SMEs from Digital, Commerce, and Supply Chain functions and together with a team of talented data people (e.g. solution architects, analytics translators & data scientists) you will play a crucial role in this strategy.

Senior Architecture Specialist

What we ask

Our ideal candidate is equipped not only with the right technical knowledge but is also a person who seeks continuous improvement and constantly challenges the status quo. You are very aware of new technologies that can support in further automation of development and processes.

Technical experience required:

  • The position calls for a seasoned IT professional with leadership qualities and background of 10+ years of experience in IT
  • Production level experience working in an Enterprise Power BI Premium architecture
  • Proficient with Power Query and tuning queries
  • Proficient with DAX and improving the performance/tuning measures (and business logic)
  • Contribute and review architecture design patterns for Power BI
  • Understanding of Row Level Security in Power BI
  • Familiarity using Cloud/Azure data sources is preferred
  • Power BI Premium Administration experience, or setting up an Administration role for PBI Premium environments
  • Strong client-facing written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with agile software delivery methodologies such as Scrum
  • Self-driven individual with a bias for action and a passion for analytics
  • PowerBI / Azure certification is added advantage

As an international company, our primary business language is English, and we often work with remote teams. Bringing in excellent communication skills and good cultural awareness will accelerate your success!

What we offer

Next to our Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence, we offer you an environment in which you get to form and carry out your own vision on the Platform Engineering Capability.


  • We offer a good work-life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it
  • Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey
  • Exceptional support of cross disciplinary movement within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths
  • A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners
  • Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world
  • When working in the central office: free cheese and milk at lunch, and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy

Vacancy description

Scope of Work

  • This role is for someone with architecture skills in Power BI at the enterprise level, who delivers the architectural design for Analytical solutions and inputs to the roadmap by utilizing knowledge of defined reference architectures, technology trends, and implementation experience to translate a business need into a solution blueprint that represents an end-to-end technical solution
  • You will be responsible for Power BI architecture design/review, tuning/performance for environments, and life-cycle management for Power BI.
    • You define the guidelines, standards, and solution patterns to ensure product-based decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision
  • You have accountability and active participation into the D&A Architecture Review Board where you align with the Domain Architect on the Front-End Architecture Solution Design
  • Develops and oversees monitoring systems to measure usage and ensure operational stability
  • Conduct customer workshops to identify requirements and bring architecture design for data analytics projects within Power BI setups and environments
  • Integrate data from different data sources and build Power BI Data sets.
  • Define a ALM framework for Power BI projects
  • Setup an alert and monitoring pattern for Power BI Premium environment
  • Implement tuning and best practices patterns for Gateways and clusters of gateways

For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.

We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

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