Stolt-Nielsen USA Incorporated

Application & Integration Architect

# of Openings
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
37,5 hours/ p.w.



The Company

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNL) is a leading global provider of integrated transportation solutions for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids – operating in over 35 countries through its three largest business divisions: Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers.


To support the SNL Divisions in their strategic goals, our IT function ‘Business Technologies’ is responsible for delivery of stable & scalable systems and solutions - based on best practice processes that improve operational efficiency & data quality. An established IT strategy offers guidance and direction on how IT supports and enables the business in reaching their objectives.


For our Business Technologies Department, we are looking for an Application & Integration Architect to join the Architecture & Engineering team in Rotterdam (fulltime).


Current Initiatives

During the past few years we have worked hard to outsource commodity IT activities, slowly changing to a to make room for more focus on the quality of Business IT. At the same time, there is a rapid movement and modernization towards SaaS services (HR, CRM, O365), as well as a complete revamp of our collaboration & productivity landscape (O365/O2016). This includes a brand new W10 workplace with the latest additions. We are implementing Identity – and Access Management and are modernizing our application landscape with multi-tiered Application Platforms, Cloud Integration and Mobile integration.


The Team:

Business Technologies is spread globally, with its governance mostly centralized in Rotterdam. Short communication lines allow for rapid decision making and execution. The Architecture & Engineering department is under the CIO responsible for maintaining coherency and up to date standards across our IT landscape, as well as assisting the business divisions in their preparation and execution of Business/IT projects. We advise on IT strategy matters, and execute cross-division technology initiatives.  


We offer

  • An ambitious role, offering the opportunity to directly influence and guide the planning, realization and maturity of our fast moving IT landscape, across a multitude of topics.
  • A highly international organization with an informal yet professional work culture in an environment where teamwork is respected and appreciated.
  • This is a fulltime position.
  • Stolt offers a competitive package.          



The Position

As the Stolt-Nielsen Application & Integration architect, you will be based in the Rotterdam office (HQ), the Netherlands.

You are responsible for making technology, optimization & roadmap choices for our Business application and integration landscape. This landscape is a bimodal mix of classic and ‘new’ technologies, and requires direction on application technologies, integration patterns, buy vs. build etc.


You are able to direct and guide the process involving planning, design, review and implementation of new applications and integrations (i.e. from concept to realization). It is your job to further develop Stolt standards based on domain best practices, and guide / support the (usually outsourced) technical staff involved with application technology projects – ensuring that our IT landscape further develops and matures in line with our architecture and vision.


You have a background as senior engineer, and strong experience in supervising development teams. You want to be more concerned with planning, strategy and maturity improvement.  You are able to document, visualize and promote ideas and concepts to teams both in-house and offshore; motivating and convincing.


As this position will be located within the multi-disciplinary Architecture & Engineering team, we have a preference for candidates that are able to occasionally combine the architecture work with light project management activities.


  • Maintenance & Development of Stolt reusable standards, guidelines, patterns and frameworks
  • Development of Application & Integration architecture references
  • Aligning with the senior developers and evaluating/recording new and existing practices
  • Liaise between & align with Division IT departments, supporting them towards optimally designed application & integration solutions & properly translated business needs
  • Participate in product selection processes
  • Maintaining overview and driving for optimization of our BizTalk-centric Application Integration landscape


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor, University or similar degree
  • Senior Development background
  • 2+ years of tangible Architecture experience (application, integration or information architecture)
  • Fundamental understanding of various application technology platforms: NET, Java, MS SQL & ORACLE
  • Experience with Enterprise Integration platform(s)
  • A natural interest and enthusiasm for working with the latest Cloud and SaaS platforms – especially in the field of Integration
  • Experience in running or coordinating small projects
  • Strong problem-solving and Analytical skills, but driving for practical outcome
  • Strong communication skills – must be able to convince based on knowledge, personality and seniority
  • Fluent in English, both in word and in writing
  • Comfortable with creating visualizations and diagrams
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Enthusiastic and driven


  • Note: We are looking for candidates  ideally based in the Rotterdam area.



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