Solution Architect

Sanoma Learning is a leading European provider of learning solutions in print and digital format. Our solutions bring better learning outcomes to pupils and support teachers in their daily work. Sanoma Learning is part of Sanoma.

Sanoma Learning consists of five companies, which operate in five European countries. These local learning companies, VAN IN (Belgium), Sanoma Pro (Finland), Malmberg (the Netherlands), Nowa Era (Poland) and Sanoma Utbildning (Sweden), are among the best in their own markets and still growing. Most of them are clear market leaders. Together these companies form a strong European learning player that combines high quality personalized learning content and efficient teacher workflow solutions for its customers’ advantage.

Within Sanoma Learning (SL), the Technology department is responsible for the digital strategy, innovation and digital transformation as well as for the automation of business processes. The SL Technology department focusses on supporting the Sanoma Learning companies and leverage synergy between the companies. This is done by developing common services and technology. Next to executing custom software-development, standard applications are integrated according to agile principles.

To support us in realizing our ambitions, we are looking for a:

Solution Architect

The mission of architecture team is to guide the development of our learning platforms toward a harmonized set of products and decompose the products into manageable services. To do this the architects participates in the release train ’Primary Education’ in the SAFe model we have implemented, give guidance to the 4 development teams and collaborate with the colleagues in the international architecture team on defining reference architecture. One of the important products you are working on is Bingel, our primary education platform developed in Belgium and rolled out to the rest of Sanoma Learning. The arhcitecture team exists of 9 people; 1 Lead Architect, 1 Software Architect and 7 Solution Architects. You’ll report to the Lead Architect.

Job description:

  • Define solutions within the roadmap following the agreed architecture principles and guidelines
  • Provide (technical) recommendations to stakeholders at VAN IN and Sanoma Learning
  • Analyse the technical condition and the functional use of components, platforms and applications in the light of business- and technology developments.
  • Contribute in the creation and enforcement of principles, policies and guidelines for developing learning applications.
  • Propose initiatives to create, upgrade or replace components and platforms.
  • Develop the architecture documentation that describes a part of the architecture to be realized within a project.
  • Review project deliverables on compliance to the project start architecture.
  • Participate in projects to promote the implementation of the project start architecture in the design of the business application
  • Participate in determining a long-term vision on the architecture of the learning platforms based on the business and IT strategy.


  • Bachelor or Masters degree in eg. Computer Science or Business Information Management
  • At least five years of experience as solution architect in a web developement environment
  • Driving force during the development of the solution architecture
  • Team player with an agile architecture mindset
  • Knowledge of TOGAF, ArchiMate and design patterns
  • Knowledge of Java and Java frameworks is a benefit
  • Knowledge of web concepts like HTML, JavaScript and Angular is a benefit
  • Knowledge of the AWS ecosystem
  • Experience with Enterprise Application Integration and integration patterns
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Mastering the Dutch and English language.


Sanoma Learning offers you an interesting and diverse position in a result oriented team with a high degree of independence and responsibility. You will work with professional colleagues in an informal, dynamic and pleasant working atmosphere. You will be located for 60% of your time in the VAN IN office in Antwerpen (Wommelgem), Belgium and for 40% in the international Sanoma Learning Office in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

The Solution Architect will receive a competitive salary plus benefits including:

  • 36-hour working week
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • 6% end-of-year bonus
  • 29 days holiday
  • Great Pension Plan
  • Interesting incentives


If this position appeals to you, please send an e-mail with your Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to For more questions about this position, please send me an e-mail or contact me on +31 6 41139678.

More information about Sanoma Learning can be found at


Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.