WPS Platform Architect

You will receive

  • Salary of € 5.800 tot € 7.500 p/m on 36hours
  • A big network of (international) colleagues with whom you collaborate
  • The opportunity to look inside the entire organisation.

You will bring with you

  • University degree in IT study
  • >5 year experience with IT architecture
  • Knowledge of the Dutch and English language

WPS Platform Architect

NN Group CIO delivers workplace services to approximately 19.000 end users in multiple countries in Europe and Asia. NN Group is focusing on a Digital Transformation of the entire enterprise and the Modern Workplace is seen as an important enabling factor in this process.


Your impact as WPS Platform Architect at NN

NN Group CIO delivers workplace services to approximately 19.000 end users in multiple countries in Europe and Asia. NN Group is focusing on a Digital Transformation of the entire enterprise and the Modern Workplace is seen as an important enabling factor in this process.

The Platform Architect for Workplace Services supports the Manager Workplace Services, the various Product Owners and the engineers in the DevOps teams. The Platform Architect also plays a role in the Enterprise Architecture team, works together with other architects within the community and maintains contact with other important stakeholders such as business unit CIO’s, the Group CISO, Operational Risk Management, Procurement, etc.


Realistic results


Within the Enterprise Architecture team, the architects work together on “Gather, guide and guard”. That is to say, they

  • Maintain knowledge about their own field of expertise and general developments in the IT industry.
  • Develop and maintain architecture standards and processes. They strive to improve architecture maturity within NN Group in line with our ambitions.
  • Develop, guide and support the long-term vision and the overall roadmap together with the stakeholders and in line with the overall IT strategy and guiding principles of the Group
  • Participate in various architecture governance bodies. The Platform Architect Workplace Services leads the WPS Design Authority


We care


Here at NN, care is a core value – care for our customers as well as our employees. You care for our customers’ needs, and as your employer, NN cares for yours.  We offer excellent development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. For your career development, we offer you:

  • On-the-job training and vocational training via our Learning & Development Centre
  • An extensive network of professionals
  • Trust & responsibility; you are in charge

Part of NN Group strategy is growth through mergers and acquisitions. This means that onboarding of new groups of users and migration of data and applications from other environments to NN’s landscape is a constant factor. The Workplace Services Architect is expected to be able to support these activities by establishing and guarding the guidelines for these integrations, by communicating the vision and strategy to explain its business value, by performing gap analyses, etc.

As a financial services company, NN builds on the trust of its customers. This means that management of risk, security and compliance play an important role in our everyday work. From the workplace perspective this requires a strong focus on prevention of intrusion, providing the tools to perform data classification and labelling and protecting against unwanted data leakage.


Our purpose

Thanks to your efforts, we make our financial services relevant and more personal. You help us go above and beyond when providing the very best customer service. We believe in the importance of customer satisfaction and consistently serving our customers to the best of our abilities. They are the core of our company values and our most important motivator. As a company, we have set up several subsidiaries as we have grown: NN, NN Investment Partners, Nationale-Nederlanden, OHRA, ABN AMRO Insurance, BeFrank, Zicht, AZL and Movir.


Clear conditions


We offer you modern employment conditions and generous employee benefits. For example, you have the option of taking extra vacation days or working 4x9 hours per week. You will receive your holiday allowance and 13th month with your salary every month, without restriction and readily available to you.

As a Cloud Engineer, you will work from our beautiful office located in The Hague, which offers a secure connection via the NS.


Critical skills van een Platform Architect


To be successful in this role, a strong affinity all aspects of the Microsoft Modern Workplace is essential. In NN’s case the landscape contains multiple elements, such as

  • Managed and Controlled Devices. Currently a hybrid of domain-joined Windows 10 devices managed through Configuration Manager as well as a Choose Your Own Device Windows 10 and MacOS environment managed through Microsoft Intune. Mobile devices and applications are also managed through Intune
  • Collaboration Services delivered from a centrally managed Office 365 tenant with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and the Power Platform services
  • Communication Services based on Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Also supports a legacy environment based on Avaya telephony services.
  • Various Integration Services that provide services like SMB file services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure based on Citrix, Follow-me secure print, etc.
  • The Workplace Services are delivered and developed in an Agile fashion. This requires the architect to balance the need for overall strategy and vision with the independence and responsibility of the engineers in the DevOps teams. As the environment is undergoing constant change, developing and maturing the Way of Working of architecture and teams is an ongoing area of attention.
  • The architect must have excellent communication and presentation skills, preferably in Dutch and English. This includes being able to “ride the elevator”, i.e. being able to clearly and effectively communicate with senior management as well as having in-depth discussions with engineers.


Commit to NN

Do you want to work together on “Gather, guide and guard principle? Then we would like to meet you. Upload your resume via the apply button. Do you have any questions about the job? Then please call Dick van Es (Manager Enterprise Architecture Team) via 06 13706019.

Application procedure


If you are enthusiastic about the job we encourage you to apply online. We will then carefully look at your profile and let you know whether you’ll be invited to an interview within two weeks.


We are curious who you are, what motivates you and what you are looking for. But it is just as important that you get to know NN better. We aim for a maximum of two interviews in which you will meet the manager of the department, a direct colleague and a recruiter from NN.

Online assessment

The assessment consists of a personality test, a driver test and an intelligence test. We believe your personal qualities are very important and use this assessment to test whether you meet the NN Mindset. This will be an online test and the results will be shown  immediately.


Are we both enthusiastic after the interviews and the online assessment? Then we will gladly make you an offer to join NN. Click here for more information about our employment benefits.

Welcome new colleague

Congratulations with your new job! We will now start our onboarding procedure to secure a smooth start at NN.


We realize that applying for a job is an important moment for you. What matters to you, matters to us. That is why, after the application procedure, we invite you via e-mail to let us know how you experienced applying at NN. Thanks to your feedback we can make improvements to the way we work.

Meet our people

Would you like to learn more about working at NN? Read the testimonials and find out!

Working on a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure is a huge challenge.

Martijn Walter

Digital Technical Solution Analyst

I’ve made a hobby out of my work.

Willem Jan Noort

DevOps Engineer Data & Analytics

It’s fascinating to get a grip on our complex pension chain.

Saskia Stekelenburg

IT Engineer

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