André Boerseun

André Boerseun

IT Architect

My aim as an IT Architect is to design, develop and release reliable software applications that makes the life of customers easier. I translate the organisational vision and strategy into an architecture that is sustainable and executable by software engineers. I solve technical and operational problems within the engineering community, collaborates with executives and engineers alike, interacts with stakeholders, and ensures projects are completed on time. I am a skilled relationship builder with an open communication style and a reputation for delivering excellent results under pressure. As a self-starter, I research broadly and applies the acquired knowledge appropriately and effectively. I see myself as a team player who sets high standards and leads by example as a servant leader. My unique ability to guide, mentor and empower others in their pursuit of knowledge leads to the growth of both the people and the organisation.

Location
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Email
Website
https://www.javanibble.com
Twitter
Twitter
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
GitHub
GitHub
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Experience

present

Domain Architect at Backbase

As domain architect, I own the end-to-end architecture and technical delivery of the Backbase Flow product suite used for customer onboarding and account originations. I work with large groups of engineers to design and continuously enhance the software product with new capabilities and features. My core focus is to translate the vision of the product director into an architecture that guides the engineers in the implementation, testing and delivery of the software product. My responsibilities include the security, reliability, performance, maintainability and overall quality of the product suite and alignment with the bigger Backbase platform. I play an important role in the operations of the bigger value stream by working closely with the Engineering Managers. I drive a number of technical and refactoring initiatives from the different guilds within our value stream. Software Engineers, Engineering Managers, Product Owners and Product Directors turn to me for advice based on my sound experience and deep technical understanding of software development, practices and frameworks. As domain architect I advise the Engineering Managers on team compositions and the skills engineers require to perform and excel in their different roles. To ensure our value stream acquire the right set of skills, I assist in the technical interviews of backend engineers.

Education

Bachelor in Information Technology from University of Pretoria with GPA of

Awards

Group IT: Mark of Excellence Award 2017 from Standard Bank - Group IT

The annual Mark of Excellence Awards is a prestigious celebration of both individuals and teams who have helped Group IT move Standard Bank forward. I received the Mark of Excellence Award for my work on the creation and implementation of the Group Omni-Channel architecture. I was recognised for the way I brought together senior stakeholders across different business units to support a common goal to provide customers a consistent experience.

References

Andre has played a crucial role as the overall Digital Channel Architecture lead at Standard Bank. His passion, strong technical background, broad conceptual thinking combined with attention to detail and outstanding work ethic has made him a well-respected authority and influencer within the Banks technical leadership and engineering community. He constantly strives to establish the appropriate guardrails, standards and patterns to provide guidance and direction to our large disparate engineering community with a view to ensure they all aligned and ideally produce quality solutions. Andre is not shy to roll up his sleeves and lead by example and code and validate his thinking. A true asset to any organisation.

Wayne Saunders

Andre displays a brilliant ability to self learn, even so with bleeding edge technologies where documentation and resources are limited. Whilst keeping abreast off the latest tech, he also pays good attention to brilliant basics. His genuine commitment to share knowledge with Peers and external Communities is the best testament to his character.

Amit Lalloo

Languages

English
Fluency: Native speaker

Skills

General Skills
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • Leadership
  • Team Work
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Logical Analysis
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Business Acumen
Architecture Skills
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • Software Architecture
  • Integration Architecture
  • Domain Architecture (Channel)
  • Enterprise Architecture
Software Engineering
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • Design Patterns
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Test Driven Design
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Programming Languages
  • Databases
DevOps Tools & Technologies
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • Source Control
  • Continuous Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Cloud Platforms (AWS)
  • Monitoring

Interests

Analytical Thinking Interests
Keywords:
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Blogging
Sport Interests
Keywords:
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jogging
Social Interests
Keywords:
  • Boardgames
  • Travelling