Solution Architect

Job description

It’s our mission at BuyBay to solve the problem of returns and overstock in ecommerce across Europe. With our unique software (developed in-house) and a connected logistics chain, we are able to ensure that all these products get a second life - and along the way ensure less waste, a lower CO2 footprint, and optimal results for our partners.


The Tech team takes care of the development, maintenance and support of the software the company runs on. They do this using a modern technology stack and a continuous drive to improve both the quality of the technology, as well as the processes used to deliver it. BuyBay is executing a comprehensive programme to rearchitect and reimplement key parts of its software landscape. At the same time, BuyBay is exploring the possibilities of developing its applications, which are now tailored for use by colleagues, into a technology-based proposition for direct use by its business clients and partners.


As Solution Architect you will become a senior member of the team. In this role you will design and implement solutions that find the correct balance between technical elegance, responsible pragmatism and innovation, while being carried by the technology teams. We provide a very specific service and proposition with a high level of knowledge, experience and sophistication! For large parts of the software support that is required, no off-the-shelf solutions are available. This means that for many topics, new and innovative solutions need to be designed and created.


What will you be doing?

  • Lead brainstorming sessions to develop potential solutions for business needs or problems, as identified by and/or in collaboration with the Product Manager and/or IT Manager.
  • Design and maintain the integrations with third-party systems, like Warehouse Management Systems and ecommerce platforms/sales channels.
  • Prepare and document testing requirements, in close cooperation with the QA engineers.
  • Identify areas where (software) technology can support business needs and goals.
  • Work with business units to develop technology strategies and to improve current technology implementations.
  • Build and migrate software and services across the organization.
  • Work with product and delivery teams to develop scalable solutions and products.
  • Communicate and consult with partners/clients and internal stakeholders to develop appropriate solutions.

Job requirements

Do you recognize yourself in the below?

  • You work accurately and have great analytical skills.
  • Eager to learn and able to adapt easily to different situations.
  • You think out of the box and come up with innovative and creative solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills in both Dutch and English.
  • 5+ years of experience in a relevant role, preferably a) in logistics and/or e-commerce domains and b) in a software product company context.
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in computer science/software engineering, preferably in the field of software architecture.
  • You are able to align technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with cloud solutions (in particular, experience with AWS and Azure is a plus).
  • Experience/familiar with Ruby on Rails is a plus.

Do you also recognize yourself in our values?


Great, let's continue!

What do we offer?

At BuyBay you do something that matters. You become part of fixing a huge global problem and contribute to a more sustainable e-commerce market every day. We’re growing fast and the bar is set high, so a steep learning curve is guaranteed. You get the freedom and responsibility to be successful, learn, take initiative, make mistakes and work in a way that is best for you. And next to that:

  • We want to invest in your future, a good pension scheme is in place at Brand New Day.
  • We have a hybrid way of working: flexible working hours and the possibility to work abroad for some weeks each year.
  • You get a discount on your OneFit subscription.
  • Upcoming dads receive 6 weeks of paternity leave with 100% salary.
  • We offer lots of fun activities such as a weekly boot camp, Friday drinks and our yearly BuyDay with all BuyBay’ers.
  • And if you are at the office you can join a healthy and tasteful lunch from de Buurtboer.


We understand you might not tick all the boxes above. The truth is, we don't either. If you feel up for the challenge, we encourage you to apply now!