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Software Architect

Software Architect

Are you an experienced software architect looking for a great technology scale-up challenge in the energy market? Energy21 has THE opportunity for you!

We provide leading international energy companies with IT data-management solutions. We’re in an ambitious, exciting new phase of our business, and we’re seeking a software architect who helps us to further develop our solutions based on solid architecture decisions. You will be joining a team of 50 in Utrecht (Netherlands) and 20 developers in Portugal and Paraguay.

If you have fresh ideas, a good grasp of new technologies, like to modernizing existing technology, and you’re motivated by the thought of being a change-maker within a successful scale-up company, we want you in our team! We offer a stimulating environment, and an enthusiastic and inspiring team of highly skilled colleagues that combine energy market and software expertise.

A day in the life of a software architect at Energy21


Each new day will be an opportunity to stretch the company, challenge the status quo and identify new and innovative possibilities. Your average day will include a stimulating variety of technical work and team-led collaboration with a diverse set of colleagues.

More specifically, you can expect your days to be full of:


  • Design and safe-guard the architecture. Initiate R&D topics, assess them based on predefined criteria and make architectural decisions.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, and make practical plans that you can persuasively present to the team./li>
  • Train and oversee the activities of the development team regarding software architecture and best practices.
  • Maintain an overview of the ‘big picture’ and create a technology roadmap for the coming years./li>
  • Follow the latest technologies and assess possible application within Energy21.


You’re a dream candidate if you tick these boxes
  • University educated with at least 2 years of experience, or HBO (bachelor) educated with at least 4 years of experience as a software architect.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Natural leader. Taking decisions, delegating tasks and coaching others comes easily to you. You are able to persuade, present and communicate your creative ideas in a way that inspires others.
  • Continuously learning, keeping up with software best practices.
  • Committed to producing quality work and getting results.
  • Professional experience with:
    • Agile/Scrum software development
    • Senior Backend position / familiar with architecture
    • Intermediate Frontend position / familiar with architecture
    • Large and complex data environments
    • Kubernetes and/or container technology
    • Large-scale, fragmented and complex microservice and event-driven software
    • Designing secure software systems based on industry-specific specifications


  • Thorough understanding of:
    • Cloud technology, preferably Azure.
    • Database systems using both SQL and NoSQL.
    • Object-Oriented programming languages (preferably C#, C++, .NET 5), and web services such as REST.
    • Cybersecurity.


What you’ll get in return for all your hard work
  • A competitive salary and perks such as a mobility scheme.
  • Personal development opportunities.


Sound like we’d be a good fit?

Great! Please send your resume and motivational letter to Didi Dorssers – We look forward hearing from you!