Software System Architect

18 Apr 18 Belgium (HQ) Software Development

Materialise is a dynamic international high-tech company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Belgium, with over 1,800 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through its software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing). Our customers are in diverse industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

Are you passionate about 3D printing and do you want to help us to create a better and healthier world with it? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you. Our software department is looking for an experienced software system architect to advance the technical knowhow at Materialise. 

System Architect for our software product family


As the Software System Architect, you are responsible for the architecture of the Materialise Additive Manufacturing Backbone software product family. You contribute in defining the product strategy for the Materialise Software Backbone and lead the translation of the strategy into architectural choices.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • You lead the definition of new SW platforms for the Materialise Additive Manufacturing Backbone;
  • You take the lead in the decision making on the overall product family architecture, application architecture, interfaces and application interoperability.
  • You define technical roadmaps to support the product family strategy and roadmap;
  • You deploy application architecture roadmaps;
  • You elaborate the system architecture to the level required for the project teams to pick up the detailed design and implementation;
  • You maintain contacts with peers within and outside of Materialise, Additive Manufacturing consortiums and universities;
  • You are responsible for maintaining and updating the knowledge in the architecture team;
  • You lead the introduction of new technologies and methods.



  • Several years’ experience in development and architecture;
  • Experience in the creation and management of a product family architecture;
  • Experience in working in project teams and leading a team.

Necessary know how and skills:

  • Master (of Science) in Software engineering or acquired equivalent level by experience;
  • Profound experience with object-oriented software development methodologies and with various software development languages (C, C++, C#);
  • Knowledge of and experience in relevant design methods, like modelling;
  • Coaching skills and experience;
  • Capable of functionally managing application architects.

Personality characteristics:

  • Abstract, analytical, and creative thinker;
  • Ability to look beyond the well-trodden paths;
  • Lateral thinker with helicopter view, capable of finding an appropriate solution to complex problems;
  • Has a natural preponderance, can convince others but does not take up positions, is communicative and a good listener, is ready to look at more than one solution, and can put ideas across;
  • Business-minded;
  • Improvement attitude.

Materialise offers you

People are the cornerstone of Materialise and we treasure the talent, skills, and values of our employees very highly. We believe that maintaining the right environment and culture for employees is crucial for an organization’s success. Therefore, we are devoted to building a global team of specialists in an open environment that favors personal growth. Programs have been put in place to keep our fair, direct company culture alive. Moreover, we proudly invest in personal development and offer challenging careers where employees are empowered to grow professionally as well as personally. You will liaise with different people throughout the organization on a daily basis and we guarantee that no day will be the same. Your effort and energy will be rewarded with a competitive salary and with extralegal advantages. In order to have a good work-life balance, we offer you flexible working hours.