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Cross-Functional Architect

Publish Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, PL-Poland

Company: Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.




Job Description

The scope of the Cross-Functional Architects is driven by their Bid / Project / RFC assignments. They work as peers with Service (and sometimes Enterprise) Architects from other Atos units and customers if needed. They cover all 5 aspects of service anatomy for their assignments (processes, data, tools & technologies, security, people). The key objective is to design a solution and to guide the implementation or transformation process to get it into production. E2E = all topics in ITSM, ITAM, System Mgmt., Security Mgmt.

Processes in scope for Cross-Functional Architects:

  • IT Service Mgmt
  • IT Asset Mgmt
  • System Mgmt
  • Capacity Mgmt
  • Release Mgmt
  • Certificate Mgmt
  • Identity Access Mgmt
  • Hosting
  • Deployment
  • Monitoring
  • Active Directory Access
  • Network Access
  • Storage
  • Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Single Sign-On
  • Security Mgmt
  • Vulnerability Mgmt
  • Antivirus
  • Patch Mgmt/Hardening
  • User/Password Compliance
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention
  • Threat Mgmt

Main duties:

Due Diligence:

  • Responsible for requirement clarification and documentation of the scope, required information/clarifications to be delivered by sales/project lead and/or requester.
  • Address/bring up any gaps between documented requirements / approved HLA vs. the actual bid/project / RFC scope considered in the workstream. Drive to get such gaps resolved.

Solution Design:

  • Responsible for creation of HLA (typically in Visio, high-level, showing tools and integrations with technology and process hints) covering all services and service capabilities in scope as per documented requirements and exclusions.
  • Integrations between tooling and the customer’s tooling as well as integrations between tooling and another Atos-internal tooling not managed by team (endpoints only).
  • Must be in line with (at the time) current standard tooling and forward tooling strategy (tooling roadmap) for global and customer (implied by SDB approval).
  • Any deviation from standard/strategy must be highlighted explicitly and justified (e.g., by pointing to specific contractual obligations), esp. if manual work is introduced by some party where the standard/roadmap has tooling/automation to offer.
  • Adhere to relevant CTO (Central Technology Office) policies (implied by SDB approval).
  • Present HLA and related requirements, scoping, etc. in SDB, clarify/adapt as needed, drive to get approval.
  • Responsible to create HLD after SDB approval, describing each element in the HLA in more detail
  • HLA and HLD shall provide clear information per major landmark on the work stream’s roadmap (e.g., documenting an IMO, which changes are required to get to FMO, clean documentation of FMO)

Implementation & Test

  • Acts as requester and internal tester towards Atos-internal parties
  • Supports CAT testing for E2E scope and drives it to success


  • Document (e.g., meeting minutes via email) important decisions that affect HLA / HLD and/or introduce a roadmap with multiple major achievements to the workstream
  • Document acquired SDB approval
  • Keep the requirement/scope documentation and the produced HLA & HLD updated on the Architecture Share Point for later reference.
  • Document test signoffs (internal & CAT) for the implemented solution.

Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.