Product Architect

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Product Architect

  • Zaandam
  • Bachelor
  • Technology
  • Bachelor
  • Albert Heijn Support
  • The Netherlands
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  • To keep growing
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  • High focus on quality

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Working with Us

Ahold Delhaize is for people who are passionate about what they do and doing it well. We take pride in our high quality, delicious food and in our leading position as the worlds number one frozen bakery.

Our employees are one of our key ingredients, and together they play a critical role in driving the continued success of our business. 

We are always looking for great people to join our diverse global team and we have opportunities spanning a wide range of areas including; Production, Logistics, Finance, IT, Sales, Quality, HR and much more. 

In Ahold Delhaize, every day is different. If you are resilient, ambitious, and a team player, Ahold Delhaize could be the place for you to thrive and grow in your career!

FoodTech is hot! If you’re looking for a challenging role with impact and scale, keep reading.


About how 125.000 colleagues fill the plates of more than 6 million customers.


Albert Heijn goes way back; more than 130 years, to be exact. For millions of people, food shopping is synonymous with the Albert Heijn brand. We didn’t achieve this with a complacent, ‘hey, if it works today, it’ll work tomorrow’ approach, but by continually rethinking our propositions and staying plugged in to customer demands.


Over 16 million transactions per week? Check. 1,250 stores? Check. Employing 125.000 colleagues, being the largest private employer in the Netherlands? Check. The leading food retail platform? Check. We build it, we run it and we love it.


So, what’s next?


We want to accelerate our transition into a hybrid Food & Tech company by leveraging data and technology to future-proof grocery shopping. Our goal is to make better food more easily accessible to everyone. At AH Technology, you team up with inspiring peers in the data, digital and tech domains. A community of diverse individuals who share a common purpose: to create digital solutions that make shopping simpler and more inspiring, both online and in our stores. We invest heavily in tech. That includes investing in your career! Are you ready to reinvent the way millions of people buy and enjoy their food?


The job


We are looking for an enthusiastic Product Architect for the Retail Business Platform. Together with three other colleagues you’ll be at the heart of our business working on architectural guidance and governance for Merchandising, such as product, pricing, promotion and placement, Finance, like our core retail finance processes and Business Support, such as our core HR systems, IAM and more.


You’ll be working with a team of over 200 ambitious software engineers, QA engineers, engineering managers, project managers and solution consultants working in DevOps and project teams based in several countries including The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Romania and Poland. These teams work with Kotlin, React, Oracle and Outsystems. They expose key retail data to various parts of Albert Heijn through Mulesoft and Kotlin APIs and Kafka streams and our data platform.


We are looking for an expert in this domain, who has a clear vision and who can convey this well. You can hit the ground running, work independently and in a structured way. You have an insatiable drive to learn new things, but also to share your knowledge! You’ll join the AH Retail Business Platform Architecture team and are responsible for governing the architecture boundaries for your responsible domain or focus area.


You will be part of a group of 3 Product architects that:


  • Define the technology vision for the platform
  • Assist in technology transformations, like the new data operating model, microservices transformation and more
  • Create high-level designs for cross-platform, cross-department or cross-country initiatives
  • Create guidelines for our self-organizing DevOps teams and assist them in designing solutions
  • Work closely with DevOps teams, Tech leads, Product Owners, Business Analysts and stakeholders of other European Ahold Delhaize brands


You also engage intensively with colleagues in the whole AH Tech department. In short, this is a fantastic and challenging role in which you work on great projects and help us to deliver on our promise to our millions of shopping customers. As for the setting: we actively promote autonomy and experimenting. At AH Technology you work with the brightest minds in the data, digital and tech domains, so inspiration is never in short supply.


You will work with other architects, users and maintainers throughout the whole organization and represent your platform in various architecture governance boards to fit your ideas into the bigger picture. You help to accelerate our product teams, so they can deliver quality customer value faster and autonomously.



Your profile


  • Bachelor / Academic education or equivalent ability
  • 8+ years of experience designing and implementing technology platforms and solutions.
  • Avid technologist, who cultivates innovation, acts as a thought-leader, able to concisely and articulately present to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A deep understanding of software engineering (technologies, architecture and engineering principles and culture), and a track record of hands-on developing and shipping software.
  • A deep understanding of modern integration and cloud architecture
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good exposure to Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI) and automated deployment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to deal with complexity of large organizations, not afraid to speak up when sub-optimal choices are being made.
  • Solution oriented and results driven.
  • English and Dutch professional working proficiency.



Our offer


  • An annual salary of €80-110K (including holiday allowance) based on a full-time workweek plus an attractive bonus plan
  • Minimum of 20 days of paid holidays, optionally 12.5 days extra via a flexbudget. Do you want to take that extra time off, convert the additional days into discounts, or sell them for cash? You’re the end boss!
  • Generous pension plan with a solid contribution from Albert Heijn, company laptop, and a smartphone
  • An employer that combines the best of two worlds: the career opportunities of a corporation and the drive and autonomy ‘to boldly go where no one has gone before’ that typifies scaleups.

Your Application

At Ahold Delhaize our employees are our number one asset and one of our  key ingredients. If you are interested in applying for a position in Ahold Delhaize please submit your complete application documents (CV and motivation letter).

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Each of our candidates throughout the world deserves to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring, training, compensating, and promoting persons based on their individual talents and abilities. We embrace diversity and opportunities are extended to employees and prospective employees without regard to race, colour, gender, religion, age, natural origin, family status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, local, or international laws.  

matters to us?

Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. Together, we help people eat well, save time and live better – it’s how we make a difference. And we do it because we care: for our customers, our people and the world around us.

Be courageous

"I realized how much impact you can truly have as an individual, working for such a huge international company.”

Live wholeheartedly 

“The support this company has always offered means the world to me."

Keep growing

“I feel the freedom to show initiative, propose changes and try new things. Having that freedom gave me wings to fly.”

Meet your colleagues

What our selection
process looks like?



Share your enthusiasm for Ahold Delhaize or of our great local brands — explain why do you want to work for us and how you can add value. Your goal is to engage the hiring manager and to get them thinking about you as a potential new hire. Give it your all!


Job interview(s)

After you have been selected and depending on the role, you will be invited for one or more job interviews. The job interview, which is a two way conversation, will take place online (via Teams) or at the office. You will be informed by the recruiter. This is your moment to shine (but you always do ofcourse)


Online Assessment

When both parties would like to continue the conversation you will be invited for an online assessement, also known as pre-employment tests. The purpose of the test is helping hiring manager determine whether a candidate has the skills, work style, knowlegde of personality to succeed in a the role. 


Job Offer

We are thrilled to get you onboard and would like to offer you the job. In this phase we start the conversation about the details which comes with the job, such as compensation, benefits and other contract details. 


Welcome the Ahold Delhaize family

We do our utmost for you to feel at home, heard and valued and encourage you to be courageous, live wholehearted and keep growing. Therefore, we start the (pre)onboarding process as soon as you accepted the job offer. This process includes a technical and functional onboarding within Ahold Delhaize or our great familiy of local brands. 

Need help with application or orientation?

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Clifford Haakmeester

Clifford Haakmeester

Talent Acquisition Partner

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