Architecture Review Board Member

Contact person
Dan van der Ster
Domain
Architecture

Around 10-15 IT Computing Engineers form the CERN IT Data & Architecture Function.

The aim of the Data & Architecture Function is to lead the department toward a standard IT technical architecture, which will improve efficiency by defragmenting the service stack, enhance user experience through increased system compatibility and consistency, and ensure a consistent data management approach.

As a key step in the IT Project Lifecycle, the Architecture Review Board – comprised of members from this team alongside Security and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery – will offer developers guidance on best practices for solution architecture, and review the compliance of new projects and major changes to existing services with the standard IT technical architecture.

Functions
  • Help define and maintain our standard IT technical architecture, the cohesive portfolio of standards, tools, services, and building blocks for our users and IT itself;
  • contribute to a best-practices knowledge base for IT solution architecture, which will act as a reference and practical guide for your IT colleagues on how we select or build solutions that are compatible, secure, efficient, performant, scalable, and maintainable;
  • contribute to a build vs. buy decision framework, to enable standardisation and rationalisation of solutions and services, optimising the set of resources across CERN utilising total cost of ownership for a more efficient management of resources;
  • consult with IT developers working on new projects or major changes to help them progress effectively while adhering to the best practices and data policies;
  • as a member of the Architecture Review Board in the IT project lifecycle, along with the Security lead and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery lead, review specific products or solution architectures to ensure compliance with the standard IT architecture and compatibility with the IT service portfolio.

Current role holder(s)

Name Organic unit Role end date
Alexandre LOSSENT IT-PW-PI
Gavin MCCANCE IT-CD-CC
Andreas PETERS IT-SD-PDS