Solutions Architect

Job CategoryInformation Technology
Position TypeFull Time
Application Deadline May 21, 2021
Experience Required5+ years
Job DurationPermanent
Education RequiredN/A

Our client is looking for a Solutions Architect to work in Scarborough. This is a full-time permanent position.
What You’ll Be Doing:

• Lead the creation and evolution of the application architecture function, selection and adoption of frameworks and methodologies, and facilitate the creation of governing principles to guide solution design decisions
• Collaborate with local and regional Information Services teams to deliver enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable and in synchronization with evolving business needs
• Act as liaison with technology partners and vendors on Application Architecture issues, recommend and provide input to technology strategy, architecture, standards and patterns
Software Lifecycle and Process Improvements
• Ensure projects do not duplicate functionality or diverge from architecture stablished guidelines
• Guide application design and provide technical leadership to ensure alignment to business objectives and application lifecycle
Technical Excellence

• Lead the design, implementation and customization of our Connected Technology Solutions.
• In partnership with Enterprise Architecture, contribute to the definition of enterprise automation strategies and roadmaps
• In partnership with regional associates, lead the design, development, deployment and sustainment of our Connected Technologies solutions across the enterprise.
• Review existing and emerging technologies and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise’s strategy and architecture; develop strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing productivity and business functions
• Ensure technical integrity and consistency of the solution on every stage of its lifecycle
• Foster dissemination and maturity of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), and DevOps best practices
• Analyse current business and I.S. solutions & environments to detect deficiencies, recommend improvements and kaizen (continuous improvement) I.S. processes
Best Practices, Collaboration and Sharing
• Compile business needs, process information and technical requirements to produce an optimal, high level, analysis and conceptual design for projects and new solutions
• Steer and guide the creation and maintenance of the software design (application architecture) strategy and direction
• Work with third party vendors to develop and/or integrate their applications into TCI’s solutions; ensure that applications are in accordance with company product standards and guidelines
Provide education, coaching, and guidelines to I.S. practice on the use of enterprise architecture tools,
• technology, and standards
• Provide guidance and expertise on system options, risk, impact and costs vs. benefits analysis.
• Champion the proper use of tools, processes and standards by conducting education, application review and design sessions to reinforce skills and knowledge baseline
• Influence and communicate effectively with non-technical audiences

What You Bring:
• University Degree in computer science or related discipline
• Must have 5+ years I.S. experience in application design and architecture, including solid hands-on experience in conceptualization, modelling and design. Experience in environments running multiple platforms is considered an asset
• Strong (5+ years) of technical hands-on expertise with Connected Technology (Telematics) solution implementations configuration and architectural design.
• 3+ years of technical expertise in system integration, middleware, API, ITIL, SaaS, COTS
• Experience working highly preferred
• Experience with any of the following is considered an asset:  IBM Liberty (WAS), API Connect (APIC), IBM Integration Bus (IIB) Java, Java Script, Azure DevOps, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT)
• Broad understanding of I.S. practices and technologies, including PMLC, SDLC, infrastructure and application design, development tools, support, project and process management
• Ability to demonstrate initiative, good judgment and effective decision-making; exhibit strong process improvement orientation, and have the experience to lead discussions and achieve positive results amongst inter-disciplinary groups
• Excellent written and presentation skills
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
What We’ll Bring:
• A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
• Competitive salary including bonus
• Health and dental benefits effective immediately.
• Company pension plan with matched contribution
• Associate vehicle discount program
• Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
• Fitness reimbursement
• Great company culture-Respect for people and continuous improvement is at our core
• Paid holiday shutdown and competitive paid time off benefits

If interested, send your resume to: