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Senior Solutions Architect - 16183

Calgary, AB
Our client is in need of a Solutions Architect for an initial 12-month contract in Calgary, AB.

Description:
High -level technical consultant to build trusted advisor relationships. The Consultant role will demonstrate a strong knowledge and competence across IT Architecture, business strategy, services sales, project delivery, leadership and technical acumen. This senior position requires exceptional technical aptitude, leadership and customer interface skills.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The position will provide pre-sales support to sales & engineering leveraging exceptional technical professionalism to deliver technology and managed service solutions.
Additional responsibilities include:
• Designing, implementing and supporting technology solutions in line with the client’s technology and business strategies
• Engaging with senior level technology decision makers in discussions related to business value and solutions.
• Coordinating various objectives of multiple internal and partner organizations in an effort to drive value for customers.
• Working closely with the application architecture team to influence application architecture frameworks, development standards and technology platforms
• Participating in all key design decisions and reviewing all critical design specifications for completeness, accuracy and adherence to the technical vision and roadmap that you have created
• Reviewing test plans, and user documentation for functional and technical completeness, accuracy and architectural alignment
• Envisioning, scoping, estimating and managing large complex architectures for platform development and deployment projects.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
• BA/BS degree or equivalent and a proven track record of Services delivery excellence with 10+ years of experience in technology leadership and consulting services.
• Exceptional understanding of the requirements needed to design, manage and maintain complex networked data systems and their peripherals with a senior to expert level of technical skills within many of the core relevant technical proficiencies
• Experience in designing, deploying and migrating key systems
• Demonstrated ability to overcome the challenges both technical and political to achieve a successful close of their projects.
• Deep understanding of business solutions and reusable components within solutions.
• Sales Acumen & Relationship Excellence.
• Must be experienced and proficient in a broad range of networking technologies.
• Must be viewed within the industry as a credible technical expert.
• Skills in project planning and execution
• Strategic analysis, thinking and leadership skills 
 
Must Have Skills:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience with systems or network solution architecture.
• Current PMP certification
• Technical skills in IT methodologies, design, build and development
• Business acumen knowledge and project budget ownership experience


Nice to Have Skills:
• Proficiency in MS Project, MS Excel, Jira and other resource management toolsets
• SAP knowledge
• Knowledge of gating and project phases (initiating/planning/execution/monitoring & controlling/Closing)
• Project documentation creation experience (scope, stakeholders, task, schedule, cost/budget, quality standards)
 
 
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