Architecture - Solutions Architect - Expert (65838-1)

Location: Toronto, ON
Date Posted: 01-11-2017
Detailed Description:

Solution alternatives that meet business sponsor needs. Work with technical systems specialists, business systems specialists from the impacted application groups/third parties to understand the current state and constraints for defining the future state architecture and the interfaces.
  • Define end-to-end technical solutions that take into account the enterprise architecture strategies, current state environment and constraints. Work with Project Managers, Group Managers and assist in the development of the program roadmap. Work with Data Architecture, Security Architecture and Infrastructure SME’s to ensure that all aspects of the solution architecture are defined and elaborated. Review details designs in order to ensure compliance with the solution architecture. Analyze the viability of the solution to meet program timeline, budget and quality. Resolve technical issues and escalate as appropriate.
  • Serve as the lead technical authority on the program responsible for planning all activities leading to the development of the overall solution architecture. Provide critical thinking, technical leadership to the program right from the idea creation stage.
  • Provide input, guidance and direction for the development of project-level solution architecture
  • Develop architecture artifacts (solution architecture document, architecture decisions) as defined by the project management framework (PMF) and software development cycle (SDLC). Review documents with Enterprise Architecture, Lead Architects, Business Architects and key program stakeholders

Stakeholder management, collaboration and communication

  • Identify possible third-party vendor solutions and lead the technical evaluation of the identified vendor solution. Participate in the evaluation of third-party vendors and software as well as due diligence exercises
  • Develop and present solution alternatives along with recommendations to senior leaders. Present program solution
architecture at the Architecture review board
  • Effectively communicate and build rapport with team members, stakeholders and interface groups using a variety of techniques and collaboration from initiation to closure and facilitate knowledge transfer and collaboration
  • Facilitate small to large group meetings for reviewing technical architecture, decision making and problem solving
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to business and technology partners and senior management/executives

Technical leadership and mentorship

  • Mentor Technical System Analyst’s and junior architects from the assigned program
  • Continually enhance skills and build knowledge in all aspects of the organization, the business and information systems

Training and professional development

  • Actively seek out and participate in relevant coursework and skills development opportunities
Years of Experience:
At least 10 years of experience in information technology roles; at least 3 years experience developing solution architectures on large projects and proven experience in leading the architecture of a large program from initiation to implementation


Details regarding the types of experience required/domain expertise required:

Experience developing a variety of enterprise technologies and architecture approaches (eg. mainframe, distributed, online/mobile and digital)
Leading programs and projects involving the integration of different types of technologies and platforms.

Education / certification requirements (Specify what is required and what is preferred)

Bachelor degree in a technical area of study (eg. computer science, mathematics or engineering) or other BSc/BA degree with a concentration in computer science or information systems or equivalent

Details on skills and knowledge/domain expertise
Knowledge of the banking and financial services industry including operations,
technology and the business environment
Knowledge of different aspects of architecture including, business, application, information and technology and associated concerns such as security and risk Knowledge of architecture frameworks and architecture/design techniques and tools
Communication skills (oral and written) and facilitation and presentation skills Understanding of risk assessment and quantification methodologies
Project management skills
Ability to work in an Agile environment Ability to lead programs and drive change
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