Technical Solutions Architect- Digital Applications (OTT/Video) (B33190675)

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 29-03-2018
Position Description:
Our client is seeking a motivated Technical Solutions Architect, a devoted problem solver responsible for the overall execution and organization of the development effort for various components of our digital applications, with a primary focus on our direct-to-consumer video workflows.
The Technical Solutions Architect has the ultimate responsibility of making technologies work together and, as a result, is a key role that contributes heavily towards the success of any project.
They transform the requirements into architecture and design documents used by the rest of the team to actually build the solution.

Technical Architects are also responsible for guiding development as well as obtaining buy-in and acceptance of the technical architecture. They understand and predict from afar how all the pieces will fit together and identify potential issues and risks early on to develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans. The successful candidate will have advanced communication and negotiation skills, as well as an innate ability to simplify complex technology concepts and to plan, prioritize and seamlessly integrate all moving parts to deploy successful solutions.
               
Accountabilities include:
·         Own the direct-to-consumer video system integrations, working closely with vendors and internal teams
·         Support existing and new video workflows, including investigation into internal and external customer issues
·         Suggest enhancements to existing to improve customer experience based on investigation into customer issues
·         Analyze and evaluate business and technical requirements from RFP/BRD and architect and design the proposed technology solution
·         Producing architectural documents that define, describe and specify solutions for committed projects using our core product as the foundational elements. Component diagrams and descriptions, sequence diagrams, and non-functional requirements are examples of the information expected in architectural documents.
·         Responsible for delivering architecture material such as Conceptual Architecture, Logical Architecture, Physical Architecture, Security Architecture etc.
·         Work closely with development teams and external vendors, leading the creation of high-level designs that realize solutions
·         Work closely with development managers and project managers to ensure successful delivery of solutions, focusing on ensuring that all committed customer requirements are met and are implemented according to high-level design  
·         Describe customer requirements and suggested enhancements to our core product teams to enable periodic integration of customer-specific solutions with the core products.
·         Present the solution to delivery teams to ensure they understand the end-to-end solution and discover the feasibility of the solution
·         Researching new technology and development approaches to remain abreast of current and emerging technologies
·         All other duties as assigned
 
Competencies:
·         Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
·         3+ years’ experience in Software or Solution Architecture, Design and Delivery of large scale deployments
·         Demonstrate a deep understanding of Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADPs)
·         Demonstrate a deep understanding of Over The Top platforms (OTT)
·         Demonstrate understanding of Native, Hybrid and Web mobile architectures
·         Direct understanding of application lifecycle; SDLC and High availability and Sustained Resiliency
·         Demonstrate understanding of Web 2.0 technologies, including AJAX, widget development, mobile and emerging digital platforms
·         Advanced knowledge of Javascript, Web Services/Micro Services and the ability to propose alternative solutions and cost-benefit analysis based on these technologies
·         Familiarity with each of the various UML forms and expertise in the development of use cases, class diagrams, and occasionally state diagrams.
·         An excellent understanding of best practices across technologies (client/server-side, QA, deployment, project management etc.)
 
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