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Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Solution Architect
Term: 12-month contract
Job ID number: C1145
Brief description of duties:
The Solution Architect will collaborate with Portfolio & Technology teams as well as business leaders, sponsors, and stakeholders to develop strategies and roadmaps. They will work to define and maintain architecture artifacts for supporting project delivery and application support and lead technical vision and direction for solutions, ensuring consistency with overall enterprise and portfolio architecture that may at times include hands-on development (e.g. Proof of Concept and project development). The Solution Architect will also have an opportunity to effect change within the organization by incorporating new patterns and/or technologies into new ways of working that improve business value.
What you’ll do:
- Define and facilitate a solution architecture that leverages enterprise capabilities and efficient usage of process, technology, data, and people to align these capabilities.
- Consult with business partners and delivery stakeholders as well as Enterprise Architecture peers.
- Lead the definition of and maintain the technical architecture(s).
- Own the architectural decisions for the team and lead technical vision and direction for the solution.
- Focal point for significant infrastructure and development issues ensuring quality designs.
- Build roadmap(s) for implementing software and technology best practices in alignment with Shared Technical Solutions portfolio architecture.
- Proactively identify opportunities where solutions can enhance organizational efficiency.
- Actively coach the team to solve complex problems.
- Keeps abreast of latest technological/industry trends.
- Trusted Technology advisor/advocate for business units.
- Support the development of technology roadmaps and proposals to achieve business plans.
- Foster a high-performance culture for staff in the Shared Technical Services team and influence this culture within the organisation.
- Work closely with all team members to create solutions that accommodates future architectural changes and designs.
- Identify critical driving forces of process, data, people, and technology at the highest levels.
- Ability to look beyond traditional business concepts and drill to the heart of a given concept.
Ideal candidates will:
- Experience with cloud computing (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google).
- Experience using Workflow and Content management technologies (e.g. Appian, IBM CP4A/FileNet, OnBase)
- Experience with artifact taxonomy concepts for unstructured content
- Experience with Sharepoint Online
- Experience with IBM Filenet
- Value simplicity and be unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures.
- Build and maintain collaborative stakeholder relationships across multiple geographies and business functions.
- Effectively communicate high-level concepts and solutions with Technology and Business teams and stakeholders.
- Demonstrate an advanced level of analysis of the big picture while maintaining a level of detail appropriate to the context of a variety of situations.
- Simplify complex concepts.
- Have a high degree of initiative in an ambiguous environment
- Challenge, impact, and influence.
- Gauge, express, and communicate risk
- 6+ years of relevant experience in complex IT environments
- Bachelor of Computer Science / Software Engineering degree or equivalent experience
- Excellent communication + relationship building skills
- Demonstrated leadership experience
Nice to have:
- Experience in the financial services industry or in a similar complex and regulated industry.
- Experience with business process modernization (e.g. moving to a paperless environment)
- Experience with working with an applying EA frameworks
- Experience developing target state architectures and roadmaps
- Appian workflow experience