Solution Architect


Posted 5 months ago

We are looking for a Solution Architect! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Solution Architect
Term: Contract – 12 months with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid
Industry: Banking
Job ID number: C1399


Brief Description on Duties:

Story Behind the Need:

Strategic Portfolio Office (SPO) manages the development, execution and performance of GTEP’s strategy and roadmap. We ensure a stable, secure and efficient infrastructure and service delivery, that protects the customer experience and supports business growth. We lead efforts around performance, optimization and innovation, best practice portfolio management, GTEP financial management and transparency, and GTEP employee experience excellence. The Technology Program Office reports into the SPO and is responsible for the delivery of GTEP Strategic Initiatives. This includes Project/Program Management, Project Life-Cycle Planning, KPI Reporting and Benefits Realization. We provide an end-to-end view of all Global Strategic Programs and liaise with key IT Corporate Functions. Reporting to the Portfolio Director, the Solution Architect will be leading the upgrade and remediation of core technologies within the Bank.

Typical Day in Role:

  • Developing and presenting functional and technical designs.
  • Solutioning and developing scripts to deliver projects.
  • Leading application teams to deliver solutions.
  • Creating and executing implementation plans.
  • Working with technical team members within matrix environments and communicating with stakeholders on an Executive level.
  • Working on project end-to-end to define procedure/processes and push changes through delivery.

Candidate Requirements/Must-Have skills:

  • 10+ years of technical experience as a Solutions Architect, demonstrating a proven track record in delivering technical solutions. Their extensive experience should also include expertise in Software/Database development and design.
  • 5+ years of experience on various protocols, scripting and programming (e.g. PowerShell, Shell Scripting, SQL Programming and Java).
  • 5+ years of experience with designing system, network, and application architectures; both cloud and hybrid technologies (e.g. Azure and GCP preferred).
  • 5+ years of experience performing root cause impact analysis and identify system interdependencies.

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Previous exposure to the Banking Industry/Financial Services.
  • Working in diverse large-scale enterprise environments.
  • Working experience with MS Excel/Visio/PowerPoint.
  • Certifications (PMP, TOGAF, CCNP, Cloud).
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Project management experience and ability to drive solution and delivery of project.

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills to be able to work well with technical peers and business stakeholders at different levels within the organization.
  • Strong decision making, forward thinking and creative problem-solving skills to anticipate and respond quickly to technological/market influences.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as work independently or with minimal direction.

Best vs. Average Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate should be well rounded, willing to wear many hats and handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Clear, crisp and concise communication skills.
  • Well organized and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Desire to drive solution and ability to influence various levels of key stakeholders to push project results forward.


  • Post-secondary degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related IT field required.

Job Features

Job CategorySolution Architect

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