Solution Architect - Technology Architect

  • Category
    Information Technology - Software
  • Job type
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently recruiting for a Solution Architect for a 1-Year contract with our Crown Corporation Client in Ottawa, ON. The successful candidate must hold a valid Reliability Security Clearance or be eligible for it.

The Solution Architect will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop a solution architecture that accurately translates business requirements to technology and ensures the design will meet business requirements throughout the lifecycle of a change
  • Create, evaluate and recommend solutions that incorporate business, technology, roadmap, cost, scalability and performance requirements
  • Collaborate with Architecture COE on the solution design to ensure it complies with enterprise architectural standards and future roadmaps
  • Conduct continuous improvement analysis on existing application and infrastructure technology and its ability to support the business requirements
  • Liaise with Project Managers and Delivery teams to implement a solution that will meet business requirements within time and cost constraints and help program and project managers in the implementation of design, planning and governance of project/initiative
  • Lead and delegate development responsibilities to developers and specialists to ensure the project is completed within the required time frame
  • Provide guidance and coaching to other architects, developers and specialists on changes throughout the design process
  • Assess and articulate any impacts of the solution on existing business and technical landscape
  • Develop architectural blueprints and practices that can be referenced and adhered to by the BSD SIA and the BSD architects
  • Develop and maintain integration architecture artefacts and deliverables in an agile delivery methodology
  • Work in partnership with Strategy, COE’s and the business to help in defining future services, enhancement and direction
  • Support management, business, development teams, and the BSD teams with innovations and solid design principles
  • Work across the CPGC to understand and leverage common solution components where appropriate
  • Work closely with the development team to ensure design patterns and direction are successfully and consistently implemented;
  • Design and implement complex systems solutions across the stack;
  • Translate business requirements into an overall technical solution that is robust, scalable and extensible
  • Proactively anticipate technical risks and design/implement error handling and other mitigation techniques to ensure system stability and security
  • Recognize opportunities for reuse, componentization, dependencies and interactions between components and projects and take ownership of resolving issues/conflicts
  • Participate in the definition of a change release strategy for application change initiatives
  • Participate in tier 3 application support activities including incident management and the assessment and delivery of application upgrades and patches
  • Identify and evaluate risks and participate in mitigation and control activities
  • Author architectural solution documents and present them to the Architecture Review Board
  • Participate in agile methodology process and ensure architecture is aligned throughout the execution phases of delivery
  • Support the determination of estimates- level of effort and cost, staffing, deployment strategy and work breakdown structure
  • Provide technical thought, leadership and mentoring to other technology or application teams

The Solution Architect must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Client Management: can consolidate business requirements and translate them into sound solution architecture
  • Solution design: familiar with workflow concepts and how they integrate with application solutions in a cross-application context
  • Application development: knowledge of functions, features and facilities of applicable programming languages
  • Application development concepts: is familiar with developing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based services within medium to highly complex application environments
  • Familiarity with both functional and performance aspects of integration
  • Domain knowledge: experience in relevant IT domain
  • Academic: undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, business, or equivalent (required)
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a Solution, Application, or Technology Architect
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in progressively advancing roles within IT
  • Experience with integration of web services in complex cloud environments
  • Experience with Azure API frameworks
  • Experience with software integration patterns including modern API, SOAP and REST services
  • Experience in performance testing of services in a high availability environment

Nice to have:

  • Graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Certifications / skills: TOGAF, ITIL foundations, IT Architecture Certification, SOA, Integration technologies (FUSE/DataStage/MQ)
  • Mature perspective on architecture and its role in a dynamic company
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent understanding of technologies (current and emerging)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced agile development environment.

If you are interested in applying to our Solution Architect position, please submit your resume as soon as possible by clicking on the 'Apply with Adecco' button.


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Reference number CA_EN_1_027616_12144584

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