Information Technology - Toronto

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
*Resource Profile:

One (1) Enterprise Application Architect
 
The Enterprise Application Architect candidate must be able to develop / refresh and obtain approvals of application architecture reference models and any roadmaps through the governance processes.  The candidate must also collaborate with IT specific groups, to develop a comprehensive Application Architecture Reference Model as well as a assess and make recommendations regarding application rationalization by working with the leadership team, subject-matter-experts as well as executives in the WSIB lines of business.  The candidate must be able to ensure alignment of initiatives with corporate business and IT strategic objectives and outcomes and be able to articulate the holistic view of the WSIB enterprise that enables ease of use to customers, cost efficiencies, and promotes improved agility for business partners.  The candidate must have the ability to present complex and technical ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively and in a user-friendly manner to non-technical audiences and maintain a high level of customer service to both internal and external clients

* Knowledge & Skills:

University Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
10 – 12 years’ progressively senior experience in Information Technology with solid background in technology and/or infrastructure architecture planning, design, development and implementation
A minimum 8 years of application architecture/solution design experience, ideally within the public sector environment
Demonstrated experience building out application reference models, application portfolio management frameworks, target state and/or reference architectures, technology roadmaps and IT standards and polices
Strong understanding and knowledge of various Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, FEA) and ability to adapt and develop hybrid applications of methodologies to meet the organization’s needs
University Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
10 – 12 years’ progressively senior experience in Information Technology with solid background in technology and/or infrastructure architecture planning, design, development and implementation
A minimum 8 years of application architecture/solution design experience, ideally within the public sector environment
Demonstrated experience building out application reference models, application portfolio management frameworks, target state and/or reference architectures, technology roadmaps and IT standards and polices
Strong understanding and knowledge of various Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, FEA) and ability to adapt and develop hybrid applications of methodologies to meet the organization’s needs
Well versed in agile development, DevOps methodologies, automation practices and microservices architecture
Extensive experience with at least two different computing platforms, operating systems, environments, database technologies, programming languages and communication protocols
Experience with middleware and gateways and in structured methodologies for the design, development and implementation of applications; knowledge of performance considerations in different environments
Experience leading technical projects, with design and deployment of significant application n-tiered architecture
Superior communication skills (verbal and written) to explain technical concepts to non-technical people including senior business and I&IT leadership
Strong written communication skills to prepare documentation, including but not limited to, reports, reviews, assessments and position papers; presentation skills to present information and findings, options and recommendations to senior officials and managers; ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively and in a user-friendly manner; maintain a high level of customer service to both internal and external clients
Strong track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with internal and external customers and vendors
Self-motivated; able to work independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests and to collaborate with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify high quality solutions; high initiative and ability to prioritize in a high-pressure environment and ability to work on simultaneous projects
Ability to plan, set priorities, schedule and manage enterprise architecture projects as well as personal and team deliverables; strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment
 
*Resource Responsibilities:

Utilizes relevant application architecture roadmaps, reference architectures and application development related policies and standards to be used by solution designers
Defines the structure and relationship amongst applications, including the identification of re-usable components, the organization and layering of software, and the determination of interfaces
Utilizes and implements at least one cross-platform application architecture in a large and distributed environment
Documents scalable multi-use policies and standards that are compliant with the enterprise architecture and design documentation to be referenced by application / solution / integration specialists
Providing architectural support and guidance for new applications and applications that require migration/transition to the cloud
Identifies implementation risks and analyses of potential impact on the enterprise and on the achievement of scheduled objectives
Analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on application architectures
Assesses the application portfolio and understands alignment of business services to application services to technical components (e.g. CMBD config items); makes recommendations to rationalize the portfolio considering cost effectiveness and risk mitigation objectives
Provides expert technical leadership in the development of organization-wide strategic directions for I&IT architecture, standards, principles, best practices
Serving as a trusted advisor to key business and technology partners as it pertains to the rationalization of the application portfolio and IT strategies
Delivers architectural alternatives, recommendation documents and architecture blueprint documents to senior management and stakeholders for approval
Provides advice to clients regarding application related technologies, risk assessments, and product selection recommendations
Educate IT management, business users, architecture peers, and application specialists on technology/infrastructure architecture and technology trends including conducting information and learning sessions to promote the enterprise Application Architecture Reference Model and related portfolio assessments

 
To apply, please email your updated resume tos.pulipakula@maxsys.ca anda.mehta@maxsys.ca 

Position Type Contract
Application Deadline May 26, 2019
Experience Required 10+ years
Job Duration Temporary
Education Required Bachelors