Enterprise Application Architect

Category:
Information Technology
Industry:
Government - Provincial
Type:
Contract
Location:
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
#159030
Recruiter:
Arun Kumar

Our Public Sector Client in Toronto, ON is looking to hire a Enterprise Application Architect for a 12+ months of contract role with high possibility of extension.

As a Enterprise Application Architect, He/She is responsible to develop / refresh and obtain approvals of application architecture reference models and any roadmaps through the governance processes

Job Description:

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.

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