Enterprise Technology Architect

Information Technology
Government - Provincial
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
Arun Kumar

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

As an Enterprise Technology Architect, the candidate is responsible to develop / refresh the IT strategies based on the IT framework and standards, obtain approvals of technology architecture reference models and technology 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
  • 2 – 3 years’ of experience with cloud computing or experience with traditional enterprise data center technologies
  • A minimum 8 years of technology and/or infrastructure architecture/solution design experience, ideally within the public sector environment
  • Demonstrated experience building out technology reference models, technology related strategies including cloud strategies, target state and/or reference architectures, technology roadmaps and IT standards and polices
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform; professional certifications in cloud technologies considered an asset
  • Proficiency in all cloud service models: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Familiarity with virtual networking, storage, firewalls, virtual servers and tiered application environments
  • Well versed in agile development, DevOps methodologies, automation practices and microservices architecture
  • 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
  • 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 technology roadmaps, reference architectures and technology/infrastructure related policies and standards to be used by solution designers/infrastructure specialists for both project and operational work
  • Maintains organization-wide technology/infrastructure architecture designs and standards in alignment with the corporate technological vision and direction
  • Identifies, designs and develops enterprise wide technology/infrastructure architecture artefacts that meet the evolving business, customer service, operational, applications, risk and compliance requirements
  • Subject Matter Expert in technology/infrastructure architecture, developing and maintaining enterprise technology/infrastructure architecture with an expertise in cloud computing services
  • Enables reuses patterns in the technology/infrastructure architecture and develops scalable multi-use architecture
  • Documents scalable multi-use policies and standards that are compliant with the enterprise architecture and design documentation to be referenced by technology/infrastructure specialists cloud computing related IT policies and standards
  • 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 technology/infrastructure architectures
  • 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 organizations cloud strategies
  • Delivers architectural alternatives, recommendation documents and architecture blueprint documents to senior management and stakeholders for approval
  • Provides advice to clients regarding technology/infrastructure technologies, technology risk assessments, and project issues
  • Educate IT management, business users, architecture peers, and technology specialists on technology/infrastructure architecture and technology trends including conducting information and learning sessions to promote the enterprise Technology Architecture Reference Model and Cloud Computing Reference Architecture and roadmap.



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