Senior Telecom Architect
Canadian National Railway Company
Montreal, QUEBEC, Canada
4d ago


At CN Rail, we work together to move our company and our country forward. We invest more than $100 million every year on projects and infrastructure.

We harness the power of information to guide our decisions, and the Enterprise Architecture team is a critical part of the engine that keeps us in motion.

CN’s Enterprise Architecture Team is transforming our organization and is focused on building the future of rail technology.

We are looking for the brightest, collaborative and most innovative minds in the industry to help us achieve our goals. If you are passionate about Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Industrial Internet of Things, big data platforms and enjoy solving complex problems, CN is looking for you.

Want to know more about the Enterprise Architecture team, and the meaningful work we do in Information & Technology?


In this role, you will shape a meaningful vision, strategy and roadmap for different architecture focus area related to E2E Telecom services at CN, while collaborating and influencing management and executives among various programs, from Business to I&T departments.

You will also lead the technology architecture practice and EA Initiative delivery - specifically for strategic Telecom services including Rail Networks.

Your leadership skills are key to ensure collaborative governance over design and adoption of various design guidelines and standards across CN.

Talent for communication is crucial for influence, negotiation, and for performing change management work over various communities of practice.

You will appreciate this role because you like making a difference with people by empowering teamwork and by bringing structure in an agile context.


  • Develop a reference architecture for Infrastructure & Operations including the Command Center reference architecture & Roadmap (Mid-Term);
  • Define and Lead EA Initiatives delivery

  • Contribute to EA Initiatives delivery e.g. IIoT Platform, R&D;
  • Document the existing technology portfolio and propose recommendations for improvements and / or alternatives

  • Document existing and new telecom and rail networks architectures including industrial communications solutions, etc.);
  • Design and optimize connectivity and communications strategies for the cost-effective delivery of scalable and reliable networks;
  • Evaluate current and emerging networks infrastructure technologies;
  • Lead of Communities of Practice (CoPs) for efficient brainstorming, governance and change management;
  • Develop telecom standards & best practices;
  • Create, support, and influence pragmatic architectural oversight, using principles, policies, and guardrails;

    Bachelor degree or more in computer science or related discipline.

    5-10 years of experience as an IT architect covering networking, infrastructure and database

    2-5 years of experience as Enterprise Architect in Telecom.


    In depth knowledge of telecom services such as ..

    Very good knowledge and experience in

    Experience in program & project scoping and planning

    Experience in delivering agile architectures.

    Knowledge of current technology trends.

    Understanding and experience with edge computing.

    Familiarity with standard IT security practices such as encryption, certificates and key management.

    Experience with hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI), orchestration & automation to enable private cloud delivery mode (agile infrastructure).

    Experience in Technology Portfolio Management

    Knowledge on architecting / operating solutions build on Azure or GCP

    Security certification or relevant IT security experience (CISSP, CCSP)

    Preferred with certification(s) for ITIL concepts as a plus.

    Strong technical leadership and result oriented

    Innovative (visionary) thinking approach to problem solving

    CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

    Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

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