Sr Software Architect
International Financial Data Services
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
22h ago

Overall Accountabilities :

The Senior Software Architect will report to the Chief Architect, Product Engineering. An effective architecture program is critical to ensure the existence of standards that support current and future business needs of IFDS.

The Senior Software Architect will translate business strategy into executable technology strategy based on these standards.

This role requires broad architectural knowledge and experience to effectively design solutions in support of business partners.

This position provides guidance on the definition and execution of the enterprise architecture roadmap at IFDS. The individual will have experience in enterprise technology architecture and in defining, implementing and executing IT enterprise architecture principles and practices.

GeneralRole & Responsibilities :

To effectively fulfill the responsibilities of this position, the candidate must be able to complete the following :

Define and maintain the long term vision (i.e., the target architecture) of the environment

Establish the roadmap of projects to achieve the long term vision

Analyze enterprise business drivers to determine business information and technical architecture requirements

Analyze the current information technology environment to identify critical deficiencies and recommend improvements

Analyze technology industry and market trends and determine potential impacts on the organization

Sell" the architecture process, its outcome, and ongoing results

Design architecture principles to guide technology decisions for the enterprise

Define and lead the implementation of an enterprise-wide technology architecture based on business requirements and information technology strategies

Support delivery teams in the elaboration of solution architectures in conformance with the Enterprise Architecture

Consult with application and infrastructure development teams to ensure alignment of systems and infrastructure to the enterprise architecture and determine when architectural changes are appropriate

Research and recommend technical solutions to support business requirements

Establish software / configuration standards. Conduct evaluation and selection of software

Document all architecture design and analysis work

Support projects with all information required by stakeholders : selection of solutions, precise scope document, and documented architecture Resolve issues when applicable

Provide architectural deliverables to the architecture team, including current state, long term vision, and roadmap

Participate in technology surveillance, prototyping projects, and vendor / package selection

Critical Skills :

University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent

Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Senior Architecture role

12 years+ of overall experience in the following IT disciplines, including, but not limited to : Application, Security, Data, and Technical Architecture, Application Development, and Operations Management

Experience with Enterprise Architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman) and various architecture modeling techniques

Experience / expertise in the design and deployment of Web solutions, handling of legacy system, Business Intelligence and related technologies

Exceptionally strong communication skills to work with the business and IS / IT Management

Strong analytical mindset

Strong facilitation and negotiation skills

Strong leadership skills

Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments

Ability to understand both the long-term "big picture" and short-term tactical perspectives of complex situations

Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems

Ability to deliver high quality systems and deliverables

Ability to work under pressure

Expertise in troubleshooting production problems

Beneficial Skills :

Understanding wealth management and related systems would be a definite asset

Experience with any of the following technologies would be an asset :

OpenEdge ABL

Mobile Technology frame work

JMS Technology

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