Senior Solution Architect
Intact Financial Corporation
Montréal, Québec, CAN
2d ago

About the role

Would you like to shape the insurance company of tomorrow?! Working with multiplevarious Intact departments, and with all engineering groups to build the solutions that will power Intact for years to come?

Do you want to bring massive programs to life and work with amazing people from different lines of business?

On our team, you will have the opportunity to create the most amazing experience for our clients, our brokers, and our employees, making sure we promote organisational and technical scalability to create the best possible architecture so that Intact can thrive in the digital age.

What you’ll do here :

We are currently looking for a Senior Solution Architect to join the architecture team and play a crucial role in Intact’s growth.

You will provide architecture and technology leadership to project delivery teams as they develop end to end solutions, and integrations to services & API's supporting our ever evolving ecosystem.

You will have key involvement in building our initiatives and in providing expertise and counsel ensuring technology teams and business areas understand the architectural options and technology choices in support of their business.

Architects recommend solutions that account for total cost of ownership, risk and leverage (or advance) strategic enterprise assets.

You must possess a balanced mix of technical and business skills, as you will often work with business and technical leaders in the organization.

This role requires leadership and involvement in all stages of the solution definition, from the conceptual architecture creation to the solution development and definition, and even more specific areas depending on skills and interests.

Your responsibilities :

  • As a central player within the project teams, facilitate solution definition within the company : Requirement analysis Solution Design Document solution Problem solving with the different teams Implementation follow up
  • Participate in product selection when a new product or technology is required
  • Participate in the development of standard & patterns definition with architects
  • Facilitate the research, evaluation, and selection of software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations.
  • Help the enterprise architect define metrics to measure and demonstrate enterprise technology value
  • Manage and develop the architecture for a broader scope of projects, working closely with application architects that manage and design architecture for a single project or initiative.
  • Monitor the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from future to current.
  • Consult with application and infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the solutions architecture.
  • Liaise with the business and your team to review solutions
  • Participate in the development of roadmaps & strategies. Make sure the goals of the business are aligned with the appropriate solutions and that we are making an impact and adding value for our organization.
  • Define and document the application architectures, jointly with the product tech lead and taking into account the demands of the projects
  • Act as a technical mentor among the development teams
  • Document all solution architecture design and analysis work
  • Assist in the development to define business vision and communicate to all stakeholders
  • Collaborate with business constituents, EA team members, project teams and staff in various IT functional areas as needed to fulfill the responsibilities described above.
  • Qualifications

    What you bring to the table :

  • Demonstrated knowledge & architecture experience in : Architecture (micro / macro / monolithic services, apis) Service oriented architecture Event driven architecture Application architecture Distributed architecture Data architecture and modeling Integration patterns and best practices
  • Demonstrated experience with modeling languages & techniques
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • Strong technical background (platforms, languages, protocols, frameworks, open source etc.)
  • University Degree in Information Technology / Software Engineering or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with architecture frameworks (TOGAF) & architecture certifications a plus
  • Who You are :

  • A team player and a technical mentor - willing to learn and collaborate with many groups of strong professionals
  • Understands or willing to learn about our different lines of business (policy, billing, claims, sales, self-serve, telematics, etc.)
  • Open and transparent - able to communicate with the business, telecom, infrastructure, security, audit and software engineering
  • Driven by challenges and results
  • Organized, proactive and a catalyst for change
  • Knowledgeable on security best practices and understand the impacts it can have on a business
  • Comfortable working in a constantly evolving technological environment
  • An excellent team player who demonstrates leadership
  • Comfortable speaking with all level of the organization and different audiences
  • Bilingual in both French and English
  • Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team :

  • An award-winning, inspiring workplace that supports its people and recognizes great work
  • Stimulating, challenging projects and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and career
  • A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
  • An extensive, flexible benefits package
  • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
  • A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle
  • Fexible Work Arrangements

    We’re proud to support a flexible hybrid approach which gives everyone the best of both worlds. While there are no minimum or maximum time requirements, each team’s need for in-person connections will be different and there will be times you’ll join your colleagues at the office.


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