Ministry of Community and Social Services
North York, Canada
19d ago

Are you an I&IT enterprise architecture expert looking for a rewarding career implementing solutions for large scale projects that directly impact Ontarians?

Do you want a workplace that draws on your knowledge and experience with a number of complex technologies and platforms?

If so, this could be the right opportunity for you!

The Children, Youth and Social Services I&IT Cluster (CYSSC), I&IT Accessibility Centre of Excellence is seeking an experienced, results-

oriented, motivated IT professional with strong leadership and outstanding architecture skills to provide overall direction and guidance in the definition of OPS current and future state architectures, including developing strategies, roadmaps, principles, standards, and best practices that align with I&IT accessibility and business objectives.

Consider this excellent opportunity to provide your expertise in an IT setting and show your commitment to excellence!

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior I&IT Architect, you will :

  • provide expertise and leadership in information technology (IT) architecture in a number of the following domains : I&IT accessibility, business, technology, applications, security and / or information and includes enterprise architecture frameworks, strategies, methodologies.
  • manage the planning, design, delivery and implementation of accessible architecture solutions for large scale and complex multi-
  • year I&IT projects required to meet major and critical business requirements of ministry client(s) impacting external stakeholders.

  • define, evaluate and lead the development of architecture policies, standards, guidelines and best practices affecting multi-
  • ministry / cluster initiatives.

    How do I qualify?

    I&IT Accessibility Knowledge and Skills

  • You have proven technical knowledge of industry standards, legislations, regulations, best practices, guidelines and policies related to I&IT accessibility
  • You have proven technical knowledge of I&IT architecture related design considerations that support people with disabilities
  • You have knowledge of accessibility testing tools, assistive technology and adaptive devices
  • I&IT Knowledge

  • You have expertise of I&IT architecture (business and information), IT strategies (business and technology solutions roadmap development, IT strategic plans), policies, standards, plans, current and emerging enterprise architecture principles, methodologies, mechanisms and techniques (e.
  • g. Zachman Framework, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) for enterprise architecture artefacts and processes).

  • You have knowledge of concepts of security to provide practical expertise to meet complex or diverse cluster / corporate needs.
  • You have knowledge of industry standards (e.g. cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, cybersecurity, emerging technology standards) to provide state of the art advice, including systems analysis, design, development, testing and implementation methods, tools and techniques, technology data, and networking techniques.
  • You can apply leading industry and OPS-wide best practices and standards in architecture, software and systems engineering, design and development tools and techniques, and software lifecycle methodologies (e.
  • g. AIX, IBM Websphere, Curam, Oracle eBS, Siebel, Oracle Database, Informatica, Cognos, Java; Waterfall, Iterative (Agile, Scrum) and Lean methodologies;
  • Sybase Powerdesigner, IBM Rational Software Architect).

  • You have knowledge of enterprise IT strategy development, business process modelling, data modelling, and / or information resource management, business analysis, design and process re-engineering.
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

  • You have analytical skills to develop architectural solutions to meet complex, multi-year plans, spanning multiple internal / external stakeholders and broadly defined business objectives.
  • You have problem solving skills to resolve significant integration and technical issues to address multiple systems / applications linkages, interdependencies and impacts where requirements are not initially clear.
  • You are able to research and recommend innovative systems architecture alternatives and integration strategies at strategic, tactical, operational and project levels.
  • You can plan and coordinate all phases of complex multi-ministry / cluster architecture for systems supporting both internal / external clients and stakeholders.
  • You can develop appropriate performance measures that are adaptive and responsive to address the continuous introduction of new and emerging technologies, use of unfamiliar or unproven technology, broadly defined or undefined business and systems requirements.
  • Communication Skills

  • You have oral and written communication skills to present IT strategies and solutions to senior management, advise regarding approaches to contentious systems architecture issues, deliver presentations to clients, and lead planning sessions with corporate IT groups and stakeholders.
  • Consultation, Facilitation, and Negotiation Skills

  • You have consultation and collaboration skills to consult with multiple stakeholders and clients to advise on technical issues related to I&IT accessibility and provide advice and recommendations to management staff regarding most effective architecture system strategies.
  • You have facilitation skills to lead discussions among stakeholders with different interests and encourage participation in the systems design process.
  • You have negotiation skills to establish effective working relationships with stakeholders and to negotiate customer service agreements and resource requirements.
  • Leadership Skills

  • You are able to lead all phases of multi-ministry / large scale / enterprise wide architecture projects.
  • You are able to provide guidance and training to project teams and consultants retained for architecture project activities, as well as provide technical guidance to unit systems staff.
  • You are able to establish effective working relationships, obtain buy-in for systems development, and promote systems to senior management and stakeholders.
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