Lead Solutions Architect
Toronto, ON
6d ago

Onica is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. As a full spectrum AWS integrator, we assist hundreds of companies to realize the value, efficiency, and productivity of the cloud.

We take customers on their journey to enable, operate, and innovate using cloud technologies from migration strategy to operational excellence and immersive transformation.

If you like a challenge, you’ll love it here, because we’re solving complex business problems every day, building and promoting great technology solutions that impact our customers’ success.

The best part is, we’re committed to you and your growth, both professionally and personally.


We are expanding our team of motivated technologists with a proven track record of delivering results in software / technology sales or consulting.

Onica is looking for a Lead Solutions Architect who's passionate about helping customers build applications at scale. Being an experienced technologist with technical depth and breadth, aided with strong interpersonal skills, you will work directly with customers as part of a delivery team helping to enable innovation through continuous delivery across technology stacks and creating robust solution designs that align to business goals.

You will lead a team of our Solutions Architects and Software Engineers to help mentor and develop them. Your insight and experience will help Onica and our delivery teams build architectures and provide prescriptive guidance across software development, building applications from scratch, virtualization, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, security, and automation.

In addition, you will work with mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, security, and much more!

Our "Cloud Native Development" team provides pivotal services for the transformation of our customers through Application Modernization, IoT and AI / ML related projects.

The qualified Lead Solutions Architect on this teamwill have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about businesses, create technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate & mobilize resources, and deliver results.

The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is a critical component to be successful in this role. We seek team members who are self-motivated, driven, collaborative, passionate about AWS and want to have a direct positive impact on our customer's business.

Strong communication skills and emotional intelligence are also needed to help develop a team reporting to you.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have :

  • Solid AWS architecture experience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Leadership in technical projects
  • Previously led teams
  • Experience and / or willingness to work with pre-sales teams when necessary
  • What you’ll be doing

  • As the lead solutions architect, you will be technically focused but also will understand business planning
  • Be the lead technical liaison between customers and engineering resources
  • Provide tactical scope and work directly with the business representatives / customers to understand the requirements driving the need for a solution to be developed
  • Lead teams of both business and technical colleagues throughout the course of the project, and communicate with each of them effectively
  • Ensure that all the appropriate questions are asked and verify that nothing crucial to the success of the project is overlooked
  • Be an AWS evangelist by educating a variety of customers on the value of AWS
  • Help customers transition to the cloud in a high-value migration approach that leverages best of breed designs and practices delivered in an agile model.
  • Work with customers to enable a DevOps culture and modernize operations and release strategies
  • Establish credibility and build impactful relationships with our customers to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Lead and participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new, or migrating existing, applications, software and services on the AWS platform.
  • Conduct deep-dive hands-on education / training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers interested in AWS and to ensure our SAs are up to date
  • Capture and share industry best practices amongst the Onica community
  • Author and contribute to Onica and AWS's customer-facing publications such as whitepapers, tutorials, blog posts, etc.
  • Attend and present valuable information at Industry Events
  • Traveling up to 50% of the time
  • Hold regular 1 : 1 meetings with members of your team to share feedback, provide an avenue for trusted communications, and to help with their career development.
  • Provide coaching for team members and help establish and track goals.
  • Qualifications & Experience

    Required :

  • 7+ years design & implementation experience with distributed applications
  • 5+ years of experience in networking, infrastructure, or database architectures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT management, and developers
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Leadership skills to effectively communicate and manage a technical team
  • Assets :

  • 5+ years’ of experience in customer-facing software / technology or consulting
  • Minimum 3+ years’ of experience with on-premises to cloud migrations or IT transformations
  • Minimum 3+ years’ of experience architecting / operating solutions built on AWS (ideally) or other Cloud platforms
  • Technical degree; Computer Science or related
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional certification
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • What’s in It for You

  • Cloud community-minded, meetups / conferences around North America
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Cell reimbursement and wellness program
  • Retirement plan
  • Recognition program
  • Pet-friendly
  • Flexible work environment
  • Community involvement and activities
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages!
  • If you get a thrill working with cutting-edge technology and love to help solve customers’ problems, we’d love to hear from you.

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