Senior Cloud Architect
Canadian National Railway Company
Montreal, QUEBEC, Canada
5d 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 such as Data Center and Cloud computing 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 related to Cloud & Infrastructure.

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 Cloud Adoption Strategy including the Cloud Computing reference architecture & Roadmap (Mid-Term);
  • Define and Lead EA Initiatives delivery e.g. Cloud Foundation and more;
  • Document the existing technology portfolio and propose recommendations for improvements and / or alternatives

  • Document existing and new cloud architectures;
  • Design and optimize cloud strategies for the cost-effective delivery of scalable and reliable systems

  • Evaluate current and emerging cloud and infrastructure technologies;
  • Lead of Communities of Practice (CoPs) for efficient brainstorming, governance and change management;
  • Develop cloud 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 senior architect in cloud computing technology including core services, compute & storage, database, API, DevOps platform, etc.


    In depth knowledge of networking, and cloud-based delivery models.

    Experience in program & project scoping and planning

    Experience in delivering agile architectures.

    Knowledge of current infrastructure automation & continuous integration / deployment.

    Understanding and experience with open source server software.

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

    Experience in software development in one or more languages such as Python, Java, C++, .Net core or similar, software design.

    Experience working with deployment and orchestration technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins).

    Experience with on-premise to cloud migrations or IT transformations

    Experience architecting / operating solutions build on Azure or GCP

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

    Preferred with certification(s) on Azure and / or Google Cloud Platform as Cloud Architect

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

    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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