Senior Solution Architect
BMO
Toronto, ON M8X 1C4, Canada
6d ago

Job Family Group :

TechnologyCreates Application Solution Architecture in conformance with Enterprise Architecture standards and organizational strategy to align business needs with modern technologies : On-Premise, Cloud Native and Hybrid.

Leads and facilitates the design and implementation of technical solutions and processes related to technology architecture.

Partners with broader internal stakeholders to define software application architectural possibilities, functionally appropriate systems, technically sound and well integrated to business applications, data, and technology within the Bank.

Works with business and development teams to recommend processes and / or system design enhancements. Provides immediate response to critical production program-wide problems to evaluate solutions, coordinate applicable recovery, and ensure resolution.

  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor.
  • Works with internal stakeholders to provide architectural recommendations and guidance and departmental presentations.
  • Leads and facilitates the design of technology projects and applications.
  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal / external stakeholders.
  • Reviews technical work.
  • Develops and recommends productivity aids to accelerate delivery.
  • Creates and manages key architecture assets for the designated portfolio and business scope.
  • Ensures sound and robust architecture and provides sufficient guidance for the successful implementation of solutions to mitigate negative enterprise technology and budget impacts.
  • Identifies risks or issues with technology solution and design that may impact realization of project benefits, and guides and supports stakeholders in making good decisions that proactively resolve or mitigate potential project risks / delays.
  • Participates in the system specification review process to ensure system requirements can be translated into valid software architecture.
  • Identifies and researches relevant technologies, performs proofs of concept / prototypes, and recommends the applications of such technologies for future product architecture.
  • Provides input into the preparation of business case.
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability of the technology organization (e.g. sharing architectural expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks).
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities, and individual learning.
  • Provides architectural expertise and domain knowledge to advise and guide senior leaders.
  • Operates at a group / enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.
  • Qualifications :

  • At least 12-15 years of work experience in Software Applications and Systems design & development.
  • Progressive work experience from Programmer to Solution Architect with at least 4 to 5 years of experience as Solution Architect.
  • BS / BA or MBA / MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business
  • Expert knowledge of computer or network systems hardware and software theory, practice, concepts and technology relevant to organizational vision.
  • Sufficient business knowledge, preferably in Wealth Management, to assess impact of applied technology on Customer’s, Employee's and Back Office Operation's business processes.
  • Knowledge of project management methodology, Agile and Waterfall, and their applicability to successful delivery of technical change.
  • Understands the strategic technical direction of : middleware, continuous Integration and continuous deployment, testing, systems management, enterprise data & access layers, and pertinent styles of computing,
  • Expert knowledge in the techniques that go into producing designs of complex systems, including requirements discovery and analysis, formulation of solution context, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, technology selection, and design configuration.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration and globally distributed teams - In-depth / Expert.
  • Able to manage ambiguity.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.
  • Expertise in Application Solution Architecture using following tools / technologies : Angular Framework or similar, HTML, CSS, JavaScriptRedHat OpenShift, Oracle Database, Oracle PL / SQL, SQL, MyBatis or similar ORMAmazon Web Services (AWS) - Serverless / Lambda, Fargate / EKS, SQS, SNS, SMS, S3, KMS, API Gateway, NoSQL - Dynamo DB or similar, RDSWeb Services and API development & management - REST & SOAP, Java, J2EE, JMS, NodeJSBitbucket, Bamboo, Ansible, Maven / ANT, Source code management and CI / CD Pipelines
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