Solution Architect, Corporate Applications Architecture
Sun Life
North York, Ontario
1d ago

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self.

You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights.

Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do.

Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description :

Sun Life is seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Solution Architect, Corporate Applications Architecture within Enterprise Services .

The successful candidate will work as a part of the Enterprise Architecture team to delivery leading edge solutions within the finance portfolio.

This individual will help design client-centric, omni-channel business processes delivered through a consistent One Sun digital enterprise platform.

Corporate Application Services has rapidly become the area of highest funding in the organization, driven both by the International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS) program and the digital enterprise transformations underway.

This focus has enabled the adoption of many new technologies and a largely cloud-based deployment.

Find out for yourself why life really is brighter under the sun!

Required Qualifications :

  • 6+ years of proven experience in software application design
  • 6+ years of system integration experience
  • 6+ months of software architecture experience
  • 10-12+ years of leadership experience in technology.
  • Application design and system integration experience is critical
  • Experience supporting and executing application transformation strategies, approach, and planning in enterprise environments.
  • University or college degree or equivalent experience
  • Assets :

  • Related experience with Corporate Applications such as Finance, HR, Legal, Actuarial, or complex integrated reporting and analytics systems.
  • IFRS
  • Cloud transformation and integration using technology such as AWS, or Azure etc
  • Main Accountabilities :

  • Provide thought leadership and work closely with fellow team members and across business and technical project dimensions, solving enterprise-wide complex business requirement.
  • Demonstrate forward thinking around where the business is going and how technology can support these efforts.
  • Participate in the development of technology roadmaps that prioritizes and sequences the many business unit teams that make up the corporate business functions.
  • Build trusted relationships with senior level technical and business resources and communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Share your deep knowledge of application development practices and design patterns.
  • Collaborate with other architects across domains to create and maintain standards for the overall architectural vision that emphasizes a reuse strategy and industry best practices.
  • Support the establishment of application standards and best practices.
  • Drive Agile and DevOps usage within the Corporate Application domain.
  • Personal Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and team building skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Excellent problem analysis and trouble shooting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) - ability to express ideas, thoughts and information so that it can be understood by various audiences and meets the customers' needs.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Multi-tasker full of great energy and attitude to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Competencies

  • Strong and effective relationship builder with the ability to influence across organizational boundaries and collaborate effectively with senior executives ability to recognize and understand politics and organization dynamics to accomplish objectives.
  • Proven leadership capability with excellence in coaching people.
  • An enthusiastic team player who enjoys sharing knowledge, experience and ideas, and is open to ideas and input of others.
  • Ability to apply judgment and make decisions in a dynamic and ambiguous environment, leveraging well-developed analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Strong business acumen client-focused with an in-depth understanding of business goals
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, able to tailor communication style to the audience and to actively participate and influence conversations with senior executives.
  • Results-oriented with a proven record of delivering to deadlines, able to multi-task and prioritize a wide range of tasks with an understanding of the big picture and inter-dependencies across processes and systems.
  • Positive and energetic attitude, self-motivated with a willingness to take ownership and responsibility.
  • What’s in it for you?

  • To be part of a dynamic team of professionals in a highly collaborative environment
  • Opportunity to grow your skills through on the job coaching and formal training
  • To be part of an innovative culture where continuous improvement is valued and embedded in what we do
  • Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data
  • Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
  • A common sense dress code, where you dictate how you dress based on your day
  • The opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potential
  • Flex hours and periodic work from home options.
  • The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.

    In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.

    Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.

    Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues.

    We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

    Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to .

    We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Salary Range :

    73,800 / 73 800 - 124,100 / 124 100

    Job Category :

    IT - Application Development

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