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Int. Solutions Architect to lead architecture blueprint, design and development for Connected Technology/Telematics

Job Type: Permanent
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Sep 26, 2022
Job End Date: Sep 26, 2022
Pay Rate: Salary: Negotiable
Job ID: 123109
Location: Toronto
Int. Solutions Architect to lead architecture blueprint, design and development for Connected Technology/Telematics

Location: Scarborough (1-2 days onsite per week)

The selected candidate will, in partnership with other Architects, define and maintain solution architecture blueprint focused on solution development. This role will lead initiatives aligned with our Connected Technologies platforms leveraging existing and emerging technologies.  This role will lead the development and design initiatives to introduce new tools and new technology to application landscape.  For reference for the role, our Connected Technologies platforms are leveraging our Telematics data driven solutions that are installed in our vehicles.
Role Description:

  • Lead the creation and evolution of the application architecture function, selection and adoption of frameworks and methodologies, and facilitate the creation of governing principles to guide solution design decisions
  • Collaborate with local and regional Information Services teams to deliver enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable and in synchronization with evolving business needs
  • Act as liaison with technology partners and vendors on Application Architecture issues, recommend and provide input to technology strategy, architecture, standards and patterns
Software Lifecycle and Process Improvements
  • Ensure projects do not duplicate functionality or diverge from architecture stablished guidelines
  • Guide application design and provide technical leadership to ensure alignment to business objectives and application lifecycle
Technical Excellence
  • Lead the design, implementation and customization of our Connected Technology Solutions.
  • In partnership with Enterprise Architecture, contribute to the definition of enterprise automation strategies and roadmaps
  • In partnership with regional associates, lead the design, development, deployment and sustainment of our Connected Technologies solutions across the enterprise.
  • Review existing and emerging technologies and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise’s strategy and architecture; develop strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing productivity and business functions
  • Ensure technical integrity and consistency of the solution on every stage of its lifecycle
  • Foster dissemination and maturity of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), and DevOps best practices
  • Analyze current business and I.S. solutions & environments to detect deficiencies, recommend improvements and kaizen (continuous improvement) I.S. processes
Best Practices, Collaboration and Sharing
  • Compile business needs, process information and technical requirements to produce an optimal, high level, analysis and conceptual design for projects and new solutions
  • Steer and guide the creation and maintenance of the software design (application architecture) strategy and direction
  • Work with third party vendors to develop and/or integrate their applications into TCI’s solutions; ensure that applications are in accordance with company product standards and guidelines
  • Provide education, coaching, and guidelines to I.S. practice on the use of enterprise architecture tools, technology, and standards
  • Provide guidance and expertise on system options, risk, impact and costs vs. benefits analysis.
  • Champion the proper use of tools, processes and standards by conducting education, application review and design sessions to reinforce skills and knowledge baseline
  • Influence and communicate effectively with non-technical audiences
Must Have:
  • 5+ years I.S. experience in application design and architecture, including solid hands-on experience in conceptualization, modelling and design.
  • 3+ years of technical expertise in system integration, middleware, API, ITIL, SaaS, COTS
  • 5+ years of technical hands-on expertise with Connected Technology (Telematics) solution implementations configuration and architectural design.
Nice to have:
  • Experience with any of the following is considered an strong asset:  IBM Liberty (WAS), API Connect (APIC), IBM Integration Bus (IIB) Java, JavaScript, Azure DevOps, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Experience in environments running multiple platforms