Enterprise IT Architect

Location: Toronto, ON
Date Posted: 01-03-2018
Our client, a leader within the consumer services industry has retained The Talent Company to assist in recruiting for an IT Architect. The opportunity will be based in North York.
  • Accountable for enterprise architecture including application, data and infrastructure architecture to develop robust solution architectures;
  • Design and/or maintain conceptual architecture models based on high-level requirements from technical and business stakeholders.
  • Develop and document IT solution architecture;
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure that technology decisions and blueprints align with the overall system architecture;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to build teams;
  • Conduct research:
    • Technology assessments that select, compare and rate a short list of candidate technologies against business requirements.
    • Strategic assessments of technologies and trends to develop strategic technology roadmaps.
    • Tactical research such as monitoring product lifecycle changes and making recommendations regarding replacement or upgrade options.
  • Conduct product evaluations and/or develop proof of concept on new products and concepts;
  • Develop guidelines that are compliant with industry standards and/or best practices for technology/system implementations;
  • Present technical and architectural topics, and provide technical mentorship and guidance to various audiences;
  • University Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 7 years of IT architecture experience in complex technical environments.
  • Expertise in working with senior business and technology leaders to ensure technology and business areas understand the architectural options and technology choices in support of their business initiatives.
  • Solid executive presence with an ability to influence, build consensus and drive towards a clear outcome.
  • Knowledge and experience in enterprise data center infrastructure. 
  • Proven experience in conceptual architecture and design. 
  • Experience in the following areas would be considered an asset:
    • Data Architecture and/or data modeling
    • Infrastructure architecture
    • Enterprise architecture frameworks e.g. TOGAF or Zachman
    • Enterprise architecture modeling and design tools e.g. Sparx EA
    • Conducting technology product assessments
  • Demonstrated ability to work at an analytical and abstract level.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Bilingual French/English would be considered an asset.
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