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Senior Solutions Architect

Job Highlights
Toronto
Permanent
$185,000

About the Opportunity

  • Working closely and liaising with various Business groups, Technology departments, including Service Delivery Management, Project Management Office, and the vendor ecosystem to clearly understand requirements and align with proposed solutions, project delivery and operational support
  • Play a primary role in the interpretation of infrastructure strategies and technology standards including solution design, integration and standardization, and ensures adherence to architecture compliance and implementation governance
  • The successful candidate will have broad knowledge and experience of infrastructure architecture, is responsible for aligning solutions with the enterprise infrastructure architecture services, business strategy and business processes
  • Business-focused and process-oriented individual with experience and knowledge in standard information and technology infrastructure practices and processes
  • Work with enterprise customers, sharing Azure and cloud native best practices for migrating, modernizing, or building new and existing infrastructure and applications
  • Provide support and guidance to project managers for the creation of project plans, costs and risks for the implementation of IT infrastructure solutions
  • Familiar with Shared Services organizations and multi-client relationships
  • Driving, planning, development, testing, maintenance, installation, configuration, documentation, training and implementation of new solutions; ensures completeness of the architectural design
  • Keep abreast of developments in the IT infrastructure marketplace, including 3rd party service providers’ strategies and report on their potential impact on the organization
  • Lead a team of fully dedicated and part-time SMEs to complete timely solutions and design, aligned with business expectations; leverages collaboration and resources across Brookfield TS for solutions delivery; oversees Enterprise Architecture committee meetings and decisions involving project management, operations teams and MSPs (upon demand) to maintain technology direction and strategic vision

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical discipline, preferably Computer Science, Information Systems and/or equivalent education and experience
  • 10+ years of continuous experience in:
    • An enterprise infrastructure / technical architecture role
    • Strong ability to collaborate with all levels within the IT and Business organization
    • Excellent client interaction skills and ability to manage deliverables across multiple projects and multiple locations
    • Experience working with clients to understand requirements and the ability to negotiate with the client to come up with an optimal design
    • Developing high level and detail design documentation specific to Infrastructure solutions
    • Infrastructure strategy, design governance, development, and implementation
  • Strong communication/presentation skills with an ability to convey concise and complex information to a range of stakeholders (Business executives, sponsors, and leads as well as technical and non-technical users)
  • Strong background in IT Infrastructure technology fundamentals such as:
    • Network Technologies & Protocols – SD-WAN, LAN, WLAN, SASE, Routing & Switching, Virtual Routing and Forwarding, Public and Private peering
    • Architecture – Hub and Spoke, Multi-cloud Networking
    • Security Technologies – Firewalls, IDP/IDS, SIEM, VPN, VCN, NAT/PAT, Load balancing
    • Cloud Technologies – MS/Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, OpenStack
    • Server Technologies & Management – MS Server, Active Directory, ADFS, DNS, DHCP, NTP, SAML, OAuth2, PowerShell
    • Virtualization Technologies – Microsoft, VM Ware
    • Storage Technologies – SAN, NAS, Storage Virtualization
    • Application Virtualization & Delivery – Azure (IaaS and PaaS), Windows Virtual Desktop, VMWare
    • Scripting & IT Automation languages & Processes and orchestration tools
    • System monitoring, alerting and analytics
    • Database technologies
    • Middleware/messaging technologies
  • Experience with end-to-end delivery of infrastructure initiatives
  • Experience with delivering IT projects utilizing 3rd party service providers to provide IT services
  • Exposure to organizations that have deployed solution development methodologies based upon Architectural Frameworks, such as TOGAF
  • Experience with capacity planning/optimization/maintenance
  • Deep knowledge of best practices through relevant experience with infrastructure technologies, particularly for enterprise-wide architectures
  • Experienced working knowledge of public and/or private cloud architectures
  • Critical thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A strong desire to establish Standards of Best Practice
  • Team Player and Leader
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills

Salary

$165,000 - $185,000/year

 

How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #29082.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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