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Enterprise Application Architect

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Eagle currently has a career opportunity for an Enterprise Application Architect and we are looking to speak to qualified candidates with the skills and experience outlined below.

This position is a 12-month contract located in Toronto, ON to start immediately.

Summary:

The Enterprise Application Architect candidate must be able to develop/refresh and obtain approvals of application architecture reference models and any roadmaps through the governance processes. The candidate must also collaborate with IT-specific groups, to develop a comprehensive Application Architecture Reference Model as well as a assess and make recommendations regarding application rationalization by working with the leadership team, subject-matter-experts as well as executives in the lines of business. The candidate must be able to ensure alignment of initiatives with corporate business and IT strategic objectives and outcomes and be able to articulate the holistic view of the enterprise that enables ease of use to customers, cost efficiencies, and promotes improved agility for business partners. The candidate must have the ability to present complex and technical ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively and in a user-friendly manner to non-technical audiences and maintain a high level of customer service to both internal and external clients.

As the Enterprise Application Architect, you will be responsible for:

  • Utilizes relevant application architecture roadmaps, reference architectures, and application development related policies and standards to be used by solution designers;
  • Defines the structure and relationship amongst applications, including the identification of reusable components, the organization, and layering of software, and the determination of interfaces;
  • Utilizes and implements at least one cross-platform application architecture in a large and distributed environment;
  • Documents scalable multi-use policies and standards that are compliant with the enterprise architecture and design documentation to be referenced by application/solution/ integration specialists;
  • Providing architectural support and guidance for new applications and applications that require migration/transition to the cloud;
  • Identifies implementation risks and analyses of the potential impact on the enterprise and on the achievement of scheduled objectives;
  • Analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on application architectures;
  • Assesses the application portfolio and understands the alignment of business services to application services to technical components (e.g. CMBD config items); makes recommendations to rationalize the portfolio considering cost-effectiveness and risk mitigation;
  • Provides expert technical leadership in the development of organization-wide strategic directions for I&IT architecture, standards, principles, best practices;
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to key business and technology partners as it pertains to the rationalization of the application portfolio and IT strategies;
  • Delivers architectural alternatives, recommendation documents and architecture blueprint documents to senior management and stakeholders for approval;
  • Provides advice to clients regarding application related technologies, risk assessments, and product selection recommendations;
  • Educate IT management, business users, architecture peers, and application specialists on technology/infrastructure architecture and technology trends including conducting information and learning sessions to promote the Enterprise Application Architecture.

What we’re looking for:

  • University Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent;
  • 10 – 12 years’ progressively senior experience in Information Technology with a solid background in technology and/or infrastructure architecture planning, design, development, and implementation;
  • A minimum of 8 years of application architecture/solution design experience, ideally within the public sector environment;
  • rated experience building out application reference models, application portfolio management frameworks, Demonstrate state and/or reference architectures, technology roadmaps and IT standards and policies;
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of various Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, FEA) and ability to adapt and develop hybrid applications of methodologies to meet the organization’s needs;
  • University Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent;
  • 10 – 12 years’ progressively senior experience in Information Technology with a solid background in technology and/or infrastructure architecture planning, design, development, and implementation;
  • A minimum of 8 years of application architecture/solution design experience, ideally within the public sector environment;
  • Demonstrated experience building out application reference models, application portfolio management frameworks, target state and/or reference architectures, technology roadmaps and IT standards and policies;
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of various Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, FEA) and ability to adapt and develop hybrid applications of methodologies to meet the organization’s needs;
  • Well versed in agile development, DevOps methodologies, automation practices, and microservices architecture;
  • Extensive experience with at least two different computing platforms, operating systems, environments, database technologies, programming languages, and communication protocols;
  • Experience with middleware and gateways and in structured methodologies for the design, development, and implementation of applications; knowledge of performance considerations in different environments;
  • Experience leading technical projects, with design and deployment of significant application n-tiered architecture;
  • Superior communication skills (verbal and written) to explain technical concepts to non-technical people including senior business and I&IT leadership;
  • Strong written communication skills to prepare documentation, including but not limited to, reports, reviews, assessments and position papers; presentation skills to present information and findings, options and recommendations to senior officials and man;
  • Strong track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with internal and external customers and vendors;
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests and to collaborate with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify high-quality solutions; high initiative and ability to prioritize in a high; and,
  • Ability to plan, set priorities, schedule and manage enterprise architecture projects as well as personal and team deliverables; strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective priority.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity, apply online today!

Eagle is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodations during the recruitment process upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that your application does not signify the beginning of employment with Eagle and that employment with Eagle will only commence when placed on an assignment as a temporary employee of Eagle.

JOB# 60967

  • Posted On: May 10, 2019
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job ID: 60967
  • Location: Toronto/GTA ON