Manager, Solutions Architecture

Eagle is currently seeking a Manager, Solutions Architecture for a permanent job opportunity.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • The selection, design and deployment of high quality products and solutions across the enterprise;
  • Providing leadership for the solution architecture function, working collaboratively with stakeholders in the evaluation, design and implementation of solutions which are compliant with reference architecture;
  • Working collaboratively with the Solution Analyst to identify and recommend solutions that align with reference architecture and support business needs;
  • Providing coaching, mentorship, development, and people leadership for the team of Solution Architects and Solution Analysts;
  • Providing consultation and guidance on products and services of a “confidential business information” nature that will improve the effectiveness of operational processes, improve the customer experience and enhance commercial and business development efforts;
  • Hands on leadership working with a core team of technical professionals following a hybrid agile (design thinking) delivery methodology;
  • Overseeing, guiding, and advising Solution Architects and Analysts;
  • Facilitating the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solution including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems and applications across the enterprise;
  • Leading employees using a performance management and development process that provides an overall context and framework to encourage employee contribution and includes goal setting, feedback, and performance development planning;
  • Leading employees to meet the organization's expectations for productivity, quality, continuous improvement, and goal accomplishment;
  • Providing effective performance feedback through employee recognition, rewards, and disciplinary action, with the assistance of Human Resources, when necessary;
  • Developing and enhancing reference architecture ensuring all solutions and capabilities are procured, configured or built adhering to target state;
  • Consulting with our internal business departments to identify opportunities or challenges and partner with them to assess solution options;
  • Selecting, designing, implementing, and deploying integrated solutions aimed at integrating OT and IT environments (integrating information technology (IT) systems used for data-centric computing with operational technology (OT) systems used to monitor events, processes and devices in enterprise and industrial operations), ensuring that information is accessible internally to key stakeholder groups;
  • Developing, maintaining, and maturing a practice framework for application and integration architecture (standards, templates and guidelines);
  • Guiding teams on best practices for solution engineering, integration of data and services, component re-use, technical standards and principles to ensure solutions are compliance with security policies, standards and practices;
  • Presenting and communicating complex ideas and solution options to a broad audience, including executives effectively;
  • Establishing and managing a technology solution review board and ensure there is alignment with change management; and,
  • Identifying the necessary budget requirements for the provision of Solution Delivery activities.
Skills and Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have:
  • A Post-Secondary Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or related field with seven plus (7+) years of experience in multiple IT areas and four (4) to six (6) years of relevant architecture and integration experience;
  • Preferred TOGAF certification. Zachman, DoDAF, FEAF certifications is also preferred;
  • Senior level experience within an integration architecture: SOA, ESB, API Gateways, IOT, Data management;
  • Technical writing skills - ability to assist in writing technical documents such as design documents, context diagrams, test scripts, support documentation, etc.;
  • Strong sense of accountability with strong personal initiative, can-do attitude, self-motivated;
  • Strong demonstration of team work with the ability to work with diverse teams in a dynamic, fast paced environment;
  • Outstanding communication skills with an ability to translate business requirements and outcomes into pragmatic and effective solutions;
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with cross functional stakeholders in IT and business managing competing priorities in a dynamic, fast paced environment;
  • Excellent communication skills with the able to communicate effectively and clearly both in writing and verbally;
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills with the ability able to design and run effective and successful meetings and workshops;
  • Excellent mentoring and coaching skills with the ability able to coach and mentor members of the technical team who may be transitioning to new roles;
  • The ability to work effectively with vendors and contract service providers, including offshore development teams;
  • Attention to detail, conceptual modeling skills, bring value to the process of change management, risk assessment, building relations and teamwork;
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to manage / lead group of resources to complete tasks; and,
  • Strong problem solving abilities.
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.
  • Posted On: March 11, 2020
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: 66077
  • Location: Edmonton AB