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Application Architect
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CA-ON-Toronto or REMOTE
Jobcode:
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One of Canada's leading, client-centric, innovative service firms, requires an IT Application Architect, based in either Ottawa, Montreal, or Toronto.
Bilingual preferred but not essential. On site 40% of time / flexible. Senior role, reporting to the company IT Director. Home office and Fitness expenses.

OVERVIEW:
Serving as technical leader re the software development process, as well as the data layer supporting 3rd party solutions.
Creating prototypes, evaluating possible risks and defects, examining specifications and customizing applications, mindful of integration and scalability.
Executing roadmap for data architecture in line with the company's data strategy.
Working with several other architects, and an IT team between 75 and 100 people.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Help choose state of the art application architecture / technologies applicable to all functions of the company.
Balance in-place and suggested IT technologies to minimize risk, meet goals and business requirements, and be successful into the future.
Mentor and guide all inside and outside architects, technical and project teams and stakeholders with respect to leading architectural design, principles, implementation.
Create specs for system architecture, validate re requirements and best practices.
Help database team meet mission critical goals.
Promote use of state of the art technologies, enterprise architecture frameworks, methodologies, and leading practices, leading to the best solution delivery.
Help data management manager and team in the delivery of business intelligence solutions and maintenance of data sources.
Lead application architecture projects, and oversee existing and future related strategies.
Work with project managers, business analysts, development teams towards a goal of architectural excellence.
Documentation, DW/BI standards, database design oversight.
Engage in annual review of system architecture.
Overall leadership of architects, IT staff, stakeholders, supporting company's service standards, and communicating its goals across all of IT.
Serve as Subject Matter Expert SME across the organization, able to communicate up to the C-Suite.
REQUIREMENTS:
BS, BSc, Diploma, Certifications - IT related.
10 years working with database or application development, providing solutions for user requirements.
5 years data architecture design and implementation, BI methodology, data integration.
Professional, innovative thinker and leader, deep understanding of architecture, security, system implementation.
True leader and decision maker, able to assist and work at all levels, up to C-Suite.
Able to help non-technical users, and interact with other IT professionals and architects, vendors, users, to gain consensus.
Data integration (APIs, SQL, etc.) and warehousing, identity management product (MS MIM, Azure AD, Okta, etc.).
Microsoft software stack, including Azure Cloud, MS SQL Server platform, Cloud Architecture/Technologies, Azure DevOps and QA best practices.
SME on architecture, technology, processes, tools, design, security.
Self starter, lots of initiative, excellent client service, customer focused skills.
Strong oral, written communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, problem solving skills.
Able to multi-task but set priorities.

Herbert Hess
Hess Associates Executive Search
170 The Donway West
Suite 711
Toronto, ON M3C 2E8
Phone: 416-447-3355

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