[PJUG Javamail] Seeking Senior Solutions Architect (Toronto, ON)

Ryan Lum Ryan.Lum at greythorninc.com
Tue Jan 29 18:11:06 EST 2008

Senior Solutions Architect
Permanent Position, Toronto
Visa Transfer and Open Sponsorship for Qualified Candidates Available 
Position Purpose 
 The Solution Architecture group of with our client is responsible for end to end solution architecture of all key initiatives across Global Technology Operations. We currently have several exciting opportunities for Senior Solution Architects to lead development of the end to end technical solution architecture for high complexity and high risk IT initiatives (i.e. $10 million - $25 million) that meet sponsor/stakeholder needs. 

Key Accountabilities 
 Reporting to the Director of Solution Architecture, the Senior Solution Architect will be primarily responsible to:
*Define end to end technical solutions that take into account the enterprise architecture strategies, current state environment and constraints; analyze the viability of the solution to meet program timeline, budget and quality
*Develop and present solution alternatives along with recommendations to executives and senior management; presents program solution architecture at the Architecture review board
*Work with Data Architecture, Security Architecture and Infrastructure SME's to ensure that all aspects of the solution architecture are defined and elaborated
*Develop the architecture artifacts (Solution Architecture Document, Architecture Decisions) as defined by the PMF/SDLC and review with Enterprise Architecture, Lead Architects, Business Architects and the key program stakeholders
This unique career opportunity further allows you to utilize your full complement of skills and experience by playing the role of the lead technical authority on the program and being responsible for planning all activities leading to the development of the overall solution architecture. You will provide critical thinking and technical leadership to the program right from the idea creation stage.
Overall, your main accountabilities will be broken down as follows:
* End to end solutions architecture (60%)
* Technical leadership and mentoring (20%)
* Training and professional development (10%)
* Collaboration (10%) 
Knowledge / Experience 
 Our minimum requirements to ensure your success in this role are:
*Experienced with all aspects of architecture including application, data, security and infrastructure 
*Total IT experience of at least 15 years out of which 5 years doing solution architectures on large projects. Proven experience at leading architecture of a large program from initiation to implementation
*Strong leadership skills (not a follower), comfortable managing large cross functional technical teams and ability to define, influence and impact the technical direction
*Ability to quickly evaluate options, make decisions and execute within an intense high-tech environment
*Solid experiences with a variety of technologies/approaches including J2EE, .NET, mainframe platform, packaged applications, multi-platforms applications, human workflow, EAI, SOA 
*Experienced with program/projects involving complex integration of disparate types of technologies/platforms
*Solid understanding of RUP, UML and UML tools 
*Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks: TOGAF, Zachman etc
*Experience with different architecture/design techniques (e.g. OO, Top-down, structured analysis, component-based design) and tools (e.g. RSM, RSA)
Special consideration will be given to candidates who also possess the following:
*Project management experience 
*Working knowledge of financial applications as well as host based systems
If you are a confident leader with outstanding conflict and negotiation skills, then we would be very interested in speaking with you. 
Ryan Lum
Contract Services
T +1 425 635 0300
C +1 425 533 1928
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