Senior Enterprise Architect, Toronto

Last update 2023-09-21
Expires 2023-10-21
ID #1831130427
Senior Enterprise Architect, Toronto
Canada, Ontario, Toronto,
Modified September 5, 2023


Enterprise Architecture

  • Leads development of enterprise architecture/architectural blueprints, enterprise reference architectures, technology roadmaps that will be leveraged in an integrated fashion across the CLIENT.
  • Communicates and promotes a shared vision of the CLIENT's enterprise architecture in partnership with the Director and senior IT leadership team.
  • Collaborates in the development of the CLIENT IT Strategy and IT strategic plan to ensure ongoing alignment between business outcomes and IT capabilities.
  • Collaborates/consults with business leaders to develop and present business and technology models and roadmaps to facilitate decision making with stakeholders across the enterprise.
  • Provides expert guidance/advice and participates in IT governance activities to ensure trategicdirections in IT investments are aligned with outcomes set out in business and IT strategies as well as to enterprise roadmaps.
  • Consults with IT Cluster leaders to ensure consistency and alignment with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
  • Leads the analysis of business' future state capabilities, operating models and future IT ecosystems to detect critical deficiencies; makes strategic recommendations to business and IT leaders to rationalize business and technical services considering cost effectiveness, strategic business alignment and IT risk mitigation objectives.
  • Develops models that are enterprise impacting and strategic in perspective (e.g., defining future state operating models, business process re-engineering, application rationalization).
  • Completes for impact and risk assessments and presents results to executive committees (e.g., Business Steering Committees, IT Leadership, Portfolio Governance Committee) to explain impacts and influence strategic investment decisions.
  • Leads cross functional team of subject matter experts in the development of strategic and enterprise architectures.
  • Analyses, defines, evaluates and recommends enterprise architecture requirements across the various architecture domains, for large scale/enterprise wide IT systems in order to optimize effectiveness and reuse of architecture, patterns, IT components / services. Participates in/conducts feasibility studies, architecture reviews of new IT systems or modification / redevelopment of legacy systems.
  • Reviews and provide recommendations regarding exceptions to architectural standards and IT policies at an enterprise level.
  • Leads the analysis, development and evaluation of new directions and options for architecture, in
  • order to recommend policy and standards which are consistent with diverse corporate and client needs, strategies, directions and resources.
  • Innovation & Continuous Improvement
  • Develops an enterprise view of CLIENT's organization, processes, and technology and how they can be leveraged for continuous improvement
  • Analyses and understands IT industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on CLIENT's enterprise architecture and the organization as a whole
  • Researches and evaluates emerging technologies working in collaboration with the CLIENT Innovation team.
  • Participates and collaborates in technology experiments, to assess new products and services opportunities that solve business problems and are aligned to the business strategies.
  • Develops and presents proposals/business cases for architecture projects.
  • Relationship Building
  • Develops and maintains relationships with IT managers, senior client management and business stakeholders to promote enterprise architecture; consults with vendors, consultants and peers in the broader IT community and in other jurisdictions to address system-wide issues, risk mitigation approaches and development opportunities.
  • Contributes to CLIENT's strategic and operational planning process by providing strategic advice and recommendations to Branch leadership
  • Develops and maintains a network of CLIENT and external contacts (e.g. private sector, other jurisdictions, academe, vendors) participating in various forums such as senior level committees and working groups to exchange information, discuss issues, provide expertise, identify best practices, collaborate on shared interests, represent and uphold the viewpoints of the IT organization and maintain knowledge of current state enterprise architecture views.
  • Participates in leadership level committees evaluating new products and services; selection and use of architecture frameworks and methodologies;
  • Provides expert advice and technical expertise and makes presentations to senior level management to discuss IT strategies and roadmaps, identify and recommend resolution of complex systems issues and gain buy-in for approaches and opportunities.
  • Serves as a trusted advisor and builds and maintains relationships with other IT leaders and enterprise senior leaders to develop a clear understanding of needs.
  • Experience:
  • Must be good with enterprise-wide road mapping
  • Self starter, doesn't need micromanagement
  • TOGAF frameworks
  • Developing Enterprise Architecture Artifacts, capability models, etc
  • Ideally someone from an enterprise architecture shop
  • Ability to work with Senior Execs, good communication skills

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior enterprise architect

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